Udacity, an online education site, has launched a free web accessibility course built by Google. The site previously provided university-style courses, but is now focusing on its “Nanodegree programs,” offering courses and tracks created in partnership with industry leaders.
Now that WordPress core has adopted accessibility coding standards for all new and updated code, contributors will be required to meet WCAG 2.0 guidelines at level AA. Udacity’s free course offers an in depth look at how to implement some of the accessibility best practices that are included in the new guidelines in the core handbook. The course is also a good introduction for WordPress theme, plugin, and application developers who want to improve the accessibility of their products.