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March 22 – 24, 2017 Orlando, FL

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LS111 BYOL: Building Accessible eLearning in Captivate

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, March 22



The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) requires that employers provide “reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees.” But many instructional designers worry that accessible content will be less interactive and thus less effective. Others want to do more but don’t know where to begin. In the end, many often just create a printable text version of the content and call it good enough. You can and should do better than that for your learners.

In this session, you’ll learn how one of the tools you may already use, Adobe Captivate, can allow you to create engaging and interactive modules that also meet ADA standards and/or the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). You’ll find out more about different levels of content accessibility and see how to use the Captivate accessibility tools to achieve them. You’ll also look at real examples that show how to adapt custom interactions, the ways you can test a module for accessibility, and additional resources that are available to help you make your content more accessible.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Best practices for creating accessible content in Adobe Captivate
  • How to build slides and interactions that are accessible to users with visual, hearing, and motor impairments
  • How to identify device limitations or issues that may affect the accessibility of your project
  • What options are available for converting non-accessible interactions to accessible ones
  • What other resources are available for building and testing accessible content

Novice to intermediate designers and developers. Attendees should have a working knowledge of Captivate 8 or above.

Technology discussed in this session:
Adobe Captivate.

Participant technology requirements:
Laptop running Adobe Captivate 8 or above.

Jenny Nilsson


Varma Multimedia Learning

Jenny Nilsson is the owner of Varma Multimedia Learning, a custom eLearning design firm specializing in technical content and software and process simulations. Prior to working in instructional design, Jenny worked in the software industry for nine years doing project management, design, and quality assurance. Jenny has been surrounded by technology since her parents bought a Radio Shack franchise when she was nine years old. She sold her first computer at the age of ten and has been helping people learn to use computers and software ever since.

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