Designing Accessible Learning Content: A Practical Guide to Applying best-practice Accessibility Standards to L&D Resources

  • 5h 20m
  • Susi Miller
  • Kogan Page
  • 2021

This is a practical guide on accessibility for anyone involved in the design, creation, development or testing of online learning content. It provides detailed guidance on how to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines making it essential reading for L&D professionals, instructional designers and course developers who need to comply with legal accessibility requirements. Using the author's 'eLearning Accessibility Framework', Designing Accessible Learning Content demystifies sometimes complex technical accessibility standards and provides an easy to follow contextual framework uniquely designed for learning content created using any authoring tool.

This book also demonstrates how creating accessible learning content can improve usability and provide the best possible learning experience for everyone. In addition, it offers essential background information such as a focus on disability, an overview of assistive technology and an exploration of the case for digital accessibility. This guarantees that L&D professionals have the vital background knowledge they need to make sense of accessibility before they begin practically applying the principles. With online checklists, learner case studies, and industry perspectives, Designing Accessible Content is an essential handbook for all L&D professionals seeking to harness the benefits of accessibility in order to improve their learning content for everyone.

About the Author

Susi Miller is an industry leading expert on accessible learning design and the founder and director of eLaHub ( She has more than 30 years L&D experience in the public, private and not-for profit sector. Based in the UK, she is a skilled instructional designer and online course developer and a passionate advocate for digital accessibility. Her accessible learning content has been shortlisted for the Learning Technologies Awards.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • How to Use This Book
  • Getting Started
  • Exploring Disability
  • Designing for Assistive Technology and Impairments
  • The Case for Digital Accessibility
  • The WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) Framework
  • The eLA (eLearning Accessibility) Framework
  • Perceivable
  • Operable
  • Understandable
  • Robust
  • WCAG 2.1 Level AAA Accessibility Standards
  • WCAG 2.2 Draft Accessibility Standards
  • Conclusion