Accessibility and Usability… Where do they overlap in eLearning?
December 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Accessible content and usable content are often viewed as separate, mutually exclusive outcomes that employ different design approaches, requirements, and principles. As such, organizations, corporations, and agencies that are required to comply with accessibility requirements may not be aware of the ways in which following Section 508 and WCAG actually enhances the user experience for all. Alternatively, content developers may not consider the business and technical benefits of employing accessible design to increase usability for all.
This session will compare and contrast the goals and results of designing and developing eLearning for usability versus accessibility. We’ll look at some use cases that highlight the business case for accessible design, such as the increasing age and diversity of employees in the workforce. You’ll learn how and when when accessibility can lead to improved usability with concrete examples and approaches to implement in your eLearning development.
Why attend: If you’re required to build accessible and Section 508 compliant content, you’ll leave with a better understanding of the ways you’re benefiting all learners. If you’re interested in usability and user-centered design, you’ll learn how accessibility can help you achieve that goal.
The differences and similarities between accessibility and usability
How accessibility leads to improved usability
The business case for accessible design
Approaches to implementing accessible contentHow many