Accessible e-Learning Course Features

By embedding Section 508 requirements directly into our course player, CourseAvenue provides a shorter and easier path for organizations to provide Section 508 compliant accessible training content to learners with disabilities.

A few key features include:

  • High-contrast color schemes used in all course skins
  • Accessible course menu available to the learner at all times via the Menu button
  • Differentiated in-text hyperlinks are keyboard and screen reader accessible
  • Keyboard accessibility of all navigation controls
  • Secondary windows for course tools, help files and glossary terms are fully accessible

Screenshot of accessible features in e-learning course

True usability is something very important to those who use assistive technology. Listed below are additional usability features that are incorporated into all CourseAvenue 508-compliant courses through our technology.

Accessibility and Usability Features
Section 508 Compliance FeaturesExtended Usability Features
Keyboard accessibility of all navigation controls Control layout designed and maximize ease of use with adaptive technologies
Audio transcript window displays the text for the audio of any narrated page Accessible course menu available to the learner at all times via the Menu button
In-text hyperlinks (URLs, media links, glossary terms) are differentiated from one another and are keyboard and screen reader accessible Form controls (push buttons, radio buttons, checkboxes) are identified by adaptive technology and behave in a manner consistent with standard compliant HTML pages
Accessible media controls Keyboard shortcuts defined for most buttons to enhance keyboard use.
Accessible alternate text field available for media items Non-visual screen reader "hints" to enhance the comprehension of pages and questions, without affecting the visual look of the pages
High-contract color schemes used in the course skin Rich user interface provides visually pleasing aesthetics to sighted learners while remaining completely accessible to non-visual learners.
Secondary windows for course tools, help files and glossary terms are fully accessible Screen reader focus provides logical, predictable progress through a course for those learners using a screen reader
Technology allows for one course for all audiences complying with Section 508 "equivalent facilitation" provision Glossary links bring learner directly to specific glossary term
 
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