Offer your employees an inclusive
online learning platform

Is inclusivity important within your organisation? The answer can only be 'yes'. All your employees deserve equal opportunities, especially when it comes to personal growth. That's why we provide an online learning platform that is digitally accessible. This way, everyone, including employees with disabilities, can reach their full potential.

Our platform is WCAG certified

We take pride in stating that our online learning platform is certified with the WCAG seal of approval. This certification affirms that we adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. It is a testimony to our commitment to creating an inclusive learning environment where every user, despite of any physical or cognitive limitations, can learn without barriers. 

For whom is the online learning platform accessible?

Our inclusive online learning platform offers numerous advantages for your employees. But what exactly are these benefits, and for who are they relevant?

For employees with a visual impairment

The learning platform is perfectly suited for employees with low vision or (colour) blindness, as well as for individuals with dyslexia. For example, there are options such as text enlargement and colour contrast adjustments. Image descriptions can be read aloud.

For employees with a hearing imparement

The learning platform is accessible if you are deaf or hard of hearing. For instance, videos and audio clips can be easily followed with the help of subtitles. .

Actually, for all your employees!

Every user benefits from an inclusive online learning platform, whether they have physical, cognitive, or no disabilities at all. With more options, it becomes more convenient to use, and you give your employees the opportunity to learn according to their own preferences.

Create your own inclusive learning content

Foster inclusivity within your organisation by creating your own inclusive training courses. With our authoring tool, Create, you can easily and quickly design and publish online trainings within the learning platform that comply with the WCAG. This allows you to share your expertise in an accessible way with your employees. Whether it concerns onboarding training, internal knowledge sharing, or the development of industry-specific trainings. With SkillsTown Create, you effortlessly share your valuable insights with your colleagues. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Inclusivity plays an important role in society, and this extends to organisations as well. Organisations are expected to provide tools that are digitally accessible to all their employees. To support organisations in their quest for greater inclusivity, we offer an online learning platform that is digitally accessible and user-friendly for everyone. But what does such an inclusive online learning platform entail? Below, we answer frequently asked questions. 

Inclusivity within organisations is vital for creating an environment where everyone feels valued and respected. By promoting inclusivity, organisations recognise the diversity of individuals, including their unique backgrounds, limitations, and abilities. This leads not only to a more engaged and motivated workforce but also drives creativity and innovation through a wide range of ideas and solutions. Inclusivity removes barriers that can hinder participation and success in the workplace. This involves addressing unconscious biases, fostering equal opportunities for all, and developing policies and practices that support everyone. Just as a website compliant with WCAG principles is digitally accessible to all, an inclusive organisation should welcome diverse talent and build a culture where everyone can thrive.

An inclusive online learning platform adheres to the principles of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to create a learning environment that is digitally accessible to everyone. This means the platform is designed and developed so that employees with a range of needs and impairments, such as visual, auditory, motor, and cognitive disabilities, can use it without barriers. By meeting digital accessibility standards, an inclusive online learning platform ensures that all content is perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust. For instance, this includes the use of alternative text for images, captions for videos, compatibility with screen readers, and navigation that can be used without a mouse.

Furthermore, an inclusive online learning platform accommodates different learning styles and needs by offering a variety of content types and interactive elements, and it is designed with user-friendliness and simplicity in mind. Just as the WCAG guidelines ensure that content is digitally accessible to people with various impairments, an inclusive online learning platform ensures that educational material is accessible, comprehensible, and usable for everyone, leading to an environment where all employees can learn and develop.

WCAG stands for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, a key standard that promotes digital accessibility across the globe. These guidelines are designed to ensure that online content is accessible to all, including individuals with various types of disabilities. By adhering to WCAG, developers and content creators make their websites and online platforms usable for people with diverse needs, such as visual and auditory impairments, motor difficulties, and cognitive limitations including dyslexia and autism.

Within WCAG, there are four foundational principles that ensure content is inclusive and digitally accessible:

  • Perceivable: Information and user interface components must be presented in ways that all users can perceive.
  • Operable: Users must be able to operate the interface, which means it must be compatible with various aids, such as keyboards and speech recognition software.
  • Understandable: Information and the operation of the user interface must be understandable. This means that websites should use clear and simple language and provide predictable navigation.
  • Robust: Content must be robust enough to be reliably interpreted by a wide variety of user devices, including assistive technologies. This requires that code be correctly structured and standardized.

Following these principles, the WCAG guidelines ensure that digital environments are accessible to as wide an audience as possible, which is not just a matter of ethics, but also contributes to legal compliance in many regions and sectors. This way, we ensure that the digital domain is an inclusive space where everyone, regardless of personal limitations, has access to information and services.

SkillsTown’s learning environment is digitally accessible to all. For example, for people with auditory impairments, there are subtitles for videos, and for people with visual impairments or dyslexia, there are descriptive texts and adjustable text sizes. Mouse-free navigation is also available, and there are settings to adjust the colour contrast within the online learning platform, providing an optimal and comfortable learning experience for those with difficulty in colour recognition.

Digital accessibility is important because it ensures equal access and opportunities on the internet for everyone, including people with disabilities. Just as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) provide a framework to make websites and online content accessible, digital accessibility highlights the importance of designing and developing digital tools, websites, and technologies to be usable by everyone. This includes people with visual, auditory, motor, and cognitive impairments.

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