Section 508 Compliant eLearning

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May 12, 2017

6 Tips For Designing Accessible eLearning

This blog post will introduce you to the three main types of impairments: vision loss, hearing loss and cognitive impairments, and describe some of the barriers learners with these disabilities face. It will also provide you with six tips for designing eLearning that is accessible.
by Sarah Flesher
April 16, 2017

5 Benefits Of eLearning For Disabled Students

Disabled students are classified into 8 categories according to their disabilities. With the advent of eLearning, education is no longer a laborious work for disabled students. Technology is also playing a pivotal role in providing the perfect learning solutions to the disabled students.
by Jessica Barden
March 13, 2017

9 Tips To Design Section 508 Compliant Mobile Learning

You want to create an inclusive corporate eLearning culture that honors employees' unique needs and abilities. But how do you create an effective mobile learning program that is easily accessible without going over your corporate eLearning budget? In this article, I'll share 9 tips on how to develop Section 508 compliant mobile learning courses for employees with special needs.
by Christopher Pappas
July 15, 2016

508 Compliant eLearning: Tips And Tricks

Whether you regularly work on federally-funded eLearning projects, or whether you are focused on creating privately funded eLearning content, the challenge of making eLearning accessible is always front and center. In this article, we will look at some tips and tricks to make your courses 508 compliant.
by Marina Arshavskiy
May 24, 2016

Learning Is For Everyone: Instructional Design For Accessibility (Free Technical Article!)

As Instructional Designers, we’re always looking for new tools and best practices to deliver value to our learners. One thing some of us forget, though, is the issue of accessibility – are our courses open to all, including people with disabilities? In Learning Is For Everyone: Instructional Design For Accessibility, Obsidian Learning examines several issues related to accessibility and eLearning.
by Christopher Pappas
February 5, 2016

Inclusive And Accessible eLearning

To develop online courses that are more inclusive, the role of Instructional Designers must move beyond the orchestration and arrangement of course content to partnering with faculty and support staff to implement curriculums that are mindful of ADA compliance. Furthermore, professional development must move beyond faculty acquiring technical expertise to pairing technological knowledge with principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). This article outlines ways that I, as an Instructional Designer, implemented such practices via a professional development seminar, in which faculty and staff learn the principles of Universal Design for Learning and develop skills to create ADA compliant MS Word documents, podcasts, and lecture captures. Excerpts from faculty and staff’s learning journals illustrate how they have grown as educators.
by Sabrina Taylor
August 13, 2015

9 Tips To Develop Accessible eLearning

In a dream world, everyone has access to learning; in the real world, online learning has been accessible to all only recently. In this article, I’ll share everything you need to know about accessible eLearning as well as the accessible eLearning benefits and 9 tips on how to develop accessible eLearning content, so that you cannot only reach a broader eLearning audience, but also do your little part in enabling more individuals to achieve their personal or professional goals while learning in a comfortable eLearning environment.
by Christopher Pappas