Web + Digital Accessibility

According to Accessibility Statement, Kentucky strives to ensure its website pages and digital content are accessible to individuals with disabilities. As a proud partner with Kentucky's Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), the Training Resource Center (TRC) must comply with these standards and ensure that all digital content meets or exceeds the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 508).

This course focuses on improving knowledge and elevating instructional design elements within new and existing TRC virtual and web-based trainings to comply with Section 508. In addition, this course explains other notable accessibility standards that may include digital accessibility expectations; these include the Americans Disability Act (ADA) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.

Audience: TRC Staff
Tools Used: Research + Canvas LMS
Deliverables: Instructional Online Course

Experience the Course
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The Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework was at the center of the curriculum planning to create an impactful educational experience for TRC staff development. The three CoI presences are achieved by the following:

Cognitive Presence:
  • Formative assessments: quizzes, projects, presentations, + group activities
  • Summative assessments: final project and presentation
  • Variety of different types of content: video, writing, reflections, and readings.

Social Presence:

  • Self-introductions at the beginning of the course
  • Discussion board prompts
  • Peer Reviews
  • Group-based activity

Teaching Presence:

  • Self-introduction video of the instructor in course introduction module
  • Amplifying essential ideas/concepts through discussion board prompts
  • Curating readings, videos, + other resources
  • Defining clear expectations for student + interactions
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