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Toolbox Tip: Why You Should Optimize E-Learning For Screen Readers


Mon Jun 07 2021


Curious how screen readers work with e-learning content? Diane Elkins demonstrates why your e-learning solutions need to be optimized for screen readers. She explains how users with visual impairments may typically interact with screen readers and navigate through the material with a keyboard. Check out this tip to experience the poor interface design caused when e-learning designers keep default settings and do not take advantage of the accessibility tools. You’ll then experience the same course once the accessibility tools have been optimized. Lastly, Elkins outlines and models how to complete three of the biggest tasks required to set up your e-learning with a screen reader successfully.

ATD’s Toolbox Tips series provides e-learning hacks on various content authoring and learning technology tools. Get quick, useful “how-to” tutorials to apply directly to your e-learning instructional design work. Tune in for biweekly designer tips to help you troubleshoot on specific tools, learn new tasks, and discover new features.


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