We-Learn Weekly: June 15, 2022

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This week’s We-Learn Wednesday resources: PDF accessibility pitfalls, remote team social connections, picking your best-fitting career, free customizable illustrations, cognitive biases explained, and a free color accessibility tool.

Hey gang!  You know what today is…

It’s Wednesday!  I’m here to bust out all the weekly goodies!  I’ve got some great ones this week, if I do say so myself!    

If you have any resources or events you feel would be helpful to the community, be sure to contact me with the details so I can share the goodies with everyone!

Note:  Clicking on the titles below will take you directly to the resources being offered.  I’ve also included the links in the description, as well as other helpful links.

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Did you know that many PDFs have accessibility issues?  Many PDFs are created automatically or on demand using programs that convert HTML and data to PDF, but most of these machine-generated PDFs are inaccessible. 

In this webinar, the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) will review the pitfalls of machine-generated PDF formats, explain the pitfalls of some conversion methods, and offer some accessible solutions.   

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A light-colored illustration of Earth. Above is, "Virtual team building is tough. Here are 7 ways you can build social connections on a remote team, even from afar".
Image description: A light-colored illustration of Earth. Above is, "Virtual team building is tough. Here are 7 ways you can build social connections on a remote team, even from afar".

Working on remote teams has a lot of benefits:  no work commute, no money spent on vending machines, no need to get dressed from the waist down!  One of the downfalls is that without proper planning, it is easy to feel isolated and alone on a distributed team.  Signal V. Noise provides 7 ways to build social interactions on a remote team!

Bonus points: this is quite possible one of the cleanest website designs I have ever seen.  I love it!

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Image description: A simple drawing shows a person looking towards green hills. Random phrases are included in the distance: "The world's so hard and I'm so soft, ominous clouds", "what if everyone finds out I'm a fraud, lightning bolts", "I got a hunch, I'm gonna do something big, horizon sparkles", "world is my oyster, bright sky", "ready for an adventure, rolling hills" and "no one has taught me about health insurance, cold winds".

I am not exaggerating when I say that this is, quite possibly, one of the coolest and most thorough writeups I have ever seen on picking your career!  Wait But Why offers a super helpful framework for better understanding how to find a career that suits your needs.  

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You’re designing your next eLearning project.  You want illustrations that are professional, and not too cartoony, and that also fit with your design.  We’ve all been there!  Enter Undraw!  The illustrations are professional and can be easily adapted to your needs, by including a specific hex color so that it aligns with your design!

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Practical Psychology’s video on explaining 12 cognitive biases presents them so you can easily understand to help make better decision in your life.   Cognitive biases are flaws in logical thinking that clear the path to bad decisions, so learning about these ideas can reduce errors in your thought process, leading to a more successful life.

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Check out this free tool from Adobe:  the Color Accessibility Tool.  You know accessibility is near and dear to me, so I was delighted when I discovered this tool recently!

Thank you!

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Thanks for reading this edition of We-Learn Wednesday!  I hope you enjoyed the resources this week!  Here are some ways to further connect with me and my content:

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