ADC launches free online course on digital accessibility
Starting in June, the Association for Civil Rights (ADC) will offer the course “Digital Accessibility: a review from the Human Rights perspective” for the first time. The activity is targeted at members of organizations dedicated to the defense of digital rights and eventually, anyone interested in adopting a disability and human rights perspective.
The object of the course is to examine, understand and embrace the social paradigm of disability, the regional and global regulatory frameworks, domestic norms, the principles of digital accessibility, and its importance to the democratic system.
This training program will be in virtual format, through the new ADC Campus, and free of charge. It consists of five audiovisual modules with subtitles in Spanish and Argentinian sign language, which can be viewed async. The course and contents meet several accessibility standards.
The course will be given by Ms. Gabriela Toledo, member of the Disability Observatory of the National University of Quilmes (UNQ) and member of ADC’s PUEDA – For an Accessible Digital Environment team, and Dr. Hugo Gallardo, attorney specializing in Conventional and Constitutional Law, member of Glocal Abogados and external consultant to ADC.
The Association for Civil Rights has been active for more than 25 years in the promotion and defense of human rights, with a special emphasis on the digital sphere. Accessibility is one of our main areas of work, in which we seek to guarantee that everyone can enjoy and exercise their rights in the online world, especially those with disabilities or low digital literacy.
“In an increasingly digitalized world and society, the inclusion of people with disabilities is essential to keep moving forward and ensure that no one is left behind,” said Sergio Bustamante Godoy, the organization’s Talent Training director.