Section 508 refers to an amendment of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that requires U.S. Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. The law includes a set of technical standards that establish requirements for software applications, operating systems, web-based information and applications, telecommunications hardware and software, and video and multimedia products.
In this group class students will learn what constitutes an accessible course, how to incorporate the necessary features needed to make a course accessible and explore effective workflows when building an accessible course.
Students who attend should have completed the eLearning 101 and Captivate Essentials classes or equivalent experience.
Module 1: Exploring Accessibility and 508 Compliance
Module 2: Accessibility
- Addressing disabilities
- Visual Impairment
- Auditory Impairment
- Dexterity Impairment
Module 3: Captivate Functionality
- Backgrounds and colors
- Short cuts
- Using Tab Order
- Synchronized Voiceovers
- Closed Captioning
Module 4: 508 Compliance Resources