Accessibility in Slate

Slate is committed to ensuring accessibility for all users. To achieve this, Slate adheres to the WCAG 2.0 standard, a technical standard developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to provide a framework for making web content more accessible to everyone. By providing accessibility features throughout its design, Slate maintains the presentation of content and capabilities across multiple browsers, screen readers, and assistive devices.

Onscreen Keyboard

Slate includes keyboard navigation options, allowing users to navigate through the application using only the keyboard. To access the Windows onscreen keyboard, press Windows+Control+O. For Mac, press CMD+Option+F5.

Slate forms are navigable by keyboard access. These forms use labels, fieldsets, legends, and other aria attributes and are navigable using screen readers and other assistive devices. These forms are all routinely tested using JAWS and similar readers and devices.

Screen Reader Support

To use a screen reader, simply activate your screen reader and navigate to the Slate page you wish to access. The screen reader will read out the page content, including headings, links, and other interactive elements.

Dark Mode

Slate also offers a dark mode option that makes it easier for users with visual impairments to read the content on the page. Dark mode changes the color scheme of the platform to a high contrast, black-and-white layout.

1. To enable Dark Mode, click on your user icon in the top right corner of the platform and select "Dark Mode" from the dropdown menu.

Dark Mode

Closed Captions

For users with hearing impairments, Slate offers closed captions for videos and audio content. Closed captions provide a written transcript of the audio content, making it accessible to users who cannot hear the audio.

1. To enable closed captions, simply click on the CC button as the video or audio plays.

Closed Caption Button

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