As of June 30, 2020, part of the learner experience of Docebo Learn meets the requirements to be compliant with the WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.1, the U.S. Section 508 Standards of the Federal Rehabilitation Act in terms of accessibility and the European EN 301 549 V3.1.1 (Accessibility Requirements for ICT products and services), opening the e-learning experience to everybody.
Docebo has begun a journey aimed at providing all of your users with equal opportunities, making all of them able to access public and online information, removing any form of discrimination.
Beyond satisfying legal requirements, an accessible platform makes the learning experience available to a wider, more inclusive audience, broadening your horizon to new learning opportunities and content.
Docebo’s journey towards accessibility can be considered a work in progress, as more and more areas of the learner experience meet the platform accessibility standards.
This article collects the history of the accessibility improvements done so far, sorted chronologically.
History of the Accessibility Enhancements
When an area becomes accessible, the learner user interface does not go through radical changes, and, for sure, you are able to use it as usual without retraining. We work hard to make this big change as smooth as possible for users, while a lot is being reworked under the hood. Have a look at the Look & Feel and User Experience chapter of the Docebo and Accessibility Knowledge Base article to learn more about what accessibility means for Docebo Learn.
Here follows the history of the accessibility enhancements deployed so far, ordered chronologically:
Starting on March 27, 2023, Superadmins can preview and test the new course player and the revamped course and learning plan page. This revamp aims at increasing the level of compliance of Docebo Learn with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) (opens in a new tab), in particular for the course player and the courses and learning plans page in catalogs (for not enrolled users) and in the My Courses and Learning Plans area (for enrolled users). The Docebo Accessibility Statement (opens in a new tab) is made publicly available.
On August 24, 2022, the Skip to Main Content has been made available throughout the learner experience, so that the users of assistive technology can quickly reach the main content of the page, bypassing other elements such as the logo, search areas, and the header buttons.
On December 21, 2021, the Results page of the global search became accessible, allowing all users to browse the results of their searches also using screen readers, keyboard navigation, and zooming the area up to 400%.
On August 24, 2021, the accessibility standard was reached in the area displaying the plan content at the bottom of the Subscription Plans built-in page when selecting the What’s Included button, both for logged-in users and in the public area.
On May 25, 2021, the My Profile area met the platform accessibility standards.
On February 9, 2021, the compliance on accessibility was reached in new areas of your desktop platform including built-in pages and widget pages:
- The My Courses and Learning Plans widget
- The My Courses and Learning Plans page
- The Catalog widget
- The Course Catalog page
- The Channels widget
- The All Channels page
- The My Channel page
- Any Single Channel page
- The Latest Content page.
On July 1, 2020, the first areas of the learners' experience have reached the accessibility standard:
- Login Page
- Self-registration page
- Reset Password page
- Header (including the global search box and the related quick results window), user menu, notifications and gamification panels