Closed Captions or Subtitles?

Several years ago, I was working on an elearning course to teach police officers about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I was at the stage where it was time to add captions to the videos we had curated. I had been using a tool called Descript to transcribe the videos, but there was one video that … Read more

WCAG AA and Articulate Rise

an assortment of Pantone color cards

We recently fielded a question from a colleague related to accessibility in Articulate Rise. Their question was: “In practice, how does Articulate Rise conform to WCAG AA?” The tl;dr answer: Articulate has a report for how Rise conforms to WCAG criteria for A and AA. It provides good information, if you read the notes. Specifically, some criteria … Read more

How It Feels to be a First-Time Presenter (+ Accessibility Resources)

I live by the assertion that it’s vitally important to do the things you hate doing. I’m not suggesting you need to learn to enjoy said thing; I’m simply stating that you should occasionally challenge yourself to leave your “comfort zone.” Let me explain my stance with a personal example. In May 2021, I received … Read more

Accessible Links in Articulate Rise

a close-up screenshot of a course being built in Articulate Rise with text highlighted just before setting the hyperlink

My hope is that this is not an evergreen article and that Articulate will fix this quickly, because it’s a pretty big problem in terms of meeting accessibility standards in your Rise course(s). The best resource we’ve found recently about creating accessible links comes from Rian at A11y Collective: “The perfect link“. We should be … Read more

Resources for AIDC 2021

A man walks on the sidewalk past a sign shaped like a pencil that says "Love To Learn"

I am honored to present at the Accessible & Inclusive Design Conference 2021. Here are some resources I referenced in the presentation: Steven Lambert’s 12 Lenses of Accessibility Susi Miller’s book: Designing Accessible Learning Content A story about curb cuts and how they help everyone Writing good alt text Learning Ninjas Accessibility Primer Learning Ninjas … Read more