TestOut Courseware Accessibility Information
As the primary international standards body, the World-wide Web Consortium (W3C) periodically issues guidelines for making web-based content accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. Their current set of guidelines, WCAG 2.0, was issued in late 2008 and adopted as an ISO standard in October of 2012. The governments of many world nations, including Australia, the EU, Canada, the United States, Colombia and Israel, have adopted these guidelines, either officially or in nearly identical policy statements of their own.
TestOut Corporation is committed to providing effective online learning resources via its LabSim-based courseware in order to help learners develop employable IT skills, including functionality that assists users with disabilities.
Following are some of the accessibility features in TestOut’s LabSim online learning platform:
- Extended time setting for timed exercises
- Closed captioning support for videos, including the ability to customize closed captioning to best fit individual needs
- Display of interactive text scripts during video presentation
- Text lessons
- Text for lab simulation solution steps
- Text-based glossary of terms
- Print option for custom exams
- Print option for all text-based course materials
TestOut continues to plan and develop solutions based on feedback from contacts around the world. If you have additional requests or feedback, or are looking for additional accomodations, please contact your Account Executive.
The following chart outlines the WCAG 2.0 guidelines for levels A and AA and indicates where TestOut complies, what features are under development, and how available third-party solutions may address the guidelines: