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Designing Accessible Learning Content

A Practical Guide to Applying best-practice Accessibility Standards to L&D Resources

Use this guide to understand how to design inclusive and accessible learning content that works for everyone.
EAN: 9781789668056
Edition: 1
Published:
Format: 235x158
360 pages

About the book

Making learning and development (L&D) content inclusive and accessible for everyone is not only a good thing to do, it's the right thing to do. Designing Accessible Learning Content provides evidence-based advice on designing digital learning content that ensures all learners are included and are therefore able to perform to their full potential.

This is a practical guide on accessibility for anyone involved in the design, creation, development or testing of online learning content. It provides detailed guidance on how to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines making it essential reading for L&D professionals, instructional designers and course developers who need to comply with legal accessibility requirements. Using the author's 'eLearning Accessibility Framework', Designing Accessible Learning Content demystifies sometimes complex technical accessibility standards and provides an easy to follow contextual framework uniquely designed for learning content created using any authoring tool.

This book also demonstrates how creating accessible learning content can improve usability and provide the best possible learning experience for everyone. In addition, it offers essential background information such as a focus on disability, an overview of assistive technology and an exploration of the case for digital accessibility. This guarantees that L&D professionals have the vital background knowledge they need to make sense of accessibility before they begin practically applying the principles. With online checklists, learner case studies, and industry perspectives, Designing Accessible Content is an essential handbook for all L&D professionals seeking to harness the benefits of accessibility in order to improve their learning content for everyone.

About the authors

Susi Miller is an industry leading expert on accessible learning design and the founder and director of eLaHub (www.elahub.net). She has more than 30 years L&D experience in the public, private and not-for profit sector. She is a skilled instructional designer and online course developer and a passionate advocate for digital accessibility. Her accessible learning content has been shortlisted for the Learning Technologies Awards.

Every eLearning designer needs this book on their desk! So much of the accessibility guidance out there is written for programmers and assumes you are creating websites. Finally, we have a resource just for us. This book will save you countless hours of frustratingly confusing research. Susi Miller's masterful reference guide on eLearning accessibility demystifies everything from why accessibility matters all the way down to complying with each individual WCAG standard. Complete with clear language explanations and helpful screen captures, you'll finally have the answers you've been searching for.

Diane Elkins, Co-owner, Artisan E-Learning and E-Learning Uncovered