3 Ways To Help Online Learners With Disabilities

| November 1, 2018

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There are many simple things you can do to create more inclusive and accessible training for all learners. As a starting point, I recommend implementing the three tips outlined, as well as testing for accessibility throughout the development process instead of at the end – to avoid a lot of rework.As course creators, our highest priorities are to help learners master instructional objectives and transfer new knowledge and skills to real-life situations. At the beginning of a project, course development teams typically create a profile of their target learners. This information might include the number of people taking the class, their job roles, locations, and experience with the subject matter.Throughout this audience analysis, we might discover that certain learners need the content presented in different languages. Armed with this information, we make accommodations for this subset of learners, such as providing transcripts in the learners’ native language or publishing another version of the course in that language. In short, when we identify a need we generally create a solution for it.

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