Whether you’ve heard of Section 508 before or just encountered the term 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 explain 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?
If you work for a federal agency and 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 apps?
Articulate apps 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
- Storyline 360: How to Design an Accessible Course
- What You Need to Know About Designing Accessible E-Learning with Storyline 360
- Storyline 360 Accessibility Conformance Report
- Storyline 360 Supports Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
- Storyline 360 Is Compliant with Section 508 Accessibility Guidelines
- The Storyline 360 Player Just Got More Accessible
- Studio 360 Supports Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
- Studio 360 Is Compliant with Section 508 Accessibility Guidelines
- Rise 360: Keyboard-Accessible Navigation
- Rise 360: How to Add Alternate Text to Images
- New in Rise 360: Add Closed Captions to Videos
- Storyline 3: How to Design an Accessible Course
- Storyline 3 Accessibility Conformance Report
- Storyline 3 Is Compliant with Section 508 Accessibility Guidelines
- Make Courses More Accessible with Closed Captioning and Tables in Storyline 3
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