The overall aim of the completed LLP project ‘web_access’ is the development of a distance learning programme with regard to national diversity at a European level in the field of accessible web design (AWD). It summed up to a Europe-wide unique academic training programme and was designed in an accessible way to enable access by as many people as possible, including people with disabilities.
Evidence has shown that there is a growing need for the creation and maintenance of websites at European and national level which are truly accessible and in conformance with agreed and emerging international standards. This issue also needs to be addressed through more formal education and training. The target groups (web designers, students/graduates in computer sciences and related fields of study, and those who have achieved equivalent knowledge and skills, especially people with disabilities) should be trained in both the requirements for and the techniques to achieve fully accessible websites.
More information on the project website.