eLearning modules for workplaces

Do you need a cost-effective way to teach your staff about accessibility and inclusion?

AbilityNet has developed a series of online eLearning modules to help you become a digitally disability inclusive workplace. 

People sat at computers in office environmentOn-demand disability awareness training

We provide you with a range of customisable eLearning modules including instructional videos to educate your teams about accessibility and inclusion dos and don'ts. 

The modules provide a deep dive into disability and accessibility considerations: 

  • hearing
  • vision
  • cognitive
  • mental health
  • physical/motor

Accessible workplace modules

Teach your workforce about inclusion and accessibility awareness:

  • Language dos and don’ts 
  • Common accessibility issues 
  • Personas: characters based on the real-life experiences of people experiencing barriers in the digital world. 
  • Assistive technology (AT) available to support each condition/impairment 
  • Practical advice to avoid creating unnecessary barriers across all of the digital content you produce.

About the modules

The modules also share the business, legal and moral reasons for getting things right as well as giving you the opportunity to add your own messages as to why creating a disability inclusive workplace is so important for you as an organisation. 

All UK public sector organisations have a legal obligation to meet a base level of accessibility (Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations). We have created modules specifically to address that need and train your staff. 

Personalising your course

All staff can complete the modules in their own time, at their own pace. The series can be tailored to reference any in-house tools and resources that you  have to  support accessibility at  your  business. 

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Other modules available to purchase include step-by-step advice about how to ensure your Office 365 documents and PDFs are accessible:

Office 365 module

Tailored specifically for content authors using Office 365, on this course you and your team will learn the practical steps to create accessible documents, with a focus on:

  • headings
  • descriptive links
  • alternative text
  • fonts
  • colour and contrast

Example documents and videos demonstrate how to use the key accessibility features within Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The module also covers the creation of PDFs from Office and the potential issues that PDFs present for accessibility.

Introduction to creating accessible PDF documents

For a more detailed approach to accessible PDFs, this module provides participants with a step-by-step guide to check and correct a PDF for accessibility*. The module includes videos, demonstration documents, quizzes (knowledge checks) and hands-on activities for an interactive learning session. 

The course covers:

  • automatic checks for PDF accessibility
  • content order
  • tags
  • forms
  • tables
  • a checklist with links to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) accessibility criteria.

*This course is for people who have access to the Adobe Acrobat Professional PDF authoring program.

Looking for a training course for individuals? Ability's PDF Accessibility online training course may be what you need.

 

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University of Westminster logoCase study: The University of Westminster

The University of Westminster has been using AbilityNet's eLearning module to educate its staff, and it customised the course to include information specific to the institution. 
 


“The digital accessibility course really opened my eyes up to the importance of designing and creating content which can be used by everyone, regardless of what condition one might be experiencing. It taught me that removing as many barriers as possible proactively - rather than reactively - is what makes a great user experience for all” - feedback from staff learner.

Find out about our eLearning modules for HE and FE institutions 

Contact our accessibility experts

We offer tailored accessibility and usability support, to help you ensure your website, apps and other digital services are usable, accessible and comply with UK accessibility regulations.

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