In the course Accessible Documents you learn the basics in creating accessible Word documents. Moreover, we dive into details how to create a good image description, forms and we introduce special document formats and contents such digital talking books (DAISY), accessible music, mathematics and plain language.
In the course Accessible Web you will learn how to develop accessible HTML5 web pages. In particular, we will explain the basics concerning structure and design and we will dive into details of accessible input elements and dynamics contents.
Assistive technologies (AT) are technologies which help people with special needs to live independently, to learn and work, be active and participate in society. The course “Introduction to AT” will describe the various kinds of AT that are currently available will be described, what can be expected from them and how they can be used to enable what used to be impossible for centuries. Particular attention will be given to the connection between AT on the one hand, and mainstream technology and the practical requirements on the environment on the other, i.e. requirements that need to be fulfilled so that AT can work in these contexts. These requirements are usually grouped under the heading “accessibility”.
In the last few years, sales of mobile devices have surpassed PC sales. Mobile devices can be extremely useful for people with special needs: they provide great computing memory capacities associated with permanent digital network access and minimal space and weight. This course will show the principles that ensure that mobile applications are not restricted to mainstream users, but can also fulfil the requirements that make them accessible to everyone. Practical exercises that can be done on the main mobile operating systems will be proposed and explained.