Curated Industry Content for the Week of 05/23/16

twist-curated-content-1Every Monday we curate a number of articles and blog posts that have relevance to members of the eLearning Guild Community, and to the learning and performance field as a whole. Each piece of content that we share includes a brief introduction from the member of the Guild Community sharing why they think the content is important.

Here’s the content for this week:

7 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about Accessibility by Jesse Hausler
Accessibility is something most designers understand is important, but struggle to put into practice. This post explains seven important things every designer should know about accessibility. It’s a great post to read and apply to the context of our work. -David Kelly

UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End – A New Adventure in Video Game Accessibility Video | PS4
This video does two amazing things related to helping us better understand accessibility in design. First, it does an amazing job of explaining accessibility in practice. It shows traditional video game gameplay, explores the challenges that some players have with those mechanics, and shares specific things the design team did to make the game accessible to a wider audience. Second, you get to hear why accessibility matters directly from a disabled player of video games. It’s a short but powerful video exploring the importance of accessibility in design. -David Kelly

5 reasons your employees aren’t sharing their knowledge by JD Dillon
Sharing is such a basic thing, it would seem easy to create an environment where employees can easily share their knowledge with one another. In practice though, this type of sharing is often challenging to build into a culture. This post explores five reasons why employees may not be sharing their knowledge, and suggests things organizations can do to encourage more sharing. -David Kelly

You’ll question the world around you once you’ve seen these pictures via Brightside
This post collects a number of amazing paintings by Paweł Kuczyński, a famous cartoonist from Poland. I share the post for two reasons. First, the art is incredibly thought-provoking. Second, the art shared here is an amazing case study in the power of visuals. As you look at each of the drawings, you will instantly receive a deep message from the artist, one that makes you think deeply – all from a single image with no text or accompanying dialogue. -David Kelly

What’s the Best Learning Tool? The Real Potential of Mobile by Chad Udell
Smart Phones have rapidly become normal to our everyday lives, and the are rapidly becoming a normal tool used in learning programs. However, we’re only scratching the surface of the true potential of these devices in a learning context. In this article, we explore the many ways mobile devices are used in a personal learning context today, and how we might harness that potential within organizational learning. -David Kelly

What are you reading?

If you have an article, blog post, or other resource that you think we should consider sharing in a future Curated Industry Content post, please feel free to send a link to the resource to David Kelly along with a few sentences describing why you think the resource is valuable.

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