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Re: Accessible eLearning

From: Taliesin Smith <talilief@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:44:18 -0230
Message-ID: <CABu36yFV1DmmqVJGjW7iUv0UBB2Eaa1xq_+j_5WqzEdhF24uRg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Macintosh, Kristy (OMAFRA)" <Kristy.Macintosh@ontario.ca>
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi Kristy,
eLearning is a big topic.
There's typical content that goes in each course: text, images, video.
Making sure all that typical content is accessible is one aspect to
accessible eLearning.
There are interactive learning tools or activities that may form one part
of a course or module. Making these interactive elements accessible is a
big challenge, too, on it's own.
Then, there are the learning management systems or platforms through which
the content is delivered and through which students and instructors
interact with each other and with the content in that context.
When people are interacting online and they begin to share content, are
they all posting content that is accessible?

A lot of people are working on different aspects of this larger picture.
You are not alone.

Here are few more resources that I have found helpful recently:

Portland Community College has some great resources

Sarah Horton and Whitney Quesenbery's Book, A Web for Everyone, is a very
good read on accessible user experiences and the WCAG.

I put together a quick-action guide based on the WCAG's POUR principles that
many people find helpful.


On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 10:18 AM, Macintosh, Kristy (OMAFRA) <
Kristy.Macintosh@ontario.ca> wrote:

> Hi,
> I’m trying to connect with anyone that has been working towards developing
> eLearning that meets the WCAG 2.0 Level AA requirements. We are in the
> process of trying to understand how they requirements apply to eLearning
> and if people can share any lessons learned it would be greatly
> appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Kristy Macintosh
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