Tuesday, August 18, 2015

One Campus for all

In the past couple months we have been working hard to get closer to all users.  That means implementing lots of modifications to make AccuCampus more accessible to people with disabilities.

Modifications in the system include:
- All images have an alternate text for screen readers (SR)
- Use of additional explanatory text for controls that require it
- Enabled keyboard navigation across the site.
- Use of 'role' attributes to improve site navigability.
- Correct use of titles and headers to make content easy to understand.
- Changed ambiguous content.

Our tests are being performed with NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access), which is the most popular free screen readers.
Also the Firefox Accessibility Toolbar is a great resource for spotting common design problems. For people with cognitive problems, which represent around of the 6% of the Americans, we are using Read-able, a tool that analyzes the complexity of the text written.

If you are using JAWS or VoiceOver, we would love to hear from you!  Making it work for everyone is our priority, let us know if it works for you!

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