Welcome to our Accessibility Awareness (Digital Information) course


Firstly thank you on behalf of our small, hard working charity for considering our training. We hope you find it helpful.

This course will provide a general introduction to the issues faced by people with disabilities while accessing online information and the assistive technologies, strategies and guidelines available to help them overcome these issues.

By the end of the course you should have a better understanding of:


  • The need for accessible content
  • The issues faced by different disabilities while accessing online content
  • The regulations (Global) and laws (UK) which advise and govern online content


Course content

  • The prevalence of online information
  • The importance of accessibility
  • Sensory disabilities and assistive technologies
  • Physical disabilities and assistive technologies
  • Learning difficulties and assistive technologies
  • Learning disabilities and assistive technologies
  • Autistic spectrum disorders and assistive technologies
  • Epilepsy and assistive strategies
  • The WCAG Accessibility Guidelines
  • Additional information including an introduction to the UK laws pertaining to online accessibility


Each section is accompanied by a short multiple choice test


A certificate of completion is sent to all learners who finish the course.



The course is for anyone involved in producing online content who wishes to gain an understanding of the importance of and reasons for ensuring their online content is as accessible as possible.


It would be very helpful to us if you were to complete the course feedback form at the end of the training to let us know what you think of the course. 


We do not currently charge for this training course but if you would like to donate to our training programme to help us keep it running you can do so via the links below the signature on this page.  We have also included them on the final page so you can actually get through the course before you decide whether to donate or not (-;  Thank you.


Kind regards



Accessibility Information Officer

Disability Information Scotland