Digital Document Accessibility Training Certificate (DDAT)
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Key Consideration: Short course timelines (2-weeks each); engagement; empathy building
After having taught the subject matter in workshop form for about 3 years, the goal was to create a fully online certificate with assessment that would be reflected on the participant's college transcript.
For this project, elements of ADDIE and SAM instructional design models were used - Analysis, Iterative Design, Iterative Development, Iterative Review, Implement, (Iterative Revision after Implementation and Feedback). The content from the workshops was repurposed and divided across the courses into 'digestible chunks'. Clear course and module outcomes were defined and the 4 A's of lesson planning was used - Activate, Acquire, Apply, and Assess.
The certificate consists of three 2-week courses.:
Faculty and Staff
Subject Matter Expert, Instructional Designer, eLearning Developer, Graphic Designer
ADDITIONAL TEAM MEMBERS
Used by me: Blackboard Learning Management System, Illustrator, Photoshop, Camtasia, YouTube Captioning interface, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, Mentimeter
Used by other for the project: HTML
Test Your Knowledge Activities, Polling, Discussions, Scavenger Hunt, Quizzes, Analysis and Application Assignments
In Course 3, learners hand in a document of their choosing that they have made accessible. The objective of this project is for them to walk away with a document that is relevant and useful to their working and/or teaching practice.
In addition to the standard accessibility considerations needed for Accessibility for Ontario's with Disabilities Act (AODA) compliance, the following was also considered: