Tips for Accessible Online Learning




  • Elisa Lewis, Content Marketing Manager, 3Play Media

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: General Conference


In this session, we'll explore strategies for enabling an accessible, engaging, and efficient online classroom.


Walk away from this presentation with an understanding of best practices from eLearning institutions. Discover essential tools to enhance the virtual learning experience along with strategies for training faculty on the most engaging and accessible tools.

Deepen your understanding of how accessibility tools, including captions, interactive transcripts, and audio description, can benefit all students.

Discover key takeaways from the University of South Florida, Saint Petersburg (USFSP) research on the benefits of closed captioning for students.

You will leave the session with actionable steps to bring back to your institution and online classroom.


  1. 60% of those with hearing loss are in the workforce or in an educational setting, and may be in your course.
  2. Accessibility tools benefits all students and learners and improves retention and focus.
  3. Discover actionable steps to implement accessibility into your virtual classroom.

Disability Areas

Cognitive/Learning, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Vision

Topic Areas

Accessible Course Design, Accessible Educational Materials, Assistive Technology, Captioning/Transcription, Teaching about Accessibility in Curriculum, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Elisa Lewis

Elisa Edelberg Lewis is a Content Marketing Manager at 3Play Media. She creates and produces educational content related to all things web and video accessibility. You can find her blogs, white papers and webinars online or see her present live at accessibility-focused conferences around the country. Her passion for making the world a more accessible and equal place is what inspires her to continue working on projects such as Faces Behind the Screen, which showcases the experiences of those who are d/Deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and low vision. Outside of the office you may find Elisa spending time with her rescue dog, Emmie, or working on her latest craft project.


Quick Talk - Tips for Accessible Online Learning - 11-18-20 - PDF