The ITU-D Digital Inclusion has developed this on-line certificate based self-paced training course, Web Accessibility â The cornerstone of an Inclusive Digital Society composed of 3 modules:
- Module 1: Executive tools for developing a web accessibility policy
- Module 2: Essentials of implementing a web accessibility evaluation
- Module 3: Technical skills for designing and developing accessible websites (coming soon)
Like the rest of the world, most Caribbean governments have developed national ICT strategies, as part of their national agenda, to transition to knowledge-based societies using ICTs. In this regard e-government has become a familiar form of service delivery to citizens, businesses and other key stakeholders. Even so, do senior public servants really understand the many functions and roles of ICTs?
This self-paced online course on ICT Accessibility: The Key to Inclusive Communication aims at developing good understanding of all stakeholders in the field of ICT accessibility, in particular focusing on related policies, regulations, technology trends and public procurement rules. This course has been developed as immediate response to the outcomes of the World Telecommunication Development Conference 2017, in particular on the ITU Regional Initiative for Europe that called for building human capacities in field of ICT accessibility.
This training comprises 4 Modules as follows: Module 1: Understand and distinguish different types of vision impairments, mobility aids and techniques Module 2: Have a clear appreciation to wayfinding for vision impaired people Module 3: Recognize the key principles for the design of an indoor audio navigation system for VI users and implement an accessible and inclusive system. Modulle4: be able to design audio navigation instructions for VI people in compliance with the Wayfindr Open Standard and the ITU-T F.921