Accessibility

ELMO Accessibility Statement

The Language Centre is committed to increasing the accessibility and usability of its English Language Materials Online for disabled users. In doing so, it is acting in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 Part Four (as amended by Special Educational Needs Disability Act 2001). 

There are a number of adjustments that have been made to achieve this goal:

  • The site can be navigated using the keyboard
  • There are no drag and drop activities
  • The text size can be altered to suit the user's requirements
  • There are no time limits imposed on activities

We are constantly looking for new software and approaches that will take these adjustments further.

Some activities may take longer for users with certain disabilities.  In addition, if there are any areas of the site which are found to be innaccessible, please contact us.  In any case where a user is affected by accessibility issues, we will strive to solve the issue by any method within our means.  This may include the provision of one-to-one help within our Open Access Centre.

Please consult the full Newcastle University Information and Communication Technology Accessibility Statement for further details.

 

Keyboard Accessibility

Site Navigation

TAB key to move forward through objects (each group of radio buttons = 1 object)

SHIFT + TAB keys to move backward through objects

SPACEBAR to select a radio button

RIGHT/LEFT ARROW to move between radio buttons

UP ARROW / PAGE UP to scroll up

DOWN ARROW / PAGE DOWN to scroll down

ENTER to select an option

 

Activities with Multiple Choice Questions

TAB key to move forward through question / hint buttons

SHIFT + TAB keys to move backward through question / hint buttons

ENTER key to select an answer  / read a hint

ENTER key to clear feedback / hint box

 

Questions with multiple possibilities for answer (Multi-Select Questions)

TAB key to move forward through checkboxes

SHIFT + TAB keys to move backward through checkboxes

SPACEBAR to select a checkbox

REPEAT SPACEBAR to deselect a checkbox

TAB  to “check” button + ENTER to check answers

ENTER key to clear feedback box

 

Gap fill Activities

TAB key to move forward through gaps / hint buttons

SHIFT + TAB keys to move backward through gaps / hint buttons

ENTER key to submit a word / read a hint

TAB  to “check” button + ENTER to check answers

ENTER key to clear feedback box

 

Activities with dropdown menus to select answers

TAB key to move forward through gaps / hint buttons

SHIFT + TAB keys to move backward through gaps / hint buttons

DOWN ARROW on selected gap to read options

UP ARROW on selected gap to read back through options

ENTER key to submit selected option

TAB  to “check” button + ENTER to check answers

ENTER key to clear feedback box

 

Crosswords

TAB key to move forwards around crossword

SHIFT + TAB to move backwards around crossword

ENTER key on chosen crossword number + SHIFT + TAB back to text entry box which appears above the crossword

ENTER to submit an answer

ENTER to clear a feedback box

Video / Audio

Users should make use of the keyboard shortcuts to control the cursor on the screen to operate the audio and video functions.