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5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

Web Courseworks

For some instructional designers the accessibility standards of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act can become a source of confusion, frustration, and anxiety during eLearning course design. If web accessibility issues for disabled users aren’t accounted for and addressed at the outset of the design process, the back end of a project can morph into an imposing labyrinth of alt-text, tabbing, transcript, and template color contrast nightmares.

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Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

She’s Air Force veteran with a doctorate in instructional design. So by the time design and development started, we were ready to roll instructional design methodologies into our courses and other content. The instructional designer in me is doing backflips… JEN: Yes! Carla says that 1 or 2 hours of front-end analysis can save up to 8 hours of development and design on the back-end. So what is the final product?

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Writing & Grammar: Of Hooks and Ladders

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

But these symbols have a huge limitation: Many designers, layout artists, and eLearning producers don't know them. I have begun attaching a graphic of the proofreading marks when I return corrections to a designer. Then the designer can look up the marks and interpret them as needed. Even when using Acrobat to communicate corrections, I find that I, and many other editors, like to grab the Pencil tool and just make the standard proofreading mark right on the PDF.

Publishing Success with Digital First Publishing – Part 2

Magic EdTech

After previewing, reviewing, and revising content, courses can be exported to the web, PDF, or an LMS (SCORM 1.2, Evolve : Appitiere’s Evolve is subscription-based HTML5 authoring tool that is lauded for its easy design interface and its responsive flexibility. Its goal is to support ebook publishers by making the publishing process scalable from creation through production and distribution. Using it, authors and publishers can design, layout, and create iBooks.

Using Pattern Libraries for Accessible Elearning: Insights from CSUN 2018

The Learning Dispatch

When designing accessible elearning, one of the first questions you need to answer is: “What does it mean for elearning to be accessible?”. Multiple standards are used to gauge accessibility ( Section 508 for federal agencies, PDF/UA for PDF files), but the most common is the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. Because the pattern was designed to be accessible, using the pattern meant the interaction was accessible, without having to program it to be so from scratch.

Free Tools for Getting the Most out of this Blog

Rapid eLearning

It made my life a lot easier and more productive. Let me tell you why and how it relates to elearning design. As a side note, if you’re looking for a voiceover career, Hear a Blog may be a great place to start. Convert the Rapid E-Learning Blog to PDF. Web2PDF offers an easy way to create a PDF of any blog post. Then go to Web2PDF and paste the address into the form to create a PDF. Now you have a PDF version of the post with comments included.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Dr. Kevin Gumienny is our senior learning architect and leads Microassist’s instructional design team. We can ensure that all training, and especially elearning, is designed so that it’s accessible—built so that all people, including learners with differing abilities, can access the content. Elearning can include: PDF files that are available to be downloaded and read on a device such as a tablet or computer. Webpages designed to train. Videos designed to train.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

We can ensure that all training, and especially elearning, is designed so that it’s accessible—built so that all people, including learners with differing abilities, can access the content. Elearning can include: PDF files that are available to be downloaded and read on a device such as a tablet or computer. Webpages designed to train. Videos designed to train. In other cases, accessibility requires attention to design. Design.

Principles and Tools from “Modern Accessibility Techniques,” Hiram Kuykendall’s AAUG Presentation

The Learning Dispatch

Hiram began his talk by outlining why making online and other digital content accessible to those with disabilities is relevant to web designers and app developers. There are a host of laws designed to ensure such content is accessible—that is, that the content and the navigation are usable by those who may use special tools or methods to access digital content. Again, ARIA labels aren’t typically displayed in the visible design of the site.

How to Animate Your Lesson Videos with eLearning Video Creator Kim Merritt

LifterLMS

But if you don’t have a process to show on screen or a product to display, then students won’t want to watch the video. Kim Merritt: How I do it, and it really does start with storyboarding, so I usually have clients that will throw a script, or a book, or a PDF at me, and just say, “Figure it out.” Like, what kind of gears involved, or like how do you record the voiceover?

22 Powerful Tools to Create and Edit your Own Instructional Videos

learnWorlds

Luckily, nowadays video production is not just a privilege of the professionals. These are layers that the designer can add, and define the length of the time they are shown to the viewer. Those clickable layers are for example video cards, article cards, gallery cards, map cards, data cards (all context cards), newsletter cards, poll cards, donation cards, product cards, patreon cards.

10 Commandments for Mobile App Onboarding Content

Disprz

I’ll add this PDF to the course. And read a PDF document? When you design a mobile content, make a list of what all you love doing on your smartphones, and include only those. Use interesting tropes: Simple, clean infographic, Meaningful animations, Clear, engaging voiceover, etc. Try designing the entire training for mobile by making the training vertical. A serial entrepreneur, Subbu loves translating ideas to products and products to companies.

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Ten Commandments for Mobile Onboarding Content

Disprz

I’ll add this PDF to the course. And read a PDF document? When you design a mobile content, make a list of what all you love doing on your smartphones, and include only those. Use interesting tropes: Simple, clean infographic, Meaningful animations, Clear, engaging voiceover, etc. Try designing the entire training for mobile by making the training vertical. A serial entrepreneur, Subbu loves translating ideas to products and products to companies.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Elliott Masie Learners as designers. iPad Cornerstone OnDemand Plateau Saba Augmented Reality Cloud Computing Analytics Mobile Learning GeoLearning Performance Support Outsource Low Cost iPhone Learning Theory Creative Commons Facebook Portal Learn.com Leadership eLearning Strategy Knowledge Management Voiceover Obviously, the Cornerstone OnDemand is because of the IPO. Production of content into eLearning is becoming much more of a commodity.

Video Statistics, Habits, and Trends You Need To Know [New Research]

TechSmith Camtasia

Don’t make users spend their time pouring through long, wordy training manuals or documentation to learn about your product or service. Get a free PDF version so you can read it whenever you want. Download PDF. Your title should clearly state the problem that your video is solving, how it is presented, and the product it applies to. Use an engaging speaker or voiceover to present the topic with passion and excitement.