Short and sweet recap here – passed the exam without too much trouble! I ran into a couple of questions about things I hadn’t seen before, but in general the questions were in line with the training and my hands-on practice. No issues with the online proctor or the testing software but I really hated the DOMC format – even though I felt confident in my answers, it can be daunting to not see any other options, and to have some questions show multiple options and others only show one.
For new folks, here’s my Okta Basics walkthrough as I took the training course.
Overall excellent journey! Really enjoyed learning about Okta and digging deeper into the IAM world.
I’m the Chair of the Accessibility Subcommittee at work and have been overwhelmed (in a good way) with how much of an effort is being made across the organization to make our products and websites more accessible. Super proud to work where I work and super proud to chair a subcommittee of passionate people.
We’re in the process of putting together a handbook for new employees who may need special accommodations or just want to learn more about accessibility options. As part of that process, we’ve started collecting resources to share with the internal team. Wanted to share the list here as well.
Online Tools & Resources
- Huge list of accessibility resources from The A11y Project
- How to Quickly Check the Accessibility of Word Documents
- How to Quickly Check the Accessibility of PowerPoint Presentations
- An Accessible Word Document Checklist (A Clear Bright Web)
- Additional posts from A Clear Bright Web
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Checklist from The A11y Project
- Introduction to Web Accessibility + resources (M.A.W. Consulting)
- Dyslexia Fonts (via The A11y Project)
- How to let all your users know what to expect when they click a link (Stefan Judis)
- Understanding Color Blindness (The A11y Project)
- Accessibility subreddit r/accessibility
- Big list of accessibility resources via r/accessibility
meta/accessibility_resources – accessibility
- Accessibility drives aesthetics (UX Design)
- Improved Office Accessibility Can Benefit Everyone (NAIOP)
- What Startups Need to Know About Accessibility (Bureau of Internet Accessibility)
- Accessibility vs. Usability vs. Inclusion (Bureau of Internet Accessibility)
- Charting a Path Forward: Report of the Independent Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005
- Full Accessibility by 2025: Will Your Business Be Ready? (Ivey Business Journal)
- AODA Compliance and WCAG – How to Boost Your Web Accessibility [Checklist] (Stable WP)
- Why accessibility matters to your startup (Part 1): Who is a disabled user? (The Path Forward)
- Why every startup needs to think about web accessibility (The Burn-in)
- 3 Reasons Your Startup Can’t Afford to Ignore Digital Accessibility (Medium)
- Accessibility is for Everyone (Creative Output)
- ProPublica experiments with ultra-accessible plain language in stories about people with disabilities (Neiman Lab)
- I’m deaf, and this is what happens when I get on a Zoom call (Fast Company)
- Technology doesn’t make accessibility hard. People who don’t care do. (UX Collective)
- Nike’s first hands-free shoe – super cool shoes that are both accessible and stylish!
- Using AI to Improve Photo Descriptions for People Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired (Facebook)
- Testing Color Contrast in Mobile Apps (Deque)
- Accessibility from Apple
- Accessibility from Microsoft
- Accessibility from Mozilla
- Accessibility from Google
- What is Accessibility? (Mozilla)
- The Future of Game Accessibility on XBOX
- Zoom’s latest accessibility features let you pin and spotlight multiple videos during calls (The Verge)
- Otter.ai launches Zoom live captions (Verdict)
Laws and Regulations
- Accessible Canada Act S.C. 2019, c. 10 (Gov of Canada)
- Summary of the Accessible Canada Act (Gov of Canada)
- Making an accessible Canada for persons with disabilities (Gov of Canada)
- The ABCs of Canadians with Disabilities Act (AMI)
- Accessibility Canada Act (Council of Canadians with Disabilities)
- Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, S.O. 2005, c. 11 (Ontario government)
- Ontario Public Service accessibility commitments (Ontario government)
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Overview (W3.org)
- How to Make Websites Accessible (Ontario government)
- An Overview of Canada’s Accessibility Laws: A Look at the Old and the New (Essential Accessibility)
- A Guide to Disability Rights Laws (US Department of Justice)
- Webinars from Disability Rights Online
- Intro to Web Accessibility (M.A.W. Consulting)
- Digital Accessibility Ethics – Lainey Feingold
- Writing even more CSS with Accessibility in Mind /w Manuel Matuzović [CSSCafe / english]
- Axe-Con from Deque (Free access to recordings)
- M-Enabling Summit
- A11y Collective Courses – Courses on accessible code and making business use cases for accessibility. Some free and some paid
- Online training from Disability Rights Online
OneTrust is the industry standard for privacy and compliance management – I used this at my previous employer and am guaranteed to touch it again if I move back into compliance, so it seemed as good a time as any to level up my skills and get certified.
The live training is free and can be taken as two four hour sessions, or occasionally as one full day session – I opted for the full day option and signed up for one of the EMEA sessions (started at 4am EDT!). The training is 40% GDPR and regulation training and 60% training on using OneTrust, and I definitely learned a few things.
The exam is a 90 minute unproctored multiple choice exam with a similar mix – some regulation knowledge testing, some OneTrust-specific testing. Definitely a few tricky questions but overall I didn’t have any trouble.
Onward to the next.
I spent some time in December and January digging into the learning paths on tryhackme.com and ended up really loving them. I’m currently about 75% done the Cyber Defense path and will be moving on to one of the pentest paths once I’m done here.
Plenty more to say about this that I’ll flesh out later, but I absolutely recommend the site to anyone in infosec, especially if you’re a beginner on the blue team side – I use some of these tools every single day at work and I still learned a ton.