Some students have prosopagnosia, color blindness, fine motor control issues, and other special needs. Skilling can help.
First, Skilling offers important course adaptions out-of-the-box. Skilling is designed to comply with WCAG 2 and section 508 accessibility standards. That means, for example:
- Colors are chosen with color-blind students in mind.
- Students don't need a mouse to use Skilling sites, helping those with motor control problems.
- Skilling is compatible with screen readers, for unsighted students.
A caveat. Skilling comes with a custom theme that controls sites' look-and-feel. The theme is specially designed for skill courses from universities that must comply with US accessibility regulations. You can switch to a different theme, but you may run into accessibility compliance issues. See the accessibility page for more information.
Second, Skilling helps authors create their own course adaptions, using features illustrated above. Authors can adjust course content directly, adding conditions to exercises, and other special tags. For example, you might type this into a lesson to show different exercises to different students:
condition = [student:is-color-blind]
internal_name = dogs_playing_poker_monochrome
condition = not [student:is-color-blind]
internal_name = dogs_playing_poker_color
Authors can also refer students to other sources of course adaptions. For example:
condition = [student:disabled-services:auditory]
Special headphones make it easier
to hear all of the different tones in the music.
Contact [disabled-student-services] for more info.
(Don't copy-and-paste this into a Skilling site. It won't work, unless you set things up right.)