Our Commitment to Providing Accessible Content

We want everyone who visits the CapsimCore platform to feel welcome and find web browsing a rewarding experience.

What does this mean?

We've been using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 to help guide us in making web content more accessible for people with disabilities, those who use assistive technology, and to make the web more user friendly for everyone.

These guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA), and we’ve chosen Level AA as the target for the CapsimCore platform.

How are we building accessible content?

Many of the documents and pages on the CapsimCore platform are in HTML or plain text formats. These formats are generally accessible to people using screen readers and other assistive technology. By using proper headline and paragraph HTML tags we’re able to build content that’s both accessible to those using this technology, and create a natural visual hierarchy for those browsing with a traditional browser. In this way we strive to build content that can be read by as many people as possible, on as many devices as possible.

Accessibility for Non-HTML content

Some content that appears on the CapsimCore platform is not HTML or in a plain text format. This rich-media content has unique considerations when building for accessibility and has been treated differently.

Adobe Acrobat PDF Files

There are a large number of documents in Adobe Acrobat® Portable Document Format (PDF).

PDF format is used to preserve the content and layout of hard copy publications. Publications in PDF can be viewed and printed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader®, version 3.0 or higher. You can download and get help using the Acrobat Reader at the Adobe Systems, Inc. site. The downloadable Acrobat Reader software is available at no charge from Adobe.

Download Acrobat Reader

People using screen-reading devices generally are unable to read documents directly in PDF format, unless they have an accessibility plug-in installed on their system along with the Adobe Acrobat Reader. This plugin is also available at no charge from Adobe. Adobe offers online tools that will convert PDF files to HTML on request. To get the plugin and latest news about Adobe's accessibility tools and services, visit the Access Adobe site.

Embedded Streaming Media

The videos on the CapsimCore platform support closed captions and/or subtitles when relevant to the streaming content. When activated, streaming media can be made more accessible by supplying a text alternative to spoken language.

Popular video javascript library JW Player supports browsing with a screen reader with minimal setup.

Browsing JW Player videos with a screen reader

Data Sliders and Inputs

The Simulation and various training modules use sliding and enterable data pickers powered by the jQuery UI Javascript libraries. While jQuery UI gives structure to entering in data, developers have taken it another step further to build a more accessible experience by adding keyboard support and incorporating aria tags to signify changes to screen readers.

Click here to learn more about Accessibility on jQuery UI

Accessibility Statement restrictions

The CapsimCore platform was audited and repaired for accessibility as of the date listed at the bottom of this statement.

Third-party Providers

When building content we sometimes use third-party APIs and technology to present a better collaborative educational experience. While we exercise control over which technology is sourced we do not have absolute control over the specific content or delivery method. We strive for an inclusive experience but may sometimes be limited by this technology, and are at the whim of the parent companies update frequency. In these cases we have encouraged these third-party providers to always take an accessible stance when delivering content. Third-party functionality will periodically be upgraded and switched out with better, more accessible, solutions when available and without notice. Native code, content and technology authored by Capsim has been reviewed for accessibility but third-party technology is not covered under the accessibility review.

See information below for the third-party providers we use to build a better collaborative education experience.

CometChat

CometChat is a cross-platform voice, video and text chat service that’s used to help users collaborate when using the CapsimCore platform. While not a necessary element of the platform it is a method of group communication embedded within the site.

Phone: 888-886-3461
Email: sales@cometchat.com

How are we doing?

We've worked hard to make the CapsimCore platform reach the Level AA WCAG 2.0 accessibility guidelines. If you do find any problems or have suggestions on how to improve our platforms accessibility, please get in touch.

Contact Information

Capsim Management Simulations, Inc.
55 E. Monroe STE 3210
Chicago, Illinois 60603
P: 312-477-7200
welcome@capsim.com

Accessible Web
2 Church Street, LL
Burlington, Vermont, 05401
P: 888-534-0187
everyone@accessibleweb.com


This website was assessed for Accessibility and was certified as WCAG 2.0 AA Compliant on: July 14, 2017
Statement last modified: July 14, 2017
Website Accessibility Audit & Repair facilitated by Accessible Web.