As instructors, programmers, and designers leveraging technology to make our content available on a wider scale, it is our duty to ensure that knowledge is delivered clearly and concisely, to and for everyone. How do we adequately accommodate users who face disabilities? Unfortunately, WCAG and Section 508 guidelines do not provide instruction to tell us exactly HOW to do this. The standards are often vague, confusing, difficult to follow, and are not tool specific. This often leads to haphazard solutions or an incorrect interpretation of standards. So how do we navigate in this tough environment? What design considerations and developmental best practices must be considered when designing accessible content? How do we create accessible eLearning?

In this session you will learn about Section 508 and WCAG accessibility standards, how they relate to each other, and how they relate to your accessibility strategy. This session not only discusses the core, theoretical concepts behind compliance, but will focus on how to apply these concepts through commonly used authoring tools. You will learn not only “what” the standards are and “why” we use them, but also “how” we implement them in development tools. You will learn hints, tips, and best practices to help you in designing and developing with accessibility standards. You will learn about the accessibility features of dominKnow | ONE, Lectora, and Storyline to help you design, develop, and test your eLearning courses for compliance. You will learn what items comprise a strong accessibility checklist that can be used by developers. The overall goal of this session is for you to learn how to produce accessible courses that are robust, interactive, and media-rich.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What accessibility is and what it means in the context of eLearning
  • The design concepts, techniques, and strategies that are considered in the creation of accessible eLearning
  • Strategies for addressing WCAG and Section 508 accessibility standards
  • How to produce accessible courses that are robust, interactive, and media rich
  • What features of dominKnow | ONE, Lectora, and Storyline are used to design and develop compliant eLearning courses
  • How to review and test your eLearning courses for compliance
  • The difference between compliance and usability

Technology discussed:

dominKnow | ONE, Lectora, Articulate Storyline

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