Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility
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Individuals with disabilities often encounter barriers in accessing electronic information and using digital technologies. In this course, you will learn about the fundamentals of accessibility design in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) field. You will focus on identifying, evaluating, and applying strategies and techniques for making electronic information and communication technology services and products accessible to all users in corporate, governmental, and not-for-profit organizations.
What You Will Learn
- ICT accessibility
- ICT accessibility design
- Assistive technology
- Accessible documents and multimedia
- Web accessibility evaluation and design
How You Will Benefit
- Summarize the foundations of ICT accessibility.
- Summarize the principles of accessible ICT design.
- Identify the uses of Assistive Technology.
- Create accessible documents and multimedia.
- Evaluate and repair websites for accessibility.
- Identify components of ICT accessibility operations.
This course includes six modules, each having associated activities and a quiz:
Module 1: ICT Accessibility This module will provide an introduction to ICT accessibility as well as an overview of the relevance of the five subsequent modules in this course.
Module 2: ICT Accessibility Design This module will provide instruction on the importance of ICT accessibility in designing and procuring workplace applications.
Module 3: Assistive Technology This module will provide instruction on the impact of assistive technology (AT) and mainstream technology on individuals with disabilities.
Module 4: Accessible Documents and Multimedia This module will provide instruction on the elements of an accessible document, accessibility standards, tools to check accessibility, multimedia captioning and audio description standards and guidelines.
Module 5: Web Accessibility Evaluation and Design This module will provide instruction on web accessibility through utilizing online evaluation and remediation tools using HTML5 and ARIA.
Module 6: ICT Accessibility Operations This module will provide an overview of ICT accessibility market forces and organization challenges, and will outline how an ICT Accessibility Operation Model can help organizations address their challenges.
Who should attend
This course is designed for those who work in corporate, government, or nonprofit sector and need to identify ICT accessibility issues, analyze specific needs, and evalualte possible solutions. You are expected to have a general working knowledge of computer-based applications such as Microsoft Office Word and PowerPoint.