Accessibility in Assessment

An inclusive experience for all our users

100% focused on providing rich, online assessment to as many people as possible around the world.

At Learnosity, we are dedicated to ensuring our products work beautifully for all our users. We passionately believe that all students have the right to a great educational experience and are committed to removing any barriers to learning. Accessibilty is not a secondary consideration for us and we use the discipline of accessibility and usability standards to inform and inspire both beautiful aesthetics, and functional design.

We conduct research sessions with users with a variety of disabilities to make sure our products work in the real world, as well as just in our testing labs. Our accessibility efforts are guided by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.0 (level AA) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Use of color

Text in our assessments meets a minimum color contrast ratio of 4.5:1

Our product suite uses an accessible color palette which is designed to meet the colour contrast requirements for the vision impaired, and deliver an engaging experience for all users.

In addition, we ensure no important information is conveyed solely by the use of color.

Accessible color palettes

Keyboard Navigation & Braille Keyboards

Our assessments can be used with both regular or braille keyboards, mouse or touchscreen.

Many users, including those with motor impairments and visual impairments use the keyboard for navigation rather than the mouse.

Any assessment functionality can be accessed via a combination of the Tab, Space, and Enter keys. Users can also use the arrow keys for navigation where applicable.

We have also tested our assessments with braille keyboards.

Screen Reader Support

Keyboard navigation, aria tags, semantic HTML and textual descriptions of visual content provide context to screen readers.

Aria Labels and Live Regions

All student facing interfaces have support for ARIA labels. ARIA live regions, are also supported.

Typically a screen reader can only focus on one part of a page at a time so if something changes on another part of the page the screen reader user may not be notified. ARIA live notifies the screen reader of changes irrespective of where its current focus is.

We test extensively with the most commonly used screenreaders: NVDA, Jaws, VoiceOver & ChromeVox.

Semantic HTML

Audio interfaces present content linearly to users, one item at a time.

This contrasts with the way in which most people use visual interfaces. Despite the linear nature of audio interfaces screen reader users can "skim" through the content, provided it is structured with the correct use of headers, paragraph and other HTML elements.

Accessible Math

Automatically converts Math to meaningful ARIA labels for screen readers.

Traditionally screen readers and other assistive tools have difficulty accurately interpreting Math equations. To overcome this, content authors can create ARIA labels to provide text definitions of Math content.

To simplify this process, Learnosity automatically converts all LaTeX Math content to meaningful ARIA labels. When a Math equation is created, suggested wording for the ARIA label is instantly generated, removing the need for authors to manually enter this text content. The suggested wording can easily be modified as required.

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Realtime ARIA transcription for math authoring

Transcripts and closed captions

All Learnosity audio & video features allow the author to provide a transcript.

We use third-party services such as Youtube, Brightcove and Vimeo to host video, so authors can use the closed caption features of those services.

Authors can choose to add sign language videos in the stimulus of any question.