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Course Title: Accessibility

Further information on the specific training we provide

Subject: Information, Communication and Technology (ICT)
Topic: Accessibility
Session duration: 3 Hours

Course Overview

This unique course is appropriate for staff and volunteers who would like to develop a better understanding of digital accessibility. The course looks at the built in accessibility features of smart devices that can help people to get online. It will also focus on apps designed to help people access the internet.

Entry Requirements

  • All participants must have some competency in IT skills.
  • Delivery of this course is through digital methods so it is essential participants are able to engage fully with this process.
  • Access to a range of websites and digital tools will be needed.

At the end of the session participants should be able to:

  1. Learned how to access and use various accessibility features on smart devices.
    1. Gained an understanding of the barriers facing people with accessibility needs.
      1. Learned about and used apps designed to help people with accessibility needs.
        1. Gained knowledge of how to make sure people stay safe online.

        Example Tasks:

        Tasks will involve the use of digital tools and in-built accessibility features. Participants will learn how to access these features and will practice using them in different scenarios.
        We will also download apps and review them as a group, putting the practical use of the apps into practice in real world situations. For example, using a text reader app to scan text on a piece of paper and have it read out aloud by the smart device.
        Participants will, as a group, discuss and evaluate how these accessibility features and apps could help people to get online and use technology.
        We will look at the general barriers facing those that aren’t online. For example participants will be asked to discuss certain words we use in relation to the internet and what these words would mean to the uninitiated.