With so much to learn in the world of keyboarding, we recognize that not every student is equally capable of its physical capacities. This is why we find it very important at Typing Agent to ensure that each and every keyboardist is adequately instructed in a manner that suits their individual needs. At Typing Agent, we have designed our platform to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), to assist students who may be Hearing Impaired, Visually Impaired, Physically Impaired, or dyslexic.  These accommodations can be set by the student or the teacher.  ADA features include:  

Varying Audio volumes, voices and speeds
Varying light and contrast formatting for those with limited sight
Font easily communicable to those with dyslexia
On Screen Keyboard Reader/Voice Over with adjustable settings
One-handed keyboarding settings
Closed captioning for video and audio

How to Set Accessibility Options from the Teacher Dashboard

When a teacher selects a student, he or she is able to set the individual accommodations for that student alone. A teacher can then customize the font, hand, contrast, audio accommodations and on-screen keyboard model used in that student’s curriculum. To do this as a teacher, select a student from within the class. From here, navigate to Accommodations > Accessibility Options.

Teacher Dashboard View of Accessibility Options
From here teachers can select from a variety of accessibility options for their students including font size, font family, high contrast, enabling text-to-speech, enabling closed captioning, one-handed keyboarding, disabling the on screen keyboard and the option for the student to skip the keyboarding placement test if desired.

How to Set/Adjust Audio Accommodations from the Student View

From a student's’ personal settings, he or she can customize the audio to suit their needs. Settings include the option of setting the voice narrator to a range of voices and languages, adjusting the speed and volume of which it is spoken or disabling it altogether. To do this as a student, select the initials of your name in the upper right-hand corner. In the drop down menu, select “Voice Over”.

Student View of Voice Over Settings

ADA Font Variations

Typing Agent offers a variety of font choices to assist students.  Students can increase the size of the standard font, choose from a variety of font families, choose high contrast, or select an open dyslexic font. These settings can be customized by both the student and the teacher.

Teacher and Student View of Tutor Accommodation Settings
From here, students can select their font size and family of choice.

Default Keyboard Interface
This is the default interface of a student’s lesson, given that no accommodations are customized.

Large Font Keyboard Interface
This is what the font will look like if the size is customized to “Low Vision.” This can be customized in either the student or teacher settings.  

For a student, select the underlined “A” above the lesson, as shown here on the far right hand side.

High Contrast Keyboard Interface
This is what the lesson will look like if customized to “High Contrast.” This can be customized in either the student or teacher settings. 

For a student, select the underlined “A” above the lesson, as shown here on the far right hand side.

From here, you can select the option for high contrast.

One-Handed Keyboard Curriculum
Typing Agent offers one handed (right or left hand) keyboard option. This is what the lesson will look like if customized to “Left Hand”. This can be customized in either the student or teacher settings. 

For a student, select the underlined “A” above the lesson, as shown here on the far right hand side.

Student View for Selecting One Handed Keyboarding Options

Closed Captioning For Audio/Video
This is what the videos will look like if closed captioning is selected. To turn on closed captioning, select the “CC” at the base of your video player or select from teacher accommodation settings.

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