Certificate of Achievement

Rob Power

has completed the following course:

Digital Accessibility: Enabling Participation in the Information Society

University of Southampton and MOOCAP

This online course explored how a better understanding of users' needs can enable the development of technologies that are accessible and provide a more inclusive environment

5 weeks, 3 hours per week


Professor Mike Wald

University of Southampton

E.A. Draffan

University of Southampton



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Learning outcomes

  • Explore the challenges and barriers met by disabled people in everyday life
  • Describe the relationship between ‘usability’, ‘accessibility’ and ‘user experience’
  • Identify a range of technologies that can help make desktops, laptops and mobile devices accessible e.g. screen readers, switch access technologies, speech input and braille input
  • Explore how to create video captions and experience screen reader technology
  • Apply Accessibility Guidelines in creating accessible documents and web content
  • Use document and web accessibility audits and testing to identify violations of accessibility guidelines


  • What is digital accessibility?
  • Digital accessibility and business
  • Relationship between ‘usability’, ‘accessibility’ and ‘user experience’
  • Challenges and barriers met by disabled people
  • Video and audio barriers and subtitles, captioning and audio description
  • Desktop, laptop, mobile and self-service terminal accessibility
  • Creating, checking and evaluating document, web and self-service terminal accessibility
  • Input and output devices e.g. screen reader, Braille, switch access technologies
  • Digital and web accessibility guidelines, standards and principles of Universal Design

Issued on 20th March 2017

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This learner has not verified their identity. The certificate and transcript do not imply the award of credit or the conferment of a qualification from University of Southampton and MOOCAP.

Free online course:

Digital Accessibility: Enabling Participation in the Information Society

University of Southampton