Getting into the online learning industry

Both Tony Bates, and Stephen Downes have commented on the article, Getting into the online learning industry so I thought why not throw in my 2-cents. If you follow me on Twitter you might have noticed that I often share out instructional design (and sometimes ID adjacent) job postings. While I focus primarily on higher…

Getting into the online learning industry

Improving a Digital Experience

How to do a UX accessibility evaluation Which of the four principles (perceivable, operable, understandable, robust) should the designer focus most effort on? This kind of depends on the context the designer finds themselves in. Do they also build the digital product or do they work with a developer? If the latter, how do the…

Improving a Digital Experience

That One Thing – Judo

It’s not something you are passionate about, it’s a thing you take on with a regular practice. Alan Levine wrote a post about That One Thing as part of a 6x6x5 challenge, and the timing is kind of coincidental. You see, just a couple of weeks ago I was visiting with some friends, and one…

That One Thing – Judo

Accessibility Design Patterns

Accessibility Guidelines for UX Designers Did any recommendation feel particularly meaningful? The article presents several categories of guidelines and items comprising the categories (items in bold are ones that caught my attention): Content and Structure – meaningful links, colour, consistent navigation, consistent components, use of headings, and multiple ways (to locate pages) Device-independent design –…

Accessibility Design Patterns

Accessibility Guidelines

Understanding the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Make a list of the four principles of WCAG and Define Each in Your Own Terms Web content should be: Perceivable: “Users must be able to perceive it in some way, using one or more of their senses.” The web contains different types of media – text, images, video,…

Accessibility Guidelines

Evaluating a Digital Experience

How to Manually Check Your Website for Accessibility Why is manual accessibility testing important? The article states that automated accessibility checkers can only correct around 30% of accessibility issues. That number surprised me, but thinking back on my recent experiences that actually makes a lot of sense. For example, the accessibility checked included in Canvas…

Evaluating a Digital Experience

Assistive Technology

Assistive technology devices: using the web Do you have any experience with assistive technologies? A few of the alternative input devices covered in this week’s reading materials include: head pointers single switch devices foot switches sip and puff switches, and eye tracking software Of these I have seen head pointers and sip and puff switches…

Assistive Technology

Thing 23 : Reflection

 The list of 23 things covered a wide range of topics. Many of the topics covered material I was familiar with, but there were many surprises for me. Thing 6 reminded me that online content should be accessible to all (as someone who has no a…

Thing 23 : Reflection

Thing 22 – Fun and Play

I’ve neglected to post my creations to the blog, because of the embarrassment factor … These apps are frivolous by nature and are best used to lighten the mood in teaching and learning or as a team or family building exercise ( I have often been…

Thing 22 – Fun and Play