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Deggendorf institute of technology

pioneering & vibrant

digital accessibility.

centre for academic further education

2-day Virtual Workshop


clear the way – overcoming and preventing digital hurdles


Everyone is familiar with accessibility in buildings and on the road. People with limited mobility or sensory perception are thus enabled - physically - to access and participate in road traffic. Binding requirements can be found here in the Disability Equality Act (BGG).

But what about the way through the digital world? What is a simple order on the internet for a young person without disability can become a major challenge for others. In the digital age, less and less works without associated apps and online functions. Everyday life is full of electronically generated forms, PDFs and information letters - and thus also digital hurdles.

In 2021, the regulations for the digital sector have now also been tightened. Do your documents really meet the needs of all your employees and customers? Is your public presence usable for all potentially interested parties?

Find out! We can help you on your way to digital accessibility!

course details

Course contents

  • Digital accessibiliy basics: affected people, barriers & assistive technologies
  • Guidelines, regulations and laws: Is accessibility mandatory?
  • Testing tools and strategies
  • Accessible web applications: Plan, design, develop
  • Accessible documents: Creating, reviewing, repairing
  • Practical exercises:
  • Navigating with a screen reader (read aloud software)
  • Testing a website
  • Identifying, assessing and removing barriers

Target group

The workshop is aimed at:

  • All those interested in the topic
  • Software and app developers, usability and UX designers
  • Administrative staff
  • Company employees responsible for accessibility in all sectors



organisational matters

  • Degree: University certificate
  • Prerequisites: no special prerequisites required
  • Time concept: two afternoons starting at 2 pm
  • Dates: 21 and 22 September 2023
  • Location: online
  • Exam: practical assignment during the course
  • Fees: €490 regular, €390 for students from all universities
  • Course language: German

your benefits

  • Expert knowledge: Benefit from our lecturer's well founded and longstanding practical and teaching experience.
  • Practical transfer: Many exercises and practical examples enable direct application in your everyday working life.
  • Individual support: We provide you with all important course information and help you with any concerns and questions throughout the course.
  • Flexibility: All dates are 100% virtual, you safe travel and time and are not tied to a specific location.
  • Networking: Networking with instructors and participants - also beyond the course: exchange experiences in the field of accessibility
  • Fit for future: Have your new skills confirmed with a high-quality university certificate


Joschi Kuphal

  • Digital Accessibility Expert (IAAP Certified Professional for Web Accessibility & Accessible Document Specialist)
  • Designer, programmer, consultant, auditor and lecturer with 20+ years of professional experience
  • Founder & Managing Director of tollwerk agency with focus on accessible communication
  • 2000 Diploma in Interior Design (Univ.)


  • Next course: 21 and 22 September 2023
  • Please see our German website for registration

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