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Re: Deque Curriculum


From: Chanel Carlascio
Date: Mar 29, 2019 3:14PM

Hi John,

Yes, I am working towards certification. I qualified for the curriculum for
free, and I believe that includes some study towards the certification. I
appreciate the feedback, I think with my previous experience, it won't take
me too long to get through it, and I know that with digital/web
accessibility there will always be something to learn, so I appreciate
being able to be in this forum.

Chanel Carlascio
Pronoun: She/Her

From: Foliot John < <EMAIL REMOVED> > < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Reply: Discussion List WebAIM < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Date: March 29, 2019 at 12:42:14 PM
To: Discussion List WebAIM < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Deque Curriculum

Hi Chanel,

Fully recognizing that anything I say about the Deque curriculum is going
to be biased (because I work at Deque), I can tell you that our curriculum
*has* been adopted by numerous Fortune 500 companies as part of a larger
strategy within their organizations. Over the years we have worked with our
industry partners in an effort to meet their larger, enterprise
requirements, so I'll suggest that the courses are quite good, because (in
part) our clients tell us that.

As far as other pointers towards getting started in freelancing or with an
entry level position, have you investigated the IAAP certification program?

As our industry grows, certification is a good measure of suitability for
prospective employers - not the end-all and be-all, but certainly a good
milestone reference when assessing multiple applications for any position.
(IMHO of course)



On Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 1:32 PM Chanel Carlascio < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a background in accessibility and accommodations - with some
> training in creating alt format texts. I'm looking to transition into
> digital and web accessibility. I am just starting to go through the Deque
> training curriculum.
> I was interested to see what the professionals on this forum thought of
> that curriculum and if you have any pointers on the best way to get
> in freelancing or with an entry level position.
> Thanks,
> Chanel Carlascio
> > > > >

*​John Foliot* | Principal Accessibility Strategist | W3C AC Representative
Deque Systems - Accessibility for Good