The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) has recently updated its curricula modules for designers. As information technology develops at a rapid rate, it is important to keep up with the new and improved tools that people who use Assistive Technology need so they don’t lose access to the world of digital media. For them to use the technology, it needs to be built, and those who build it need to know what is now available.
Technology Lecturers need to have the information, so they can teach their students the best practice when designing technology. Many designs limit access to those who use AT and this deprives them of their right to fully participate in the world.
The new designer modules focus on accessible user experiences, primarily for teaching visual, information, interaction, and UX designers. It is now available from the W3C Org Web Accessibility Initiative.
If you are new to the area of how people with disability access technology, find out more about W3C and Digital Accessibility by watching some of W3C’s great videos on digital access.
This Curricula resource provides a framework for:
- creating courses on digital accessibility
- including accessibility in other courses
- reviewing and comparing existing and proposed courses
W3C welcomes your comments on these and other WAI resources. Near the bottom of each page, under “Help improve this page” there are links to GitHub and e-mail. When feasible, please put each separate comment in a new GitHub issue.
To find out more you can go to their web page, or contact them through their US contacts page. 3C Org and Web Accessibility Initiative.
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