Accessibility Summit Program

The Summit sessions will explore terms like WCAG, 508 compliance, and accessibility. You will leave with the knowledge and tools to accommodate accessibility in eLearning design.

DAY 1: May 17

Robin Smail

101: The Accessible User Experience

Robin Smail, UX Designer, Penn State University

8:15 AM – 9:30 AM PT

In this session, you’ll learn about folding everyday accessibility into the user experiences you create. Come explore how to create something that everyone can access, no matter what they are using to access your content. You will turn design on its head, examining the human aspect of your work. Learn more.

Brian Dusablon

201: Accessibility: Designing Learning Experiences for All

Brian Dusablon, Learning Technology Consultant, Learning Ninjas

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

Accessibility is about more than compliance. It is about making sure everyone can access what you design and have an equal opportunity to learn from it. In the real world, this can seem like a daunting task, but the reality is that you are up for the challenge. Learn more.

Diane Elkins

301: Accessibility Features of Today’s Authoring Tools

Diane Elkins, Owner, Artisan E-Learning and E-Learning Uncovered

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT

Whether you are required by law to be Section 508 compliant or you are choosing to make your courses more accessible on your own, do you know which authoring tools will get you there? Learn about the accessibility options included in some of the most popular eLearning rapid development tools. Learn more.

Jane Bozarth

401: Designing for Usability, Not Just Compliance

Jane Bozarth, eLearning Coordinator, State of North Carolina

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT

In this session, you will confront the reality of workers facing accessibility-related challenges. You will examine the tools and aids they use to access eLearning and other learning materials. You will leave this session understanding how to make content more accessible to all, not just the few. Learn more.

DAY 2: May 18

Jean Marrapodi

501: Lowest-Literacy Learners: What Doesn’t Work and Why

Jean Marrapodi, Senior eLearning Designer, Illumina Interactive

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM PT

Explore the specific challenges low-literacy adults encounter in their work and how you can accommodate these challenges in your learning programs. You will discover how to advocate for low-literacy adults’ needs in your strategy and how to adapt your current processes to accommodate these learners. Learn more.

Pamela Hogle

601: Accessibility from the Ground Up

Pamela Hogle, Staff Writer, Learning Solutions Magazine

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

Accessibility is not something that should be considered after content is created. Examine a number of key areas related to accessibility in eLearning, including the use of captions, removing barriers, effective use of language, and more. You will also learn about recent regulatory changes related to accessibility. Learn more.

Elle Waters

701: Lean Accessibility: Building Inclusive Design into Your Agile Workflow

Elle Waters, Director of Strategy, Simply Accessible

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT

Accessibility has a brand problem. Just as agile-minded thinking can transform your company’s culture, accessibility integration can actually serve as a catalyst for innovation and continuous improvement within your agile process. Learn how agile and accessibility make excellent partners in building a lean, cost-effective practice of user-centered, value-based design and development. Learn more.

Nick Floro, Robert Gadd, Rachel Happe, Charles Jennings, Koreen Pagano, Marc Rosenberg

801: Panel: Ask the Accessibility Experts

Brian Dusablon, Learning Technology Consultant, Learning Ninjas
Diane Elkins, Owner, Artisan E-Learning and E-Learning Uncovered
Robin Smail, UX Designer, Penn State University
Elle Waters, Director of Strategy, Simply Accessible

Moderator: David Kelly, Executive Vice President and Executive Director, The eLearning Guild

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT

Our panel of experts will examine the challenges that exist in creating accessible content and the opportunities that enable us to better support all learners. In this interactive session, panelists will answer questions from both the moderator and the attendees. Learn more.

Purchase the Plus Package Package and attend this Summit for free; plus, get access to other benefits for the next 12 months! Learn more about Guild content packages.

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