Maintaining Accessibility in Interactive Learning Objects
Concurrent Session 7
Interactive digital learning objects serve to engage the learner and maintain that engagement by moving beyond simple passive presentation of didactic content. The more aesthetically and cognitively rich the media is, the more engaged learners are expected to be and consequently the increased time-on-task should increase mastery of the material. Learner satisfaction improves with a heightened online user experience; however in many situations, in trying to ensure ADA 508 compliance much of the interactivity is abandoned because it is considered too difficult to provide equivalent alternative navigation by disabled learners. This presentation examines methods for building in accessibility considerations and treatments into templates for highly interactive, media rich modules, so that the user experience for all learners remains high.