716 BYOL: 508 Compliance and WCAG 2.0 in Storyline

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Friday, November 18

Instructional Design


What is 508 compliance? What is WCAG 2.0? How can you make your courses compliant? What is the easiest way to create alternate text? How does a course that is taken by someone using JAWS even function? How can you make sure you’re thinking of your learner? These are some of the questions that demand answers for the Storyline user, as many instructional designers lack both the understanding of what 508 compliance really means and the competence to effectively develop compliant courses.

In this session, you will see how Articulate Storyline can help you create eLearning modules that are more accessible for users. You will see how a learner uses JAWS to complete your courses. You will learn how to use alternate text to describe screen elements, and you will learn to build courses with closed-captioning effects. Finally, you will leave this session with hands-on understanding of the Storyline features that support accessible content.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What 508 compliance and WCAG 2.0 mean to you as a developer
  • How to view a course through a learner utilizing JAWS
  • How to create appropriate alternate text for objects
  • How to create closed-caption text for your learners

Novice to intermediate designers, developers, and project managers who are familiar and comfortable with Windows, the Storyline user interface, and eLearning concepts.

Technology discussed in this session:
Articulate Storyline 2; Windows 7, 8, or 10, or Mac running Parallels; Adobe Flash Player 10.3 or later; JAWS screen reader program.

Participant technology requirements:
Laptop (PC or Mac running Windows); Storyline 2, update 5 or later (installed and operating).

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Stefanie Lawless

Vice President of Training

Yukon Learning

Stefanie Lawless is the vice president of training at Yukon Learning, where she manages the design and development of customizable off-the-shelf courseware in Rapid Course and provides virtual training for the Articulate suite of tools. She has spent more than 10 years training people on software products and policies, as well as developing eLearning content and custom courseware for organizations worldwide. Stefanie holds a BS in information technology and an MBA from Western Governor’s University.

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