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Skillsoft to provide equal access to learning content for all employees
HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Friday, 08 December 2017

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The Accessibility Programme Office will ensure that everyone within the workforce has equal access to its learning content and technology.

Skillsoft has announced new ‘Access for All’ programme to ensure all corporate learners have equal access to its content and technology. The new accessibility programme will ensure that its content and technology is accessible to a new standard of industry excellence.

In this age and time, the Internet has made everything available at the click of the mouse. No one can restrict sharing knowledge and experience in terms of content and accessibility in a learning platform. With the advent of the Internet, learning has become simple and cost effective.

Skillsoft has established an Accessibility Programme Office to ensure that everyone within a workforce has equal access to its learning content and technology. It also ensures that all learners with physical disabilities, whether they are from small companies or big, are able to utilise its learning content.

Bill Donoghue, chairman and CEO of the Skillsoft Group says “Equity of access for all goes beyond being compliant, to striving and setting new standards of excellence. At Skillsoft, we believe that everyone has an equal right to use our content and learning platforms. Accessibility is a core component of our corporate DNA”.

Internet has made everything available at the click of the mouse. No one can restrict sharing knowledge and experience in terms of content and accessibility in a learning platform. 

Today technology is changing constantly, which requires workforces to equip themselves with new skills and knowledge. While employees need to acquire and learn new skills, it is the responsibility of the employer to provide them with a learning platform and training.

Bill further adds that “Our Federal customers expect us to meet accessibility standards for many years. Increasingly, our corporate customers also recognise the importance of equity of access to their learning solutions. We make sure that all employees are supported and empowered to learn so our corporate customers can confidently deploy a best-in-class learning solution.”

Skillsoft’s Accessibility Programme Office will adopt all latest global accessibility standards. It has partnered with The Paciello Group (TPG), leading accessibility consultant, which supports accessible design, auditing and user testing.

Michael Paciello, founder of TPG comments, “Skillsoft’s significant investment to establish its Accessibility Programme Office demonstrates the Company’s commitment to making accessibility a core value. We continue to be involved in every step of the development of their new content and the Percipio platform”. He further adds, “Ensuring accessibility of Skillsoft’s award-winning, world-class content and technology to all users will impact learning across all organisations.”

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