Making Digital Materials Accessible for Individuals With Disabilities  - PT41

Making Digital Materials Accessible for Individuals With Disabilities

by Kathleen Bastedo, MEd, OTR/L
(4.2 / 210 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


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

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.
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/21.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 12S1825 for 09/27/12 to 09/27/13; 13S1862 for 09/28/13 to 09/28/14; 14S1728 for 09/29/14 to 09/29/15; 15S2361 for 09/30/15 to 09/30/16; 16S1876 for 10/01/16 to 10/01/17; 17S6299 for 10/2/17 to 10/2/18).
The Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CP130020475 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CP140021542 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CP150023800 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27134 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-518431 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17; CE18-518451 for 01/01/to to 12/31/18).
The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 4572 for 10/16/12 to 10/15/13; 5247 for 10/16/13 to 10/15/14; 5812 for 10/16/14 to 10/15/15; 2220 for 10/16/15 to 10/15/16; 2016-411 for 10/01/16 to 09/30/17; 2017-440 for 10/1/17 to 9/30/18).
The Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE003413 for 11/20/12 to 12/31/12; PTCE005490 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE007086 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE010216 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18).
Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 10/15/12 to 07/31/14; 08/01/14 to 07/31/16; 08/01/16 to 07/31/18.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-4529 for 09/01/12 to 09/01/13). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.


Course Originally Released on: 7/13/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/29/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/29/2019


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

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KRISTIN P - Collierville, TN  ·  Sep 27, 2018
good course on disabilities
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Scott D - Sunnyvale, CA  ·  May 14, 2018
A fantastic super duper course
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Angela A - Cypress, TX  ·  Apr 20, 2018
Interesting information and concise!
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Janet D - Arroyo Grande, CA  ·  Feb 20, 2018
not particularly applicable to my line of work.
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MILVIA V - Ontario, CA  ·  Feb 13, 2018
it was informative and concise
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