EdTech Accessibility Training (Code: C1334)
The public sector bodies accessibility regulations came into force in September 2018. They create legal obligations for further education and higher education organisations to "meet the accessibility requirement".
But the "accessibility requirement" is a technical suite of web standards that many find difficult to translate to every day teaching and learning. Therefore many colleges, training centres and even universities have a large legal risk. This risk grows as students become more aware of their legal entitlement to barrier-free digital content.
Who is this for?
Teachers and Educators involved with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) or those who have a wider interest in Digital Accessibility.
It will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, highlight any training needs and point you to free resources that can help on your journey to an improved experience for all learners.
This training will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, highlight any training needs and point you to free resources that can help on your journey to an improved experience for all learners.
There are 90 technical checkpoints of the WCAG 2.1 guidelines of which 50 (the level AA checkpoints) are requirements for public sector bodies. This training will not be directly referencing these due to their technical nature but will instead will focus on key accessibility requirements that can be explained, demonstrated and tested without coding knowledge or advanced assistive technology skills.