Universal Design in Inspera Assessment
Last updated at August 22, 2023 - 10:00 AM
Universal design aims to ensure that services, products, and environments are accessible and usable for individuals with diverse functional abilities and in any given context. It encompasses the concept of shaping our society to maximize inclusivity and provide equal opportunities for all individuals to actively participate in various aspects of society.
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Inspera is committed to support universal design principles and actively participating in the social responsibility of creating accessible web products and solutions that meet the diverse needs of individuals.
We will help our customers to be compliant when they use Inspera Assessment. While Inspera may not have a direct obligation to comply with accessibility legislation, we recognise that our customers operate within a supply chain where accessibility is a regulatory requirement. Therefore, accessibility becomes a compliance requirement for Inspera as well, and we are committed to supporting our customers in meeting those obligations.
Our product provides learning support features for test takers. Through the test taker’s settings panel, test takers have the ability to magnify the exam content, including the font, to predefined enlargement sizes such as regular, large, and extra large. Additionally, they can invert the color scheme to improve contrast for better readability.
Our product provides support for screen readers and a built-in text-to-speech tool (TTS) in both open and lockdown versions of tests. Operating the tool is straightforward for test takers: they can easily highlight the desired text and simply press play to have the text read aloud through their speakers or headphones.
Note: For exam security reasons, if our most secure lock-down browser, Inspera Exam Portal, is used, screen readers will not work during the login process, however, if accessibility options are enabled for the test, screen readers will function properly during the exam sitting. To ensure screen reader compatibility, we recommend using the less secure Safe Exam Browser or a generic web browser. Rest assured, we are actively working towards supporting screen readers in the login process of Inspera Exam Portal as well.
Flexible assessment duration for individual test-takers. Time adjustments can be added either as planned extra time or during the assessment for the test takers with learning support needs e.g. extra time can be granted due to an incident to a whole group of students or it can be added for specific students.
PDF to support pen and paper delivery, Inspera Print Manager can be used to generate a PDF version of assessment which will include all the questions, images and text fields but will obviously not include any audio/video stimulus and correct answers.
Inspera is partially compliant with the requirements for universal design of ICT for Candidate and Admin side both.
There are some gaps, which we are continuously working on improving, for more details please contact us.
Below is our current evaluation of Inspera from Candidate side and Admin side experience.
The gaps registered in this declaration may have particular consequences for users who have the following prerequisites:
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