Add an accessibility statement to tell your learners how your eLearning resource is accessible.
What can I do?
- Help all of your learners by adding an accessibility statement to all your accessible eLearning resources.
- We do this in an number of ways, but try to include the following information:
- How the resource is accessible.
- Any parts of the resource which are not accessible and why.
- How people with accessibility requirements can access alternative accessible content if necessary.
- How people can contact us to report any accessibility problems.
- The Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations require each organisation to produce an accessibility statement for all of their services. This recommendation echoes that good practice.
- People will not know how your eLearning resource is accessible, unless you tell them.
- They may also not know what you mean by accessible, or know how to make use of some of the accessibility features. For example, they may not know how they can enlarge the text, unless you make this clear.
- Not only is this helpful for your learners, but it also shows your commitment to accessibility.
- Another advantage that we’ve found, is that adding a statement, has also helped us to raise the profile of digital accessibility among other eLearning professionals.
1. Accessibility information on separate pages
eLearning accessibility information and glossary pages
A series of pages with information about accessibility. The video begins with the learner looking at a glossary page which explains what accessibility means. It then shows the learner moving through a series of pages about accessibility. These pages include information about enlarging text, captions, transcripts, keyboard only users, screen reader users and who to contact if there is a problem.
2. Accessibility information on one page
eLearning accessibility information on one page
- GOV.UK: Sample accessibility statement for a fictional public sector website
- University of Kent accessibility statement
- WCAG Guideline 3.1 Readable – Advisory recommendations
Provide easy-to-read versions of basic information about a set of Web pages, including information about how to contact the Webmaster.
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