E-learning Content Accessibility and Digital Inclusion
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.
Client Requirements and Challenges
We edited PDFs that were originally word documents using Adobe Acrobat software. This allowed us to change various aspects of the document, such as tagging, headings, tags, tables, Alt text, lists, Text Alternatives, Skip Navigation, and Tab Order.
Adobe Acrobat is a powerful and expensive tool for creating, printing, and modifying PDF files. It offers more features than other free Adobe Reader, making it a better choice for PDFs Remediation.
After watching videos without subtitles, it became clear that something needed to be done in order to improve the experience for deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers. SRT files were created using existing transcripts for some videos, and new ones were made for those without any transcripts. These new videos were then edited to include CC text using video editing software.
We improved the performance of the module by reducing the size of the video files and making them easier to upload to a video host.
We updated the version of the existing module by making it more standardizable using Adobe Captivate 19.
However, it still lacks a clear and concise structure that can be easily followed by users. To remedy this, We reused the templates from the module that offer an easy way to reuse structure and content as a basis for new modules.
We advise using this functionality and graphics to develop a clear course with an interactive different color-wise conversion strategy.
The addition of interactive elements to both existing and new modules kept participants motivated and involved throughout the program. These elements allowed for a more engaging experience that led to successful outcomes.
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
we collaborate with key stakeholders to gain a thorough understanding of your training requirements, your users, the learning content and the performance objectives.
we will initially develop a ‘proof of concept’ for you. This gives you an idea of what the end product will look like.
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.
Once the course is approved and signed off, we will work closely with you to deploy the developed eLearning module via your selected LMS.