Digital accessibility awareness training - ELA Hub

Ensure your accessibility initiatives have the best possible chance of long term success by training teams or organisations on the case for, and the many benefits of digital accessibility. This course can be tailored to focus on standard digital accessibility or eLearning accessibility.


Key features

Who is it for?

This course is for teams and organisations who are committed to digital accessibility and want to ensure that any inclusive strategies or initiatives have the best chance of long term success. The course can be delivered to focus on standard digital accessibility or it can be tailored to use examples focused on eLearning accessibility.


What will we learn?

This course covers the case for digital accessibility and also offers some practical guidance on how everyone in a team or organisation can improve their digital content by making it accessible for everyone. The course is highly interactive with individual and group activities and discussions.

Contents:

  • Exploring disability definitions and perceptions
  • Digital accessibility categories and case studies
  • Temporary and situational impairments
  • The ethical case
  • The legal case
  • The business case
  • The product improvement case
  • Accommodating different disabilities
  • Formulating an accessibility strategy or action plan

What are the benefits for the team or organisation?

  • Ensure the long term success of accessibility strategies and initiatives by making sure all your staff are onboard
  • Ensure the estimated 12% to 26% of your audience who have disabilities or impairments are not excluded
  • Improve the digital experience for everyone including people who have temporary or situational impairments
  • Serve the rapidly growing ageing population
  • Avoid the legal risk from a lack of accessibility
  • Validate your diversity, equity and inclusion credentials to your employees and customers
  • Expand your market reach

What are the benefits for your staff?

  • Develop your staff’s knowledge and skills to allow them to become more confident digital accessibility practitioners
  • Enable your staff to become effective advocates for digital accessibility

How long is the course?

The course is 3 hours with a short break mid-way through.


How much is the course and how can I book?

Contact us to find out more.


Further information

How many delegates can we have?

All of our courses are currently virtual online classroom sessions delivered via the Zoom platform.

We run our organisational courses with a minimum of 3 delegates and recommend a maximum of 12, although we can be flexible. For large groups we deliver with a trainer and a producer to ensure the course runs smoothly.

We will be delighted to offer our sessions onsite again as soon as COVID 19 restrictions allow.


Is the course accessible?

We aim to make our online courses fully accessible. Captions are provided and a variety of communication options are offered during training sessions to accommodate different access needs. Any important visual information can be provided in advance in our supporting documentation. We also ask delegates for information about any specific access needs prior to the course and work with them to accommodate these.


Do you supply supporting documentation?

The course is accompanied by fully accessible course notes with links to further resources. These are a useful learning tool and can be sent out in advance if requested.


What level of experience do we need?

  • This course is an entry level introduction so no prior knowledge or experience of accessibility is needed
  • Basic familiarity with video conferencing software such as Zoom is recommended

“A brilliant and very memorable session. We loved the way Susi built empathy – she really got the group to see beyond the technical guidelines to understand the human impact. Really powerful. Brilliant facilitation and design skills.”

Simon Greany
Chief Learning Officer, Elucidat

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