Making Digital Materials Accessible for Individuals With Disabilities - 0513-0000-18-064-H01-P

Making Digital Materials Accessible for Individuals With Disabilities

by Kathleen Bastedo, MEd, OTR/L
0513-0000-18-064-H01-P
(4.5 / 11 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy (1.00 Contact Hr)

Summary:

The advancement of technology has facilitated access to information rapidly, making material more widely available than ever; however, in the rush to embrace new means of instruction and information sharing, accessibility needs may have been overlooked. In 1996, the U.S. Department of Justice clarified that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements apply to all programs offered on the internet, which include all educational digital materials for clients, patients, students, and the general public, as well as all digital professional conference materials. This means that web page materials, and formalized online courses and programs, must be made available to qualified individuals with disabilities. Healthcare or education professionals who are producing digital materials must be aware of the regulations, as well as the electronic resources available to create and modify these documents, to ensure that all materials are in compliance with the ADA.

Objectives:

The goal of this digital materials accessibility module is to provide occupational therapists, dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, radiologic technologists, and social workers with up-to-date information related to accessibility of digital materials for people with disabilities. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify and understand recent additions to current laws related to the accessibility of digital materials
  • Identify how accessibility can be achieved through the modification or well-planned creation of digital materials
  • Identify resources to facilitate the creation of accessible digital materials
 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including occupational therapists, dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, radiologic technologists and social workers.
 
Pharmacists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
 
Type of Activity: Knowledge
 
Initial Release Date: 02/20/2018; Planned Expiration Date: 02/20/2021