106 Beyond 508: Inclusive Learning for All of Us
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, October 25
Creating great online learning experiences for Americans with disabilities involves more than just adhering to US government Section 508 standards. The ability for people to navigate learning management systems (LMSs) efficiently, find course content quickly, and consume learning material goes beyond supporting screen readers alone. One strong approach is to focus on user experience (UX) design. Good UX design tactics will not only expand the accessibility of your content but also benefit all your users. Best of all, good UX design can simplify your content.
In this session, you will learn how to leverage UX design to implement the intent of Section 508. You’ll find out what additional UX design considerations are needed for low-vision users, dyslexic users, and other people with disabilities not explicity detailed in Section 508. You’ll then investigate high-level processes for creating and testing web and learning module accessibility designs. You will review design examples and discover resources to help you build accessible learning.
In this session, you will learn:
- About the Section 508 implementation considerations that need to be addressed
- About UX design considerations that can help fulfill the intent of Section 508
- An agile process for creating and testing learning accessibility
- About simple UX design tactics that you can use immediately in your own work
Novice to intermediate designers, developers, and managers.
Technology discussed in this session:
Learning management systems, web design, mobile design, and SCORM logic design.
President & CEO
Russell Stinehour is the co-founder, president, and CEO of DigitalChalk. He also served as CEO of CrossLogic, growing the company to 45 software engineers and $8.5 million in revenues. Russ has over 36 years of software experience, 16 years of product management experience with IBM, and is the co-author of four textbooks on software development. He enjoys working with organizations to help the visually impaired use technology; he serves as a member of the advisory board of Industries for the Blind and was named to the North Carolina Commission for the Blind.