Accessibility

Cerego is on a mission to help all learners get smarter and retain knowledge longer. Making Cerego products accessible and inclusive to all learners is aligned with our company values.

We're auditing our web and mobile products to ensure they are compliant with Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 AA. See below for our VPAT.

 

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

Date: Jan 7, 2019

Name of Product: Cerego Learn App

Contact: Jon-David Hague

 

Summary Table

Criteria Features Remarks and explanations
Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems Supports with exceptions Jump to section
Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet Information and Applications Supports with exceptions Jump to section
Section 1194.23 Telecommunications Products Not applicable Cerego is not a telecommunications product
Section 1194.24 Video and Multi-media Products Not applicable  Cerego is not video product nor a product that creates video or multi-media
Section 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed Products Not applicable Cerego is not a self-contained product
Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable Computers Not applicable  Cerego is not a computer
Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria Supports  Jump to section
Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation and Support Supports  Jump to section

 

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems

Criteria Features Remarks and explanations
(a) When software is designed to run on a system that has a keyboard, product functions shall be executable from a keyboard where the function itself or the result of performing a function can be discerned textually.

Supports with exceptions

All features of Cerego’s core study and quiz experience are keyboard accessible.

Exceptions:

“Regions” quiz type requires the user to indicate a location on an image map using a mouse click or finger tap (on mobile touchscreen).

Cerego’s settings and help screens are currently not keyboard accessible. This is scheduled to be corrected.

(b) Applications shall not disrupt or disable activated features of other products that are identified as accessibility features, where those features are developed and documented according to industry standards. Applications also shall not disrupt or disable activated features of any operating system that are identified as accessibility features where the application programming interface for those accessibility features has been documented by the manufacturer of the operating system and is available to the product developer. Supports  Cerego does not disrupt or disable any activated features of other products including the operating system
(c) A well-defined on-screen indication of the current focus shall be provided that moves among interactive interface elements as the input focus changes. The focus shall be programmatically exposed so that Assistive Technology can track focus and focus changes. Supports with exceptions

Cerego’s learn app provides indication of the current selection focus in it’s buttons and multiple choice quiz options through screen highlighting and/or visible borders.

Exceptions:

Settings and help screens, SVG elements in the memory bank. Focus cannot be exposed programmatically at this time.

(d) Sufficient information about a user interface element including the identity, operation and state of the element shall be available to Assistive Technology. When an image represents a program element, the information conveyed by the image must also be available in text. Supports with exceptions All icons in the Cerego learn app have supporting text.
(e) When bitmap images are used to identify controls, status indicators, or other programmatic elements, the meaning assigned to those images shall be consistent throughout an application's performance. Supports All icons used to identify programmatic elements are consistent throughout the Cerego learn app.
(f) Textual information shall be provided through operating system functions for displaying text. The minimum information that shall be made available is text content, text input caret location, and text attributes Supports All information is provided through text in the web-browser and is not dependent upon the operating system.
(g) Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes. Supports Cerego does not override user settings. 
(h) When animation is displayed, the information shall be displayable in at least one non-animated presentation mode at the option of the user. Supports Cerego’s Memory Bank Animates as a part of the loading of the page. For a non-animated experience of the information, the “Dashboard” tab of the Memory Bank is available to users. 
(i) Color coding shall not be used as the only means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element. a) Supports b) Supports through equivalent facilitation a) Cerego does not use color coding as the sole method to convey information, indicate an action, or prompt a response. Color coding during quiz screen presentations (showing correct/incorrect) is in addition to other indicators of user performance. b) Cerego’s Memory Bank uses color coding to indicated level achievement for any given piece of content studied by a user, however this information is also available in text through the dashboard view of the Memory Bank.
(j) When a product permits a user to adjust color and contrast settings, a variety of color selections capable of producing a range of contrast levels shall be provided. Not applicable Cerego does not allow users to adjust color from within the learn app.
(k) Software shall not use flashing or blinking text, objects, or other elements having a flash or blink frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. Not applicable Cerego does not utilize flashing or blinking text, objects, or other elements.
(l) When electronic forms are used, the form shall allow people using Assistive Technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues. a) Non applicable b) Supports c) Not Supported a) Cerego does not require form submission when integrated as a component of other learning products via LTI. b) Cerego’s “Sign in” form is fully accessible using assistive technology, including screen readers. c) Cerego’s “Sign up” form is not yet fully accessible using assistive technology, including screen readers. This is scheduled for correction.

 

 

Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet Information and Applications 

Criteria Features Remarks and explanations
(a) A text equivalent for every non-text element shall be provided (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content). a) Supports b) Supports with exception a) Cerego supports the option to add alternative text to images added as a part of study content. b) Actionable information included memory bank data visualization is addressed through other progress statistics such as “[#] concepts need review”
(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation. Supports  Cerego does not provide any multimedia presentations. If a user provides multimedia presentations as content in the product, they areprovided with a means to provide equivalent alternatives.
(c) Web pages shall be designed so that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup. Supports with exceptions Color is not used as the only method for conveying information in any occurrence. Text or alternative text is available for the user.
(d) Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet. Not applicable Cerego does not include any documents or files
(e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map. Not applicable Server-side image maps are not utilized in the product
(f) Client-side image maps shall be provided instead of server-side image maps except where the regions cannot be defined with an available geometric shape. Not applicable Client-side image maps are not utilized in the product
(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables. Supports Cerego’s learn app does not include data tables. Cerego’s analytics and reports label headers of rows and columns
(h) Markup shall be used to associate data cells and header cells for data tables that have two or more logical levels of row or column headers. Not Applicable No tables with two or more logical levels.
(i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation Supports Cerego allows content authors to add embeddable iframes with captions into the supplemental “notes” area of each study item
(j) Pages shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. Not applicable  
(k) A text-only page, with equivalent information or functionality, shall be provided to make a web site comply with the provisions of this part, when compliance cannot be accomplished in any other way. The content of the text-only page shall be updated whenever the primary page changes.

a) Supports

b) Supports with equivalent facilitation

a) Cerego is compliant with the text alternative provisions of this section, so a text-only version is unnecessary.

b) Actionable information included memory bank data visualization is addressed through other progress statistics such as “[#] concepts need review”

(l) When pages utilize scripting languages to display content, or to create interface elements, the information provided by the script shall be identified with functional text that can be read by Assistive Technology. Supports with exception Scripting language is used to display and hide interface elements. However, the content of the interface elements are a part of the body of the HTML and are therefore understood by screen readers. The exception is the memory bank, which is a dynamic graphical data visualization created with SVG, and functional text is not provided.
(m) When a web page requires that an applet, plug-in or other application be present on the client system to interpret page content, the page must provide a link to a plug-in or applet that complies with §1194.21(a) through (l). Not Applicable Cerego’s learn app does not require any other application or plug in on the client system.
(n) When electronic forms are designed to be completed on-line, the form shall allow people using Assistive Technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues.

a) Non applicable

b) Supports

c) Not supported

a) Cerego does not require form submission when integrated as a component of other learning products via LTI.

b) Cerego’s “Sign in” form is fully accessible using assistive technology, including screen readers.

c) Cerego’s “Sign up” form is not yet fully accessible using assistive technology, including screen readers. This is scheduled for correction.

(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links.

Not Supported

The Cerego learn app does not allow full keyboard and screen reader accessibility of header elements and navigation links, and therefore skips into the body content. This is scheduled for redesign.

(p) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required.

Not Applicable

There are no timed quizzes in Cerego

 

Note to 1194.22: The Board interprets paragraphs (a) through (k) of this section as consistent with the following priority 1 Checkpoints of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG 1.0) (May 5 1999) published by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium: Paragraph (a) - 1.1, (b) - 1.4, (c) - 2.1, (d) - 6.1, (e) - 1.2, (f) - 9.1, (g) - 5.1, (h) - 5.2, (i) - 12.1, (j) - 7.1, (k) - 11.4.

 

Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria – Detail 

Criteria Features Remarks and explanations
a) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require user vision shall be provided, or support for Assistive Technology used by people who are blind or visually impaired shall be provided. Supports with exceptionSupported with exception when combined with Compatible Assistive Technology Cerego’s learn app is partially accessible accessible using a screen reader, and is currently being used by Visually Impaired Students. Exceptions include: image content is currently not accessible to screen readers. Furthermore the Memory Bank, which is rendered in SVG, is presently not accessible.
(b) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require visual acuity greater than 20/70 shall be provided in audio and enlarged print output working together or independently, or support for Assistive Technology used by people who are visually impaired shall be provided. Supported with exception when combined with Compatible Assistive Technology Cerego’s learn app is partially accessible accessible using a screen reader, and is currently being used by Visually Impaired Students. Exceptions are that image content is currently not accessible to screen readers. Furthermore the Memory Bank, which is rendered in SVG, is presently not accessible.
(c) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require user hearing shall be provided, or support for Assistive Technology used by people who are deaf or hard of hearing shall be provided Supports Color is not used as the only method for conveying information in any occurrence. Text or alternative text is available for the user.
(d) Where audio information is important for the use of a product, at least one mode of operation and information retrieval shall be provided in an enhanced auditory fashion, or support for assistive hearing devices shall be provided. Not applicable Cerego does not rely on sound alone to access any of its core functionality.
(e) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require user speech shall be provided, or support for Assistive Technology used by people with disabilities shall be provided. Supports Cerego does not require speech.
(f) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require fine motor control or simultaneous actions and that is operable with limited reach and strength shall be provided. Supports with exception The core experience of the Cerego learn app does not require fine motor skills. The user can use a keyboard and/or mouse of their choosing to navigate. On occasion, a content creator may elect to build a region item with a small clickable target area, which for one quiz type would require fine motor control of that quiz type

 

 

Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation and Support 

Criteria Features Remarks and explanations
(a) Product support documentation provided to end-users shall be made available in alternate formats upon request, at no additional charge Supports Cerego provides resources in text and image form online by default; additional support material will be provided as requested.
(b) End-users shall have access to a description of the accessibility and compatibility features of products in alternate formats or alternate methods upon request, at no additional charge. Supports Cerego provides information describing accessibility and compatibility upon request.
(c) Support services for products shall accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities Supports The Cerego team handles special support requests on an ad hoc basis.