How to apply WCAG accessibility standards in eLearning

This article provides a simplified guide to apply WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards in the design and development of eLearning courses

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There is only one applicable standard when it comes to measuring the accessibility of web-based content, and that is the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). WCAG is a universally accepted standard designed with the purpose of making the web more accessible to people with disabilities including blindness, low vision, deafness, hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity, and combinations of these disabilities.

When do WCAG guidelines apply to eLearning

Accessibility of content should be an important consideration for the instructional designer, and should be central to the design of any best practice eLearning project. Indeed,