Create Accessible Digital Learning
Training that is accessible to those with disabilities is training that is a highly usable custom elearning program.
Digital accessibility is about creating digital content that is usable by those with disabilities. When elearning is designed for accessibility, it becomes elearning that can reach all of your learners—whether they are students, employees, or the general public; whether they use reading glasses, or have a broken arm; whether they have a are hard of hearing, or are completely blind. It is elearning that also satisfies the federal, state, and municipal laws and standards that require digital content to be accessible.
How do you know whether elearning is usable by everyone, including those with disabilities? A good guide is to ensure that custom elearning follows the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) which are incorporated by reference into laws and standards.
Training designed with accessibility in mind creates opportunities for learners
When training is designed to be perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust, it helps ensure that people with disabilities receive training in a manner equivalent to those without disabilities. It means that training reaches everyone who needs it.
Does designing custom elearning and training programs mean that elearning must be simple and boring? Not at all.
When considering how to develop a curriculum for training that is accessible to those with disabilities, consider that accessible elearning, as any custom elearning, needs to be designed for how people learn. It needs to be interactive, meaningful, and structured so that the learner can achieve their training goals.
Microassist has developed accessible training for many agencies and companies and we want to work with you
Designing accessible custom elearning requires a unique set of skills. It needs to leverage the features make training effective, such as user-driven scenarios, practice testing, and feedback. It needs to meet the requirements demanded by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, such as captions, alternative text, keyboard access, and robust programming.
Microassist is among the few elearning companies that possess the complete knowledge related to how to develop a curriculum for training that optimizes both effective learning techniques and accessibility in the same learning environment, creating a synergy that enables learning for all.
Microassist elearning designers are well-versed in developing effective learning environments, having successfully developed courses and curriculum for government, corporate, and non-profit clients. Microassist elearning developers have implemented solutions in major elearning development tools. The Microassist Learning Development team has written extensively and delivered presentations at national, regional, and local conferences.
In addition, Microassist designers and developers are well-versed in accessibility, and how to adopt guidelines written for web accessibility to the somewhat more esoteric field of learning design. Microassist developers hold certifications in accessibility from industry-recognized certifying organizations and have successfully competed in accessibility-related design competitions. Microassist employees have also contributed to national publications like Mealey’s Litigation Report, Association of Talent Development’s TD Magazine, and blogs and newsletters on the subjects of both web accessibility and accessible elearning.