MOOCAP (MOOCs for Accessibility Partnership) is a pan-european Erasmus+ project aiming to provide an online course authored by accessibility experts in nine universities.
MOOCAP is a European ERASMUS+ project whose name stands for “MOOCs for Accessibility Partnership”. The partnership is made up of accessibility experts in nine European Universities .The goal of the project is to provide education about accessible design in digital products and services.
Its brief is to create free online courses that explain how to create accessible media and content, such as web sites, mobile apps and office documents; and how to design products and systems for daily living in order to make them accessible to, understandable by, and usable for a wide range of people. An introductory course and a further specialised courses are being created. The introductory course will be hosted on a European MOOC platform.
The introductory MOOC aims to make learners aware of the barriers experienced by those who have a range of sensory, physical and cognitive impairments when accessing online content and technologies and services in general, and show how strategies can be introduced to provide digital accessibility. The five week programme cover access to mobile and web services, online multimedia such as videos etc., documentation and technology used in daily living such as Self-Service Terminals (e.g. cash machines and domestic appliances).
For more, please see the project web site.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016, kgp