[Athen] E-learning Authoring Software that Produces Accessible Content

Humbert, Joseph A johumber at iupui.edu
Mon Apr 15 05:51:11 PDT 2013

Hi All,

Indiana University has been ramping up the number of online courses available to students as part of the university's IU Online initiative (http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/23061.html). Due to this fact, our group has been receiving more and more requests for techniques, guidelines, resources, etc. for creating accessible online course content. Therefore, we have begun collaborating with multiple groups to assess the current accessibility of IU's online course offerings as well as providing guidance to instructors, departments, trainers, and content creators.

One of the questions that has come up was, "are there e-learning authoring software platforms out there that produce accessible content?" Some of the many software packages currently being used or researched are SoftChalk<http://softchalk.com/>, Raptivity<http://www.raptivity.com/>, Articulate Storyline<http://www.articulate.com/products/storyline-overview.php>, Adobe Presenter 8<http://www.adobe.com/products/presenter.html>, etc.

We have been specifically asked for recommendations for software packages because many of the content creators will be professors who have limited programming experience.

Does anyone have direct experience with these software packages or other software that produces accessible e-learning content?

Thank you for any information you can provide.


Brian Richwine Joe Humbert
brichwin at indiana.edu<mailto:brichwin at indiana.edu> johumber at iupui.edu<mailto:johumber at iupui.edu>
Office 812-856-2757 Office 317-274-4378

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