Georgia Institute of Technology is offering free online course on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility. This six-week course consists of modules detailing some of the primary ICT accessibility obstacles facing organizations today.
In this course applicants will learn how to identify issues and design solutions for information and communication technology (ICT) accessibility for customers and employees with disabilities. The course will start on February 23, 2017.
Course At A Glance
Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 2-4 hours pw
Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology and edx
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Course Starts on February 23, 2017
The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is one of the nation’s leading research universities, providing a focused, technologically based education to more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications alike, and is ranked in the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. It offers degrees through the Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Sciences, the Scheller College of Business, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has more than 100 centers focused on interdisciplinary research that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to American government, industry, and business.
About This Course
In this introductory course, learn how to measure an organization’s ICT accessibility and assess the importance of maintaining an inclusive workplace for both employees and customers with disabilities. This six-week course consists of modules detailing some of the primary ICT accessibility obstacles facing organizations today. Each module is taught by a subject matter expert – through content-rich videos, activities, and discussion forums.
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.
- 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.
Christopher M. Lee, PhD
Department Head, AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center
Arthur R. Murphy
Carolyn Patricia Phillips M.Ed., ATP
Director and Principal Investigator, Tools for Life
Sheryl Ballenger, PhD
Manager, Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services
User Support and Digital Accessibility Specialist
Information Technology Manager
Module 1: ICT Accessibility
Module 2: ICT Accessibility Design
Module 3: Assistive Technology
Module 4: Accessible Documents and Multimedia
Module 5: Web Accessibility Evaluation and Design
Module 6: ICT Accessibility Operations
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