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Accessible e-Learning: Include ALL Learners

| Proposal No: 909

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  • Jonathan Avila, Chief Accessibility Officer, Level Access

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Length of Session (in hours): 1-hrFormat: Lecture Expertise Level: BeginnerType of session: Not provided

Summary of Session

In this presentation, a framework for e-Learning will be introduced to discuss comprehensive and critical issues of accessibility in the design of globally diverse and meaningful e-Learning.


Now, more than ever before, learning can be made accessible to anyone. With the emergence of the Web and advances in digital technologies, learning can be designed to encompass the needs of learners with disabilities. Designing accessible e-Learning requires in-depth understanding of how to integrate e-Learning factors and international accessibility guidelines throughout the entire e-Learning development process.


  1. Interface Design - page and site design, content design, navigation, and usability testing
  2. Evaluation - includes assessment of learners and evaluation of the learning environment
  3. Management - maintenance of learning environment and distribution of information

Speaker Bio(s)

Jonathan Avila

With 20 years of experience in digital accessibility and his own personal experience as a person with a visual impairment, Jonathan brings unparalleled industry knowledge and a unique perspective to access solutions for technology with an extensive knowledge of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2), Section 508, and other accessibility standards and guidelines for the web, software, mobile technology, and hardware. He actively works with major industry development platform and assistive technology vendors, regulatory agencies and public-sector organizations to consistently update understanding of the proper level of accessibility for clients. Sought out as a thought leader in the industry, Jonathan has developed training for Federal agencies, presents webinars throughout the year on a variety of digital accessibility topics, speaks at conferences and other industry events, and is a regular contributor to the Level Access blog.