Once you understand accessible eLearning and inclusive design, you can’t turn back. That’s because changing your design habits is not only easy, it has a big impact on the lives of others. A focus on inclusive design makes learning more accessible so it benefits everyone.
Today I’m speaking with Brian Dusablon, from Learning Ninjas. Brian works in many roles, helping clients apply existing and emerging technologies to support process and business improvement.
As an advocate, he teaches how inclusive design and accessible learning experiences improve the lives of others. He’s the person many turn to, to get answers to their accessibility questions. In this episode, Brian provides actionable steps you can take to start an inclusive design practice in general and accessible eLearning in particular.
- Difference between accessibility and inclusive design
- Limits of the accessibility guidelines
- Methods for adopting an inclusive design mindset at the start of a project
- Creating your own standards for inclusive design
- Lenses for creating and evaluation accessible eLearning
- Inclusive animation design
- Inclusively for standard graphics and the challenges of infographics
- How to design inclusively for audio and video
- Looking at the lens of time in terms of inclusive design
- How to get started quickly
- What to do if management is resistant to inclusive design
- Biggest challenges regarding eLearning accessibility
TRANSCRIPT: Download the ELC 061 Transcript
TIME: 33 minutes
INCLUSIVE AND ACCESSIBLE ELEARNING RESOURCES:
- Learning Ninjas Accessibility Resources
- The Accessibility Primer
- 12 Lenses of Accessibility
- Five Golden Rules of Alt-text
- Make Accessibility Part of Your Design Process
- Wave Extension for Chrome and Firefox: In the podcast, Brian mentions reviewing HTML code output from Rise. You can do some checking with the WAVE plugin or use the “inspect element” function in your browser to see Rise output (or other tools) after publishing. To get to Inspect, right-click on a web page in Chrome.
- Diverse Photos
- Black Illustration Image Packs
- Hemingway Editor
A few sources for free diverse photos: