So important for so many reasons. For the millions of people coping with a disability, it can mean the difference between really living and merely existing.
The everyday challenges faced by those with disabilities are many. It’s not hard to imagine that sometimes just getting from point A to point B can be a major undertaking. Navigating a world designed by and for the sighted and fully ambulatory cannot be easy.
While the transportation system is an obvious obstacle, it is not the only one. Our education system may also throw hurdles in the path of the disabled. Thankfully, the advent of new technologies is transforming the learning landscape for everyone.
We are proud to announce that, as the result of our partnership with and considerable contributions from the Educational Testing Service (ETS), we have updated our popular Official GRE Guide app to be fully compliant with Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As the makers of the test, ETS is in the unique position of providing an undeniably authentic and accurate test prep experience which is now accessible to all.
We have integrated a number of new accessibility features into the app including:
- Support for standard VoiceOver* gestures and behaviors
- Descriptive hints added to screen elements
- Detailed text descriptions for all mathematical expressions and images
- Question headers to simplify navigation
- Description of each practice test question in practice test
* Standard VoiceOver features include:
Double tap to activate a button, including answer options, keyboard keys, etc.
Use three fingers to swipe left or right.
Drag two fingers down to read the entire page; tap two fingers to stop.
Gesture a "Z" shape with two fingers on the screen to close popups.
For those living with disabilities, roadblocks are a part of life. But when it comes to achieving a stellar education, there should be no barriers to success. Aligning the Official GRE Guide with the ADA is a step in this direction, and one we are proud to take.