Making Digital Materials Accessible for Individuals With Disabilities - FIT42

Making Digital Materials Accessible for Individuals With Disabilities

by Kathleen Bastedo, MEd, OTR/L and Katy Kunst, MBA, BA in Psychology
FIT42
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This course is credentialed for:
Fitness (1.00 ACSM CECs)

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Price: $29.00
CE-PRO Price: $14.50

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 educational course for occupational therapists, dietitians, physical therapists, pharmacists, fitness professionals, health educators, physicians, radiologic technologists, social workers, and speech-language/audiology professionals is to provide them with up-to-date information related to the accessibility of digital materials for individuals with disabilities.
 
After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Explain legal requirements for accessibility of digital materials.
  • Describe how to achieve accessibility through the modification or 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.
 
Fitness Professionals: 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.
 
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Relias LLC meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2013 to December 2022 (provider #730441). This course is approved for 1.0 ACSM CEC. ACSM approved providership of these programs does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.
 
 

Course Originally Released on: 7/13/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/20/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/28/2023

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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ONLINE
Price: $29.00
CE-PRO Price: $14.50