Making Digital Materials Accessible for Individuals With Disabilities - RAD41B

Making Digital Materials Accessible for Individuals With Disabilities

by Kathleen Bastedo, MEd, OTR/L
(4.7 / 12 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (0.75 CE Credit)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


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, social workers, and imaging and radiation therapists.
Imaging and radiation therapists: 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 or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 4/23/2019 to 5/1/2022.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Course Originally Released on: 7/13/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/29/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/1/2022

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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Laurel A - Lakeland , FL  ·  Oct 11, 2019
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Stacey K - washington, IL  ·  Aug 15, 2019
very informational but I will never use it
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Carol S - Palm Harbor , FL  ·  Aug 07, 2019
This article was very informative
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Jessica S - Casa Grande , AZ  ·  Jun 15, 2019
Interesting read, did not really strike my interest. But having this type of opportunity will be great.
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00