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Georgia Tech Professional Education

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.

Course Syllabus

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.


Dr. Christopher Lee serves as Department Head of AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In this capacity, he oversees a wide range of educational initiatives, with emphasis on technology services, products and research. Dr. Lee has been an advoca...
Arthur R. Murphy is an information architect who specializes in universal design. He uses his extensive background in information technology to consult on the design and evaluation of websites, multimedia, and software applications. He has taught part-time in Georgia Tech’s College of Computing: ...
Carolyn P. Phillips is nationally recognized in the field of assistive technology and disabilities. Carolyn serves as Director and Principal Investigator of Tools for Life, Georgia’s Assistive Technology (AT) Act Program and the Interim Director of Services and Education at the Center for Inclusi...
Sheryl Ballenger is the manager of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services at AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center, a unit of the College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition to her administrative responsibilities, she serves as a consultant for many college p...
Norah Sinclair works as an Information and Instructional Designer with a focus on instructional design, user experience, data access, and project management. She has a Master's degree in Media Arts from the University of South Carolina and an instructional technology specialist certificate from N...
Todd Runkle is responsible for the design, programming, and maintenance of AMAC's databases, websites, and information systems. Prior to joining AMAC, Todd graduated from the College of William and Wary in Virginia. He began his career developing software for ERP vendor QAD. In 2000, he moved fro...
Bill Curtis-Davidson is an established enterprise ICT accessibility strategist and sought-after public speaker. He also serves on the External Advisory Board of Georgia Tech's M.S. in Human-Computer Interaction Program. He received an M.S. in Information Design & Technology in 1998 from the ...

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