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Is 2019 the year that inclusive design goes mainstream? With Special guest Tanya Seidel

Episode Summary

During this episode of IDIODC, the gang brings on special guest Tanya Seidel to chat inclusive design and accessibility. Inclusive design and ensuring courses are accessible to people with disabilities should not be an afterthought. With organizations like Microsoft putting a priority on inclusive design with all of their products, including their product packaging, a new bar is being set for expectations around accessibility and it's time for the e-learning community to follow suit. Historically, accessible e-learning has been categorized as having to be static and limited on engagement. It doesn't have to be! But, many of the rapid e-learning tools that are available today don't always make it easy on developers. So what can we do? Something is better than nothing, and even if you're not obligated to adhere to Section 508, you can take at least some steps to help make your courses accessible to people with disabilities. This session will focus on some of the easier things you can do in development that have a big impact on a course's accessibility. Tanya is the VP of Finance and Technology at Artisan E-Learning and has close to 15 years of experience in the e-learning industry. In addition to managing Artisan’s finance, technology, and marketing landscapes, she is involved in the development and delivery of e-learning courses for a variety of clients and is well-versed in accessibility (Section 508 and WCAG), usability, and responsive design. Tanya spent more than seven years working for Trivantis, the makers of Lectora. She has been involved in creating instructor-led and web-based training programs and materials, but also in leading the design and development of e-learning authoring software and Learning Management Systems. Check out Artisan E-Learning's blog here: https://artisanelearning.com/blog/ You can learn more about Tanya on her LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanyaseidel/ Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter (and remember you can always stay in the loop with the #IDIODC hashtag): - Tanya: @TanyaSeidel https://twitter.com/tanyaseidel - Brent: @BSchlenker https://twitter.com/bschlenker - Chris: @Chris_V_W https://twitter.com/Chris_V_W Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow Interested in learning more about dominKnow? Sign up for our next live platform demo to learn why we do powerful eLearning-authoring best. (And get a free 14-day trial after you watch the demo!) https://www.dominknow.com/demonstration.html

Episode Notes

During this episode of IDIODC, the gang brings on special guest Tanya Seidel to chat inclusive design and accessibility.

Inclusive design and ensuring courses are accessible to people with disabilities should not be an afterthought. With organizations like Microsoft putting a priority on inclusive design with all of their products, including their product packaging, a new bar is being set for expectations around accessibility and it's time for the e-learning community to follow suit. Historically, accessible e-learning has been categorized as having to be static and limited on engagement. It doesn't have to be! But, many of the rapid e-learning tools that are available today don't always make it easy on developers. So what can we do? Something is better than nothing, and even if you're not obligated to adhere to Section 508, you can take at least some steps to help make your courses accessible to people with disabilities. This session will focus on some of the easier things you can do in development that have a big impact on a course's accessibility.

Tanya is the VP of Finance and Technology at Artisan E-Learning and has close to 15 years of experience in the e-learning industry. In addition to managing Artisan’s finance, technology, and marketing landscapes, she is involved in the development and delivery of e-learning courses for a variety of clients and is well-versed in accessibility (Section 508 and WCAG), usability, and responsive design. Tanya spent more than seven years working for Trivantis, the makers of Lectora. She has been involved in creating instructor-led and web-based training programs and materials, but also in leading the design and development of e-learning authoring software and Learning Management Systems.

Check out Artisan E-Learning's blog here: https://artisanelearning.com/blog/

You can learn more about Tanya on her LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanyaseidel/

Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter (and remember you can always stay in the loop with the #IDIODC hashtag):

Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions.

Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Interested in learning more about dominKnow? Sign up for our next live platform demo to learn why we do powerful eLearning-authoring best. (And get a free 14-day trial after you watch the demo!) https://www.dominknow.com/demonstration.html