DES eLearning Accessibility Workshop
The Department of Enterprise Services will be offering a number of eLearning Accessibility Workshops virtually. These hands-on workshops will provide learners with a brief overview of Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 compliance, as it relates to eLearning courses. Students will learn steps to ensure that courses developed in Articulate Storyline are accessible.
Introduction, Overview & the Law:
- Introduction to Web Accessibility: This introduction should help you understand how people with disabilities use the web, the frustrations they feel when they cannot access the web, and what you can do to make your sites more accessible.
- Sections 508 and 504: Closed Captioning and Web Accessibility Requirements: This document provides you with an overview of the history and laws surrounding accessibility.
- Policy 188: This policy establishes the standard for accessibility for state agencies.
- OCIO Minimum Accessibility Standard
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Section 508: This website provides an introduction to Section 508, what it is and what it requires. It also includes a broad array of frequently asked questions directly related to Section 508.
Closed Caption for YouTube Videos:
- DIY Resources for Closed Captioning and Transcription: If your videos are hosted on YouTube, there are a number of ways to create your own captions directly in the YouTube editing interface.
- Storyline 360 Supports Web Content Accessibility Guidelines: Information about creating Storyline 360 courses that support Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
- Section 508 Roadmap: Follow the Revised 508 Standards to ensure your information and communication technology (ICT) is accessible and usable by individuals with disabilities.
Create More Accessible Word Documents
This course will provide you with basic information for creating accessible documents in Word. Videos include: creating accessible documents, improving accessibility with alt text, improving header accessibility, creating accessible links, creating accessible tables, and creating accessible file names.
Create More Accessible PowerPoint Slides
This course will provide you with basic information for creating accessible PowerPoint slides. Videos include: creating accessible slides, improving images accessibility, using accessible colors and styles, designing slides for people with dyslexia, and saving a presentation in an alternate format.
Create More Accessible Email Messages in Outlook
This course will provide you with basic information for creating accessible emails in Outlook. Videos include: improving email accessibility, improving images accessibility, and adding accessible emails.
Create More Accessible Excel Workbooks
This course will provide you with basic information for creating accessible Excel workbooks. Videos include: using accessible Excel templates, creating more accessible tables, and creating more accessible charts.
- Microsoft Word: Creating Accessible Documents: This document provides an outline that shows how an assisted technology user would navigate through a Word document with a proper heading structure.
- PowerPoint Accessibility: This article outlines how to make PowerPoint files more accessible on the web.
- PDF Accessibility: Defines Acrobat PDF accessibility.
- Jess Thompson at SBCTC: This course includes information on accessibility basics, creating accessible materials, and online accessibility.
- Guidelines for Writing about People with Disabilities: This factsheet provides guidelines for portraying individuals with disabilities in a respectful and balanced way by using language that is accurate, neutral and objective.
- JAWS: How to use JAWS to evaluate web accessibility.
- LinkedIn Learning.com: Accessibility training and tutorials