Aktiv Learning believes that every student deserves an equal experience in STEM education.
As a company, we are striving to ensure that our product and digital platforms deliver an inclusive learning environment for all students, including those in need of accommodations or those with disabilities. We endeavor to adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA standards to ensure a seamless experience for everyone. Our accessibility features are designed to address a range of disabilities, including visual, auditory, and motor impairments.
There are two groups of features: user controlled features and instructor/admin controlled features.
User controlled features can be turned on or used by any one making use of the Aktiv platform.
Instructor/admin controlled features are intended for those with instructor accounts within the Aktiv platform and involve settings or resources for assignments to make them more accessible for students or groups of students.
The user controlled accommodation features found within the Chemistry platform of Aktiv Learning are:
Accessible Navigation Methods and Visual Settings
The above document outlines some navigation options open to students or other users needing larger font sizes, alt text, keyboard navigation, etc.
Note: The essential workflows that are optimized for keyboard navigation include: Registration, Log-in, Account Page Navigation, Course Home (which includes the course selector as well as a list of active assignments), Assignment View (which includes a list of all questions included within the assignment), Certain Accessible question types (Multiple Choice, Numeric Entry, Nomenclature, Chemical Equations.)
Turn On Color Contrast Mode
This article shows how to access the Aktiv platform's Color Contrast Mode, which changes the colors of several badges, banners, and icons in the app to meet the WCAG minimum contrast ratio of 4.5:1.
Instructor/admin controlled features are listed below:
Which questions are most accessible and/or screen reader compatible?
Use this article to learn how to locate the questions with optimized accessibility within the question bank.
How to Create, Edit, and Delete Course Groups
Above article describes how to create groups of students, which can include putting students who need alternative questions into the same group if needed.
Assigning activities to a specific student or groups of students
This article will allow you to use the above mentioned student groups to assign activities to only certain groups if needed.
Accommodate A Student Who Needs More Time
The feature outlined in this article will give students additional time within all assignments.
How do I request a printed version of an assignment for student accessibility reasons?
Aktiv offers the ability to request printed versions of assignments on an as-needed basis. Use the above article to request these, if needed.
Download the current Chemistry platform VPAT
Use the above link to download the current Chemistry platform VPAT directly. To learn more about web accessibility and the standards we adhere to, we recommend visiting the Web Accessibility Initiative here.
Note: If you are using or intend to use the new Aktiv Mathematics platform, know that the accessibility process to obtain a VPAT is underway and is scheduled to be completed before end of year 2023. This article will be updated when we have further details.
Your feedback is invaluable to us as we continuously strive to improve our accessibility features. If you have any suggestions or encounter any barriers while using our website, we encourage you to email the support team for further assistance or to share your experience via this link.