ADA Compliance: Elevating Accessibility for All Users

Feb 15, 2024 | EdTech, Tutoring Industry

At Pearl, inclusivity isn’t just a principle—it’s at the core of everything we do. We believe that everyone deserves equitable access to our platform, regardless of their abilities. In our continuous effort to serve every user with respect and consideration, we’re thrilled to announce a significant compliance milestone: Pearl has achieved an AA rating on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) standard.

What is Web Content Accessibility?

The Pearl tutoring platform is designed to ensure all users, including those who rely on assistive technologies, can navigate, understand, and interact with Pearl effortlessly. Here’s how our commitment to ADA compliance makes a difference:

  • Screen Reader Friendly: Users who depend on screen readers can now navigate through Pearl easier than ever. Every button, link, and piece of content is made accessible, ensuring that the information on our platform is available to everyone.
  • Comprehensive ARIA Tag Coverage: We’ve implemented ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) tags throughout our platform. These tags provide essential information to assistive technologies, helping to guide users through our interface smoothly.
  • Keyboard Navigation: For those who use a keyboard to navigate the web, our platform is fully accessible via keyboard controls. Users can employ arrow keys, tab, and enter to explore every feature Pearl offers without a hitch.
  • Enhanced Contrast for Greater Readability: We’ve improved the contrast on our platform to ensure all text is easily readable. This enhancement is particularly beneficial for users with visual impairments, enabling them to engage with our content more comfortably.
  • Assistive Tools for Notifications and Messaging: Our commitment extends to making notifications and the messaging experience as accessible as possible. With tailored assistive tools, we aim to provide a seamless communication experience for every user.

Committed to Accessibility. Always Striving for More.

As lifelong learners at Pearl, we’re celebrating this milestone of achieving an AA rating for accessibility. We also recognize it’s a continuous journey and remain committed to improving the platform’s accessibility for everyone, including:

  • Acknowledging areas for growth: New features and changes may introduce accessibility challenges, seen as opportunities for improvement.
  • Valuing user feedback: Feedback is crucial for identifying and addressing accessibility issues.
  • Ongoing commitment: Pearl promises to make accessibility a constant priority, aiming for an inclusive platform for all.

To all of Pearl’s partners, thank you for coming on this journey with us and helping achieve our mission to create equitable access to relationship-based education for all.

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