WizIQ Virtual Classroom Is Section 508 Compliant; Accessible to Individuals With Disabilities
ROYALSTON, Massachusetts, August 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
WizIQ announced the upgraded version of its Virtual Classroom
[http://www.wiziq.com/Virtual_Classroom.aspx ] to make it compliant with the Section 508 of
the U.S. Rehabilitation Act. This optimization has been done to ensure accessibility of
the WizIQ Virtual Classroom for people with disabilities.
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act defines a set of standards intended to enable
people with disabilities to have access to electronic and information technology. The
WizIQ Virtual Classroom has been enhanced to support the use of assistive technologies to
bridge the gap of accessibility for people with disabilities.
The new features added to make the WizIQ Virtual Classroom 508 compliant are:
JAWS compatible application: Individuals with visual impairment can now easily
navigate the Virtual Classroom through voice prompts for various buttons and features. All
they need to do is simply install JAWS, a screen reader from Freedom Scientific (R), on
their Windows-based computer.
Keyboard shortcuts and Tab key functionality: People with mobility impairment can
navigate the Classroom easily without using a mouse. Several keyboard shortcuts have been
introduced to launch features and applications with just a few keystrokes within the WizIQ
Virtual Classroom. Tab key can also be used to move between different buttons or features.
These features are also helpful for the people with visual impairment.
Harman Singh, the CEO of WizIQ, says, “The Section 508-compliant Virtual Classroom is
part of WizIQ’s commitment to improving the accessibility of its software products and
solutions, and creating equal opportunities for all individuals.”
WizIQ is an online education platform that offers SaaS based virtual classroom
software [http://www.wiziq.com/Virtual_Classroom.aspx ] and complete course delivery
system [http://www.wiziq.com/courses/tools ] for teachers, trainers, colleges and
universities, high schools, and training and tutoring centers. WizIQ has over 220,000
teachers and 3 million learners using the platform in more than 100 countries around the
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