Kids Speech Labs aims to empower people, and we do this with digital technologies. We wish to make these as useful as possible for as many people as possible. Kids Speech Labs is passionate about accessibility, diversity and inclusion, and is keen to implement sustainable approaches to these issues.
Our accessibility statement is part of a formal policy that addresses accessibility in the broadest sense. We’re constantly working to make our platform, and this website as accessible and usable as possible. This accessibility statement applies to our website and apps, referred to as our Services.
What are we doing:
As developers of the SHARE platform, Kids Speech Labs are committed to providing a website and app platform experience that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our platform and in doing so adhere to many international standards and guidelines. For example, that means you should be able to:
- change colours, contrast levels and fonts
- zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
- navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
- listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
- We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
What we are working on
We are continually working to enhance the accessibility of the SHARE app and have the following accessible features in planning.
- include audio versions of the instructions on app with a simple button
- enable audio recording for open text box questions.
- Change font size (from your phone settings) without major text disruptions
- Change screen size (from your phone settings) without losing content off the screen
- Use magnification (from your phone settings) within the app
- Use colour correction (from your phone settings) within the app and still be able to access content
- Use colour inversion (from your phone settings) within the app and still be able to access content
- Define how long you can have a push notification message displayed for to take action
- Use the app on mobile phones of different sizes, phablet and tablet devices
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
How accessible the Kids Speech Labs mobile app is
We know some adjustments are not yet fully available in the SHARE app:
- The app functions in a portrait view, and you cannot rotate screen from portrait to landscape
- The ability to enable audio play back for all instructions has not been implemented.
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on the SHARE platform in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read or audio recording:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll consider your request and get back to you as soon as possible.
Reporting accessibility problems with the SHARE platform or Kids Speech Labs website.
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of the SHARE platform. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us on email@example.com
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Technical information about the Kids Speech Labs app’s accessibility
Kids Speech Labs is committed to making its mobile application accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website and our apps endeavour to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). We are current at WCAG2.1 Level A but have targeted WCAG 2.1 Level AA as the target for our services.
Conformance with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 makes the platform more accessible for everyone and describes how to make web content more accessible for people with accessibility needs. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with a wide array of disabilities, more compatible with assistive technology, and more user friendly for everyone.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations:
PDFs and other documents
PDFs and other documents are essential to providing our services. For example, clinical users can share PDFs through the app and via email with instruction/information for users to follow. These are standard documents used in clinical practice and KSL are not able to modify. By September 2023, we plan to provide more accessible versions of these, such as videos and other more accessible formats.
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix [example of non-essential document].
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.