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Fairness and inclusion for every user


We're committed to ensuring digital access for those with disabilities or impairments and have built the Tassel Turner platform with the widest possible support for different devices and user needs. Our commitment to accessibility is part of a larger one to software usability. We believe that in the same way, for example, sidewalk "curb cuts" made streets more usable for everyone, software accessibility benefits all users.


Tassel Turner is designed to comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 levels A and AA. In terms of scope, AA WCAG is the prevailing reference for most major standards including:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (2018)
  • European Accessibility Act (EAA)

Compliance with WCAG ensures a high standard of accessibility for the platform services to meet the requirements and legal obligations of postsecondary and other educational institutions.

Accessible Design

Inclusive and accessible software should be designed with features and content that are (1) perceivable, (2) operable, (3) understandable, and (4) robust. Here’s how Tassel Turner approaches these goals:

  • Emphasis on text over images for assistive device support and clarity
  • Navigation-friendly information architecture and markup
  • Providing text alternatives to proprietary formats
  • Avoiding animations and other cosmetic UI interactions
  • Responsive page layouts for small screens
  • Single-purpose pages focused on one primary user action
  • Context focus by extensive hyperlinking and inline instructions
  • Reliance on standard device behavior, such as keyboard shortcuts
  • Use of modern CSS and HTML instead of dynamic scripts
  • Performant web services even over poor internet connections

Accessibility Testing:

During development we check accessibility using a variety of interfaces and tools, including:

  • Mouse Input
  • Keyboard Input
  • JAWS Screen Reader
  • NVDA Screen Reader
  • VoiceOver Screen Reader
  • Talkbackr Screen Reader
  • axe Tools
  • Varying screen sizes
  • Varying font sizes

Improvements and Feedback

Accessibility is always an ongoing process, and we work to continually address issues and improve the user experience over time. If you have any feedback, suggestions, or questions we’d love for you to reach out to us.

We are happy to assist in completing a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) / Accessibility Conformance Report (ACR). or to collaborate in similar assessments.