Accessibility Statement for West Africa Open Education Platform (WAOEduP)

The West Africa Open Education Platform (WAOEduP) is using Moodle - a free and open-source learning management system written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License. It inherites all of Moodle's Accessibility features.

Moodle is designed to provide equal functionality and information to all people. This means that there should be no barriers for people regardless of disabilities, assistive technologies that are used, different screen sizes and different input devices (e.g. mouse, keyboard and touchscreen)

Moodle continuously works on improving accessibility and has recently been working with an external auditor to review the platform. Key pages within Moodle were audited with automated tools and user journey testing. The findings of this audit are being addressed and a large number of these accessibility improvements are part of Moodle 3.9 (release date June 15th 2020) and also have been back-ported to existing stable releases. Where possible improvements are implemented across the whole platform. This is part of our ongoing commitment to provide an accessible platform and continuously improve our compliance with WCAG 2.1 Level AA

TpISENT (SL) Limited is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Measures to support accessibility

TpISENT (SL) Limited takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of West Africa Open Education Platform (WAOEduP):

  • Include accessibility as part of our mission statement.
  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.
  • Integrate accessibility into our procurement practices.
  • Provide continual accessibility training for our staff.
  • Assign clear accessibility targets and responsibilities.
  • Employ formal accessibility quality assurance methods.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. West Africa Open Education Platform (WAOEduP) is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of West Africa Open Education Platform (WAOEduP). Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on West Africa Open Education Platform (WAOEduP):

  • Phone: +232 76 617550
  • E-mail: info@tpisent.com
  • Visitor address: 13 Hill Cot Road, Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • @waoedup

We try to respond to feedback within 2 business days.

Technical specifications

Accessibility of West Africa Open Education Platform (WAOEduP) relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:
  • HTML
  • WAI-ARIA
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Assessment approach

TpISENT (SL) Limited assessed the accessibility of West Africa Open Education Platform (WAOEduP) by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation

This statement was created on 27 July 2020 using the W3C Accessibility Statement Generator Tool.