A fully fledged commitment to making all kinds of assessments available to all kinds of learners.
At Learnosity, we believe that no two learners are exactly alike, but that all learners have the right to access educational experiences to help them reach their full potential. That’s why we work hard to ensure that all our products work perfectly for all our users. Our commitment to removing any barriers to learning means that accessibility is always a primary consideration and we use accessibility and usability standards to inform and inspire both beautiful aesthetics, and functional design.
By putting the insights gained from research sessions conducted with users with a variety of disabilities into practice, we make sure our technology works as well in the real world as it does 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.
Conformity through contrast
Text in our assessments meets a minimum color contrast ratio of 4.5:1.
Our product suite uses an accessible color palette that’s designed to meet the color contrast requirements for the vision impaired, allowing us to deliver a more engaging experience to all users.
In addition, we also ensure that no important information is conveyed solely by the use of color.
Keyboard navigation & braille keyboards
Take assessments using regular or braille keyboards, mouse or touchscreen.
Users with motor or visual impairments often prefer keyboard navigation to other kinds.
To facilitate this, our assessment functionality is accessible via a combination of the tab, space and enter keys. Users can also use the arrow keys for navigation where applicable.
Our assessment tools are also tested using braille keyboards.
Screen reader support
Greater context for content through ARIA tags, semantic HTML, and text descriptions.
Learnosity supports the leading screen readers on each major platform. A screen reader is a program that runs on a user’s device and assists learners with visual impairments by describing web content to them through text or audio using semantic HTML.
Learnosity also tests extensively using the most popular screen readers and supports ARIA attributes for enhanced assistive technology.
Automatic ARIA labelling to optimize math content for screen readers.
Math equations have traditionally been a thorn in the side of screen readers and other assistive tools. To overcome this, content authors create ARIA labels to provide text definitions of the math content in question.
Learnosity simplifies this process by automatically converting all LaTeX math content to meaningful ARIA labels. When a math equation is created, suggested wording for the ARIA label is instantly generated, thereby removing the need for authors to manually enter this text content. It's easy to review and modify the suggested wording if desired, as well.
Transcripts and closed captions
Learnosity's audio & video features give authors the option to add content transcripts.
We use third-party services such as Youtube, Brightcove, and Vimeo to host video so that authors can use the closed caption features of those services. Authors can use our video feature to add sign language videos in the stimulus of any question.
Accessibility is available out-of-the-box when using Learnosity’s customizable assessment player. Simply enable it for fully compliant accessibility with zero development time.