Digital Accessibility: Web Essentials Course

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Unlocking business potential: Creating a digital world for everyone

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission, AbilityNet and BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, have worked together to develop the first ever course of its kind on digital accessibility. The course was showcased  at the E-Access 2012 Conference in London on 28 June. The 90 minute e-learning course aims to equip individuals and businesses with the tools to make their website accessible and open it up to the widest possible audience. At the end of the course, you will complete a short test leading to an official certificate of completion from BCS.

This 90 minute, cost effective, online course is designed to equip individuals and businesses interested in accessibility best practice with a fundamental understanding of digital inclusion.

Whatever sector you're in digital accessibility can help you reach every customer on every platform. Digital Accessibility: Web Essentials is a new online learning module that gives your team the insight they need to make your digital content and online services accessible to as many people as possible. Developed by Abilitynet, BCS and Equality and Humans Rights Commission it is relevant to IT staff as well as compliance, HR and other teams. It can be accessed by individual learners on the BCS website, but can also be integrated into a corporate e-learning environments.

Five reasons why you should sign up

Completing the Web Accessibility Essentials e-learning course will lead to a valuable certificate of achievement, enabling those who complete the course and complete a short test to share their skills amongst colleagues and other designers, developers and web site producers. Web Accessibility Essentials provides tools to help you test accessibility at all stages of web site development and provides recognised training standards for identifying usability problems and how to easily solve them.

  • It makes good business sense by opening up new markets amongst the UK’s 11 million plus disabled people with a spending power in excess of £80 billion
  • Increase online traffic and sales by 90% or more*
  • Gain vital competitive advantage over your competitors – accessible sites are simply easier to use for everyone
  • Improve your brand’s integrity and reputation

And finally it’s the law:

  • Under the Equality Act 2010, businesses have a legal obligation to customers and staff to make sure that all IT channels and applications are accessible to disabled people

*Legal and General case study as featured at PAS 78 launch, 2006

Pricing details (including examination)**

1 licence - £30                                          100 licences - £995

200 licences - £1,750                              500 licences - £2,995

** All pricing subject to VAT at 20%

Order now or view a demo of the course at:

Alternatively you can call: 0330 123 9194 or email for more information about the course and how to order.



Last Updated: 20 Aug 2014