Accessibility

Our Commitment

Our team at Labster is committed to providing educational material that engages and benefits all learners, including those with disabilities. Labster uses the WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards as the basis for our product development. This includes creating accessibility-aware Labster guidelines for new product development, prioritizing quality assurance before new products are released, and regularly updating and improving released products to meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards.

Accessibility is a priority for Labster throughout 2020 and our goal is to provide learners with over 100 simulations that are WCAG 2.0 Level AA accessible by the end of 2020. To achieve this important goal, we are currently improving newly developed features within our simulations. Our key current initiatives include:

  • Color-Blindness
    Many of our simulations are fully accessible for students with any type of color-blindness and we are currently conducting a review of all simulations to ensure that none of them rely solely on color for instructions in images or during quizzes.

  • Keyboard Navigation
    We currently have a certain number of simulations which are fully playable using keyboard navigation and we are working to significantly increase that number over the upcoming months.

  • Screen-Reader
    We are currently developing a screen-reader that allows students with disabilities to experience Labster’s high level of engagement, interaction and challenge.

  • Character Diversity
    In addition to providing modern and relevant story lines for our simulations, we strive to present a modern world as it relates to gender and sexuality and ethnic, racial and cultural diversity within the STEAM fields.

VPAT

Labster is updating our Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) on a quarterly basis to reflect our ongoing work and recent initiatives. You can find our most up-to-date VPAT here.

To request accessibility-related assistance or to report accessibility problems please contact accessibility@labster.com.

Labster is making our simulation catalogue more accessible. Below you will find a timeline for when Labster’s Accessibility Mode will be available for each of our simulations.

31st July 2020
Evolution 

7th August 2020
Bacterial Cell Structure
Acids and bases
Biodiversity
Equilibrium
Chemistry Safety
Lab Safety

14th August 2020
Experimental Design
Gram Staining
Mitosis
Medical Genetics
Next Generation Sequencing
Ecological Niches
Introductory Lab
Stoichiometry
Solution Preparation
Marine Biology
Fermentation
Titration
Bacterial Isolation

24th August 2020 
Introduction to Food Macromolecules
Basic Chemistry Thermodynamics
Invertebrate Model System
Periodic Table

28th August 2020
Pigment Extraction
Organic Chemistry Introduction
Cell Membrane and Transport
Ionic and Covalent Bonds
Embryology

4th September 2020
Cellular Respiration
Atomic structure
Biomes

11th September 2020
Meiosis
Ideal Gas Law

18th September 2020
Mendelian Inheritance

30th September 2020
Microscopy
Protein Synthesis
Cell Structure
Matter and Phase Changes
Bacterial Growth Curves
Bacterial Quantification by Culture
Biosafety
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Pipetting
Identification of Unknown Bacteria
Gene Transfer in Bacteria
Introduction to Immunology
Antibodies’

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