Open Forum- Accessibility and You

Today’s open forum ended up being a follow up to a previous conversation about 508 compliance and web accessibility.  There are still some lingering questions, so Michael Sheyahshe jumped in the boxes and provided his expertise on the subject.  Please take a few moments to check out the links from this episode, especially the A and AA ratings.  Change is coming, friends.  As Michael says, “Accessibility is the right thing to do!”

Topics discussed:

  1. Michael’s background
  2. Rating levels for accessibility
  3. Virtual dictation
  4. Accessibility use cases

 

Guests:

  Michael Sheyahshe

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

https://www.learnevents.com/

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ignite/default.aspx

http://www.learningtechnologies.co.uk/

https://www.section508.gov/

https://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag

http://instructional-design-specialist.blogspot.com/2017/05/understanding-s508-wcag-20.html

Special Guest Tanya Seidel and the need for accessibility

 

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/jpgkxp/after-20-minutes-of-listening-new-adobe-tool-can-make-you-say-anything

http://edeveloperstuff.blogspot.com/2017/05/accessibility-testing-checkers.html

https://www.elearningguild.com/devlearn/sessions/speaker-details.cfm?event=569&speaker=653

Link to the recording:

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/092517

Special Guest Tanya Seidel and the need for accessibility

In a very special Video Friday episode, we had a chat with Tanya Seidel, Vice President of Finance & Technology for Artisan E-Learning.   This episode is must-see for any learning and development professional as Tanya shares legislation around accessibility.

Topics discussed:

  1. Tanya’s background and love for mathematics
  2. What can be expected in upcoming changes to the Section 508 law for accessible e-learning?
  3. Will Flash going away be a disruption for the industry?
  4. Microlearning- trend or here to stay?
  5. Future of rapid authoring tools

 

Guests:

 Tanya Seidel

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

Microlearning – A New Old Concept to Put Out to Pasture

What to expect when converting Flash to HTML5

https://www.hanzo.co/blog/what-us-companies-need-to-know-about-the-gdpr

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/e-learnings-y2k-what-death-flash-means-your-courses-tanya-seidel/

https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/quickref/

https://www.section508.gov/content/build/website-accessibility-improvement/WCAG-conformance

http://instructional-design-specialist.blogspot.com/2017/05/understanding-s508-wcag-20.html

 

Link to the recording:

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/092217

 

Special Guest – Paul Schneider on Instructional Design

Notes for September 21, 2017

Special guest Paul Schneider of Dominknow stopped in to talk about collaborative learning, instructional design, and design tools. It was a great flowing conversation around the world of design and how it pertains to the field of learning and development. A lot going on in the text chat as well, so be sure to scroll up as you are watching the playback.

  1. Working collaboratively
  2. Slick design vs functional output
  3. Methods to keep learners engaged
  4. Technology taking jobs
  5. The scroll box
  6. Communication

Links Mentioned in this Episode

http://dominknow.com

http://www.evolveauthoring.com/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/489600/The_Golf_Club_VR/

Watch the Video Replay

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/09217?rfsn=530134.af795

Picture:   Mia Baker

Ask Millennials Anything

Notes for September 20, 2017

The title of the chat says it all: Ask Millennials Anything. There were already 15 questions in the Q&A before the video started streaming! We also had one of the largest participation days with 30 people playing along. Many questions were answered and great conversations ensued in the video and in chat, so be sure to scroll up as you watch this amazing episode on replay.

  1. Millennials as a moniker
  2. Creating courses with Millennials in mind
  3. Millennials in the work force
  4. Social media and personal devices
  5. Stigma clarification
  6. Lazy?

Links Mentioned in this Episode

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennials

https://www.civilized.life/assets/Uploads/millennials-killing-things-collage.jpg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hER0Qp6QJNU&t=50s

Watch the Video Replay

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/09207?rfsn=530134.af795

Gold Nuggets:

“It’s about users and not about Millennials”

Picture: Kendyle Nelsen

Special Guest Joe Ganci on eLearning Tools

Notes for September 19, 2017

Today we had special guest Joe Ganci in the box. He talked about elearning tools and started off with quick trivia on the history of elearning. That led to a quick diversion on the history of training in general then we turned to current elearning tools that are out there in the world today. The text chat had some great banter on this subject as well, so be sure to scroll up as you watch the playback.

  1. Short History of elearning
  2. Learning the right way
  3. Creating training the wrong way
  4. Choosing tools for production
  5. Vendor Trial Versions

Links Mentioned in this Episode

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys5X9eP8KTU

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damocles

https://youtu.be/ISJWZpFIAlQ

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sword_of_Damocles_(virtual_reality)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ctr54kopo8I

https://twitter.com/blackmirror/status/907695792202317832

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/captivate-2017-vs-storyline-360-joe-ganci

http://www.onlinelearningconference.com/2017/

Watch the Video Replay

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/09197?rfsn=530134.af795

Picture:   Adam Sherez