Last updated: 12 April 2022
Last updated: 12 April 2022
Aptem is developed by MWS Technology Ltd. The MWS team embraces diversity and inclusion. We want everyone who uses Aptem, regardless of circumstance and ability, to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding.
This accessibility statement applies to the Aptem learner console. Our development roadmap includes releasing new consoles every few months to replace existing interfaces. Each new console will have accessibility as a key design characteristic.
Note: All new User Interface functionality is tested for accessibility (including Tutor and Employer consoles).
Aptem aims to comply with Level AA from the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1). We believe that conformance with these guidelines will help make Aptem more user-friendly for everyone. We use Wave plug-in to test to AA standard. All new FE components are tested to AA standard.
MWS Technology takes the following measures to improve the usability and accessibility standards of Aptem:
We have completed the implementation of many compliant accessibility features for the Aptem learner console, including:
MWS Technology is committed to facilitating Aptem accessibility and usability. Our efforts are ongoing, with our software development team implementing new accessible features every month. The conclusion of this process will be all Aptem areas achieving WCAG 2.1 – Level AA compliance. The Aptem learner console is the first released console with AA accessibility as the goal. It is currently partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances, listed below:
Aptem is designed to be compatible with popular assistive technologies (NVDA, VoiceOver & JAWS) and the latest versions of major modern browsers.
In order to be up to date with new frameworks and technologies that respect modern web standards and to reduce our dependence on old/insecure technologies, we have decided to cease support for Internet Explorer (IE).
Currently, we recommend our users transition from IE to Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox or Opera as stable and supported browsers for our upcoming releases. Edge is the latest web browser developed by Microsoft and released for Windows 10, Android, iOS and macOS.
Different screen readers tend to be optimised to work with different browsers.
Aptem customers can upload documents and eLearning into Aptem. The accessibility of these files is the responsibility of the customer.
We strive to meet the needs of our users with disabilities and we are working hard to remove and prevent barriers to accessibility. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers.