University of Southampton Free Online Course on Digital Accessibility

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The University of Southampton is offering free online course on Digital Accessibility: Enabling Participation in the Information Society. Everyone is welcome to take this course, and no previous knowledge is required or assumed.

This course will help you to understand how those with sensory, physical and cognitive impairments may be disabled by barriers encountered when using digital technologies. The course will start on February 6, 2017.

Course At Glance

Length: 5 weeks
Effort: 3 hours/week
Subject: Digital Accessibility
Institution: University of Southampton and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on February 6, 2017

Providers’ Details

Southampton is a place for ambitious people keen to stretch their intellectual abilities and help change the world. From the birthplace of the technologies which drive the Internet to ground-breaking medical breakthroughs in conditions such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and asthma, the University of Southampton has spent the last 60 years changing the world.

About This Course

This course will help you to understand how those with sensory, physical and cognitive impairments may be disabled by barriers encountered when using digital technologies. The course will highlight how the use of accessible and inclusive design can help overcome many of these difficulties.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

Learning Outcomes

On this course, applicant will discover how you can make an important difference to the lives of anyone who is elderly or has a disability. It is suitable for:

  • Web development, design or marketing professionals, or anyone who creates content or specifies, designs, builds, tests, evaluates, uses or buys technology;
  • Employers, who can discover how accessible technologies can increase the market for their products or services, or enhance the productivity of their employees;
  • And disabled and elderly people, who want to understand why some technologies may be causing problems, and how it is possible to help others understand these problems.

Applicants will learn how technology can help at home, study or work if you or somebody you care about becomes ill or is disabled.

Requirements

Mike Wald

She is the Professor at the University of Southampton leading a team researching and teaching digital accessibility.

E.A. Draffan

Senior Research Fellow and member of the ECS Accessibility Team. A Speech and Language Therapist with interests in Assistive Technologies and digital accessibility supporting those with disabilities.

Instructors

Everyone is welcome to take this course, and no previous knowledge is required or assumed.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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