Accessibility: How to use LMS365 to make the learning process more efficient and accessible to all

LMS365 tries to provide all people with equal opportunity to access the knowledge. We constantly improve the accessibility of LMS365. Currently the course and training plan homepages as well as LMS365 player are available via screen reader, e.g. jaws, and keyboard. The design of player is AA level colour contrast compliant.

  • 🛈Use the standard modern SharePoint Light & Dark Themes for My Training Dashboard and Training web parts as the colours of the statuses are fully accessible and readable there.

  • 🛈We do not support the readability of statuses in SharePoint custom themes. If you want to use them, we recommend you trying it first to ensure that the colours are readable.

 

 

Learners can now easily enroll into training from its homepage using a screen reader or a keyboard. Those learners who have already enrolled can start the training from homepage as well.

 

  • 🛈Be aware that we do not support the accessibility of training ratings as well as Assignments web part.

  • 🛈We do not fully support Microsoft Edge Legacy.

Once the learner enrolls into the training, the screen reader may interpret the course title, enrollment notification and the other buttons or links that are available under course information area, for example, Progress Status, Waiting List, etc.

  • 🛈Be aware that the screen reader interprets play button and locked icons on the training homepage in Internet Explorer 11 as active links although they are inactive.

  • 🛈The screen reader may also interpret expand or collapse buttons along with the description and all learning objects.

To prevent the change in the way the screen reader interprets the content, we recommend creating the e-Learning course using only one learning module that will include all the learning objects.

Below you will find the list of learning objects that are accessible in LMS365 player. You can use them to create your accessible course.

The Learning Module Items:

  • Microsoft Stream,

  • Microsoft Sway,

  • Microsoft Forms,

  • YouTube,

  • Office Video,

  • Content Editor,

  • Quiz questions.

  • 🛈The screen reader may have different behavior if the Learner works with different types of content (Multimedia, Content, Files & Website or Other Embed Code) within the learning module.

  • 🛈The accessibility of the embedded documents (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, PDF files, etc.) and code (Vimeo, Flickr etc.) may behave in a different way depending on the embedded file itself.

  • 🛈The accessibility of the Content Packages and External Apps depends on the packages as well.

 

The type of the Quiz Questions: 

  • multiple choice,

  • multiple answers,

  • true or false,

  • gap fill,

  • short answer,

  • free text answer.

 

  • 🛈Be aware that we do not support the accessibility of the Ordering, Hot spot and Matching types of the questions.

 

How the screen reader interprets learning content.

When the learner switches between learning objects, the screen reader focuses on the main content:

 

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However, some inconsistencies in how the screen reader interprets the content can still occur. So, we recommend some experimentation to find the structure that best matches your content.

We are constantly optimizing LMS365 and we appreciate any feedback on how to make our product more accessible.

 

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