Curricula on Web Accessibility: Build, Compare and Select Courses on Web Accessibility

Scheduled at 11:15am in Plaza Court 3 on Thursday, November 18.



  • Daniel Montalvo, Accessibility Education and Training Specialist, W3C

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: All Levels
  • Type of session: General Conference


The WAI curricula provides teaching modules to help you create courses on digital accessibility, or to include accessibility in other courses. The modules cover accessibility foundations that apply broadly, and specific skills for developers, designers, content authors, and others.


This presentation introduces the Curricula on web accessibility, developed by the Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

The curricula provides material for teaching accessibility. You can use it to develop courses specifically on digital accessibility, or to include accessibility in other courses, such as programming and graphics design.

You can also use this resource to review existing and proposed courses.

Some example uses of this resource include:

  • faculty lecturer — selects topics from the Foundation, Developer, and Designer modules to teach accessibility to computer science students
  • accessibility professional — selects topics from the Foundation, Developer, Designer, and Author modules to create accessibility training courses
  • employee training coordinator — compares the course content offered by different providers based on the modules provided in this resource
  • procurer — includes requirements in a training Request for Proposals (RFP) based on the modules provided in this resource
  • hiring manager — compares the competencies assessed for different certificates based on the modules provided in this resource
  • Keypoints

    1. Well-vetted guidance is critical in ensuring consistent, high-quality training.
    2. Skills in accessibility for different roles favors cost efficient provision of inclusive digital services
    3. The lack of knowledge about accessibility is responsible for most accessibility barriers

    Disability Areas

    All Areas

    Topic Areas

    Accessible Course Design, Accessible Educational Materials, Teaching about Accessibility in Curriculum, Uncategorized

    Speaker Bio(s)

    Daniel Montalvo

    Daniel Montalvo is a Web Accessibility Education and Training Specialist at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Before joining the W3C, he has provided accessibility awareness, training, consultancy, and certification to European government institutions and to companies from the service, health-care, insurance, and education sectors, based on W3C/WAI accessibility standards and international, local and regional policies. He has also lead the accessibility team at one of the most well-known accessibility consultancy companies in Spain. He can make the most out of the accessibility field since he is both an accessibility professional and a user of assistive technologies on a daily basis, which helps him better understanding the needs of people with disabilities.