GSA Section 508 Coordinators Conference Invites CourseAvenue
Warrenville, IL - Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Joe Gorup to Moderate Panel Discussion on eLearning
Joe Gorup, CEO CourseAvenue, LLC has been invited by the US General Services Administration to moderate a panel discussion on accessibility in eLearning at the GSA Section 508 Coordinators Annual Conference November, 2010, Gettysburg, PA. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the requirements, challenges, myths, and best methods for creation of courses that are also fully Section 508 compliant. Section 508 eLearning Compliance Discussion
Gorup's panel will include experienced personnel from the USDA, the Department of Education, and Homeland Security. The panel will examine examples of compliant and non-compliant eLearning, and discuss a range of issues, obstacles, and solutions that apply to eLearning under Section 508 accessibility compliance such as
- The causes that contribute to uneven compliance to Section 508, including the wide range of compliance processes between agencies.
- Examples of non-eLearning eLearning such as pure .pdf files; a maze of HTML links; and a .PPT with a play button will be looked at in comparison to examples of what most people agree is truly self-paced eLearning.
- The role of active validation of Section 508 compliance vs relying on standard and guidelines, VPAT’s and the like.
- The effect active validation has on rejection rates for Section 508 compliant eLearning and the downsides of non-compliance will also be examined.
CourseAvenue Studio—CourseAvenue's web-based authoring platform—enables teams to collaborate on e-Learning course development. Published courses are compatible with every SCORM and AICC conformant Learning Management System (LMS), including the company's own CourseAvenue Deliver. ADA and Section 508 compliance is built into the course Accessibility Player, eliminating the need for separate "accessible" course versions. In addition to custom content development services, the company also offers content conversion of PowerPoint and legacy courses.
More information on CourseAvenue's e-Learning software and services is available at www.CourseAvenue.com, or by calling toll free 866-594-1296. International: 00-1-630-225-1222