I am learning work to the BECTA recognised standards for online accessible software.
In accordance with the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SENDA) Act 2001, we aim to ensure that all I am learning's webpages conform to the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
Visitors using recent versions of screen readers can navigate using the following controls:
H to cycle forwards through the headings
Shift + H to cycle backwards through the headings
1 to navigate to the next level 1 heading (or a number between 1 and 6 to navigate to the next heading on this level)
Shift + 1 to navigate to the previous level 1 heading (or a number between 1 and 6 to navigate to the previous heading on this level)
INSERT + F6 to provide a list of all headings
Opera has excellent keyboard navigation that is invaluable to visitors with motor difficulties. In Opera, the following keys can be used to navigate headings:
S to cycle forwards through the headings
W to cycle backwards through the headings
I am Learning makes use of Adobe Flash and is designed in accordance with the Adobe White Paper by Bob Regan ‘Best Practices for Accessible Flash Design.’ (See: http://www.adobe.com/resources/accessibility/best_practices/bp_fp.html) However, where flash is not absolutely necessary (flash is used for games based delivery of learning content), CSS driven pages are utilised to best support accessibility. In instances where audio has been used, text based transcripts have been provided.
From a design perspective, Jakob Nielsen’s usability heuristics have been consulted (See: http://www.useit.com/papers/heuristic/heuristic_list.html) together with the text ‘Don’t make me think! A common sense approach to web usability’ by Steve Krug; to ensure the experience for all users is inclusive, accessible and effective for learning.
If you would like further information about our accessibility statement or if you are experiencing problems accessing I am learning, please contact our support team: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01302 320755