Accessibility for Online Learning
Are you someone who designs, facilitates, or manages online learning programs, including eLearning, webinars, virtual classrooms and training, websites and LMS's, computer-based job aids, social media, or anything else that involves some sort of digital technology? OR are you someone who manages people who performs those functions?.
If the answer to either question is YES, or even, I THINK so, but I'm not quite sure, then its critical to consider accessibility, disability, and usability in online learning. Without understanding the types of assistive technologies learners may use and need, and how to design for inclusion, you may unintentionally excluding your learners from achieving your learning program's objectives and goals.
It's estimated that between 20 and 25% of today's workforce has some sort of disability, can you afford to not have that amount of your staff not fully trained?
During this session we will:
- Discuss challenges facing disabled learners who participated in online learning
- Understand the types of assistive technology used by disabled learners
- Make adjustments while creating online learning materials to ensure they are accessible and usable
- Evaluate accessibility and usability of your online learning materials.
If you are needing CEUs to recertify as APTD/CPTD, you are eligible to receive 1 credit.
Britne Jenke is currently the President Elect for the Chapter and has over 15 years of experience designing developing engaging innovating learning solutions. She has a background in web design and educational technology and is passionate about accessibility, disability advocacy, and inclusive design. She holds multiple certifications - CPTD, SHRM-SCP, and CPACC, and was featured in 2021 on ATD's DEI podcast for designing inclusive training.
This event is for In-Person Registration and Attendance. There is a separate event for Virtual Attendance. Location to be announced.