What steps have Oak taken to make the website accessible for users?

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website and our resources. and we are always looking to improve the accessibility of our content to ensure it is as inclusive as possible.

Our lessons have been captions for ease of use (which can be toggled on or off), and our English and Maths lessons for Years 1 to 3 are supported by British Sign Language to help the youngest learners.

Every video has an option to change the playback speed, so users can change the pace if needed.

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand, and have included certain functions so visitors can:

  • 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

We have specialist lessons that include curriculum and therapeutic content for pupils who cannot access mainstream education. Many of our specialist teachers also use Makaton. For our specialist lessons there are introductory videos for parents and carers to explain how best to prepare for the lesson ahead, as we know these are often completed together with a child.

Lastly, many of our lesson resources are also downloadable, so teachers can make edits where this will help accessibility further.

More information on accessibility can be found in our accessibility statement.

 

We are always keen to hear feedback. If you have any ideas on how we can improve our offering, please do get in touch via email at help@thenational.academy