Our Approach to Accessibility

Every person should be able to learn and have their learning rewarded and recognised.

We firmly believe this, and it's what drives us to design and develop our application in an accessible and inclusive way. We know a lot of our current and future users will rely on assistive technology in order to do what they need to do. We don't want to be another obstacle for them - we want to supercharge their workflow and support them as much as possible.

That's why we have built accessibility into our process from the very beginning, and why we'll continue to do so with any feature we release in the future.

Our accessibility process

Whereas some companies tack on accessibility as an additional 'nice-to-have' after everything has been built, we opt to bake accessibility into our design and development process as standard, so we are consistently delivering a good experience for everyone.

Accessibility is a very broad field, but to give a few simple examples of how we design inclusively, we:

We don’t stop at design though - we recognise that development plays a very key role in creating an accessible experience and so we continue to improve and monitor accessibility there, by:

The result

Ultimately what we aim to achieve is that anyone who receives a credential through our platform can quickly access it and use it to prove their experience and skills. That’s our main goal.

We use the WCAG to guide our decisions and aim to meet their AA standard (often we also meet numerous AAA criteria, too).

As a result of all our hard work and planning, the app is consistently accessible across all areas (we don’t limit this strategy just to learners, we consider institutional users and recruiters in the same way). We are WCAG 2.1 AA compliant and achieve 100/100 on all Google Lighthouse accessibility audits.

However, we understand that there is no such thing as perfect accessibility, and so we welcome anyone (be it one of our users, or an accessibility specialist) to speak to us if they spot anything they think could be improved. We are committed to making the experience as good as possible.

Want more information?

We have an accessibility statement available here for you to read through, which goes into much more detail about our strategies and details which WCAG 2.1 specification criteria we meet.

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