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Unlocking Content for Learners

Considering Content Accessibility

Is your content accessible?

This is one of the top questions we get asked from our enterprise and government customers as we work with them to curate content from the Go1 library to suit their training requirements.  Having eLearning content that is accessible to all learners, regardless of their ability, ensures that companies can provide equal access to training to all their employees - but we know that developing content to meet the WCAG international standards can feel overwhelming.

Did you know that many authoring tools, such as Storyline 360, Rise 360, Captivate, and Lectora, allow you to make your training WCAG complaint within their product? 

 If you are not using a proprietary tool, or a tool that does have built-in WCAG compliance, meeting these guidelines can be a bit more challenging.  Here is a quick guide of things to consider when creating your training to accommodate sensory, physical, and cognitive disabilities:

  • Include subtitles on all videos
  • Include transcripts, where possible
  • Ensure navigation is easy through shortcut keys
  • Ensure learners can use JAWS (Job Access With Speech) screen readers to move through the course
  • Ensure high-contrast and larger fonts
  • Ensure that colors meet color-blind contrast recommendations

Even if not all guidelines are met, adding some of these features can make a big difference to learners who may need accommodations. 

 If your content is WCAG complaint, ensure that you have selected that option on the details of your course within your Go1 metadata, to be included in the Go1 accessible content selections for customers.

Did you know you can now bulk-update the metadata of your existing courses on the Go1 platform? Check out the steps in this guide.