Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to rework one or more slides to make them more accessible. To help others understand your approach, please share some insights into your design choices. What features did you use? What challenges did you encounter? Anything you share will benefit other designers.
If you don't have existing content, try reworking a series of Content Library slides or grab some templates from the downloads hub. The goal this week is to practice building more accessible courses.
Rebuilding E-Learning Courses to be More Accessible
This week’s challenge was inspired by Articulate SuperHero Linda Lorenzetti. While trying to learn more about designing accessible interactions, Linda took an existing project she’d made and rebuilt it to make it accessible.
Reworking live projects is a fantastic approach to learning more about accessibility and the available features to course designers. You can learn more about Linda’s project and her design process in the following video overview and source file she shared.
Retrofitting Drag-and-Drop Activities
Currently, Storyline's standard drag-drop activities are not accessible. But with a bit of extra work, you can retrofit them to use keyboard navigation. In this example, Jonathan reworked an existing drag-and-drop interaction to offer a keyboard accessible version using click events.
Looking for more information on designing accessible e-learning? The following resources are chock full of practical tips for getting started with the accessible features in Storyline 360 and Rise 360.
- What is Accessible E-Learning?
- 5 Things You Need to Know About Accessibility
- How to Create Accessible Courses with Articulate 360
For even more on accessibility in e-learning, you can find all our best content in this series:
- Articulate 360 FAQs: Accessibility
- How to Test Storyline 360 Content with a Screenreader
- Storyline 360: How to Design an Accessible Course
Share Your E-Learning Work
- Comments: Use the comments section below to share a link to your published example and blog post.
- Forums: Start your own thread and share a link to your published example..
- Personal blog: If you have a blog, please consider writing about your challenges. We’ll link back to your posts so the great work you’re sharing gets even more exposure.
- Social Media: If you share your demos on Twitter or LinkedIn, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.
Last Week’s Challenge:
Before you access this week’s challenge, check out the creative ways course designers use timed activities in e-learning:
New to the E-Learning Challenges?
The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.