Accessibility Statement | Skubes

Accessibility Statement

Skubes' Accessibility Statement

To help us make the Skubes.com website a positive place for everyone, we're using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone.

The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). We’ve chosen Level AA as the target for the Skubes.com.

How are we doing?

We here at skubes.com have worked hard on our site and believe we’ve achieved our goal of Level AA accessibility.  Here is how we have made our site AA accessible:

  1. Just by the very nature of our business, as more than 75% of our sites resources is stored audio/video content, we conform to many of the guidelines for accessibility.
  2. Each audio/video lesson includes a text synopsis of the lesson in the box below the video.  Along with captioning, skubes.com offers the user a viewable, readable, and audible option for all of its lessons.
  3. The web interface supports screen readers for all available creator and viewer interfaces.
  4. The web interface also support keyboard access, allowing you to use the tab key to access all available functions.
  5. The web interface is also compatible with all tablet and smartphone accessibility functions, allowing users to turn on full-time assistance to use skubes.com.
  6. Our Microsoft app also syncs with accessibility functions on Microsoft compatible tablets and smart phones.
  7. We’re adding captioning to our videos and currently have over 950 videos that have captioning as an option.  Our goal is to have that number reach 1,500 videos by the end of 2015. 
  8. All our tutorials on how to use the site for students, parents, and teachers are delivered by video with audio.
  9. Our site is available to our users from anywhere they choose to access us.  We’re not exclusively an at school resource.  Our website can be used at home, at school, on a smartphone, on a tablet computer, etc. 
  10. In the future we’ll have downloadable white papers for all our video lessons.

 

“ I saw one of our students in the office, who I knew had been out of school for sometime due to her having a baby.  I asked her if she was keeping up in social studies.  She shrugged her shoulders and said alright I  guess.  I asked her how her grades were in language arts and she said I’m struggling a bit.  I then asked her how she was keeping up in math and she lit up and said I’m doing great in math.  We got this thing called Skubes!  and my teacher just sends me videos through Skubes to watch.  I watch them again before I take my test”. 

Preston Lauritson - vice principal of Southwest High School

Let us know if you have difficulties using this site

Of course we are constantly striving to meet the needs or our users.  If you find anything on the site difficult to use please let us know by going here.

All constructive feedback regarding the accessibility or usability of this website is welcome and will be carefully considered.