What you'll learn

Build the foundations for understanding why digital accessibility is necessary today and into the future. The course includes short videos, text content, additional resources and quiz questions.

  • Understanding digital accessibility

    Increase your awareness about what accessibility is, and learn about legislation and guidelines in Australia, including the WCAG standards.

  • Insight into disabilities

    Learn about different kinds of disabilities and how they impact individuals when accessing digital content.

  • Assistive technologies

    Recognise assistive technologies, and hear from people with disabilities about what these technologies do.

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome!

    2. Equipment, access and help

    3. Welcome and course overview

    1. 1.1 What is disability?

    2. 1.2 What is accessibility?

    3. 1.3 The benefits of accessibility

    4. 1.4 The Persona Spectrum

    5. 1.5 Standards and legislation in Australia

    6. Chapter 1 Revision Quiz

    1. 2.1 Assistive technology and screen reader overview

    2. 2.2 Screen magnification overview

    3. 2.3 Keyboard-input overview

    4. 2.4 Assistive technology by functional group

    5. Chapter 2 Revision Quiz

    1. Wrap-up and next steps

    2. Course Handout and References

    3. Complete this course

About this course

  • Free
  • 17 lessons
  • 52 minutes watch time
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Certificate upon completion

Why people love Introduction to Digital Accessibility

“This course has broadened my perceptions and challenged my biases towards disabled people. The training material provided me with valuable insights on how to be more inclusive in my design thinking to make solutions more accessible to everyone.”

Nelius

“I felt I was an advocate for accessibility but realised I had so much more to know. Thank you for the easy to understand learning on Digital Accessibility.”

Sharon

“As someone with a vision impairment, it was interesting to learn about accessibility options available for people like myself and for other disabilities.”

Ben

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Why digital accessibility matters

  • Legal and Ethical

    Organisations have legal responsibilities to provide accessible digital experiences. It’s also an ethical imperative to consider the diverse needs of users.

  • Inclusion

    Digital accessibility ensures that everyone, regardless of their abilities or disabilities, can access and engage with online content.

  • Business impact

    When content is accessible, it is more discoverable by search engines, expands your audience, and fosters brand trust and loyalty.