Digital Promise's Learner Variability Project team is dedicated to ensuring that all users can access and achieve their goals when using the Learner Variability Navigator web app. We acknowledge that our site currently has features and content that are not fully conformant to WCAG 2.1 AA standards, and we are working daily to improve the accessibility and overall usability of the site.
Measures to support accessibility
The Learner Variability Project team takes the following measures to improve the accessibility of the Learner Variability Navigator:
- Include accessibility as part of our equity statement.
- Include accessibility throughout our design and vendor policies.
- Appoint a team member to serve as an accessibility ombudsperson.
- Provide accessibility training and resources for our staff.
- Partner with accessibility-focused organizations and neurodiverse leaders
- Conduct ongoing accessibility evaluations internally and with external vendors, both automated and manually, including testing with assistive technology.
- Build accessibility review periods into all design sprints and code refactoring efforts
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Learner Variability Navigator is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard. We are implementing a plan to update the Learner Variability Navigator’s conformance with standards, as well as update the design to uphold a higher standard for inclusive design.
We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Learner Variability Navigator. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on Learner Variability Navigator:
We try to respond to feedback, typically within 48 hours.
Accessibility of Learner Variability Navigator relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:
These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.
Limitations and alternatives
Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of Learner Variability Navigator, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below:
- User generated pages, like workspaces, with user generated content may not have accessible text, image, and video content, as people creating workspaces may not be fully aware of accessibility standards.
Digital Promise's Learner Variability Project Team assessed the accessibility of Learner Variability Navigator by the following approaches:
- External evaluation from:
- Web Savvy Services, a program of the Ontario College of Arts and Design University, or OCADU;
- Concentric Sky, a software design and development company; and
- Echo & Co, a software design and development company
- Internal evaluation using the WAVE web accessibility evaluation tool.
If you encounter a problem with accessibility or want to share a complaint, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will share the information with the appropriate member of our team, and we will follow up as soon as possible, typically between 1-5 business days.
Formal approval of this accessibility statement
This Accessibility Statement is approved by the Learner Variability Project’s Director of Policy and Communications, Barbara Pape.