AEFIS Commitment to Accessibility & Assessment
AEFIS Supports You As You Support Your Students!
When it comes to supporting your students and campus work environments, colleges and universities have led the charge in providing equitable access to educational opportunities and resources to enable success. As your technology partner, AEFIS supports you in the quest to ensure that your current and future instructional technology systems can be used effectively by everyone.
“Technology is now critical to the core functions of the institution, the accessibility of that technology to persons with disabilities has become a key factor in determining whether facilities, programs, and services are accessible to them.”EDUCAUSE
As a modern educational technology platform, AEFIS is committed to providing you tools, that support the needs of your students and campus personnel. AEFIS follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations for businesses and applies guidelines and other standards such as Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT). Through this commitment to accessibility standards, AEFIS is ensuring that individuals at your institution can efficiently use assistive technologies such as screen readers, high-contrast color schemes, and captioning to access the resources that support their achievement and educational impact.
Accessibility Focus Areas
Overall Usability and User Experience
For student and faculty-facing features and functionality, AEFIS is completely compliant with up-to-date standards and models for the accessibility of all users.
Faculty and students don’t need to leave their LMS to contribute to institutional and program assessment. They can log in to AEFIS and use it right from their LMS course section.
AEFIS displays student learning achievement on individual dashboards with easy navigation. Skills earned as a result of their achievements are clearly evident on their Comprehensive Learner Record which they can package into a portfolio to share with employers.
Students and faculty can complete all of their course evaluations and surveys on devices that they are used to and comfortable with. Faculty can view their results right from their dashboard with one command.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 defines how to make Web content more accessible to people with disabilities. Accessibility involves a wide range of disabilities, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning, and neurological disabilities. Although these guidelines cover a wide range of issues, they are not able to address the needs of people with all types, degrees, and combinations of disability. These guidelines also make Web content more usable by older individuals with changing abilities due to aging and often improve usability for users in general.
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template, or VPAT, is to assist Federal contracting officials and other buyers in making preliminary assessments regarding the availability of commercial “Electronic and Information Technology” products and services with features that support accessibility.
Feel free to refer to the AEFIS WCAG and VPAT documents below as examples and additional details:
We continuously audit and update our documentation to keep current with any changes to these key resources.
Go through the AEFIS Technology Architecture to understand further support of your assessment initiatives. Review more at the Accessibility and Assessment Hub.