Accessibility Guide for Lectora X
 Course ID: 1034227
 Format: Web-based Training - Self-study (Online)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
 Course Number:
 Cost (US$): 0.00
 Credit Type(s): none
 Certificate: TRAIN Certificate of Attendance
Course Description:

This course was developed to present techniques and processes used to create instructionally sound, Section 508 compliant, e-learning products using Lectora authoring software.  This course is an update of the original course developed for Lectora 2008 accessibility features. Since 2008, Trivantis Corporation has made many changes in Lectora software to assist in creating training that is Section 508 compliant.

Course Duration:  1 hour

This course will teach you how to

  • Provide appropriate alternative text for objects
  • Use links correctly and ensure linked information helps to explain content
  • Ensure the proper use of color
  • Avoid use of items that flicker or blink
  • Provide headers for tables and screens
  • Configure reading order for a screen reader
  • Use object layering order correctly
  • Use popups and show/hides correctly
  • Ensure users can complete and submit forms
  • Use links to skip repetitive navigation
  • Apply methods to avoid conflicting audio
  • Create accessible multimedia elements
  • Use menu navigation and table of contents appropriately
  • Use internal 508 Compliance Check tool
  • Publish a Section 508 compliant course

If you are experiencing technical difficulties, please check your computer capability: click the Help tab in the TRAIN navigation bar, then click "Test Your Environment" on the left-hand menu.

Original posting date:  June 29, 2012.

Subject Area(s):
Informatics / Technology
Computer Skills/Training
Teacher / Faculty
Information Systems Professionals
Background/Role(s): None
Course Language(s):
Course Level: Intermediate
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals:
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: no
Registration Restrictions:
Sponsor: CDC-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/DSEPD
Accreditations: none
Special Notes:
Course Contacts
Name: CDC/Educational Design and Accreditation Branch
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User Reviews
(7 reviews)
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Overall Impression Recommends this course: Not Supplied  
February 01, 2017
Overall Impression Recommends this course: YES  
July 27, 2016
Overall Impression Recommends this course: YES  
March 12, 2014
A very good introduction to developing accessible content in Lectora.
Overall Impression Recommends this course: YES  
March 06, 2014
This is a wonderful introduction to how to design compliant courses using Lectora!
Overall Impression Recommends this course: Not Supplied  
July 18, 2013
Error on screen 18; navigation buttons were not accessible. Had to use course menu to continue the training.
Overall Impression Recommends this course: YES  
December 06, 2012
Overall Impression Recommends this course: YES  
July 02, 2012
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