Course DescriptionThis course is intended as a foundation for people who are not necessarily technology experts and who want to design online courses or materials to deliver online content that is accessible, (to create an inclusive digital environment for people with disabilities). Those who are Technology experts will find valuable information as well to improve their expertise in the area of developing accessible online content. Accessibility of information technology is an important issue that is growing in significance globally. The purpose of this course is to provide easy to understand information that can be immediately applied by those wishing to find solutions to existing barriers to accessibility for all users.
At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:
- Recall the key legislation, decisions and guidelines that apply to online learning.
- Recognize the need for and benefits of Universal Design.
- Distinguish between techniques that maintain high standards and avoid technical accessibility problems and non-accessible techniques.
- Create accessible well-structured documents using Word.
- Create accessible well-structured PowerPoint Presentations.
- Demonstrate the use of accessible concepts when putting material on the web.
- Choose effective strategies for accessible design of multimedia presentations.
- Defend Universal Design to colleagues who question the need for creating accessible content.