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Accessible (WCAG 2.0 compliant) eLearning

Accessible Online Learning

These eLearning programs also support Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, making them fully accessible to screen reader users and keyboard-only users.

WCAG 2.0 aim to make digital learning more accessible to people with disabilities, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning, and neurological disabilities. For example, the interactive features such as hotspots and drop-down lists in these programs are keyboard-accessible, meaning learners can access them without needing to use a trackpad or mouse.

General Features

Closed captions

Transcripts

Alternative text

Interactive elements that are keyboard-accessible

Use tables to structure text for screen readers

Increased font size with strong contrast

Give learners more time to complete tests (no timed tests)

When to Develop an Accessible Version

An inclusive design makes eLearning more available to learners with a disability. It ensures that people with different abilities can equally benefit from the training.

Many organisations strive for inclusive eLearning. For some, it is also a legal requirement.

Challenges may include:

Auditory disabilities

Visual disabilities

Mobility impairments

Learning disabilities

Approach

Often our clients ask for an accessible version, as well as an adaptive version of an online program. Whilst interactivity is reduced in an accessible version, they largely replicate content from the adaptive version. The result is two versions of the same program; one with high interactivity, and another with increased usability and accessibility.

eBooks

If required, IDA can create an eBook version of your course for those with cognitive difficulties. A people leader will guide participants through the eBook.

The eBook will resemble a PPT that is structured neatly and cleanly, reflecting your organisation’s branding.

The adaptive course content will be enhanced and expanded, with ‘this means’ followed by a simple explanation with checkpoints for discussion and knowledge checks.

Most of the knowledge checks will be a prompt for the learner to describe a concept back to a people leader in their own words, or to identify an example of how the concept may be brought to life in their work.

Example

This online learning course was developed to educate the client’s workforce on the benefits of data analytics and how to make better use of available data within their job roles.

The online learning program also needed to be WCAG 2.0 compliant to ensure accessibility to all learners.

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Instructional Design Australia (IDA) provides eLearning services across Australia. With team members in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, IDA will enable your people to engage, learn and perform.

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Ph: 0434 075 231

Bianca Schimizzi
E: bianca@discoverlearning.com.au
Ph: 0416 013 623

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