Accessibility in Adobe Learning Manager

This document outlines the accessibility support provided by Learning Manager Learning Management System for learners with disabilities. It also provides the users on navigational options and accessibility features of the platform.

Learning Manager follows W3C’s WCAG 2.1 Level A and AA accessibility standards for the platform.

Adobe Learning Manager Learner role allows learners to navigate through the platform and take advantage of following key accessibility capabilities:

  • Screen Reader
  • Keyboard
  • Closed Captions
  • Others

Support for Screen Readers

Adobe Learning Manager supports screen readers like NVDA, JAWS, and Voice-over on desktop, Talkback and Voice-over on mobile, which enable learners to read out the text on Learning Manager platform and navigate accordingly.

Here is the screen reader and browser combination that we support on desktop:

Operating System

Browser

Screen reader

Windows

Chrome

NVDA

Windows

Firefox

Jaws

macOS

Safari

VoiceOver

Android

Chrome

Talkback

iOS

Safari

VoiceOver

Support for Keyboard navigation

Learners can use standard keys to navigate through the pages with or without screen reader. This helps the learners to navigate elements on the page and read content using a screen reader. 

In addition, Learning Manager supports the following keyboard shortcuts:

Feature

Windows

macOS

Skip navigation

Alt+1

Option+1

User notification

Alt+2

Option+2

Profile settings

Alt+3

Option+3

Global search

Alt+4

Option+4

Player controls

Feature

Windows

macOS

Play/pause

Alt+P

Option+P

Volume

Alt+V

Option+V

Full screen

Alt+M

Option+M

Other support

The Learning Manager Learner role supports several other accessibility features including but not limited to:

  1. Semantic structure to the learner role pages including heading, list markup, descriptive titles etc are provided.
  2. Support for browser zoom up to 200% without loss of content or functionality is maintained through-out the learner role.
  3. Colour contrast for text and non-text elements is maintained on learner role. For a better experience use the Vivid theme.
  4. Support of W3C’s WAI ARIA design patterns to maintain consistency and industry best practices.

For more information, see:

Accessibility support for specific needs

Let’s look at the accessibility features learners can utilize based on their specific needs.

Users who are deaf or hard-of-hearing

  • Use closed captions available in content created using Adobe Captivate authoring tool.
  • For videos, authors can encode the videos with closed caption text. Such videos have closed captions embedded and can be consumed by the learners.
  • Learning Manager supports the ability to upload closed caption WebVTT files for video content. For more information, see Upload WebVTT file for closed captioning.

Users who are blind or with low-vision

  • Use the standard keyboard shortcuts and commands to browse through the page.
  • Use of screen readers, as mentioned above, to read out the information on the web page. 
  • Use of screen magnifiers to zoom the screen to improve readability and can zoom the browser to 200% to read the content.

Users who have difficulty with color

Adobe Learning Manager Learner role strives to provide users with a User Interface that is clear and readable in accordance with WCAG 2.1 standards.

For a better experience on the learner page, use the Vivid theme.

Users who have limited mobility and reach

Adobe Learning Manager continues to focus on Accessibility and plans to improve the current capabilities which will allow learners of the system to navigate through the 'Learner' role better.

Closed captioning support for videos

While creating a course, authors can upload webVTT files along with the video files. Learners can then view the closed captions when they watch the videos.

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