Global Accessibility Awareness Day

What’s that?

Today—May 19th, 2016—is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! Started in 2012, this day is dedicated to communicating and learning more about digital accessibility. Bringing awareness to accessibility is a critical first step in making the web an inclusive space for all.

How is Hawkes involved in the conversation of accessibility?

Hawkes Learning is committed to improving our student web platform for all students by working toward our goal of achieving Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA. We’re making our student web platform more…

  • Perceivable by ensuring that all text content contrasts enough with the background for easy reading as well as providing alternative text for images.
  • Operable through vastly improving the ability for students to use a keyboard to interact with the questions, including more exhaustive and intuitive keyboard shortcuts.
  • Understandable by ensuring that the ways students interact with the product are consistent through standardization.
  • Robust by using best practices for creating accessible materials to help ensure that all users in all contexts are able to focus on learning.

How do I learn more?

We want to keep you updated on our progress! Check out Hawkes Learning’s Accessibility page on our website for more information.

Want to learn more about GAAD? Visit this website today and join the conversation.

What interests you the most about making the web more accessible? Share in the comments below!

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