Accessibility

Our Commitment

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. Please find our VPAT here.

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. You can view our Roadmap for future accessibility improvements here.

Core features

  • Color-Blindness A large majority of our simulations are fully accessible for students with any type of color-blindness and we are currently conducting a review to ensure that no simulation relies solely on color for instructions in images or during quizzes.

  • Keyboard Navigation Over 100 simulations are currently playable entirely using the keyboard to navigate in accessibility mode.

  • Screen-Reader Over 100 simulations can be played using our built-in screen reader in accessibility mode. This includes extra descriptions of laboratory equipment, animations and environmental scenery, as well as alternative text for images.

Accessible Simulations

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 April 2021, over 100 of our most popular simulations are fully 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.

Questions? Need Help?

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.