W206 - E-Learning Accessibility: How Changing Section 508 Laws Can Impact Your Design

Wed, Jan 24 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | LL20A

Session Description:
January 2018. Are you ready? That's the compliance date of the new Section 508 guidelines that are based on the WCAG AA requirements. If you provide learning technologies or services to a federal agency, or use Section 508 as your organization's guidelines for accessibility, you'll need to ensure your e-learning and other digital content meets the updated standards. But do you know what those new standards are and how to best design for them? In this session, you'll find out more about the Section 508 refresh and what these changes mean when it comes to successfully creating accessible content that adheres to the law. You'll learn how these changes may affect the way you currently design for accessibility, and discover what guidelines, tools, and resources you can use to develop and test your web-based content to make sure it meets these standards. You'll also look at specific examples of accessible courses built with Storyline, Lectora, and Captivate. It is helpful, but not essential that you already have a general understanding of accessibility in e-learning.

Application on the Job:
Identify new requirements in the updated standards that might change how you design or build your courses.
Plan for the additional design and technical requirements.
Determine if your current approach to design and development needs to change and find additional resources to learn more.

Type: Concurrent Session

Tracks: Management and Strategy

Handout(s): Presentation


Elkins, Diane

Diane Elkins


Artisan E-Learning