Templates that are accessible

Aug 16, 2023

I've recently been focused on activities/interactions provided by Rise templates that are accessible. However, having just used NVDA and JAWS to preview a Rise course, I've noted that the template has an introduction page with the "Start" button up top (over the cover image), yet there's room for an introductory paragraph below that. Someone using a screen reader would intuitively just select the Start button, and never see any content written above the menu/agenda items. 

Is there a template that is more suitable for accessibility? 



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Alyssa Gomez

Hi Karen! Rise 360 templates are built to support Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), and the cover pages are accessible as they are designed.

Screen readers will read all of the content on the page, including the introductory text in the course description area. 

Learners using a screen reader to interact with a Rise 360 course would hear the screen reader announce the course description as the screen reader is reading the full page to them. 

Once the screen reader has read the full page of text, the learner can use Tab and Shift+Tab to move from one button or lesson title to another. They can press Enter to activate a button or launch a lesson.

Let us know if that helps!