Accessibility Links: 7/17/24

How to write text descriptions (alt text) in BBC News articles I saw this article via Susi Miller on LinkedIn. It provides guidance for staff writers at the BBC News on how to write alt text, or as they call it, text descriptions for digital images. The page describes the different types of images (decorative, … Read more

Is This Thing On?

Picks up the mic. Is this thing on? It’s been six years since my last blog post. This place is a little dusty and I’m a little rusty. The last post is from 2018. A lot has happened since then. Here are a few notable events from my life: Of course there were many other … Read more

Using Lightbox Slides to Reduce Cognitive Load

One of the things I touched on briefly in my workshop session at the Articulate Roadshow was the idea of using lightbox slides to reduce cognitive load in your course. Building lightbox slides for certain items can reduce cognitive load and focus the learner on the meat of the content rather than forcing them to … Read more

Building a Circular Menu Navigation

The latest ELH Challenge asked members to build a circular menu navigation. One of the inspirations for this challenge was Joshua Stoner’s excellent circular menu with animation post. When Joshua first shared his nested menu, I really liked what he built. In fact, I modified his design and built a nested timeline. For this challenge, … Read more

Limiting and Persisting Choices in Storyline

I recently read Michael Hinze’s Limiting Choices – a Storyline Question, which was a response to a question in the Heroes community where a member wanted to limit learners to making exactly 3 out of 8 choices and then display the choices on the following slide. If you aren’t already, you should follow Michael’s work on … Read more