CourseAvenue's Accessibility Player
The Accessibility Player for Built-In Section 508 Compliance
The US government's ADA and Section 508 regulations remove barriers -- including those in e-Learning -- for people with disabilities. The Canadian AODA and the UK's DDA share this goal. The optional CourseAvenue Studio Accessibility Player builds government accessibility compliance into the core of e-Learning content.
How is CourseAvenue's Accessibility Player Different?
Many e-Learning tools support some accessibility standards, but they do so largely by relying on individual developers to interpret and apply the complexities of compliance requirements. The likelihood and cost of producing non-compliant e-Learning is very high when inexperienced developers make their first attempts at accessibility. Attempting to meld instructional design, accessibility standards, and screen reader functionality with a wide array of content and assessment elements has resulted in a number of costly mistakes.
As opposed to relying on each and every developer to interpret and apply the standards, important standards are built into our player. CourseAvenue's Accessibility Player provides the foundation for developers to adhere to standards, allowing course authors and subject matter experts to focus on course content, not government requirements.
With Built-In Accessibility, CourseAvenue Makes Compliance Easy
The CourseAvenue Accessibility Player is unique since accessibility requirements are built-in. This enables a shorter, easier path to providing accessibility compliant training and e-Learning content built using the CourseAvenue authoring platform.
The Accessibility Player simplifies the complex interplay between web browsers, adaptive technology screen readers, course content, and a Learning Management System (LMS). It's a simpler way to provide e-Learning courses that are accessible to all learners—including those with disabilities.
CourseAvenue Makes Compliance Less Expensive
The Accessibility Player enables you to offer one course to everyone—disabled or not—a real cost savings. With its built-in accessibility standards and screen reader functionality, course authors can focus on design, content, and assessment elements to quickly produce accessible e-Learning. This greatly decreases the cost of developing accessible e-Learning courses.
CourseAvenue Makes Compliance Consistent
Letting individual developers interpret government requirements course-by-course can result in variability, costly errors, and even non-compliance. With standards built into the Accessibility Player, individual interpretations are avoided and you can consistently meet compliance requirements.
Select the links at the top left of this page to learn more about building Section 508-compliant e-Learning content using the CourseAvenue Studio development platform.