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Assistive Technology

How do I use Assistive Technology in onQ?

Many features in onQ can be adjusted to improve access for individuals with disabilities. We recommend that individuals who use screen readers, screen magnifiers, or navigate primarily by keyboard, read the accessibility topics to help ensure that the features and settings they use best support their needs.

User Preferences

The Account Settings tool is located in the dropdown menu under your profile (your name), it includes a number of settings that can be adjusted to improve accessibility. These settings are controlled by individual users:

  • Font Settings
  • Dialog Settings
  • HTML Settings
  • Video Settings

Screen Reader Accessibility Features

onQ includes a number of features aimed at improving the usability of the system for assistive technology users. The following list outlines some of the design decisions that benefit screen reader users:

  • Standard page designs. Similar functionality is located in the same place and accessed in the same way across tools.
  • Simple heading structure. Heading 1s are used for page titles. Heading 2s are used for widgets and major page sections. Heading 3s are used to organize information within widgets and for subsections.
  • Unique, contextual link and button names.
  • Title attributes on links that “open in a new window”. We recommend that you adjust your assistive technology’s settings to read the title attribute when different from link text if you want to be warned when a link opens in a new window.
  • Descriptive alternative text on all system images and graphics. Learning Environment also prompts course designers to include alternative text when uploading images.
  • Account Settings for simplifying the layout of many tools. Additional settings specifically related to accessibility, including the ability to change system fonts and font size, change modal dialogs to windows, and turn off the HTML Editor (WYSIWYG).
  • Full keyboard accessibility. The tab order is logical and tab focus visually indicated. Drag-and-drop and other dynamic features have keyboard alternatives.
  • WAI-ARIA markup is used for tabs, context menus, and error and confirmation messages to help improve navigation.

onQ Accessibility Help Materials

Keyboard-only Navigation Accessibility Features

onQ includes a number of features aimed at improving the usability of our systems for people with disabilities. The following list outlines some of the design decisions that benefit people that navigate our products by keyboard or using an assistive technology that emulates a keyboard:

  • Standard page designs. Similar functionality is located in the same place and accessed in the same way across tools.
  • Full keyboard accessibility. The tab order is logical and tab focus visually indicated.
  • Keyboard alternatives for drag-and-drop functionality and other dynamic features.
  • Simplified pages that divide content across tabs and hide secondary content in expandable/collapsible sections.
  • Unique link, button and field names for easy searching.
  • Keyboard accessible HTML Editor (WYSIWYG).
  • WAI-ARIA markup is used for tabs, context menus, error and confirmation messages, and page landmarks to help improve navigation.

onQ Accessibility Help Materials

Screen magnifiers, Zooming, and Color Contrast Accessibility Features

onQ includes a number of features aimed at improving the usability of the system for assistive technology users. The following list outlines some of the design decisions that benefit people that use screen magnifiers, zooming functionality and color contrast functionality:

  • Standard page designs. Similar functionality is located in the same place and accessed in the same way across tools.
  • Support for browser and assistive technology scaling (zooming) and contrast options. System content uses styles that can be overwritten by cascading style sheets (CSS), although the complexity of the system requires detailed style sheets.
  • Full keyboard accessibility. The tab order is logical, and tab focus is visually indicated.
  • Accessibility standards compliant code. If your screen magnifier supports basic screen reader features, such as reading the cursor location or navigating by links, you can use these features effectively.
  • User Preferences for simplifying the layout of many tools. Additional accessibility related preferences, including the ability to change system fonts and font size and the ability to turn off the HTML Editor (WYSIWYG).
  • System information is not communicated by color alone.
  • All pages meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA requirements for color contrast (with the exception of user-generated content).

onQ Accessibility Help Materials