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Re: Lectora and accessibility


From: Lisa Morgan
Date: May 28, 2009 2:35PM

Tom, thanks for the info. I had already found the Lectora accessibility fact sheet, and I do realize that the person developing the Web resource plays a large role. My question was kind of two-pronged: What do people think of the HTML that Lectora outputs (my understanding at this point is that it doesn't conform to Web standards)? And, could anyone who's used the tool share what their experience with implementing accessibility features has been? In my experience thus far, for example, although the Lectora fact sheet indicates that the criteria for adding alt text to images is "fully met" and is "course developer controlled," I don't see any way to add alt text.

Thanks again,


-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Babinszki [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 10:19 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Cc: Lisa Morgan
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Hi Lisa,
Lectora claims to be totally Section 508 compliant, they actually put out a VPAT several years ago:
In the VPAT the way they describe accessibility is developer controlled. And when you put out electronic materials, accessibility does not only depend on the authoring tool, the accessibility knowledge of the developer is just as important.
I don't have an extensive experience with the product, but a pointer to give you is that they work with some government agencies and companies which are very unlikely to accept a solution which is not Section 508 compliant.
Tom Babinszki, PMP
Even Grounds
Accessibility Consulting
Phone: +1 (703) 853-2990

--- On Wed, 5/27/09, Lisa Morgan < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

From: Lisa Morgan < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Subject: [WebAIM] (no subject)
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 10:49 AM

Greetings, all -

The e-learning unit at the company I work for has adopted Lectora to use
in creating online courses. I'm going to be talking to our course
production team about the accessibility ramifications of using Lectora,
in terms of the content that it outputs, so I've been searching for
information (and I haven't found much).

If anyone has had experience using this tool or has knowledge about its
potential for producing accessible content that conforms to Web
standards, I would appreciate your input. Or, if you could point me to
any articles addressing the issue, that would be great, too.


Lisa Morgan