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Apprenticeship training course

Digital accessibility specialist (level 4)

Provide advice on accessibility best practice, helping organisations (externally and internally) to meet organisational, national and international accessibility standards.

Qualification level
4
Equivalent to higher national certificate (HNC).
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Digital
Maximum funding
£16,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Accessibility Consultant
  • Accessibility Specialist
  • Accessibility Subject Matter Expert (SME)
  • Accessibility Tester
  • Digital Accessibility Specialist
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Present information, (for example business cases, testing findings, general information etc.) to a variety of audiences to ensure understanding.
  • Use hardware and software based assistive technologies for a variety of applications (for example testing, training etc.)
  • Use Interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective and credible professional relationships both within and outside the team.
  • Conduct testing against a variety of platforms using appropriate standards and/or guidelines and assistive technologies.
  • Conduct workshops, surveys or focus groups, including the set-up, running and conclusion activities.
  • Both written and verbal communication skills when working as a team or individually.
  • Solve problems using a logical and analytical approach.
  • Identify appropriate assistive technologies and adaptive strategies for an individual's disability.
  • Practice disability etiquette, when communicating with individuals with disabilities.
  • Apply accessibility standards and regulations to practice.
  • Uses productivities suites and implementing accessibility best practices (for example reading level, colour contrast etc.) into produced documentation.
  • Create business reports, business cases and documentation appropriate for the target audience (for example developers, management etc.)
  • Identifies and rectify issues being experienced using appropriate troubleshooting methods relating to a user's assistive technology.
  • Apply security best practices.
  • Apply accessibility guidelines (for example WCAG, ISO9241 Ergonomics of human-system interaction) when designing and developing solutions on a variety of platforms (for example web, mobile etc.)
  • Collate and research information, or statistics (for example disability statistics, appropriate assistive technology for specific disabilities and correct terminology) required to present, in a manner which is appropriate to the target audience of any training (for example project managers, web designers, developers, end users and line management).
  • Keep up-to-date with developments in technologies, trends and innovation using a range of sources.
  • Lead a group of individuals using basic leadership skills as to achieve a common goal.

Full information on Digital accessibility specialist (level 4) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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