Making Digital Materials Accessible for Individuals with Disabilities– Inclusion and accessibility are integral values held by healthcare and education professionals. The advancement of technology has facilitated access to information rapidly, making material more widely available than ever; however, in the rush to embrace new means of instruction, accessibility issues may have been overlooked. In 1996, the U.S. Department of Justice clarified that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements apply to all programs offered on the Internet, which include all educational digital materials for clients, patients, students and the general public, as well as all digital professional conference materials. This means that web page materials, and formalized online courses and programs, must be made available to qualified individuals with disabilities.
Identify and understand recent additions to current laws related to accessibility of digital materials.
Identify how accessibility can be achieved through the modification or well-planned creation of digital materials.
Identify resources to facilitate the creation of accessible digital materials.
1.0 Free CEUs for Occupational Therapists
Free until 9/30/13