The training module aims to make young persons with disabilities to understand their rights and the possibilities connected to the Web Accessibility Directive. By using the feedback mechanism of the directive in a constructive way, the legislation can be used as a tool both for empowerment of the target groups and for individuals to contribute to making public sector websites more accessible for everyone.
Module 1 – Rights and opportunities
Your right to independent information, overall level. Policy and regulatory framework – UNCRPD, EU policies, overview of related laws like the European Accessibility Act etc
Web Accessibility Directive at a glance – what does it mean, who does it cover, how is it enforced
The three ways of monitoring – end users can and will make a difference
A short summary with open questions around what policy and legislation means to each individual.
Use the directive as a tool
Your right to independent information, practical level
Scope of monitoring – end user involvement
Feedback mechanism – how to provide constructive feed back
Complaints mechanism – your rights to information
A short questionnaire is provided for the participants to take home and fill in until next training. Next module starts with a check that everyone has been able to follow the content of last time so that we can move on to next part. Questions and reflections of course welcome.
Module 2 – Demand your rights
Your right to independent information, how to test
How to use relevant criteria from EN301549
The two levels of monitoring, based on user needs
To make a difference
Your right to independent information, practical exercises. Based on what we have learned in previous modules, we perform democratic exercises on existing websites: testing for specific accessibility problems, providing constructive feedback where non-compliance is detected and preparing for a formal complaint, should the agency not answer according to the regulation.