Accessibility and Liability

Aptara

Accessibility and Liability. First, we’ll focus on the liability aspect of the digital accessibility landscape, before diving into the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other legal requirements, and finally delving into specific techniques for improving digital accessibility. .

Accessibility and Liability - By: Brian McNeilly

Aptara

Accessibility and Liability - By: Brian McNeilly. While the jury remains out on this case, many other cases all point to the same conclusion, third-party developed content exposes schools of various types to potential ADA liability.

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Text, Images, or Video in Your Technical Communication?

TechSmith Camtasia

But how do you decide when to use text, images, or video for your product assistance? Is the use of images or video forbidden by law? Most regulations don’t say whether or not it is legal to use video and/or images, but using these mediums can be hard sometimes because of applicable laws which could cause problems. This makes the use of video as the primary medium quite difficult, but using images may not always be the best solution either.

Importance of Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) Training in Your Organization

Paradiso

Overall, the organization and the employer are free from legal goof ups that can cost them heavily in case of a legal liability. A case against sexual harassment at the workplace can also damage the company’s image among its existing and prospective customers.

6 Reasons Why Businesses Need Compliance Consulting

Hurix Digital

Helps Avoid Legal Liabilities . Such legal liabilities can not only cause great harm to a company’s reputation but can also lead to substantial financial loss. This also allows companies to build a robust yet reputable public image to promote their business successfully. .

Tips for Starting to Freelance

Experiencing eLearning

Professional Liability Insurance. One thing I didn’t initially realize I needed is professional liability and errors and omissions (E&O) insurance. Image credit: Leap by tricky ™. In August, I quit my job as a long-term contractor at Cisco to officially make the leap to freelancing. I did some side projects earlier in the year, but not enough to replace my full-time income.

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Why localized content matters, and how to get started

TechSmith Camtasia

It can help give your company a competitive edge, expand your market, avoid liability, and establish a great brand worldwide. Localize your images. An easy way to start is to localize any images you create. For example, here’s what to use in your images and what to avoid: What to use. Images of nature. Other standardized images, like scientific symbols. Text free images. You probably already know you need localized content.

e-Learning and Compliance Training: Strategies for impactful course design

G-Cube

For instance, while creating a compliance e-course on Corporate Social Responsibility and Green initiatives, we shared a case study from the hospitality industry to illustrate how the choices made in the supply chain adversely affect not only the environment as a whole but also the organisation’s own profits and image. Failing this, an organization is open to a lot of undesirable liability – both in terms of money and credibility.

Elearning & Online Accessibility Tools for Training & HR Leaders

The Learning Dispatch

Ensuring that designers check for adequate color contrast, that acronyms are defined, that images have alt-text are steps relatively easy to do. Don’t Forget The Documents: Minimizing ADA Accessibility Liability In Online PDFs.

This Week on #TalkTech: MakerSwarm, Interactive Video, and Data Hoarders

Bottom-Line Performance

This paragraph really struck me: “Take for example, “dark data,” which is typically files, presentations, reports, images, and emails that are stockpiled but not analyzed, used or otherwise monetized. Dark data not only consumes valuable storage, network and management resources, it increases liability unless proactively purged using pre-established criteria for defensible deletion.”. #TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.

Freelance Instructional Design: More Tips from the Trenches

Experiencing eLearning

Like liability insurance, it’s easily missed until it’s too late. Image Credit: network illustration by HikingArtist.com. I’ve gotten some great tips from others working as independent consultants or freelance instructional designers in comments on my Getting Started as a Freelance Instructional Designer and Tips for Starting to Freelance posts. I love having so many brilliant and generous people in my network who freely share the wealth of their knowledge.

Stop Creating Content Landfills – Reuse & Recycle Content to Improve Sustainability

Xyleme

It is also makes it difficult to maintain accuracy and traceability, which can result in outdated information being utilized and potentially leading to safety and liability issues.

Do You Really Need That New Elearning Consultant? If So…

Spark Your Interest

It’s a process to organize graphically illustrations or images displayed in sequence to pre-visualize, in this case, your online course. Also, if you need professional liability insurance (as many Government and larger companies do) check that the freelancer has the necessary coverages. .

How to Protect Your Course from Content Theft

LearnDash

However, if your course has meaningful data connected to individual users, password sharing becomes a liability to the learner. Watermark your videos and images. This usually means zooming in on the image or video, which reduces its quality and makes it appear cheap.

Criteria To Choose The Ideal Vendor For Your Virtual Reality Training solution

CHRP-INDIA

For them to be constantly creating content and attending events related to VR technology is so must, so as a company make sure you have chosen someone like this, so that they become an asset for the company, not a liability. Virtual means almost near and reality means real, VR technology means having the feel and presence of the virtual world in reality with the help of the high-performance equipment like headset or gloves.

Building geographically diverse teams

Your Training Edge

E.g. Get team members who are uncomfortable writing a long explanatory report in a foreign language (English might be one), to share a video/image of what they wish to convey, with a short write-up. To sum up, geographically diverse teams have assets and liabilities. Image Credit: By Jason7825 – Own work, Public Domain, [link]. Geographically diverse teams are not a recent phenomenon.

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Bullying at Work: EEOC Won’t Take It Anymore

ej4 eLearning

The term “workplace harassment” often conjures images of 1950s-style gender-based pestering where men made women feel uncomfortable and powerless through comments and touch that would not fly in today’s workplace – “Mad Men” style. Most training over the past 30 years has not worked as a prevention tool—it’s been too much about avoiding legal liability.

Copyright and Intellectual Property in Instructional Design

Obsidian Learning

Copyright and intellectual property laws remain in effect, and your company and/or clients could face liability issues if the deliverables you present contain music, images, videos, etc., You can’t simply plug a concept or term into a search engine and use the image that best suits your needs. In today’s world, access to just about any kind of information imaginable is available at the click of a button.

Why is Compliance so Hard? And Why it Doesn’t Have to Be!

Enyota Learning

Compliance training is essential for several reasons - to ensure compliance that drives better process adherence and performance, to avoid legal liability for violations, and to add business value and ensure competitive advantage. Through eLearning, you can: Present boring compliance material in a more attractive and interesting manner through the use of images, animations, and videos. For large organizations with a distributed workforce, compliance training is a key focus area.

4 Reasons to digitize your toolbox talks today

Edume

To avoid legal liability, a company should feel confident that employee participation is recorded. Fortunately, a remote training tool can also help with reducing injuries from occurring at all, rather than just reactively mitigating your liability in the event that injury occurs. Toolbox talk meaning What is a toolbox talk?

Enhancing and Cultivating your EQ and CQ

OpenSesame

Such individuals augment and contribute to a firm’s internal resources and capabilities so that these firms can overcome the liability of foreignness and expand their reach around the globe. Image: Alpha via flickr. There are few things more complex and difficult to understand than the behavior of a human being.

Go Green! Why Now is the Time to Focus on Sustainability

OpenSesame

This is an organization that provides information, products, and services related to property and liability risk. Each department will need to be taught how to identify their specific daily activities and the impact these activities have on the environment, your image, your client base and the communities you serve, all as stakeholders. Editor''s Note: Does your company use green initiatives? If so, is it time to update your policies? If not, are you ready to get started?

Why Compliance is so Hard? And Why It Doesn’t Have to Be?

Enyota Learning

Compliance training is essential for several reasons - to ensure compliance that drives better process adherence and performance, to avoid legal liability for violations, and to add business value and ensure competitive advantage. Through eLearning, you can: Present boring compliance material in a more attractive and interesting manner through the use of images, animations, and videos. For large organizations with a distributed workforce, compliance training is a key focus area.

The What, Why & How of Sexual Harassment Training for Employees

ProProfs

It causes trauma to victims and brings business liabilities such as reputational damage, not to mention the disruption in productivity and legal costs. It can take digital form like showing sexually explicit images or videos. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King, Jr. A recent online survey found that 81 percent of women and 43 percent of men had encountered sexual harassment in one form or another during their lifetime.

How to build your online teaching brand?

Pinlearn

If students have difficulties using all of your fancy digital tools, flash videos, and audio effects, tools will become a liability than improving your user experience. You can adapt small things like adding appealing images, changing the UI/UX, adding eye-catchy thumbnails for your videos, organizing your courses, etc.

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The importance of digital asset management

Aptara

DAM secures rights and permissions to rich media content, such as images, video, text and other multimedia and interactive components, and it is central to responsible content management. Furthermore, there will be a "decrease in the purchase of near-identical assets or images and far fewer artworks being unnecessarily created in local markets.". It also significantly reduces liability risks, such as when a company may mistakenly use an asset despite it having an expired license.

Safety Standards Around the World

OpenSesame

Automakers have tried to negotiate an harmonized system of regulations, but often these differences aren’t based on money or liability, but the unique attributes of that country. Image Credit: Mark Morgan via flickr. You don’t have to be well-traveled to recognize the world contains many cultures and each culture has its own set of values and social norms.

“Talent Balance Sheet” is What We Need

G-Cube

Gross talent in an organisation should be captured by segregating “People- as- assets” (PAA) and “People-as-Liabilities” (PAL). Image Source – Monster.com advertisement available on World Wide Web. Senior executives look at financial balance-Sheet with keenness as it reflects the standing of a business. Though these statements are useful they don’t reflect the true standing of a business and its future potential.

What You Need to Know: GDPR & xAPI

Watershed

Supervision, remedies, and liabilities. image via lawinfographic.com ). Everyone seems to be talking about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) right now. But what is it, and how will it affect xAPI and Learning Record Stores? Find out more as we explain everything you need to know about this important set of privacy regulations. What is GDPR?

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Bring your own

Learning with 'e's

Concerns have also been voiced about liability and the potential loss, theft or damage of devices while children are inside the boundaries of the school. Children already use their mobile devices for a large variety of social purposes, including networking with their friends, accessing peer-related information and sharing content (images, links, status updates). Image by Freefoto Bring your own by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Business disaster quiz

ProProfs

When the next Snowpocalypse hits and dumps 3 feet of snow, general liability insurance will cover you using your company truck to make a few extra bucks by plowing out the neighbors. important; margin-right:20px; background: url(/images/fbtt_home_qm.png) no-repeat left; background-position:0 2px !important; important; margin-right:20px; background: url(/images/fbtt_home_qm.png)no-repeat left; background-position:0px -25px; color:#0084C3; display:block; float:left;}.fbtt

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Background Music in eLearning & Copyright

Adobe Captivate

In the image below, I’ve imported a music file called Acoustic Mellow.mp3. In some cases, these limitations are specified exemptions from copyright liability. by Kevin Siegel, COTP. Over the past few months, I’ve received more and more calls and emails about the pros and cons of adding background music to eLearning projects (specifically projects created using Adobe Captivate).

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The Dos and Don’ts of Preventing Sexual Harassment in Your New York Workplace

KnowledgeCity

To establish liability, the complainant does not have to identify a similarly situated person or employee that was treated more favorably. A complainant does not have to complain to their employer or file a formal grievance in order to establish liability. Displays of lewd images.

Background Music in eLearning & Copyright

Adobe Captivate

In the image below, I’ve imported a music file called Acoustic Mellow.mp3. In some cases, these limitations are specified exemptions from copyright liability. by Kevin Siegel, COTP. Over the past few months, I’ve received more and more calls and emails about the pros and cons of adding background music to eLearning projects (specifically projects created using Adobe Captivate).

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Step 2: Preparing #Sketchnotes for Format, Flow, and Materials

NuggetHead

</end confession> I digress… Here’s a selection of my current art pens (below image) not to be confused with conference schwag pens. I just recently picked up (image below) this set of Faber-Castell Manga PITT Greytone Brush pens. I removed myself from any liability from anyone spending more than their sketchnote tools allowance. This next step in the Sketchnote School series is a continuation from last week about preparing to sketchnote.

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Windmills on the mind

Learning with e's

The dust has settled over the Bazaar 'Show that You Share' conference held this week at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands, and it's all been a bit of a whirl, so now I have some time to reflect, here are some of my thoughts on the proceedings: On the theme of social software, managing digital identities is a concern, with personal content on the web being both an asset and a liability.

4 Reasons to digitize your toolbox talks today

Edume

To avoid legal liability, a company should feel confident that employee participation is recorded. Fortunately, a remote training tool can also help with reducing injuries from occurring at all, rather than just reactively mitigating your liability in the event that injury occurs.

Overview of Finance

ProProfs

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Free L&D webinars for August 2019

Limestone Learning

When employees make the wrong decision, compliance training allows organizations to confidently claim, “We told them not to”—and that claim is often enough to reduce collective liability. You have to design the user interface, screen layouts, and interactions, as well as choose the color scheme, images, characters, and icons to go with it. “ Fukushima Peach Fruit ” by ???? ???? is licensed by Pixabay.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

eLearning 24-7

The reason Cornerstone suffered losses in 2010, was largely caused by a change in fair value of preferred stock warrant liabilities. Another vendor, Xplana.com allows you to create communities, share the content (courses, books, presentations, video, audio, images, etc.) After one quarter (for most companies) into the fiscal calendar year, it is time to see what the future holds in our space. There is Money in those Hills.