Deque Systems,, makers of many accessibility testing tools and designers of a set of courses to teach web accessibility, have announced that they are offering 1 year of free access to all of their training materials for people with disabilities. The blog post announcing the offercited the reasons behind this effort were to help combat the unemployment rate among people with disabilities. While this unemployment rate is high, the demand for professionals who can provide accessibility testing is also very high. The application process for this scholarship asks for a few details.
The web form to apply asks for the person's full name, email address, types of disabilities, and to tell the Deque crew a bit about yourself. You will also need to tell them about how you heard of this offer (we'd love it if you put us), and check a box stating that you certified that you have the disabilities you listed, and that you will not share your log-in credentials with anyone else.
At the time of writing, there appears to be no expiration date on this offer. If one is announced, we will certainly update the article. DO you think this will help level the playing field for people with disabilities? Feel free to leave your comments.Source: Deque University
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