Debunking Myths About Creating Accessible Learning Content

July 19, 2023
4 minutes
Diane Elkins joins Instructional Designers In Offices Drinking Coffee

Have you asked yourself lately why you don't put a stronger focus on accessibility when creating eLearning content? Oh c'mon, you know you've made excuses why you "can't" do it. We all have at one time or another in our careers. I include myself in that. Here are just a few I'm sure you've used:

"Yeah, but nobody in our organization has a disability."

"Yeah, but nobody with a disability could do these particular jobs anyways."

"Yeah, but it costs more, and we don't have the time to spare."

"Yeah, but we're not a government agency so we don't really need to worry about it."

"Yeah, but we made a pdf transcript. That's all we need."

Your "Yeah, buts" are no longer valid. Diane Elkins joined us to debunk the common myths and excuses used to avoid creating fully accessible learning experiences. She's an experienced eLearning development professional who's been at the helm of Artisan Learning for 20 years. She's heard it all. But more importantly she's discovered successful responses to the "Yeah, buts" and created solutions that prove the "yeah, but...-ers" (Trademark pending) WRONG.  

Stop being a "yeah, but...-er"!  

Watch this important and informative conversation today.  

About Diane Elkins

Diane Elkins is the co-owner of Artisan E-Learning, a custom e-learning development company and E-Learning Uncovered, where she helps people learn to build courses they’re proud of. She has built a reputation as a national e-learning expert by being a frequent speaker at major industry events for ATD, The Learning Guild, and Training Magazine. Her favorite topics include accessibility, instructional design, and Articulate Storyline. She is co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series as well as E-Learning Fundamentals: A Practical Guide from ATD Press. She is a founding member of Inspire Accessibility


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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