November updates overview
NoRedInk's Accessibility Team has been hard at work improving the accessible experience for highlighting interfaces on NoRedInk! Read on to learn about our updates.
We welcome your feedback about our updates or any accessibility barriers you may run into!
Example highlighter interfaces
Improved keyboard usability for highlighter interfaces
- We've made it easier to use the highlighter interface - please see Using a keyboard to complete practices, quizzes, and diagnostics for complete details.
Support for high contrast mode in highlighter interfaces
- In the past, highlighting was not visible when using device or browser high contrast mode. Now, our highlighters are visible in high contrast mode and reflect the "selected text" color in the high contrast mode theme.
- Additionally, in high contrast mode, interfaces that use multiple highlighter colors show a text label next to the highlighter.
Improved screen reader accessibility for highlighter interfaces
- Screen reader users will now hear text explaining when they are interacting with highlighted words.
- For example, in a sentence with the word "taught" highlighted, the highlighted text would be read by a screen reader as "[start highlight] taught [end highlight]".
- When a highlight color represents something specific (such as using the color yellow to highlight a claim and magenta to highlight evidence), screen reader users will now hear text identifying the meaning of each highlight color (such as "claim" and "evidence").
- For example, if the word "taught" in the sentence were highlighted by a blue highlight representing a verb, the highlighted text would be read by a screen reader as "[start verb highlight] taught [end highlight]".