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Self Paced Online Training on ICT Accessibility

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BDT developed a set of three (3) self-paced online courses entitled “ICT Accessibility: the key to inclusive communication" which aims to develop a good understanding of ICT accessibility among all relevant stakeholders, in particular focusing on related policies, regulations, technology trends and public procurement rules. This course was developed in response to the outcomes of WTDC-17, in particular the ITU Regional Initiative for Europe that calls for building human capacities in field of ICT accessibility.

These free online certificate courses consist of three modules as follows: 
• Module 1: Enabling communication for all though ICT accessibility
• Module 2: ICT accessibility policy regulations and public procurement standards
• Module 3: Achieving ICT acce​​ssibility through public procurement

It is estimated that the three courses can be completed in eight hours. 
Certificates will be issued automatically upon the successful completion of a test for each module – ENROLL TODAY!​

Module 1: Enabling communication for all through ICT Accessibility
This module aims to provide learners with an introduction to ICT accessibility for persons with disabilities.  It offers an overview of the global Digital Inclusion policy agenda to ensure that persons with disabilities can access and use mainstream ICTs on an equal basis with others and are therefore enabled to participate fully in society. It describes the legal, economic and social imperative for making ICTs more accessible and describes many of the main accessibility features available in technology today that benefit persons with disabilities, older people and others. This module is targeted at managers, ICT staff and employees from government organizations including central procurement agencies, ICT companies, civil society bodies representing persons with disabilities and academia. This module is one of three new modules that forms a comprehensive self-paced learning course on ICT accessibility.  The course's modules aims to provide learners with an introduction to ICT accessibility, an overview of relevant ICT accessibility standards, regulation and policy and practical advice on the public procurement of accessible ICTs.​

Module 2: ICT Accessibility policy regulations and public procurement standards
This module aims to provide learners with a knowledge and understanding of: a) policies and laws from around the world that support ICT accessibility, b) the role and development of public procurement ICT standards that specify in detail accessibility features and functions for mainstream ICTs, and c) how public procurement is being leveraged to encourage innovation and improve the quality, availability and affordability of accessible ICTs. This module is targeted at managers, ICT staff and employees from government organizations including central procurement agencies, ICT companies, civil society bodies representing persons with disabilities and academia.

Module 3: Achieving ICT accessibility through public procurement
This module aims to assist learners specify accessibility for persons with disabilities in the public procurement of everyday ICT products and services such as websites and computers, address accessibility during the main stages of the public procurement process, and to ensure that the procured ICTs conform with the required accessibility standards. This module is targeted at managers, ICT staff and employees from government organizations including central procurement agencies, ICT companies, civil society bodies representing persons with disabilities and academia.​



















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