Section 508 Accessibility and TTV5 for eLearning with Jenny Wincek

Jenny Wincek joins #IDIODC.
January 25, 2023
4 minutes
Jenny Wincek joins #IDIODC.

Do you know if your eLearning is accessible? If you answered no, why not?  

As an instructional designer it's your responsibility to make sure your eLearning projects are accessible for all possible learners. And hey, we’re talking to you eLearning developers too! This is your responsibility as well. Even if it is not mandated within your industry, it's the right thing to do.  

Jenny Wincek joined us from Interactive Advantage to talk about the Trusted Tester program. We covered some of the basics of 508 and WCAG compliance as well as why accessibility is important. We also discussed how your current testing might not be enough, and that could be putting you and your team at risk.

Just like SCORM standardized eLearning content packages for corporate training Trusted Tester Version 5 (TTV5) is the latest standardized uniform testing approach for accessibility compliance and conformity.  

And did you know there is an Accessibility Conformance Reporting Tool? Yea, I didn't know either. But don't worry, Jenny walked us through the TTV5, shared some stories, and answered a lot of questions.  

Tell your Training Manager and team to catch the recording of this event. It's the perfect opportunity for team-based professional development.

Below you will find the links that were shared during this episode:

DHS.gov TRUSTED TESTER

SSA.gov ANDI Tool

eLearning Accessibility Resources: A helpful roundup

WebAIM.org Contract Checker

W3C Alt Decision Tree

VR and Accessiblity - Unity posted a blog post about it.

Making better accessibility design decisions in dominKnow | ONE >>

TPGi – Colour Contrast Analyzer

Resources for TTV5

To see all the comments from the chat, check out the full session right here.  

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About Jenny Wincek

Jenny Wincek is an accessibility and e-learning development specialist with Interactive Advantage Corporation. Jenny has been developing e-learning content and producing multimedia learning assets since 2013. In 2021, Ms. Wincek achieved certification on version 5 of the Department of Homeland Security's Trusted Tester program for Web content. Her experience enables her to guide other e-learning developers and instructional designers in the planning, creation, testing, and remedy of accessible courseware. Jenny believes keeping empathy for learners and the learning experience at the forefront is the most important aspect of the development process.

About IDIODC

Instructional Designers in Offices Drinking Coffee (affectionately known as IDIODC) is a weekly live videocast and podcast that helps instructional designers with pain points and provides best practices and industry insight.  

Every Wednesday morning at 10am ET hosts Brent Schlenker and Chris Van Wingerden guide us through an upbeat and candid conversation with their guests from the elearning and training world. The live cast session encourages peers to participate in the chat and share their own personal insight! After airing live, you can catch the learning podcast on all major streams such as Spotify, Apple and Google Play podcasts, as well as on YouTube.

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