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.
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
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Narrative
Domain of OT: Activity Demands
Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention
Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues
This course is intended for multiple professions, including occupational therapists, dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, radiologic technologists and social workers.
Occupational Therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).
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