All pages within the BentoBot web app aim to conform to the accessibility standards which are set out by the World-Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and other accessibility guidance. It is tested against Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. These guidelines explain how to make content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone. All BentoBot pages have been designed to be fully accessible with the standards and encompass all disabilities that affect access to the mobile content.
We supply the same guidance to the users of the BentoBot authoring tool, where we aim to make our Learning Content accessible to the widest possible audience.
This means, for example, that you can:
- change colours, contrast levels, and fonts.
- zoom in up to 300% with text staying visible on the screen and images scaling without resolution loss.
- navigate content using a keyboard.
- read content using a screen reader.
We’ve also made the web app user interface as simple as possible to understand. Some of our content is technical, and we use technical terms where there is no easier wording to use without changing what the text means.
BentoBot provides the following accessibility functionality:
- Keyboard navigation
- Screen reader
- Increase text size
- Reduce motion
- Text spacing
- User instructional “how to” videos
Further functionality planned in future updates:
- Convert to accessible fonts
- Light mode
- Dark mode
And further functionality can be enabled using the device/browser:
- Colour desaturation
- Invert colours
BentoBot is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:
- Google Chrome
How we test BentoBot
We conduct internal testing against known accessibility issues manually. We also review the accessibility statement that is required by the accessibility regulations.
Accessible features we test manually:
- colour contrast, which is done at the design stage by using tools to check we meet the AAA standard of a contrast ratio of 4.5:1
- ensuring that page elements render correctly at all sizes, including when zoomed to 500%
- examining microdata markup and alt text using special tools
- using screen readers to read text aloud
- tabbing through each page without a mouse
- viewing the page at different zoom settings
- simulating viewing the page on a small device like a mobile phone
For a simplified test we choose some core pages, like the home page, alongside a sample of other pages chosen from across the site. Manual tests can find issues with keyboard functionality, visibility of keyboard focus and reflow. These are common barriers to users with accessibility needs and are unlikely to be found using automated testing.
Simplified tests do not show every accessibility error and only a sample of pages is tested.
Reporting accessibility problems
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of the website and app. If you find any problems which aren’t listed on this page, or think that we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations then please contact our support team: [email protected]
We are committed to improve BentoBot’s accessibility. We continually monitor the accessibility compliance of our application and will strive to maintain required updates within a reasonable time frame.
Third party content
BentoBot supports third party content creation. There are “How to” videos supplied with guides on how to create content. Content created with the authoring tool outside of BentoBot’s control is the responsibility of the creator to ensure accessibility standards are met.