Whether you’ve heard of Section 508 before, or you’ve just come across the term in your work and are looking for more information—you’ve come to the right place.
Section 508 is part of the Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a law to help prevent workplace discrimination against people with disabilities. (If you’re curious, you can read the act in full here.)
We’ve collected some resources to help you understand how Section 508 compliance standards relate to e-learning, as well as how to build training that is both effective and compliant. Take a look!
What does Section 508 compliance have to do with e-learning?
Mike Enders responds to an e-learning developer’s question about what accessible e-learning even means in Dear Heroes: What Is Accessible E-Learning?.
If you work for a federal agency and you need more specifics about how to make your courses compliant, check out What Is 508 Compliance for E-Learning and How Can You Achieve It?.
What are some Section 508 best practices?
Our free e-book, 6 Best Practices for Designing Accessible E-Learning, shows you how to make your courses accessible without compromising creativity or engagement.
E-learning thought leader Jane Bozarth makes the argument for universal design beyond basic compliance in her post “But It’s to Code”: Thoughts on Accessibility in E-Learning.
How do you build Section 508–compliant e-learning with Articulate tools?
Articulate tools make it easy for anyone to create engaging e-learning that looks great on any device. Here’s a list of articles, FAQs, and other resources to help you get started building accessible courses with our products:
- Articulate 360 FAQs: Accessibility
- Articulate Storyline and Accessibility
- Storyline 360 Is Compliant with Section 508 Accessibility Guidelines
- Storyline 360 and Storyline 3: Making Courses Accessible
- Make Courses More Accessible with Closed-Captioning and Tables in Storyline 3
- Storyline 3: How to Design an Accessible Course
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