Best Practice Guide – Ensuring accessible e-learning
This document outlines the baseline standard required of all e-learning as recommended by Technology Taskforce members as best practice, in order to meet minimum accessibility requirements. It is intended as a guide to the actions needed by a supplier of e-learning, whether internal or external, to ensure that as many learners as possible are able to use modules and courses as supplied.
It covers the design and scripting of a course, as well as more technical elements. Some guidance may not be directly relevant to accessibility but will help to reinforce with suppliers the importance of consistency in look and feel across any corporation’s e-learning products. This will help to avoid confusion for everyone, including of course disabled employees, between modules. The guidance in each section may be used to supplement existing guidelines for suppliers, or to help them review how they ensure that they routinely meet users’ needs and expectations.
These guidelines are heavily based upon those used by Barclays: we would like to thank them for allowing us to reuse their work, and Technology Taskforce members who have commented on earlier drafts.