Integrating Accessibility Best Practices Into Online Courses Through the Learning Management System (LMS): A Test Case
Two instructional designers share their experience in developing an online course to be compliant with their University's guidelines for online accessibility.
This presentation will offer solutions for administrators, faculty, and instructional designers/learning Technologists to take back to their institutions for implementation in their own online programs. The audience will have the opportunity to see the existing course along with the course that was redeveloped. They will also be given various online resources and have the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session.
Participants in the presentation should expect to learn the following:
• How to conduct an accessibility audit of existing content
• Talking points for communication with instructors
• Methods for correcting inaccessible content
• How to identify possible pitfalls and frustrations in revising content for accessibility
• Lessons learned during the process
Jennifer Pontano, Drexel University
Dan Allen, Drexel University
Jennifer Pontano is a Senior Instructional Designer at Drexel University. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member and a member of Drexel University’s Online Learning Council. In her day to day she is responsible for developing, maintaining, and managing online courses within her specified program areas.
Dan Allen is an Accessibility Specialist and Sr. Instructional Designer at Drexel University. He also co-chairs the university’s Online Accessibility Committee, which determines accessibility guidelines for online courses, and implements training. He also created and teaches the online course Learning Technologies and Disabilities for Drexel’s E-Learning Leadership program.