While many screen readers may work, Pearson Connexus supports the NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) screen reader. Users install this third-party software and use it to read the application.
Within certain Course Activities, students might see an icon that looks like an ear. If that icon is selected, the Text to Speech (TSS) Toolbar opens. The TTS toolbar has options such as play and pause that can start and stop the screen reader.
On certain screens in Pearson Connexus, there are inline help items that users access by selecting the question mark bubble.
These items are not currently supported by screen readers. Users can access the text by selecting the Help tool in the Main Menu on the screen the bubble appears on, and reviewing the Accessibility notes box in the article that opens.
Major types of software are included, but not limited to, the following:
- Adobe Suite (Reader, Shockwave, etc.)
- Adobe maintains a list of VPATs that can be found on the accessibility compliance are of the Adobe website.
- Word processing and spreadsheet software
- For Microsoft products such as Word, Excel or PowerPoint, the VPAT can be found on the Section 508 VPATs for Microsoft products area of its website.
- Google (Open Source Option)
- Google provides VPATs on its Initiatives and Research area of its website.