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ACCESSIBILITY GOAL

Accessibility Goal

Accessibility Goal

Every user who visits the Aztec Software websites and uses the Aztec Learning System platform should feel welcome and find the experience rewarding. Aztec has been continually reviewing our platform and content for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). The WCAG provides guidance on how to make web-based content easier to use for those with disabilities and provides suggestions on improvements for all users.

The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA, and AAA). We’ve chosen Level AA as the target for the Aztec websites and platforms.

A Continuing Effort

All new product features released on the Aztec ALS platform are built to be WCAG 2.1 Level AA compliant. A series of older features still require improvements to bring them up to the standard. Currently, the majority of functionality is accessible, and we are actively working towards compliance for our entire product suite. For an updated overview of what we are working on improving, please refer to our Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT).

What are We Doing?

Everyone at Aztec Software is committed to ensuring a good experience for all users, in every aspect of our business. In support:

  • Aztec has established a focused team on User Experience. Led by our CTO, this team continually reviews new and existing features, and identifies new and existing content for improvement. Ideas a welcomed from all over the business.
  • Our processes and policies have explicit support for accessibility as a key R&D strategy
  • Accessibility training is available to all employees. Our senior technical staff has completed multiple corresponding classes and tutorials.
  • We have developed an internal design system of reusable components that have been holistically tested for accessibility. This has led to key innovations in creating keyboard shortcuts, especially in tests and drills.    
  • Accessibility reviews are now part of every stage of the development process.
  • Our development teams have been equipped with tools and training to improve accessibility at the time of development.
  • An R&D team member is assigned to conduct Ad-hoc tests. This has identified improvements past the WCAG requirements.
  • We have engaged a leading consulting firm to review ALS features and functions as they are being developed, advise us on improvements, and consult on existing features and the best way to improve. We don’t just depend upon tools; our consultant has engaged a full spectrum of users allowing us to obtain real-world feedback quickly.
  • We are continually reviewing our content including videos for alternate presentations to help students understand the material. As one example, ALS recently introduced new automated closed captioning to its videos and Lecture feature. This led to new closed captioning capabilities

Upon request, Aztec Software can arrange for the provision of accessible formats and communication supports for persons with disabilities in a timely manner that takes into account each person’s accessibility needs due to disability.

We are Still Learning

We are continually learning and striving to improve. If you have ideas or find a part of ALS difficult to use, we would like to hear from you.The most recent improvements came directly from users like you.. You can contact us in any of the following ways to discuss:

The Aztec Accessibility Pledge

We champion global inclusion by empowering people to do more through digital accessibility, which is at the heart of our company.

We are committed to ensuring that digital solutions and content developed, or acquired, by Aztec Software meets a high level of accessibility. This means either conformance with level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 or ensuring that the solutions are effective, efficient, engaging, error-tolerant and easy to learn for users of all abilities.

We pledge that should a conflict arise between release deadlines, aesthetics, and the production of accessible solutions and content that accessibility will remain a priority.