Certificate in Accessibility Awareness

Overview

Industry leaders like Adobe, Amazon, Facebook, IBM, Google, Microsoft, Netflix and Verizon Media are actively recruiting people who can create products everyone can use, but they cannot find appropriately trained talent due to a significant skills gap (Teach Access, 2019). The Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT, 2018) found that 63% of companies surveyed said they do not have sufficient accessibility technology skills in their organization or candidates interviewed. Ninety-three percent said demand for accessibility skills will increase in the future. The interdisciplinary Accessibility Awareness Certificate will help students obtain knowledge and skills related to providing technology accessibility for all people, including those with disabilities, to become more employable. Coursework will increase student knowledge and provide learning experiences designed to foster innovation and creative problem-solving with disability perspectives in curriculum and instruction.

Program Requirements

The 12-hour Accessibility Awareness Certificate provides knowledge and skills related to technology accessibility for all people, including those with disabilities, to become more employable. Coursework fosters innovation and creative problem-solving with disability perspectives in curriculum and instruction.

Admission Requirements

Applicants interested in the certificate program should apply for admission to Marshall University as a Certificate/Professional Development student and indicate the Certificate in Technology Management on the application. The admissions requirements for the certificate program are the same as for the M.S. in Information Systems degree.

Curriculum

Required Courses

  • HRM 632 HR for Special Populations
  • MGT 615 Technology & Innovation Management
  • MIS 659 Digital Accessibility Policies and Strategies

Plus, Choice of 1 or 2

  1. MIS 698 Internship or MIS 688 Independent Study
  2. MGT 671 Internship or MGT 660 Independent Study

Credit Hours: 12 – All required

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