Marketplace Accessibility Solutions

All students can easily, equally, and independently engage
with our simulations.



Continuing Our Commitment to Student Accessibility

At Marketplace Simulations, we believe in accessibility. Our job is to make sure that all students can equally and independently engage with our learning materials. We have re-engineered our business games to meet the new design standard – WCAG 2.0 AA.

Professional assessment on the accessibility enhancements made by Marketplace.



New Look for Students’ Games

Screen capture of simulation interface showing high contrast for greater legibility
High contrast for greater legibility.


Descriptions were embedded so all students can access the information in graphics like this map.
  • Text is high contrast for greater legibility.
  • A new color scheme divides the webpage into visually distinct sections, helping students quickly identify the specific working areas.
  • The main content is now the brightest on-screen, helping guide the students' focus. The color red is used sparingly to mark the most important items
  • A new search tool is in the left menu to help users find pages faster. This feature can especially benefit students with visual impairments, learning disabilities like dyslexia, and attention deficit disorders.
  • Game features are fully usable with only a computer keyboard. This especially benefits students who use screen reader software or lack the fine motor control to use a mouse.
  • Pages are divided into invisible regions that free up the visually impaired to browse and skip through a page.
  • Learning content is clearly written and explained in multiple ways.
  • Descriptive text and audio is included in videos. This includes closed captions as well as audio descriptions of the action for students who can’t see it.
  • All videos were checked, and those that might provoke seizures are modified.
  • Information in the game doesn’t depend on color-coding.
  • Descriptions are embedded into content like images.





Since color must not be used as the only way to convey information, graph legends were adjusted.


Screen readers detect page regions, enabling users to easily skip to the content they need on each web page.




Visit our Statement of Accessibility for more information.



 

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