The first certified courses in IT and accessibility in Norway

In connection with the new Discrimination and Accessibility Law, passed in the summer, there is now a pressing need for expertise in all aspects affected by the law. As a consequence of this MediaLT now offers Norway's first private, certified course in IT and accessibility.

Story by: Magne Lunde - 03.10.2008

The course is being run as part of the project Module in ICT and accessibility (MIKT).   The pilot project completed in 2007 established that there is clearly a need for this expertise. The main objective of the MIKT project is to develop a certified module in ICT and accessibility.

Practical understanding

The course is designed to give participants a practical understanding of what it means to be a disabled user of ICT. We believe that such an understanding is essential as a means of achieving universal design in this field. The course will be run as a three day seminar, which will give a practical introduction in how Disabled use ICT.

Broad appeal

We think this course will be useful for all who work in the context of ICT, with responsibility to ensure universal design. It is especially relevant for groups such as:

  • Government employees with responsibility for public procurement
  • Network administrators in public and private companies
  • Web designers and Web developers
  • Employees in user organisations 
  • Politicians responsible for ICT and / or universal design
  • Members of the municipal council for the Disabled 
  • Employees in public and private centres of expertise for the disabled 
  • Employees in NAV (Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organisation); particularly the employees at the assistive aids centres
  • Research and development centres working in the field of ICT and the Disabled
  • Employees in higher education working in the field of ICT

Quality Control

The first version of the curriculum and test has been developed. Norsktest/Datakortet will now review and undertake quality control of the curriculum and test, and take responsibility for the certification system. Participants who pass the test will be given a course certificate. The Course Plan below gives a systematic review of the curriculum.

Limited number of places

The registration deadline for the course is January 1st 2009 for course start March 1st 2009. Register by e-mail: or phone: 21 53 80 10.
The course fee is 10,000 kr. There are limited places on the course, so register quickly to ensure a place. No previous knowledge or study credits are required to attend the course.

Course Program

The course consists of six double lessons of online instruction and a three-day seminar of practical teaching.

Online classses

Date Time Topic
04.03.2009     09.00 -11.00        Practical information
Review of course program
11.03.2009 09.00 - 11.00 Universal design
The assessment of available solutions
18.03.2009 09.00 - 11.00 Policy and action plans
25.03.2009 09.00 - 11.00 Guidelines and standards for accessibility
Process and user influence in development projects
06.05.2009 09.00 - 13.00 Structured Documents
Web and other Internet services
13.05.2009 09.00 - 11.00 Selection of project
Course summary


Three day seminar

The seminar will provide a practical introduction in how the disabled use ICT. Theory will be combined with the opportinunity to use the technoology in practice. The seminar will be arranged during 22nd - 24th April 2009 and will cover the following topics:

Date Time Topic
22.04.2009     09.00 Opening and Course Information
  09.15 Aids for the disabled
  10.00 Break
  10.10 Aids for mobility disabled
  11.00 Break
  11.10 Aids for visually impaired
  12.00 Lunch
  12.45 Aids for visually impaired continued
  13.35 Break
  13.45 Aids for people with reduced cognitive abilities
  14.35 Break
  14.45 Aids for people with reduced cognitive abilities continued
  15.30 Summary
  15.45 End of day 1
23.04.2009 09.00 Aids for people with reading and writing difficulties
  09.50 Break
  10.00 Aids for people with reading and writing difficulties continued
  10.50 Break
  11.00 Accessibility operative systems
  12.00 Lunch
  12.45 Server environments
  13.35 Break
  13.45 User programmes
  14.35 Break
  14.45 Computer games and entertainment
  15.30 Summary
  15.45 End of day 2
24.04.2009 09.00 Mobile equipment
  09.50 Break
  10.00 Free software
  10.50 Break
  11.00 Other relevant ICT-areas
  12.00 Lunch
  12.45 Web
  13.35 Break
  13.45 Web continued
  14.35 Summary
  14.45 End

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