Accessibility in Educational Design

March 31, 2021

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When companies ask CSA Education to create online materials, we design them with accessibility for all learners in mind. From the very beginning, we bring that knowledge to the table, making sure our clients’ programs leave no one out. Accessibility in this sense is the consideration of different learning styles as well as the physical abilities of students. 

Examples of accessibility include a color palette designed with good contrast between type and image that takes a color-blind person into account, a video that carries audio descriptions or closed-captioning to help sight- or hearing-impaired students, and a layout that reads cleanly without a lot of distractions to help students who have trouble focusing stay engaged. 

With the emergence of online learning using digital products, publishers understand that they are no longer confined to delivering all content solely in print. As more students attend school from home, we are seeing evidence that online delivery can allow for a rich learning experience and can reach a broader range of students who may otherwise have struggled with concepts in static print. This gives publishers the opportunity to create a greater online learning experience for all learners. 

We understand accessibility issues and include devices such as simple typography for digital and print, clear color contrast for digital, screen readers for the hearing impaired, closed-captioning in a variety of languages, and enjoyable videos without too much screen content to avoid confusion. With CSA as a content creation partner, students can learn at their own pace and learn in ways that work best for them and allow them to thrive.

If you’re interested and would like to learn more about the team at CSA Education, please contact Ingrid Benson at ibenson@csaedu.com

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