Free MOOC: Web Accessibility for Online Educators

Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators (#WAMOE)

Registration opens today!
Free 5 week course from October 19 to November 22.

WAMOE!  We are excited to announce that PCC’s Distance Education department is partnering with D2L to offer a free Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators (Twitter hashtag: #WAMOE).

This MOOC provides educators with practical, hands-on professional development on how to incorporate web accessibility into online learning.

It’s free and it’s fun!  Learn tips and tricks to make content accessible for students with disabilities!

  • Develop a personal knowledge base in web accessibility for online education;
  • Create accessible photo images, diagrams and charts for online courses;
  • Build accessible audio and video components for online courses;
  • Create or reviewing accessible HTML content pages for online courses;
  • Construct accessible course content in other non-HTML formats.


This MOOC is offered through D2L Open Courses and registration is open from September 23rd to November 13th, 2015.  Active course facilitation lasts for five weeks. The course begins October 19, 2015 and ends November 22nd, 2014.

Completion certificate

Participants have the option of receiving an electronic not-for-credit completion certificate from D2L at the end of the MOOC offering. As this MOOC is intended to be an activity-based learning opportunity, participants will have successfully demonstrated knowledge about the major topics prior to being awarded a certificate.


Accessibility Advocate, Karen Sorensen, is the Subject Matter Expert for this MOOC and joins Barry Dahl, D2L’s Senior Community Manager, as a co-facilitator. Register at D2L Open Courses. 
For more information on accessibility in Portland Community College’s online courses, see our online resources for web accessibility.

Hope to see you in the MOOC!

Karen M. Sorensen
Accessibility Advocate for Online Courses
Portland Community College

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