Older Users and Web Accessibility: Meeting the Needs of Ageing Web Users
Guidance on how to make your websites, web applications, and web tools work better for older users is covered in existing international accessibility standards from the W3C, including Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
Open curriculum for teaching digital accessibility
In Ontario, Canada, universities are obligated under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) to ensure that people with disabilities do not face barriers to education, and they are free from barriers in society more broadly. Those who produce online curriculum for postsecondary education in the province need at least a basic understanding of digital accessibility, and for some roles, like software or web developers, a level of expertise is required. However, finding people with the right knowledge, skills, and attitude can be difficult. This problem can be attributed to the fact that until recently digital accessibility skills have received little attention in post-secondary education. To address the issue, in 2015, with support from the Government of Ontario, we began several projects to develop digital accessibility curriculum. These efforts created a series of free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) aimed at teaching digital accessibility skills to audiences ranging from office support workers, to managers, to developers, to digital accessibility specialists. The MOOCs ran between 2016 and 2019 and served more than 5000 participants, with more than 600 successfully completing the requirements for the digital badge(s) awarded. Following the MOOCs project, the content of the courses was converted into Open Educational Resources (OERs) that could be used as textbooks to support the introduction of digital accessibility topics over a range of subject a...
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