Aiming for Accessibility: Targeting Online Course Design

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Learning Solutions Conference & Expo 2016 - March 18, 2016

Chad Garcia

Instructional Design Project Manager
University of South Florida

Syleste Hoskins

Instructional Multimedia Designer
University of South Florida

As learning solutions reach increasingly diverse audiences, it is not only appropriate to ensure that courses are accessible, but it’s also the law. Remaining in compliance helps you and/or your organization avoid costly legal issues. Avoid being forced to return to old content to fix current and potential issues. Start with the end in mind, and learn to build online courses and presentations right from the start.

In this session, you will learn how to make online courses accessible for all learners using ADA, Section 508, and the principles of universal design for learning. You will see the advantages provided by using a general checklist for ADA and Section 508 compliance to make online learning an accessible environment for all students. Good design using universal design principles helps learning retention, but most importantly it provides education for as many learners as possible.

In this session, you will learn:

  • To design online courses for accessibility
  • To implement accessibility in online presentations
  • To create accessibility in your online course content
  • To apply the principles of universal design for learning in online course development

Audience:
Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
Canvas LMS, screen recording software, and presentation software.

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