How to Design Accessible Learning Content

July 7, 2021
4 minutes
How to Design Accessible Learning Content with Susi Miller

Making learning and development (L&D) content inclusive and accessible for everyone is not only a good thing to do, it's the right thing to do.

This week, Susi Miller, author of the recently-published bookDesigning Accessible Learning Content joined us on Instructional Designers inOffices Drinking Coffee (IDIODC).

And with Brent on vacation, dominKnow’s own Dr. Paul Schneider joined us for the session as well.

We covered a wide-ranging set of topics around accessibility and how InstructionalDesigners and eLearning developers can do more to improve access for all.

We also talked about the basics of accessibility and how you can level up your career by being more sensitive to designing and developing more accessible learning solutions.

There are lots of books and resources available on accessibility in general, but Susi’s book is the first written our world of instructional design and elearning.

It provides evidence-based advice on designing digital learning content that ensures all learners are included and are therefore able to perform to their full potential.

And in this session we worked through some of the basics, from why accessibility is so critical, how to start doing a better job of ensuring accessibility in our own elearning content, and even ways to do QA and testing on accessibility features without being a full accessibility expert.

It was a great and very important conversation!

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

And to ask more questions, or participate in extended conversations about this episode, please join us in the IDIODC LinkedIn Group.  

You can also sign up for our next episode, How to Move from Event-based Training to Learning Journeys with Ann Rollins. Save your spot now!  

About Susi Miller

Susi Miller is an industry leading expert on accessible learning design and the founder and director of eLaHub ( She is the author of Designing Accessible Learning Content - A practical guide to applying best-practice accessibility standards to L&D resources, published by Kogan Page.

Susi has more than 30 years L&D experience in the public, private and not-for profit sector. 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.


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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