Accessibility for E-learning

  • 2 x 3.5 hour session via Zoom
  • Laptop required
  • Bespoke price on application
  • Max. 20 students

Enables those creating E-learning to understand accessibility principles, and how to design & author elements of accessible E-learning (text, images, media, navigation) making best use of accessibility features available in Learning Management Systems and Content Management Systems.

The course gives your teams the chance to see how the principles apply to 2-3 examples of their own E-learning, so they can see how accessible what they do already is, and how to embed accessibility in E-learning from the start.

It is appropriate for those creating learning for clients, or those doing it for use in their own organisation.

You will learn how to...

Make your eLearning accessible to as many of your users as reasonably possible, without sacrificing its interactivity and engagement

  • Introduction to digital accessibility
  • A brief introduction to some free tools you can use to test the accessibility of what you create (including the NVDA screen reader)
  • Key accessibility requirements of E-learning products
  • E-learning accessibility Checklist – a checklist to use in reviewing E-Learning for accessibility
  • Grading accessibility issues – what high-medium-low accessibility fails are, and how to use the grades to prioritise what to fix
  • Interactive accessibility review of 2-3 of your (previously shared) E-learning examples, using checklist, and NVDA tutorial
  • How to apply the learnings to create accessible blogs (using a CMS like WordPress) and PDFs

Who is it for?

Anyone who designs or authors E-learning & learning support documentation (such as PDFs or blogs), or sells E-learning to clients (account managers)


To you

  • You will better understand the need for accessibility, and improve your skills in making E-learning accessible
  • You will better understand the accessibility features available in your LMS, CMS, media and PDF creation tools
  • You will have applied your knowledge to a review of how to test and improve the accessibility of 2-3 of your E-learning courses and support materials, so you can improve things in your future work
  • Know the basics of how screen readers work on computers and mobile devices so you can test your own content’s accessibility

To your organisation

  • Better understand the needs of your disabled customers
  • Understand the accessibility features of your LMS & CMS
  • Confidently ensure the content you learning create is accessible



  • Completion of a pre-course learning questionnaire on the LMS, CMS and digital content tools used in your organisation


  • Laptop required for Zoom and so you can participate in the key training exercises

Meet one of our trainersAbout Jonathan

Jonathan is one of the world's top digital usability & accessibility thought leaders. He has over 20 years’ experience in identifying new directions and challenges in digital accessibility, finding best practice process and technology solutions, authoring international standards and presenting best practices to conference audiences across the world. He delivered the International Accessibility Standard ISO 30071-1 in 2019, which is based on the British Accessibility Standards BS 8878 that …

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