Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning

Learning Visions

The biggest thing I would like to see is that we add some voiceover on just about all of the slides. Weve played that same tug-of-war: audio that reads the text on the screen is the equivalent of a presenter reading her slides, and yet people expect audio, even when its just a voiceover. When I was at Utah State, two others and I designed and developed Syllabase, an online course management system much like BlackBoard or WebCT (at the time).

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For example, Canvas’s Rich Content Editor has an accessibility checker built in; Blackboard has Ally, which gauges the accessibility of content; Moodle’s text editor has a built-in accessibility checker. This can be complicated—different screen readers interact with screen content in different ways (running NVDA on Firefox, for example, will be different than running JAWS on Internet Explorer, which will be different than running VoiceOver on iOS.).

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For example, Canvas’s Rich Content Editor has an accessibility checker built in; Blackboard has Ally, which gauges the accessibility of content; Moodle’s text editor has a built-in accessibility checker. This can be complicated—different screen readers interact with screen content in different ways (running NVDA on Firefox, for example, will be different than running JAWS on Internet Explorer, which will be different than running VoiceOver on iOS.).