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Asia-Pacific Regional Forum on Mainstreaming ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities. Bangkok, Thailand 25 - 27 August 2009 CEN Workshop Agreement on a Curriculum for Training Professionals in Universal Design” Presented by Mr. Gerard Ellis. Introduction.

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asia pacific regional forum on mainstreaming ict accessibility for persons with disabilities

Asia-Pacific Regional Forum on Mainstreaming ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

Bangkok, Thailand

25 - 27 August 2009

CEN Workshop Agreement

on a Curriculum for Training Professionals

in Universal Design”

Presented by

Mr. Gerard Ellis

introduction
Introduction
  • A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
  • What if that step is in the wrong direction?
  • If you don't know where you are going, how will you know when you get there?
  • Universal Design helps clarify the journey
  • Examples of Universal Design
  • CEN Workshop Agreement on Training for ICT Professionals
what is cen
What is CEN?
  • One of 3 official European Standards Bodies
  • Non-profit body set up under Belgian law
  • Provides platform to develop Standards and other concensus Documents
  • 30 National Members
  • Main Objective is to remove barriers to free trade
standards
Standards
  • Document which is designed for common and repeated use
  • Rules, Guidelines or Definitions
  • Consensus document amongst many stakeholders
  • Industry
  • Consumers
  • Regulators
  • Approved by recognised body
what is a cen workshop agreement
What is a CEN Workshop Agreement?
  • Consensus based Specification
  • Drawn up in Workshops
  • Open to anyone to get involved
  • Low Development Cost
  • Short Development Time
  • Typically used for ICT products or services
cwa for training of ict professionals
CWA for Training of ICT Professionals

Why it is required

  • Benefits of Universal Design are being recognised
  • Little formal training available
  • Avoid fragmentation
  • Ensure quality of Courses
  • Ensure training is mainstreamed
  • Promote robust and transferable skills
cwa for training of ict professionals1

CWA for Training of ICT Professionals

What is Included?

10 Essential Topics

3 Levels of Granularity for each

Topic

Curriculum is Modular

Topics complement each other

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CWA for Training of ICT Professionals

Levels of Granularity

Summary level

  • Important facts are given
  • Raises Awareness

Overview Level

  • Covers all major aspects
  • Technical Details omitted

Details Level

  • Technical Details Included
  • Enough details to apply skills and learn further on the job
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CWA for Training of ICT Professionals

Topics

  • Universal Design and Target User Groups
  • User Interfaces
  • Back-End Technologies
  • Web Applications
  • Consumer Electronics, Games
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CWA for Training of ICT Professionals

Topics (cont'd)

  • User-Centred Design
  • Evaluation
  • Assistive Technology
  • Business Cases
  • Ethics, Legislation, Privacy
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CWA for Training of ICT Professionals

Public Consultation

  • First Workshop May 27th, 2009
  • 60 Days
  • Ends October 4th, 2009
  • Everyone welcome to comment
  • next Workshop November, 2009
references
References
  • CEN

http://www.cen.eu

  • CEN Workshop Agreement on a Curriculum for training ICT Professionals in Universal Design

http://www.nsai.ie/index.cfm/area/news/action/article/newsKey/641/information/cwa_is3512009

  • The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/enable/conventioninfo.htm#content

  • The Worldwide Web Consortium Web Access Initiative

http://www.w3c.org/wai

  • the First World Summit on the Information Societyhttp://www.wsis.org

Gerard Ellis

Gerry.ellis@feelthebenefit.com