By following best practices and internationally recognised standards, Aula ensures that the platform works with a large array of assistive technologies, including those that rely on keyboard-only interactions, various mobile and desktop screen readers, and native zoom and contrast capabilities. Importantly, this means that users can use the technologies that they’re used to and comfortable with, and this is what this article details.
To maintain a level of certainty around Aula’s continued accessibility, we conduct audits leveraging impartial, third-party experts to evaluate the platform’s conformance with WCAG 2.1 A and AA standards, using the following tools:
- Screen reader testing using JAWS on Win 10/ Chrome
- Keyboard-only testing on Win 10/ Chrome
- Colour contrast testing on Win 10/ Chrome
- Full browser zoom testing on Win 10/ Chrome
- Testing using an automated tool - aXe
Aula also recognises that accessibility is more than just compliance, accessible software needs to be easy to use. That’s why Aula tests our software with users that use assistive technologies in their daily lives, helping to ensure that Aula isn’t just accessible on paper, but in practice as well. And if any user encounters a situation where they cannot equally use the Aula platform, we encourage them to reach out to our Support team, who will be able to assist where possible and escalate to the development team where necessary to remediate the issue in a timely fashion.