Begin your journey into digital accessibility by establishing a strong foundation. This short, self-paced unit is designed as a standalone way to introduce attendees to concepts and terms we will be using throughout their training.
In this course, you will learn about:
- What we mean by ‘digital accessibility’
- The 5 broad characteristics we are designing for and examples of related user needs
- The concepts of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and explain how they apply to accessibility
- Some of the potential benefits of addressing accessibility
- Some potential risks of not addressing accessibility
- Common accessibility standards (such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) as well as existing legislation (at a national and international level)
- Some of the ways individual roles might be responsible for accessibility
Who should attend
This course is required pre-learning for any training course.
Approximately 20 minutes.
No prior accessibility knowledge required.
1. What is digital accessibility?
- What “digital accessibility” means
- The concept of “mismatch”
- The 5 broad characteristics we design for
2. Accessibility in practice
- Diversity and it’s role in accessibility
- Equity and it’s role in accessibility
- Inclusion and it’s role in accessibility
3. Why accessibility?
- How accessibility can extend market reach
- How accessibility can enhance and protect brand reputation
- The potential legal risks of not addressing accessibility
- The ways accessibility can drive innovation
4. Principles and standards
- The concepts of Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust as principles of web accessibility
- How WCAG operates
- Local standards for ICT products and services
- Ways individual roles might be responsible for accessibility