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Self Paced Online Training on ICT Accessibility: The Key to Inclusive Communication

 

This self-paced online course on “ ICT Accessibility: The Key to Inclusive Communication” aims at developing good understanding of all stakeholders in the field of ICT accessibility, in particular focusing on related policies, regulations, technology trends and public procurement rules. This course has been developed as immediate response to the outcomes of the World Telecommunication Development Conference 2017, in particular on the ITU Regional Initiative for Europe that called for building human capacities in field of ICT accessibility.

This course consists of three modules as follows:
• Module 1: Enabling communication for all though ICT Accessibility
• Module 2: ICT accessibility policy regulations and standards
• Module 3: Achieving ICT accessibility through public procurement

This course is open to all stakeholders. It is free and available in English only. Approximate time necessary for accomplishing all modules is eight hours. All three modules are now available. The certificate will be issued upon conclusion of all three modules and based on successful completion of testing phase for each module. The course would be considered completed once all three quizzes have been passed. An ITU administrator will then review your work and within two weeks you will be contacted regarding your certificate.

Enroll today at ITU Academy clicking here and using the following Enrolment Key: 24094ICTAITU!

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 an overview of the global Digital Inclusion policy agenda that requires persons with disabilities can access and use mainstream ICTs on an equal basis with others and are consequently enabled to participate fully in society. It describes the legal, economic and social imperative for making everyday 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 organisations 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, on 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 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 international ICT standards that specify in detail accessibility features and functions for everyday 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. This module of 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, on overview of relevant ICT accessibility standards, regulation and policy and practical advice on the public procurement of accessible ICTs.

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 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. This module of 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, on overview of relevant ICT accessibility standards, regulation and policy and practical advice on the public procurement of accessible ICTs.