At CorpU, we take great pride in developing a high-impact learning platform that empowers businesses to easily create engaging cohort-based learning experiences that look great on any device. What’s even more important, however, is making that content accessible to anyone. That’s why we will be launching a series of improvements throughout 2021 that make CorpU more accessible than ever.
CorpU’s March 29th release includes a number of new design and accessibility improvements to the platform, but we’re especially excited to announce these fixes are the first in a series of improvements that will move CorpU closer to full WCAG 2.1 Level AA compliance by end of 2021.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines are referenceable, technical standards that explain how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities. These guidelines are organized around four specific principles – perceivable, operable, understandable and robust – that provide the necessary foundation for anyone to access and use web content.
The primary focus of this release of accessibility improvements to our platform was to update the standardized colors used throughout CorpU. Our platform has now moved to a standardized blue color theme, which will assist our organization in meeting WCAG compliance for contrast. CorpU also is working to change button and hyperlink colors to meet AA compliance.
CorpU users may also notice:
- The CorpU app will no longer support customizing site colors in order to meet WCAG compliance for contrast.
- Improved keyboard navigation when using common keyboard commands to navigate a page.
- The ability to “Skip to main content” when using keyboard commands to navigate.
- Updated focus states when navigating sections on a page.
- Updated navigation design, including new options to navigate to courses and communities.
- Updated footer design, including options to navigate to our accessibility statement, Terms of Service, and access all available support options.
As noted, our March 29th update is one of many in the coming months that will help CorpU reach full WCAG 2.1 Level AA compliance by the end of 2021.
Click here to read more about our March update.