What is accessibility on the internet and in e-learning courses?
With isEazy Author, you can create accessible courses from scratch or transform the ones already in your account. In this section, we will provide you with insights into Accessibility in the e-learning context and how to set it up, allowing you to use it efficiently.
What is accessibility?
Internet accessibility aims to make websites usable by all people, regardless of their abilities. In the context of e-learning, this means that online platforms and courses should be designed to enable any learner to access and use the content effectively.
To ensure the creation of truly accessible content, we rely on the WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines), international standards that set guidelines for achieving web accessibility. There are three levels of compliance: A, AA, and AAA.
- Level A (Priority 1): These rules are essential and must be complied with to ensure basic accessibility. For example, provide text descriptions for images.
- Level AA (Priority 2): Complying with these rules significantly improves accessibility. For instance, provide captions for audio and video content.
- Level AAA (Priority 3): Complying with these rules provides the highest level of accessibility but may require more effort. For example, allow the user to fully customize the presentation of content.
With isEazy Author, you can easily create courses that are 100% AA and 80% AAA compliant. This level of compliance far exceeds most accessibility laws, such as Section 508 (in USA).
What do I have to do?
With isEazy Author, you can publish your courses in dual mode, offering two user experiences from the same content. Learners who need it can activate their adapted experience. This mode is designed to meet accessibility standards without you having to worry about any technical issues. You only have to elaborate your content following certain guidelines to achieve a fully accessible course.
In the following articles, you will see how to create your content to be 100% accessible: