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It made my life a lot easier and more productive. 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. I love all of the web apps and cool sites that pop up on the Internet.

Using Pattern Libraries for Accessible Elearning: Insights from CSUN 2018

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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. On the other hand, if you’re designing a new product, then a strict standard might not provide the level of accessibility and positive user experience that your audience needs. Making elearning accessible is the right thing to do. It’s also often a project requirement.

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

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Others are more involved, which is why I recommend following the recording of Hiram’s presentation for the many step-by-step examples he provided (an accessible PDF of his slides is also available). Finally, Hiram recommends developers attempt to use their products with a screen reader. Juicy Studio Accessibility Tool Bar for Firefox — Gives developers tools to review the accessible content on their sites. Reference Card for Accessible PDF Creation from Word.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Elearning can include: PDF files that are available to be downloaded and read on a device such as a tablet or computer. Elearning can also include any combination of the above (for example, a course might have a series of PDF files to download and read; then a click-through, packaged course to take; followed by an automatically graded quiz). And some, like Lectora and SoftChalk (PDF, 2.7 PDF documents can be checked using tools such as PAC3.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Elearning can include: PDF files that are available to be downloaded and read on a device such as a tablet or computer. Elearning can also include any combination of the above (for example, a course might have a series of PDF files to download and read; then a click-through, packaged course to take; followed by an automatically graded quiz). And some, like Lectora and SoftChalk (PDF, 2.7 PDF documents can be checked using tools such as PAC3.