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Make Online Training Accessible for Everyone!

  • 21 May 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Live Virtual Event

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Make Online Training Accessible for Everyone!

In the time of COVID-19, with social distancing, stay at home, and remote working the new normal, training has proved remarkably adaptable, sometimes shifting to virtual environments, sometimes building on existing learning management systems, sometimes being delivered through new self-study web-based training sessions.

What can get left behind in the rapid shift to online training is the need to ensure that both the training and the delivery methods are accessible—that is, usable by those with disabilities (accommodations which are often required by federal, state, or local laws).

Join us as we explore how to make online training available to everyone. You’ll leave with answers to questions like these:

  • Why does training need to be accessible?
  • How can you ensure that online training is accessible?
  • What resources can help?

In this one-hour session, we’ll touch on principles and explore practices. We’ll provide resources. And we’ll make sure to have plenty of time for questions and answers.

Dr. Kevin Gumienny is the senior learning architect at Microassist and leads the award-winning Learning and Development team.

While at Microassist, Dr. Gumienny has led the development of online courses in the areas of interpersonal conflict, physical safety, food safety, and health and human services. He is a LexisNexis contributing author on the issues of accessibility within online learning and authored “The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning,” an in-depth look at how to ensure online training fosters a welcoming experience for all learners—including those with disabilities—whether they are team members, students, or members of the general public.

Dr. Gumienny has a passion for sharing skills and techniques. He contributes to and serves as chief editor for Microassist’s Learning Dispatch, a blog series and monthly newsletter featuring insights on instructional design and elearning. He has delivered presentations and led workshops at several conferences, including the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, Southwest Learning Summit, and the Texas Interagency Training Expo. He contributes subject matter expertise across various media, including HR Dive and Training Industry.


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