Erasmus+ Certified Digital Accessibility Training project
Erasmus+ Certified Digital Accessibility Training project started in September 2018 in order to meet the specifications of the European legislation, Directive (EU) 2016/2102 on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies, which directs that all websites and mobile apps of public sector need to be accessible to all by the year 2020. The project includes 6 partnering organizations from four participating European countries: Slovenia, Poland, Greece, and Spain. These partners have been together developing a certified digital accessibility training, which will be offered to diverse groups of key stakeholders as a response for increasing labour market needs for expert in the field of digital accessibility in Europe.
The training will offer specialized courses for these following positions: (1) Digital Accessibility Manager; (2) Digital Accessibility Tester; (3) Web developer with expertise in digital accessibility; and (4) Web designer with expertise in digital accessibility. The modules developed for these courses will be: (1) Introduction to Digital Accessibility; (2) Managing digital accessibility; (3) Web developing for digital accessibility; (4) Web designing for digital accessibility; (5) Implementation of digital accessibility; and (6) Evaluation of digital accessibility. The project will contribute to better access of training and qualifications for all through making all material free for download from an online platform. Furthermore, this kind of project will have an impact on social inclusion of people with disabilities by promoting and encouraging learning about accessible websites and applications. Additionally, it will strengthen the professional development of trainers and teachers. The project will improve the quality of training (initial education and continuous development), the quality of teachers, trainers and other professionals in the sector, and it will make courses more relevant to the labour market.