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Accessibility

Kaplan is committed to servicing its institutional clients and assisting their students to succeed on professional licensure examinations. The Kaplan platform on www.kaptest.com was built using HTML and CSS technologies and is committed to an accessible experience for all end users. We aim to adhere as closely as possible to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0, Level AA), published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Kaplan strives to regularly update and continuously improve the level of accessibility of the platform.

Screen Readers and Browsers

The Kaplan platform supports the following screen reader and browser combinations

  • Macintosh: VoiceOver (latest version of Safari)
  • Windows PC: JAWS, NVDA (latest version of Chrome, Firefox)

Official browser support means that these browsers are actively tested against Kaplan websites. Kaplan may be able to be used in any other browser or screen reader not listed, but official support is not provided.

Accessible Design

The Kaplan platform follows principles of Accessible Design and has implemented several design features in order to improve the accessibility of our website for end users with disabilities, including but not limited to:

  • Content and structure
  • Meaningful links
  • Use of color
  • Adequate color contrast
  • Use of headings
  • Consistent components
  • Logical Tab order
  • Device independent designs
  • Sensory characteristics
  • Focus visible
  • Typography

Navigation with a Screen Reader

In order to ensure screen reader users have a great experience, the Kaplan platform makes use of Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) to provide extra information to screen readers via HTML attributes. The additional context provided by ARIA attributes allows screen reader users to have a richer and more interactive experience.

Additional Accessibility Features

The Kaplan platform contains several accessibility features that can be found on various pages. This section highlights major behaviors and functionality developed with accessibility in mind.

  • Drag and Drop operations are keyboard accessible by selection cursor box and arrow buttons
  • Answer choice strikethrough functionality available via keyboard shortcut
  • Videos contain closed captioning for hearing impaired
  • PDFs are made accessible via screen reader

Accessibility for the Visually Impaired

The Kaplan platform assists users with varying degrees of visual impairment by enhancing their browsing experience to best meet their needs. Kaplan adheres to WCAG 2.0 guidelines requiring strong color contrast between foreground and background and readable fonts. Other features include support for keyboard-only navigation, ability to zoom in and out in the browser, highlighting and striking through of answer choices and more, based on their personal disability and preference.

For more information about accessibility features related to specific products your institution purchased or VPATs, please email us at accessibility@kaplan.com