d'Vinci Develops 508 Compliant eLearning for the National Park Service

Learning solutions and interactive development company d’Vinci Interactive just launched two eLearning programs for National Park Service (NPS) employees that teach web content management including strategy, writing, analytics, accessibility, images, and publishing.

Users are able to apply what they’re learning through interactive exercises and scenarios as they take the modules. In addition to making the programs engaging, d’Vinci met 508 compliance standards by creating courses accessible for learners with disabilities. Each course includes a scored assessment and is tracked in the NPS learning management system. The basic course includes 10 modules and the intermediate course contains five modules.

By employing eLearning to train its employees, the NPS will reduce time spent in classroom training and eliminate travel costs. d’Vinci instructional designers worked closely with NPS subject matter experts to define the learning objectives and structure the content and activities.

d’Vinci made the course both interactive and 508 compliant by programming the modules in web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and jQuery. The modules can also function on mobile tablets and in any modern web browser.

In the coming months, d’Vinci will create training modules for two other NPS contracts and develop programs on business resources and human relations best practices. These GSA (General Services Administration) contracts with the National Parks Service contribute to d’Vinci’s continued growth in designing and developing eLearning solutions that reduce training costs for government agencies.