Learn More About Informetica's Accessibility

Compliancy with AODA and Section 508

While Informetica has not yet been certified for the USA’s Section 508 compliancy, Sencia has many features to make the system more accessible and we been adding more accessibility features and customizations to the Informetica learning management system (LMS/LCMS) in order to ensure that we meet the needs of all users and comply with the Ontario Accessibility Act.  "Part II - Information and Communication Standards" of this Act states that  “information” which includes data, facts and knowledge that exists in any format, including text, audio, digital or images, and that conveys meaning (information)” must be accessible to all users. 

Visual Disabilities

Informetica has been tested and is compatible with JAWS screen reading software. A “skip to content” link at the top of every page is available so users using a screen reader can navigate the course content quickly without having to listen to or tab through every navigation option. All navigation & menus in Informetica are created with standard html & CSS to avoid compatibility issues common with javascript & DHTML menus in screen readers. Informetica uses heading tags for labeling navigation menus and page titles for learners using screen reader software with the functionality to easily skip to specific headings.

Colour Blindness

One of the Sencia’s key programmers of Informetica and system tester has a color vision deficiency and provides valuable input on the colours and contrast used in the LMS interface. 

Alt & Title Tags

Informetica’s WYSIWYG editors prompt the course authors that there are missing image or link alt or title tags.

And More

Our team is always willing to work with input from you to provide a better learning experience for those with a visual disability. Please note that the onus for accessibility to users with disabilities rests predominately on the client's content itself. This is especially true for audible and cognitive disabilities. For example, transcripts provided for audio media, subtitles versions of (also benefits non-native speakers). Most motor disabilities must be compensated for at the user's discretion (such as mouse movements, using multiple keys simultaneously).