Mada ICT-AID Competency Framework

Mada ICT accessibility and inclusive design (ICT-AID) competency framework describes all the relevant ICT accessibility competencies and capabilities required for students, teachers, and professionals to use and develop accessible products, contents, and services.

The framework features six domains of competencies, each domain covers a set of competencies, each of which is broken down into capabilities, required to apply, evaluate, and remediate digital accessibility in compliance with accessibility standards and best practices.

Mada ICT-AID Competency Framework can be used as a tool to guide professional education services, universities and individuals on delimiting the required relevant competencies in ICT accessibility, and fostering the integration of ICT Accessibility in education curricula and training programmes. The framework can be also adapted for use in different learning contexts and modes, and availed to develop, describe, and publish ICT-AID aligned resources in courseware repositories.

Mada framework is featured as an education standard available to users of the Open Educational Resources OER Commons digital library and collaboration platform. As such, the framework can be used to index, align, and search OER providing accordingly ease of access and retrieval of these resources, serving globally learners and educators.

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