Introduction to accessibility

This introductory course is aimed at those who have no or limited knowledge of accessibility. It also serves as a starting point for more advanced and specialised courses. The course provides examples of good and bad accessibility, reviews statistics, explains political decisions and difficult concepts. Choose to take the course on-demand and add, to reinforce your knowledge, an optional live one-day session.

For whom?

This course is aimed at those who know little - or nothing - about accessibility. No prior knowledge is required. Everyone is welcome.

It also serves as a starting point for more advanced and specialised courses.

About the course

Funka Academy's introductory course provides a solid foundation for starting an active work with digital accessibility in your organisation. We show clear examples of good and bad accessibility, go through statistics, talk about political decisions and explain the concepts.

In this course, you will learn what digital accessibility is, who is affected and how to navigate with different assistive devices. We go through statistics, briefly explain the law on digital accessibility and explain difficult concepts.

After this course, you will have knowledge and understanding of why it is so important to start working with accessibility.

Course content

The course contains the following main elements:

  • Accessibility, usability, and design for all
  • Political decisions and recommendations
  • Rules and guidelines
  • Disability and IT
  • Disability and the web
  • Advantages of accessibility

How is the course delivered?

The course consists of two parts; a recorded course followed by a teacher-led one-day live session. 

Self-paced course on-demand

Funka Academy's recorded course is for those who want broad basic knowledge in accessibility close at hand. You get a basic overview but also the opportunity to focus on selected areas that you have a particular need for.

You can access the course on-demand when it suits you. The course is divided into chapters - take one or more at a time. You can also use the course as a knowledge bank; the search function makes it easy to find what you need.

  • Access to the course on-demand on Funka Academy's learning portal for 6 months.
  • 13 parts, totalling 90 minutes of recorded films and reference material.
Part Topic  Length
Part 1 What is accessibility? 06:27 min
Part 2 Statistics 03:21 min 
Part 3 Legislation and EU Directives 09:46 min 
Part 4 WCAG and EN 301 549 07:21 min
Part 5 Web accessibility 07:47 min
Part 6 Motor skills 07:33 min
Part 7 Cognition 10:14 min
Part 8 Reading 07:59 min
Part 9 Vision 09:47 min
Part 10 Listening 07:08 min
Part 11 Speech 03:24 min
Part 12 Accessibility work 06:01 min
Part 13 Next steps 03:11 min

Add a Live one-day session 

Do you want to further improve your theoretical and practical skills? Maybe you have, or are about to enter, a role where deeper knowledge of accessibility is necessary? Or do you simply believe that you learn best and most from teacher-led training?

For you, we offer a complementary one-day session as an extension and continuation of the recorded basic course.

The course day consists of a live lecture and a workshop. The lecture provides broadened and deepened competence. The workshop includes application, discussion and practical exercises.

  • Live teacher-led one-day session 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Funka's subject matter experts lead the sessions.
  • The course is given live on site in Stockholm and online, the participant has the opportunity to choose how they want to attend.

After the course

After completing the course, you will receive a digital Funka Course Certificate showing that you have participated and the scope and content of the course.

You have continued access to the on-demand course material and knowledge bank for 6 months from the date of order.


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