Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) offers a range of “massive open online courses” (or MOOCs), including one called Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility. The course is free and anyone can take it.
The aim of the course is to teach participants “how to measure an organization’s ICT accessibility and assess the importance of maintaining an inclusive workplace for both employees and customers with disabilities.”
The course consists of six modules, taught over six weeks, and participants can expect to devote 2 to 4 hours per week on it. Each module is taught by an expert in the field, through videos, activities, and discussion forums.
ICT Accessibility is meant for people who work in the corporate, government, or non-profit sector, and outlines how to identify ICT accessibility issues, analyze specific needs, and evaluate possible solutions. This content relates to website design, document creation, and multimedia utilization.
The six modules are:
- Foundations of ICT accessibility
- 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
To learn more about the course, view the syllabus, or enroll in the course, click here.