Can I create accessible learning in Elucidat?

It is very important to us that courses created using Elucidat are accessible to as many people as possible.

With that in mind, we have made it possible for you to make learning with the Elucidat tool that fully satisfies Section 508 in the US, and the Equality Act in the UK.

Elucidat is made from good, semantic, validatable HTML (HyperText Markup Language) that is easily understood by whichever assistive technologies you and your learners choose to use. We offer a huge step forward from the old Flash based tools and are an accessibility leader amongst the new HTML5 tools.

Some of the headline accessibility features include:

  • Full support for JAWS screen reader and OS X Voiceover
  • Full support for keyboard navigation
  • Visible highlighting to show learners using keyboard navigation where they are
  • Well crafted semantic HTML5 to help learners understand the structure of all pages
  • Forms and interactions designed to be easy to use by screen readers

You can find a full list of our currently accessible page types and elements here.


The author's role in creating accessible learning

Elucidat allows an unprecedented level of control for authors, and so, as you create learning, you have an important role in making courses that are fully accessible. Creating accessible content doesn't just mean ensuring it can be read by screen readers. It also means that is easily digestible and navigable by all types of people. By building your content to be accessible from the ground up, you're ensuring that your learning can be accessed by as wide an audience as possible.


Seeking advice on accessibility

While the Elucidat Support team are happy to answer any questions you may have, we are not able to authoritatively advise on accessibility best practices, nor are we able to perform accessibility audits of your content and provide specific suggestions on how to build your courses to meet modern accessibility standards. You can read more about this in Scope of support for accessibility queries.

We do offer some general advice in our Best Practice guide. However, for more detailed information, we recommend seeking accessibility advice from other reputable, external sources like W3's Web Accessibility Initiative.

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