Joint Programme on Accessible Web Design "web_access"
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The main purpose of the project "Joint Programme on Accessible Web Design" (“web_access”) is the development of a distance learning module with regard to national diversity at a European level in the field of accessible web design. It will be summed up to a Europe-wide unique academic training programme and will itself be designed in an accessible way to enable access by as many people as possible, including people with disabilities. One further goal is the accreditation and implementation of the module at European partner universities.
Evidence has shown that there is a growing need for the creation and maintenance of web sites at European and national level which are truly accessible and in conformance with agreed and emerging international standards. This issue also needs to be addressed through more formal education and training. The target groups should be trained in both the requirements for and the techniques to achieve fully accessible websites. The target groups for the proposed higher education programme are web designers, students/graduates in computer sciences and related fields of study and those who have achieved equivalent knowledge and skills. Among them we would especially like to encourage people with disabilities (PwD) to participate because of both being experts for their own needs and enabling their employability. The main expected outputs of “web_access” are international learning materials which pay regard to national diversity in the field of accessible web design in order to encourage and exceed the state of knowledge concerning this field within Europe. Planned courses (e.g.): basics regarding Assistive Technologies (AT), principles of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), legal basics regarding Accessible Web Design/PwD with a regard to national diversity.