WCAG 2.0 Guidelines

Principle 1: Perceivable

Information and user interface components must be presentable to users in ways they can perceive.

Guideline 1.1: Provide text alternatives for any non-text content so that it can be changed into other forms people need, such as large print, braille, speech, symbols or simpler language.
Status: Supported. Content is almost entirely textual and works with industry standard/browser accessibility plugins and software to provide auditory support and navigation.
Guideline 1.2: Time-based media: Provide alternatives for time-based media.
Status: Supported. Time sensitive content is limited and can be set to have no time constrictions.
Guideline 1.3: Create content that can be presented in different ways (for example simpler layout) without losing information or structure.
Status: Supported. Content is browser based and can be enlarged or reduced in size using industry standard browser controls. Additional accessibility plugins can provide further layout options.
Guideline 1.4: Make it easier for users to see and hear content including separating foreground from background.
Status: Supported. Framework of content has been in place for over a decade and been reviewed by accessibility experts. Ongoing cumulative feedback has resulted in design and structure that is accessible for foreground/background discernibility.

Principle 2: Operable

User interface components and navigation must be operable.

Guideline 2.1: Make all functionality available from a keyboard.
Status: Supported. Content is browser based and primarily intended for interaction via a keyboard. Industry standard/browser plugins work to support keyboard-only use for instances in which a mouse cannot be used.
Guideline 2.2: Provide users enough time to read and use content.
Status: Supported. No time restriction exist for reading content in the Learning Center accept on select timed assessments. Instructors can waive time parameters so content has no time restrictions.
Guideline 2.3: Do not design content in a way that is known to cause seizures.
Status: Supported. Intense visual stimuli known to cause or exacerbate seizures are not present in the Learning Center.
Guideline 2.4: Provide ways to help users navigate, find content, and determine where they are.
Status: Supported. Prominent navigation tools and supporting text are throughout the Learning Center. Industry standard/browser accessibility plugins and software to provide auditory support for navigation for students with visual challenges.

Principle 3: Understandable

Information and the operation of user interface must be understandable.

Guideline 3.1: Make text content readable and understandable.
Status: Supported. All Townsend Press content was created to teach college reading skills to students who are reading below level. Text and design have been refined to be exceedingly clear and straightforward for students struggling to become stronger readers.
Guideline 3.2: Make web pages appear and operate in predictable ways.
Status: Supported. The Learning Center follows a clear and predictable structure and format. Text, design, navigation, and behavior have been refined over years to be exceedingly clear and straightforward.
Guideline 3.3: Help users avoid and correct mistakes.
Status: Supported. Items in the Learning Center feature item-specific instructions to teach students as they work. Assignments can be completed multiple times, allowing student to review and reinforce their learning.

Principle 4: Robust

Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies.

Guideline 4.1.: Maximize compatibility with current and future user agents, including assistive technologies.
Status: Supported. All content in the Learning Center is browser based and designed to work with standard/browser accessibility features and popular plugins to support students accessibility needs.