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Accessibility in Online Learning Design: Free Training Workshops in July 2022

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According to the Oxford Dictionary accessibility is the quality of being 

  • able to be reached or entered 
  • easy to obtain and use 
  • easily understood or appreciated. 

When we design online learning experiences, we need to ensure digital or web accessibility. This means that we need to make our online content usable, reachable, and understandable for as many people as possible.  

In this workshop, we will unpack the terms accessibility, usability, and inclusive design, as they are all very closely related. Their goals, approaches, and guidelines overlap significantly so we will address them together. 

Accessibility is an outcome of inclusive design – it’s a good starting point to understand how to build experiences that are accessible for all, specifically for those with limiting abilities.  

The focus of this workshop is to share our learnings about accessible design but also to hear from you, our audience. Together, we can form a community of knowledge to share information on a topic that will grow and change rapidly and constantly. 

Registration

These workshops will cover Accessibility in Online Learning Design in 2 Sessions. Each workshop will be the same so please choose a date and time from the options below that best suit you. 

Upon registration, you will receive calendar invites with links to join the sessions. 

Workshop Option 1: UK Time (GMT+1) [Local Times May Differ] 

Workshop Option 2: US Eastern Standard Time (GMT-4) [Local Times May Differ]

If you are unable to attend these workshop sessions, please fill out this form so that we can notify you regarding future workshops.  

Facilitator

Corlé Venter – Senior Learning Designer

Corlé knows what it means to be passionate about accessible education. With years of classroom teaching and online learning development under the belt, she understands the necessity for learning to reach people in places that are out of reach. She’s helped to build courses and training for universities, schools, corporate companies, NGOs and more, and with every project, she brings new learnings and insights, as well as fervour for learning more. She freely shares what she knows and invites fresh perspectives readily.  

She holds a variety of degrees and qualifications (a mixed bag of tricks) and her prior experience includes: managing and supporting a team of Learning Designers in a massive systems training rollout for the Marriott group (1,6 million users in 6 months globally), and supporting the development of projects for: 

  • Mandarin Oriental, Mr Price, Tsogo Sun, AC Project, Hilton Avero, Singita, Brigham Young University, California Department of Motor Vehicles, Wharton University, Arcadia University, and many more.  

Workshop Outline

Accessibility Workshops

1. What is accessibility really?

  • Let’s unpack terms like inclusivity, accessibility, and usability.
  • Defining accessibility

2. Why consider accessibility?

3. Who should be considered when we design courses?

  • How do we even find out/narrow it down? 

4. What is WCAG?

5. What are the four POUR principles all about and will it help you in your design process?

6. BREAK

7. Let’s get practical

  • Where in ADDIE should accessibility be considered? 
  • Best practice guidelines  
  • What are they?  
  • Where do we find these?  
  • How do we decide? 

8. When do we know we have made it?

Admissions will be limited so register now!

Workshop Option 1: UK Time (GMT+1) [Local Times May Differ] 

Workshop Option 2: US Eastern Standard Time (GMT-4) [Local Times May Differ]

If you are unable to attend these workshop sessions, please fill out this form so that we can notify you regarding future workshops.  

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