The accessibility of websites is key to ensure equal and equitable access for all people to ICTs and their related products and services. Furthermore, is an essential requirement to reduce and eliminate the digital divide.
About this course
This course will provide the learner with:
- Evidence on how web accessibility can be part of the solution to foster digital inclusion.
- Knowledge of how to identify and validate accessible features in mainstream ICTs.
- Understanding of the key elements to ensure web accessibility from the development of policy to the creation and evaluation of accessible digital content.
- General concepts on how to create an accessible website
This training course is designed for all stakeholders (including ITU members, ICT service providers, policymakers, web designers and developers) or individuals who wish to enhance their knowledge on the topic of Web Accessibility. To ensure inclusive learning, this online self-paced training course has been designed and developed in digitally accessible formats and is, therefore, accessible to all people, including persons with disabilities, such as blind persons or persons with visual disabilities, deaf persons and/or persons with hearing impairments.
Upon completion of this course, learners will:
- Gain an understanding of the difference between access/connectivity and accessibility.
- Gain knowledge on how to achieve web accessibility and identify barriers to its implementation.
- Gain a strong understanding of the definitions of web accessibility, ICT accessibility and equitable use of technology.
- Gain knowledge on the roles and responsibilities of the key players, and on the fundamental elements to be considered when creating a successful and effective web accessibility policy.