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Essentials of Designing Accessible (508 Compliant) Programs and Materials

Learning access for everyone!

Creating an accessible e-learning program that is easy for everyone to use!

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Credits: CEU 0.45 MORE
Level: Foundational
Role(s): Instructional Designer More
Language(s): English

Pricing

$545
Member
$745
Non-member
Course Info

In this interactive course, you will explore all aspects of creating an accessible learning program that is Section 508 compliant. Understand the law, know how to evaluate your current programs for compliance, and tackle the challenge of creating accessible visuals, activities, and quizzes that engage your learners and optimize the learning process.

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In this interactive course, you will explore all aspects of creating an accessible learning program that is Section 508 compliant. Understand the law, know how to evaluate your current programs for compliance, and tackle the challenge of creating accessible visuals, activities, and quizzes that engage your learners and optimize the learning process.

Develop real-world solutions for visuals and audio interface; identify what you can and cannot do during the design process; and examine options for assessing learning, testing your system, and conducting final implementation and integration into your learning management system. Read Less

What You Will Learn
  • Articulate the need for accessible and inclusive e-learning.
  • Utilize a checklist to evaluate 508 compliance of a current program.
  • Identify five essential instructional design strategies that ensure accessibility.
  • Recommend specific design strategies that are accessible and effective for your content.
  • Create e-learning programs that are accessible to people with visual, auditory, and movement disabilities.
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The Essentials Series

ATD’s Essentials Series Annual Pass offers a flexible and affordable way to increase your performance via interactive, online learning taught by the industry’s leading subject matter experts.

PROGRAM TOPICS
Topic 1 - What Is 508 Compliance?
The Context and History of Section 508
Identify What Needs to Be Accessible
Evaluate a Current Program for Compliance
Topic 2 - Designing Accessible Learning
Real-World Solutions for Visuals (Images, Graphics, Videos, Text)
Developing Solutions for Audio Interface (Videos, Interviews, Music)
New Approaches for Activities and Quizzes (Can I Drag and Drop?)
Topic 3 - Testing and Implementation
Tools and Resources for Testing
Integrating the Results Into an LMS
Putting It All Together
Who Should Attend

This program is for learning professionals who want to design and deliver programs that are Section 508 compliant. If you are a learning professional developing programs for a government agency or using federal funds, this program is for you. You’ll see how to ensure that what you design or facilitate is 508 compliant and accessible to your learners.

ATD Education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organization development practitioners—but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resources specialists.

Level: Foundational
Roles: Instructional Designer, Manager, Trainer
Language: English
What Our Participants Are Saying
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Dustin Staiger

"My involvement in ATD has given me guidance in a dynamically changing market, while making me more valuable to my organization. Joining ATD has literally been a career-defining decision for me."

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Jane Loda

"I can rely on ATD to present material that is very well constructed, timely, content-rich, and relevant to the challenges workplace learning professionals face every day."

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Cindy Lam

"ATD is an organization dedicated to talent development - with their research and expertise, I trust that their programs can give me what I am looking for to implement within my organization."

Dates & Locations
  • Sep 04-18, 2019
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  • Dec 05-19, 2019
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Facilitators
Maureen Orey

Things To Know

ATTENDANCE

Face-to-Face Courses
Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program is mandatory in order to receive the certificate of completion and CEUs. Participants who miss more than two hours of the entire program will not be eligible to receive the certificate. Participants who fulfill the attendance requirement will receive a certificate at the end of the program.

Online Courses
Participation in all online sessions at their currently scheduled day and time is mandatory to receive a completion certificate and any applicable credits.

ATD requires active participation through the program to receive credit for the class. Active participation includes, but is not limited to, participating in virtual classroom activities, discussions, breakout sessions, and intersession work. Please note that using a tablet or mobile device severely limits your ability to fully and actively participate.

For programs with five or more sessions, one missed live session can be made up by listening to the session recording in full. Participants who miss more than one live session will not be eligible to receive the certificate. For programs with four or fewer sessions, attendance at all live sessions is required to receive a certificate. If you meet the eligibility requirements, a certificate will be issued to you through the ATD Learning Portal at the end of the program. All sessions will be recorded and available for participants to review throughout the program for your reference.

CREDITS

4.5 Learning Hours

0.45 CEUs awarded

Up to 4.5 APTD Recertification Points through the ATD Certification Institute.

Up to 4.5 CPLP Recertification Points through the ATD Certification Institute.

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