Accessibility for digital learning (3/4)

Part 3: Top tips for design

Welcome to our four part guide on accessibility for digital learning. In this third blog we will explore key points you need to consider and helpful tools when designing accessible elearning for everyone, including those with learning, visual, physical and auditory difficulties.

1. Colour contrast

When it comes to using colours, always be aware of the contrast between the background colour and font that sits on top.

To make sure colour contrasts are accessible, we use a colour contrast checker.

This ensures that we are making it as easy as possible for users to read the text.

Visit the Colour Contrast Checker website

2. Colour meaning

If you are using colours to convey meaning in your elearning design, try to avoid using these again elsewhere as this may cause confusion.

Also, try not to use colour to solely express meaning without further clarification.

For example, when presenting feedback to a question, if green indicates correct and red indicates incorrect, always include an icon, such as a tick or a cross, or results wording, so that it is more clear to a person who is colour blind.

3. Placement of imagery

Imagery can be a great asset to enhance elearning. However, the placement of an image with the content it relates to is important.

If an image is placed before the content, information may need to be provided within the alt text to clarify its relationship to the content yet to be read.

You can check out part 4 of our series on accessibility to understand more about the role of alt text.

Part 4: Top tips for writing alt text

4. Image quality

Always ensure images are of high quality, as some users may utilise a screen magnifier. Images that are too small can appear pixelated when zoomed into.

What’s next?

In part four, we’ll look closer at the role of alt text and how to best write accessible content to describe the appearance or function of imagery used within your digital learning.

Part 4: Top tips for writing alt text

RSHE Guidance: Eggu in Parliament

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Last week, Kat, our MD was in Parliament with long-standing client, Brook to lobby the Government to take an evidence-based approach to Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) Guidance for young people in schools during its review in 2023. Hosted by Maria Miller, DBE the event was set up in response to vocal opposition to inclusive Relationships and Sex Education. It is vital that any changes to the guidance continue to support – and not hamper – teachers’ provision of high-quality RSHE in our schools.

RSHE was made a mandatory topic in 2017 with mass cross-party support. In 2019, 538 MPs voted in favour of the statutory guidance: guidance that was informed by, and had widespread support from, organisations across health, education, safeguarding and faith groups.

The guidance is now being reviewed. 

Part of the video evidence submitted to support the RSHE Guidance review was co-created by Eggu:

Brook wants the Government to take an evidence-based approach and use this opportunity to build on the 2019 guidance so that it is a practical tool for teachers which enables them to provide the RSHE that children and young people want and need.

You can find out more, and pledge your support here: 

We’re also proudly sponsoring the Brook free Safeguarding Conference: ‘How RSHE safeguards our children’ on 14th September, 4:30 – 6pm. 

You can register for the Safeguarding session here

Why not take a look at our Award-winning Consent Course we created for Brook?