Accessibility basics in designing learning contents

Accessibility basics in designing learning contents

During the CoBle project Individualized Learning in Collaborative and Blended Learning Environments are studied. Achieved competences are demonstrated and assessed as well as recognized with the open badge concept. The project time is 01/2022-12/2023. Project partners: HAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland IFOA, Italy ITECH, Germany The School of Novo Mesto, Slovenia CPI - The institute of republic of Slovenia vocational education and training, Slovenia

Tags:

Accessibility, WCAG
The learning material should be accessible to different kinds of learners, specially for people with disabilities. Properly designed accessible material, like readable and uderstanable text contents, benefits us all. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) explain how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities. WCAG manual: https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/wcag/ Different WCAG language versions can be found here: https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/wcag/translations/ WCAG introduction in youtube: - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJfhi2P60Xo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsGussrOX60

Criteria

Competence objectives​

A teacher is able to 

  • use WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) international standards in meaningful ways when planning and designing learning contents
  • implement learning material and presentations in accessible ways

Assessment criteria​

A teacher

  • makes accessible learning material/content by following the WCAG-standards (level AA)
  • knows how to check the document accessibility

Skills demonstration​

Create some teaching material on a topic of your choice. Made the material by using Word, PowerPoint and pdf. These materials should contain text content and a picture. Make documents of all three (Word, PowerPoint and pdf) following the accessibility criteria. Attach a link to your documentations to application form.



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