As course designers, it's important to keep accessibility standards in mind right from the beginning of the design process. Accessibility should be a key consideration throughout every stage of course development.
But what if you're working on legacy projects that may not have been designed with accessibility in mind? Or you're a newcomer to e-learning and just learning what your authoring apps can do? Or even if you're an experienced course designer who hasn't had much exposure to accessibility requirements before? Regardless of where you and your team are in your accessibility journey, there are resources, tools, guidelines, and a supportive community to help along the way.
Remember, accessibility isn't just about complying with guidelines and regulations - it's about making education accessible to everyone. And that’s what this week’s challenge is all about!
Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to rework a short project to make it more accessible. You can choose a single-slide interaction or a series of slides for your demo. If you don’t want to use your own projects, grab some slides from Content Library or our downloads hub. The goal this week is to practice building more accessible courses.
First, THANK YOU for writing overviews of your AI-inspired examples last week. Those were super helpful. I included your descriptions in the recap post to help viewers better understand the tools and techniques you used.
To help others understand your approach, please share some insights into your design choices. For example, what features did you use? What challenges did you encounter?
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 link your published example and blog post.
- Forums: Start a new 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 to your posts so your great work gets even more exposure.
- Social media: If you share your demos on Twitter or LinkedIn, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can follow your e-learning coolness.
Last Week’s Challenge:
Before you get started on your makeovers, check out the creative ways course designers are using AI to help them build better 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.
Next Week’s Challenge & Webinar
- Next week's challenge #418 (May 26): Motion Graphics and Animated Intros for E-Learning.
Got an idea for a challenge? Are you interested in doing a webinar showcasing how you made one or more challenge demos? Or do you have some comments for your humble challenge host? Use this anonymous form to share your feedback: https://bit.ly/ElearningChallengeForm.