ICT Accessibility Courses

AMAC staffer runs an online course.

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on edX Platform

Course Description: In this course, participants learn how to measure an organization’s Information Communication and Technology (ICT) accessibility and assess the importance of maintaining an inclusive workplace and educational environment for students, employees, and customers with disabilities.

This self-paced course consists of six modules detailing some of the primary ICT accessibility obstacles facing organizations today and solutions for removing barriers to access.

The course is currently not available. Please check back later for future sessions.

It was developed by Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (formerly AMAC Accessibility), a unit of Georgia Tech’s College of Design, Georgia Tech Professional Education, the Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U) at Georgia Tech, and G3ICT, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies an initiative of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Modules include:

  • Foundations of ICT accessibility
  • Principles of accessible ICT design
  • Identify the uses of assistive technology
  • Create accessible documents and multimedia
  • Evaluate and repair websites for accessibility
  • Identify components of ICT accessibility operations

ICT100X course on edX.org has had more 10,000 participants from 170 countries and was recognized as an Innovative Practice on Accessibility by Zero Project, whose objective is to assist in creating a world without barriers, based on the Articles of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Georgia Tech was also recognized by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) as the recipient of the 2016 UPCEA Programs for Special Populations Award for the course.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility (SOUP)

Georgia Tech Summer Online Undergraduate Program (SOUP) for Georgia Tech students

Course Description: This 3-credit hour course is for any and all Georgia Tech students.  Information and communication technology must be accessible for people with disabilities. Learn why this is important and required. This course complements all other courses you have taken and will prepare you to bring new applicable knowledge to your workplace or future coursework. All lessons delivered through videos.

  • ICT accessibility law, standards, policies, and initiatives
  • Comparison of mainstream and assistive technologies
  • Considerations in developing and reviewing ICT, including mobile accessibility
  • Accessibility best practices in Smart Cities

Accessible Course Design

Course Description: This accessible online course for Georgia Tech faculty and staff provides a structured approach to assist faculty in designing and developing their courses in ways that incorporate accessibility and are inclusive of the needs of diverse learners.

Topics include:

  • Identifying students’ accessibility needs and potential barriers
  • Creating accessible course material
  • Implementing universal and inclusive design practices
  • Identifying the principles of web accessibility
  • Tips for evaluating accessibility of course materials and websites
  • Locating helpful campus and external resources