It Takes Effort and Attention to Create Accessible Elearning. Who Benefits? Have you ever wondered whether your elearning needs to be accessible? That is, whether it needs to be perceivable, operational, understandable, and robust for use by those with disabilities? The revision of the federal procurement standard Section 508 has just been published (it’s been a standard since 1998, and under review for the past few years). In short, Section[…]READ MORE about Creating Accessible Elearning
Blended Learning Combination Helps Support Military Kids The Client: Military Child Education Coalition The work of the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) focuses on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition. The role of the MCEC is to help families, schools, and communities be better prepared to support military-connected children throughout their academic careers. Military children generally move six to nine times[…]READ MORE about Elearning Spotlight: Military Child Education Coalition and Blended Learning
Online Training for Public Health: Educating on Immunizations for 7 Million Children in the State of Texas Developing online training is rewarding for many reasons, not the least of which is that we get to work on some amazing elearning projects and cover a variety of topics. When an elearning project positively impacts our surrounding communities, the rewards are even richer. One of our favorite training projects educates multiple sectors[…]READ MORE about Elearning Spotlight: Texas Vaccine Education Online
While emphasizing the “why” of digital accessibility, Microassist CTO and noted accessibility advocate Hiram Kuykendall also provided web and application developers over an hour’s worth of web accessibility resources and instruction during Austin Adobe User Group’s (AAUG’s) June meeting. Below, I’ll cover a bit of the overview he gave, as well as point to accessibility resources developers will find helpful as they build and test their projects. In addition to his[…]READ MORE about Principles and Tools from Modern Accessibility Techniques, Hiram Kuykendall’s AAUG Presentation
Lectora is a rapid development tool that makes it possible for developers and non-developers alike to produce eLearning. The creators of Lectora market it as having the ability to generate 508 compliant courses. But what does “the ability to” really mean? It’s more than just checking a box—creating an accessible course requires familiarity with accessibility guidelines and a plan. I am going to help you get started on your plan[…]READ MORE about Creating Accessible Elearning with Lectora
At Microassist, accessibility is an essential priority as we develop elearning courses. We value education and strive to make our elearning accessible to everyone, even when it is not required. When starting new projects, I hear a lot of questions about accessible elearning. Clients wonder: What are the benefits of making training accessible? Will accessibility requirements interfere with their vision for the training? Creating accessible elearning can be intimidating at[…]READ MORE about Accessibility in Elearning – Why It’s Worth It
Adobe’s Captivate 4 software easy text-to-speech feature makes it possible to add spoken captions for ADA compliance to Elearning course content. Members of Austin ASTD Instructional Design SIG are shown how this can be done by guest speaker Hiram Kuykendall, Microassist CTO. How lifelike are the voices? Can you save time and money over recording human voice talent? Hiram demonstrates the software and summarizes the pros & cons of his[…]READ MORE about ASTD Presentation – Is Captivate Speaking to Me?