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CASE STUDY

Accessible Learning - Accessibility in PDF and eLearning

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About Client

Our client is one of the best when it comes to assisting users with cognitive disabilities. Their goal was to create a Section 508-compliant output for users who have a visual or hearing impairment, mobility impairment, or other types of impairment. Section 508 is part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires the development, maintenance, acquisition, or use of electronic and computer technologies available to people with disabilities. Design that is more user-friendly is not simply for those with impairments. The reality is that inclusive design improves learning for everyone. When it comes to interactive virtual training, this is especially true.

Client Requirements and Challenges

OUR SOLUTION

  • To tackle these issues, we updated the version of the existing module by making it more standardizable.

  • We reused the templates from the module that offer an easy way to reuse structure and content as a basis for new modules.

  • The PDF had the source file in word form, so we worked on it with a PDF editing software, Adobe Acrobat, in tagging, headings, tags, tables, Alt text, lists, Text Alternatives, Skip Navigation, Tab Order, and more. In contrast, Adobe Acrobat is a more advanced and expensive version of the Reader that offers more tools for creating, printing, and modifying PDF files.

  • We advise using this functionality and graphics to develop a clear course with an interactive different colour-wise conversion strategy. These interactive elements made the participants feel motivated and involved throughout the program.

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The Result

Our goal was to create a course with online learning materials available to everyone, regardless of their physical capabilities. In general, the capability to allow users to search for educational content is one of the most crucial tools that a repository or virtual learning platform possesses. To that end, we have provided links that offer extra resources for learning about accessibility.

 

To facilitate interaction with a large network of accessibility experts who are addressing fresh and developing accessibility concerns, active discussion lists and communities of practice are also featured. In the end, technology can support online learning in a variety of ways, particularly in static or one-to-many settings. This applies in part to multi-person and interactive lessons, but not all learning styles are the same, and even small changes to the information presented and the way it is delivered can have a big impact on many people.

Kyteway has been a great partner to our team as we navigate the complexities of Section 508 compliant output for eLearning courses. We recently began a partnership with Kyteway to develop online courses and simulations for Energy Industry, and they have been invaluable resources.

Karen John, MD - AccessiblyWeb

TRANSFORMATION IN 4 STEPS

Discover

we collaborate with key stakeholders to gain a thorough understanding of your training requirements, your users, the learning content and the performance objectives.

Design

we will initially develop a ‘proof of concept’ for you. This gives you an idea of what the end product will look like.

Development

You review the course and advise us of any changes. We will implement the changes and send the final package back to you for your final review and sign-off.

Deployment

Once the course is approved and signed off, we will work closely with you to deploy the developed eLearning module via your selected LMS.

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