Inclusivity is a fundamental right for everyone. Together, as a community, we need to ensure that we are heading in the right direction in order to make inclusivity a reality and not just a dream. Assessment is something that we all face at some point in our educational journey, so everyone needs to have the same opportunity to express themselves and to be rewarded for their efforts.
A key part of the discussion centred around the idea that to create accessible or inclusive technology, you have to turn your approach on its head. You need to create functional designs from the ground up rather than develop features just to tick the boxes of conformance.
You’ll find of interest how our change to ‘Universal Design’ thinking has underpinned the development of 155 features.
These features, and many more to come, are essential in Surpass delivery conforming to Section 508 of US federal law and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) level AA.
Within the webinar session we used recent examples from the US and Wales where we have worked with Surpass Community members to deliver assessments to Section 508 and WCAG level AA conformance.
Watch our ‘Accessibility in Assessment’ webinar in full here > http://www.btl.com/surpass/pastwebinars
For more information on Section 508 and WCAG standards, please see these resources:
GSA Section 508 website: https://www.section508.gov
W3C Organisation WCAG information: https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/wcag