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Education FAQ

ThingLink Accessibility Statement

Last updated by Rachel Cohen on October 08, 2018 15:49

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. Alt text features are currently in our development roadmap. 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. Alternative text is in our development roadmap.
     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 a 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.
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