IRIS Connect is committed to providing digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards.
Measures to support accessibility
IRIS Connect ensures that it takes standards into account when constructing new content or features of its web platform.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Our development guidelines have specified that we should build the system conformant to Level A and be partially conformant with higher levels where practicable, however, we do not commit to having audited this conformance.
Additional accessibility considerations:
We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of IRIS Connect web platform. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on IRIS Connect web platform:
Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology
IRIS Connect web platform is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:
- All major browsers operating on Windows or MacOS
Accessibility of IRIS Connect Web platform relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:
We have also ensured that each page served from the web platform includes headers that provide a specific page title.
These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.
Limitations and alternatives
- 1.1.1 (non-text content)
- 1.2.1 (audio-only and video-only - prerecorded)
- 1.2.2 (captions – prerecorded)
- 1.2.3 (audio description or media alternative - prerecorded)
- 1.2.5 (audio description - prerecorded)
- 1.2.6 (sign language - prerecorded)
- 1.2.7 (extended audio description - prerecorded)
- 1.2.8 (media alternative - prerecorded)
- All content, activities and interfaces are navigable using just a keyboard
- All files and content uploaded by authors is fully accessible to screen reader software
- All non-text content has a text alternative
- Text will reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window
- You can modify the line height or spacing of all text
- Colour contrast of 3:1.
- That all headings and labels describe topic or purpose. This doesn’t meet WCAG success criterion 2.4.6 (headings and labels)
- That the keyboard focus indicator is always visible. This doesn’t meet WCAG success criterion 2.4.7 (focus visible)
- That navigation mechanisms (how you move around the VLE) are consistent. This doesn’t meet WCAG success criterion 3.2.3 (consistent navigation)
- That all components with the same functionality will be labelled consistently. This doesn’t meet WCAG success criterion 3.2.4 (consistent identification)
The system alerts users when an error has been made. However, we cannot guarantee:
- That all input error messages are accompanied by suggestions for correction. This doesn’t meet WCAG success criterion 3.3.3 (error suggestion).
- That all error messages can be read by screen readers. This doesn’t meet WCAG success criterion 4.1.3 (status messages)
- We provide the ability for users to add their own captions to videos
- It is possible that this video is exempt from the legislation depending on your interpretation of 'live time-based media'
- It is possible for authors in your organization to add group content in semantically valid markup which would be navigable by screen readers
IRIS Connect assessed the accessibility of the IRIS Connect web platform using self-evaluation in the development process.