Time- and Cost-Effective Ways to Make E-Learning Usable by Everyone
Microassist Senior Learning Architect Kevin Gumienny was recently featured in TD Magazine, ATD’s award-winning monthly magazine that covers learning and development industry best practices, emerging technologies, and trends.
With increasing attention being given to making all digital content usable and navigable to everyone, without excluding those who may want to participate but who have visual, auditory, mobility, or other impairments, Kevin’s article, “E-Learning for All,” provides a solid introduction on why it’s critical to consider accessibility requirements during course development. In it, Kevin provides time- and cost-effective considerations that will help make online training usable for everyone, including learners with disabilities.
Download “E-Learning for All”
As a Learning Dispatch reader, you may download a copy of Kevin’s TD article, “E-Learning for All,” excerpted from the print publication, for free.
- Why accessible e-learning matters (“Why should I care?”)
- What is meant by “accessible e-learning”
- The role of accessibility standards in e-learning development
- How the course development process impacts accessibility
- Who has responsibility for accessibility during the course creation process
- Why accessible e-learning doesn’t have to mean boring e-learning
“E-Learning for All” is a property of TD Magazine and was originally published in the August 2017 issue, available to members of ATD, the Association of Talent Development. It is also available as a podcast and may be downloaded to Kindle from the TD archives on the ATD website.
Comment on “E-Learning for All”
We’d love to hear your thoughts, questions, and experiences regarding developing e-learning for all. Please weigh in with a comment below! And, of course, if you’d like more information or support in creating accessible e-learning, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
More on Accessible E-learning
Our instructional design team has written several articles on developing training that works for everyone, including those with visual, auditory, mobility, or cognitive disabilities. You may find them helpful:
- How to Make Elearning Accessible: Insights from the 2017 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, Kevin Gumienny
- The Berkeley Web Accessibility Ruling…and What It Means for Online Education, by Kevin Gumienny, originally published in LexisNexis Mealey’s™ Litigation Report: Cyber Tech & E-Commerce
- Accessibility in Elearning — Why It’s Worth It, Jillian McCarthy
- Creating Accessible Elearning with Lectora, Jillian McCarthy
- Principles and Tools from Modern Accessibility Techniques, Hiram Kuykendall’s AAUG Presentation, Brandon Winston
Need Help Creating E-Learning for All?
Microassist can help you create compliant, accessible e-learning, evaluate existing e-learning for compliance, and remediate e-learning to meet accessibility standards. Our instructional design teams are well versed in Section 508, WCAG 2.0, and many state laws such as Texas Administrative Code, Title 1, Chapters 206 and 213. Let us help you guide your teams through the process of designing accessible elearning.
Image source: Images include screen grab of “E-Learning for All” article layout, Copyright 2017 by TD Magazine.