TAO Advance Recognized by the EdTech Awards for Accessibility in Online Assessment

We’re thrilled to announce that Open Assessment Technologies has been recognized as a finalist through the EdTech Awards, presented by EdTech Digest, in the “Cool Tools’ category for our accessible test delivery solution, TAO Advance.   The EdTech Awards were established in 2010 to recognize, acknowledge, and celebrate the most exceptional innovators, leaders, and trendsetters in […]

TAO Accessibility Conformance Report | WCAG 2.1 AA

Accessibility and fairness are always top concerns when it comes to online learning and assessment. To tackle this, TAO’s new test-runner framework considers accessibility beyond the assessment, as a native component in the system that allows you to build accessible tests from the ground up. This holistic approach to accessibility empowers our users to reach […]

Accessibility Tools

Accessibility Tools The Accessibility Tools are a set of accommodation tools which are designed to aid the Test-taker in various ways when taking tests. Calculator Answer Eliminator Answer Masking Area Masking Flag Highlighter Line Reader Magnifier Zoom Tool Text-to-speech The Accessibility Tools which have been activated for a Test can be found in the Properties […]

Accessibility Standards in Online Assessment

Accessibility Standards in Online Assessment Following WCAG 2.1 AA criteria and Section 508 guidelines, TAO's natively accessible assessment software guarantees compliance with the latest accessibility standards for your testing programs, and helps you avoid many common technical pitfalls for users. Download the White Paper Accessibility in Online AssessmentUniversal DesignAccess Beyond the Assessment Overview Accessibility in [...]

Access Beyond the Assessment: Accessibility for all Aspects of Digital Testing

It’s taken longer than many of us hoped, but online assessment platforms are finally taking accessibility seriously, and many platforms are openly boasting about their accessibility compliance and features. It’s tempting to celebrate and pat ourselves on the back. Admittedly, I have indulged in a bit of jubilation myself. However, assessment programs need to dig […]

Accessibility Test Exceptions in Online Assessment

The assessment industry is trying in earnest to deliver accessible tests that comply with laws like the  The United States’ (Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Update of 2017) and Europe’s (EN 301 549), both of which require compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, including Level A and AA success criteria. The industry […]