Citizen Literacy is committed to making its websites and mobile applications, accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This accessibility statement applies to the following:
· Citizen Literacy public website (https://citizenliteracy.com/)
· Citizen Literacy Tutor Platform (https://citizenliteracy.com/tutor-platform/)
· Citizen Literacy Learner Part 1 mobile application (https://citizenliteracy.com/app/) Version 1.0 September 2022
Citizen Literacy public website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
Citizen Literacy Tutor Platform is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
Citizen Literacy Learner Part 1 mobile application () Version 1.0 September 2022 is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and the exemptions listed below.
The Citizen Literacy Learner mobile application is designed to help adult speakers of English to learn to read and write. It is based on the use of a structured phonics methodology, which seeks to associate the sounds of the language with its written forms – so the ability to hear and see the content is essential. The Part 1 course is aimed at complete beginners in reading and writing and assumes no prior reading skills. Because of the needs of our target learner audience we have developed an interface that uses a sound driven interface to provide instructions and feedback to the learners.
This means that our learners will need to be able to hear the audio instructions and feedback. Learners with hearing difficulties will be able to use assistive technologies to improve their hearing experience.
This means that our learners will need to be able to see the interface and visual feedbacks. Learners with sight difficulties will be able to use assistive technologies to improve their visual experience (such as contrast, brightness and magnification) with the assistance of their tutors. We have provided the option to view the interface in black and white.
Due to the educational design of our learner app and the needs of our target learners it is not appropriate or feasible for us to support the use of some assistive technologies such as screen readers and WAI-ARIA coding. The use of a screen reader would add a confusing layer of audio that would conflict with the audio instructions and feedback provided by the app to the learners. In relation to the accessibility regulations to try and do so would represent ‘disproportionate burden’.
Accessibility of Citizen Literacy websites and mobile applications relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:
These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.