Making Accessibility & Universal Design a Team Effort

September 29, 2021
4 minutes
Judy Tseng joined IDIODC.

If there were design principles that significantly improved the accessibility of your eLearning courses would you use them?

Universal Design for Learning might be new to you, and your instructional designers. But accessibility is something we are all familiar with and should be working towards improving. With today's authoring tools, like dominKnow | ONE, you can easily implement accessible learning content using universal design principles.

On this episode, Judy Tseng spoke with us about her team’s approach to making accessibility a leading focus of development. We talked about how everyone should understand how to create training content that is easily navigable, and understandable for all users so that even if a participant has dyslexia, visual impairments, or is an English language learner, then can still navigate and comprehend the content just as successfully as the rest of their colleagues.

You'll be ready to create engaging training content accessible to a wide variety of audiences by simply following some very basic UDL principles.

Put some time on your calendar and watch the full episode or maybe download the podcast version.  It’s one more way you can learn about delivering your content in multiple modes and formats that support a wide range of needs.

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About Judy Tseng

Judy Tseng is a senior instructional designer at Collegis Education and is the lead of the company’s ADA project team for the content development department. Graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Master’s degree in Education for Instructional Leadership, she’s developed numerous higher education courses and corporate training courses with clients from all different types of programs and backgrounds. She is also always passionate to learn more about what can be done to improve learning content to result in more engaging materials.


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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