As technology becomes more intertwined with our daily lives, ensuring that every individual can access and utilize digital resources is a vital concern, especially in the music classroom! Our purpose here at Sight Reading Factory is to provide a service for musicians and music educators for improving the reading of music. In the process we have prioritized our website design and function for accessibility.
So just how have we prioritized accessibility concerns?
- Perceivable: We strive to have information and components on the SRF platform to be perceivable to most users, regardless of their sensory abilities. For instance, we offer alternative text descriptions for visual content and provide options for users to adjust text size. The musical notation is clear, simple, and can be modified in color for users with color vision deficiency. Our audio content is clean and precise, aiding users who rely on hearing.
- Operable: We provide functionalities that can be achieved through keyboard input for individuals who cannot use a mouse. Our website's timer for assignments and in challenge mode can be adjusted, ensuring that users are not rushed and have sufficient time to read the music. We also provide an efficient navigation system, including headings and labels, which make it easier for our users to find what they need.
- Understandable: Our SRF team strives to make the content and interface understandable. We place instructions and descriptions in plain language, ensuring everyone, including those with cognitive impairments, can comprehend the content. Additionally, we strive to maintain consistency in navigation and identification across various pages, making things more predictable.
- Robust: Sight Reading Factory is designed to be compatible with a range of devices including tablets, phones, chromebooks, laptops, desktops, and more. This allows users with different technological tools to access and benefit from SRF.
For the folks more intensely concerned about accessibility, Sight Reading Factory strives to be WCAG 2.0 compliant, and we encourage you to read about those guidelines. With every new feature and improvement we make, we strive to make sure we are compliant with accessibility standards.
We hope you appreciate the time and effort the team at Sight Reading Factory has done to provide a service to musicians, regardless of their physical, sensory, or cognitive abilities. All musicians are on a journey, and we are so very thankful to be a part of yours.
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