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Learning for Everyone

Accessibility 101

By prioritizing web accessibility for learners, we help to create a more inclusive world that supports and uplifts people of all abilities.  

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It’s time to normalize living with a disability

Disabilities are not rare. In fact, about 1 billion people live with some form of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. That’s 15% of the world’s population. But across many industries, people who live with disabilities are not offered the same level of treatment, care, or experience. That’s often true of online experiences, where many organizations still fall behind accessibility standards.  

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Let’s create a new normal

We believe creating a more inclusive world for learners carries a moral imperative. But it’s also smart business. Valuing accessibility can reduce legal risks, boost employee productivity, and open access to a greater segment of the workforce.  Limiting learning is against what everyone stands for. Indeed, it’s against the spirit of learning itself.

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What an accessible LMS looks like

Here’s the good news: complying with accessibility standards isn’t hard. And with YesLMS, it takes nearly no extra effort because we’ve designed our platform to comply with existing accessibility standards outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). YesLMS features:

  • Adjustable themes, font sizes, and backgrounds
  • Responsive layout for any device
  • Screen reader support
  • Keyboard navigation with shortcut links
  • Image descriptions
  • Accessible forms, quizzes, and technical support

Frequently asked questions

Answers to common questions about Accessibility
Does YesLMS create an inclusive experience for those with cognitive, mobility, visual, and/or auditory disabilities?

Yes! YesLMS was designed to provide an inclusive experience for those with cognitive, mobility, visual, and/or auditory disabilities.

How does YesLMS comply with accessibility standards?

We exceed the required online accessibility standards set forth in the WCAG and ADA Compliance Guidelines, and we have multiple steps in place to make sure all of our content and interfaces are able to be interpreted by people with visual, auditory, cognitive, and other disabilities.

Does YesLMS include reporting tools that detect accessibility issues?

Yes, our text editor does. Accessibility tips are available throughout the platform as well.

How is YesLMS optimized for assistive technologies like screen readers?

All of our visual content is paired with alt-text descriptions for screen reader users.

What is assistive technology?

Assistive technology includes items like screen readers that help users with disabilities navigate the physical and digital worlds.

What is inclusive design? What does inclusive mobile web mean?

Inclusive design is when a product's structure or features are usable by people of all backgrounds and abilities. Inclusive mobile web is similar in that it requires the mobile version of a site, app, or platform to be usable by those same people.

Why do I need an accessible LMS platform?

Just as you wouldn't discriminate against a potential employee because of a disability during your hiring process, you can't discriminate against current employees by not accommodating them during a training session. An accessible LMS ensures that each employee of yours is able to use and understand all of the online content required.

What are YesLMS' platform-specific accessibility features?

Accessible themes with multiple background color variations.Responsive Layout that allows for increase and decrease of the text source without breaking the Layout. Screen reader support that allows for the conversion of written text into audio. Keyboard navigation with shortcut links to facilitate users navigation.Image descriptions that allow people with visual impairments to understand the context of the images.Accessible registration form, discussion forum, quizzes, and technical support.