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Digital Accessibility as a Business Practice

Learn about digital accessibility: what it is, who it's for and how to implement it in this free online course.

E-Commerce
Free Course
This free online digital accessibility course will teach you about the value of having an accessibility culture in your organization. You will study the digital accessibility issues for online businesses, the different disabilities people with digital accessibility issues face, the digital accessibility legislation in different jurisdictions around the world, how to develop accessible applications and interfaces, and more.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

In this free online course Digital Accessibility as a Business Practice you will learn to appreciate the context and value of having an accessibility culture in an organization. The teaches you how to identify digital accessibility issues for online businesses and be able to present a range of business arguments for implementing digital accessibility. You will also be introduced to the range of disabilities people with digital accessibility issues face.

The course begins by exploring digital accessibility legislation in different jurisdictions around the world. You can use what you learn in this course, to identify the knowledge and accessibility training requirements for various positions in an organization and you will be able to identify the required knowledge, skills and characteristics of an effective accessibility champion. You will be able to describe the use of different digital accessibility testing tools and services and how to approach vendors, in order to have accessibility standards implemented properly for your organization.

The Course Resources include a guide to job interview questions and answers for accessibility-aware candidates. This course is suitable as an introduction to the subject of digital accessibility and will especially appeal to those who have been delegated responsibility in an organization, to plan or implement digital accessibility. For them, it is a very useful foundation on which to build their project. It will also be of interest to web developers and IT professionals who, increasingly, are expected to have knowledge and skills in this politically-sensitive area. Start the course today and learn more about digital accessibility: what it is, who it's for and how to implement it.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Appreciate the context and value of having an accessibility culture in your organization
  • Identify digital accessibility issues for online businesses
  • Present a range of business arguments for implementing digital accessibility
  • Describe the range of disabilities people with digital accessibility issues face
  • Identify the knowledge and accessibility training requirements for various staff
  • Describe the required knowledge, skills and characteristics of an effective accessibility champion
  • Describe the use of different digital accessibility testing tools and services
  • Explain different ways you can approach a software vendor to have accessibility standards implemented
  • Summarise the use of different techniques for spreading accessibility awareness throughout an organization

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certificates for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Certificates are available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certificates, please visit our FAQs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certificate, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certificate pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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