Web accessibility means making the Web accessible to everyone, including the elderly and people with disabilities. After all, access to the Internet is not a matter of course for everyone. It is not (especially in the Netherlands) about access to the Internet, but about usability of the services and information offered by people with disabilities. Think of elderly people with impaired eyesight, the blind and visually impaired but also, for example, deaf and hearing impaired and people with limited hand function or, for example, limited reading skills.
Because the internet is largely visual in nature, the blind and visually impaired in particular relatively often have problems with the accessibility of the internet. And because of the increase in multimedia (think of YouTube videos), (the lack of) sound is also becoming more and more important, especially for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Source: Website of the Accessibility Foundation, what is web accessibility?
Together with Stichting Accessibility, we have made a number of improvements in the recent period to increase accessibility Procademyfor people with disabilities. Among other things, the navigation has been further improved (skiplinks), the readability of the various navigation items such as buttons is now better and various colour contrasts have been optimised.
In October 2019, the Accessibility Foundation also organised two test sessions to improve the accessibility of H5P within Procademy under the microscope. A group of test persons with a disability have gone through all available H5P exercises, for example using Super Nova and Jaws (reading software) and a Braille reader. The researchers of the Accessibility Foundation will also analyse the H5P exercises further.
H5P is used and applied worldwide in many different e-learning platforms, so not only in Procademy. By sharing the improvements with the H5P community we can have a nice (global) impact together.
Procademy is committed to making our Learning Management Software as accessible as possible to people with disabilities. Technically, we follow the principles of WCAG 2.1. (Read more about the guideline via this link.)Want to know more about online learning and digital accessibility? Please contact us.