It is now a requirement for digital education products to be accessible or WCAG compliant. The online learning world is focussing on learning opportunities for all, and focussing on students with disabilities. Technology has opened many doors in all spheres of life, and education should make maximum use of its capacity to teach as effectively as possible.
Individuals with physical disabilities need a customized type of environment where they can gather knowledge at their own speed. They need a congenial environment where they can interact or engage with the educator in a comfortable way and find out how they are doing. And this is the scenario where accessibility solutions come as a great boon to them. They offer them the right platform to pursue their academic courses and enhance their knowledge.
Ideally, a Learning Product design should include these features to provide a complete experience for students with vision impairments.
- Users can navigate the content using only the keyboard. Users of mobile devices can navigate using the touch screen in screen-reader-mode.
- The content and structure can be understood by a person using a screen reader like NVDA, JAWS, iOS Voiceover, Android Talkback and Chromevox on Chromebooks.
- Text equivalents for all non-text media. This includes captions for video, audio transcripts, and alternative descriptions for images, animations, and videos.
- All visual presentations follow the WCAG 2.0 AA visual guidelines.
Magic Software employs the best authors, instructional designers, and UX designers in the world and many of them are familiar with the principles of Universal Design for Learning. These authors and designers may decide to apply UDL when creating content and products, or they may decide to go in another direction.
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