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Education FAQ

ThingLink Accessibility Statement

Last updated by Felipe Boza on July 03, 2018 12:50

ThingLink embraces a variety of  multimedia formats to provide students with diverse ways to access information and demonstrate learning. Users can take advantage of built in supports, like text-to-speech and speak text.  However, Thinglink does not meet all the aspects of Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 A standards. At present, ThingLink is along the lines of fitting into Universal Design for Learning in that it allows educators to design lessons to meet the learning needs of struggling learners. In terms of how ThingLink is complying with the variety of technical requirements, please refer to the table below:

WCAG 2.0 A Checklist

Standard Met? Notes
  Perceivable
Text Alternatives
1.1.1

-

Not all controls in ThingLink have text alternatives.
When creating a ThingLink Creations, any tags can
include text alternatives in the caption field.
Time-based Media
1.2.1
1.2.2
1.2.3

X
n/a
X

Prerecorded support videos all have text-based
articles that describe the video content at
support.thinglink.com. Any tags that users create
have the option of including text captions.
Adaptable
1.3.1
1.3.2
1.3.3

X
X
-

ThingLink uses semantic markup to organize
content as well as tables and text labels when
appropriate. Instructions in the support page may
rely upon visual location.
Distinguishable
1.4.1
1.4.2

X
X

Color is not the only visual means of conveying
information and audio that plays automatically in
tags has controls.
 Operable
Keyboard Accessible
2.1.1
2.1.2

-
-

Not all ThingLink functions are keyboard
accessible.
Enough Time
2.2.1
2.2.2

X
X

ThingLink does not limit the time for accessing
content. The user can set time limit on tags on
videos.
Seizures
2.3.1

X

ThingLink does not contain anything that flashes
more than three times per second.
Navigable
2.4.1
2.4.2
2.4.3
2.4.4

-
X
X
X

ThingLink does not employ skip navigation links.
Pages are descriptively and informatively titles and
the navigation order of links and form elements is
logical.
Understandable
Readable
3.1.1

X

The default language, English, can be
programmatically determined.
Predictable
3.2.1
3.2.2

X
X

Changes of context are determined by activation
not changes of focus.
Input Assistance
3.3.1
3.3.2

X
X

If there is an error in input, the error is described to
the user in text.
Robust
Compatible
4.1.1
4.1.2

X
-

Many assistive technologies are not compatible
with ThingLink.