Calgary, AB (September 4, 2018) Over the summer we have been improving our online homework platform to enhance accessibility to students with visual impairments, make it easier to enter answers using only a keyboard, as well as improve use on devices with a small screen.
In our efforts to improve accessibility, we have made a number of changes to our platform. Now, web pages and homework questions can be read with screen reader software in all major web browsers (see more). Also, a “high contrast” mode has been added for questions, making for improved reading of the question and feedback for those with limited vision and color blindness (see more). Further, web pages can be navigated and response to questions entered using only a keyboard (see more). We are pleased to report that these changes have made the following portions of our site compliant with a AA WCAG 2.0 rating.
These improvements apply to the following areas:
- Login page and course listing
- Lyryx Essential products course navigation
- Lyryx Comprehensive products table of contents navigation
- All Accounting homework questions
- All Business Math homework questions
We are committed to improving accessibility to our products wherever possible and continue on this trajectory with plans to apply these standards to additional question banks. We are also looking at how best to improve accessibility of the online format of our OER textbooks.
Should you have any questions or comments regarding accessibility of Lyryx products, we would love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.