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Etudes Announces Greater Accessibility Support

December 31, 2009

During the fall of 2009, Etudes, Inc. devoted extensive developer resources to provide greater accessibility support throughout its course management system, Etudes.  Etudes is a customized version of Sakai which is an open source course management system used worldwide.

The new accessibility enhancements were released in Etudes this week.   The adjustments and new access keys support include: 

1) Elimination of all image action buttons in the Modules tool. They were replaced with textual buttons (match AT&S) that can be read by screen readers and can be easily translated internationally by institutions that have adopted our tools.

2) Extensive review and fixed gaps in tabbing / navigation support. Visually-impaired users can now navigate with the keyboard reliably in Etudes.

3) Addition of access key support (short-cut keyboard commands) for all core functions across the Etudes system.

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