Making Online Materials Accessible to All Learners


THE
CHALLENGE

An online institution of higher learning wanted to provide an equivalent and inclusive learning experience to learners with differing auditory, visual, cognitive, physical, and neurological needs. They came to ansrsource with a request to make their course pages and course materials compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.


THE
SOLUTION

The ansrsource development team used a combination of automated checks and manual reviews to identify the pages on the course development platform with accessibility issues. The HTML and CSS files for each page were edited to make the pages accessible to all learners and to achieve WCAG 2.0 compliance.


THE
RESULT


Initially, the client’s team reviewed each page before it was made live again. However, based on the quality of the work and the ansrsource team’s ability to master the coding style, the client trusted ansrource to move corrected pages to live servers with no review. ansrsource made approximately 1,800 pages accessible over the course of a year and continues to address an ongoing pipeline of similar work.