Our team at Labster is committed to providing educational material that engages and benefits all learners, including those with disabilities. We prioritize universal design when planning development of all new simulations, images, animations and storylines. This framework has guided us to develop flexible learning environments and material that accommodate the vast range of individual learning differences amongst the millions of students we reach.
Labster follows accessibility-aware guidelines for new product initiatives, prioritizes quality assurance and user testing at each step of development, and regularly updates and improves our released products to meet new accessibility guidelines.
Our team is working hard to satisfy the criteria of the WCAG 2.1 Level AA guidelines and we are happy to provide engaging and accessible content to students with visual, hearing, cognitive or motor impairment.
In addition to receiving enthusiastic feedback from our user testing with students with disabilities, our simulations have been externally reviewed by a third party evaluator and we are proud to be a leader in accessible virtual science laboratories.
View our Roadmap for future accessibility improvements here
Accessibility is a top priority for Labster. We have developed many new features to cover all aspects of the WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards. As of March 2023, over 154 of our most popular simulations are accessible using keyboard navigation and screen reader. Additionally, every new simulation that is released will be made accessible as it is launched or shortly thereafter. You can see which simulations are available in Accessibility Mode by logging in to Labster's platform and using the "Accessibility Mode" filter, or viewing the
Please see our instructions on “How to Open and Play a Simulation in Accessibility Mode“.
To request accessibility-related assistance or to report accessibility problems, please contact your Labster representative or Support Team.