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Graduates of the program will be prepared for a variety of positions, including those in accessibility or information technology in industry, federal agencies, and non-profit organizations. All private organizations must follow ADA law for online access; current guidelines call for following WCAG standards. With more than 4,000 accessibility technologies for people with disabilities, most organizations usually hire Accessibility Specialists or related positions. Similarly, federal organizations and contractors must follow Section 508 guidelines – and most organizations have 508 Compliance Specialists and related positions. Graduates of the program will be prepared for a variety of positions, including those in accessibility or information technology in industry, federal agencies, and non-profit organizations. Some graduates will work in the information technology divisions of private, federal, or state organizations to provide technical support and maintenance. Other graduates will work in human resources or policy divisions to provide training, compliance, and support. Regardless of which division they work in, they will use their skills to supply accessible technology through information gathering, user-centered design, effective deployment practices on a range of devices, and effective communication skills.

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M.S. in Accessible Human-Centered Computing

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