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Trusted Tester for Web Fundamentals Course

Have questions? Contact the ATI:

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-4329
Fax: 703-993-4743
ati@gmu.edu

Trusted Tester for Web Fundamentals Course

Course Description:

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The Trusted Tester for Web (TTW) Fundamentals Course provides web developers and web content authors with a foundational understanding of the legal standards outlined in Section 508 of the Rehab Act of 1973 and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.x Level A and AA, as well as the basic elements of accessible web design.
Individuals completing this course will earn the Trusted Tester for Web Fundamentals badge, having demonstrated the ability to independently identify and report issues related to inaccessible web content (i.e., document structure, color contrast, forms, alternative text descriptions for images, table structure, etc.). Participants were also educated on how individuals with disabilities in the Mason community interact with the institution’s public-facing web resources.
Please Note: The TTW Fundamentals badge prepares individuals to take the Department of Homeland Security’s Trusted Tester for Web for Windows certification exam. While not required for Mason’s needs, some participants have continued working toward certification.
Course Length: Approximately 12 weeks
Compensation: Varies

2022 TTW Pilot Results:

During the Spring/Summer 2022 semesters, ATI staff led Mason web developers and web content authors through DEI’s inaugural TTW Fundamentals Cohort. We have had 13 participants successfully complete the pilot course (with more expected to finish soon), earning both an HR Impact Award and the DEI’s Trusted Tester for Web Fundamentals credential!