Half of Labster’s simulations are already accessible and we’re in the process of upgrading our entire catalog to be fully accessible. These accessibility features include keyboard navigation, screen reader, and resizable text.
The simulations listed here are ready to be played in 'Accessibility Mode'.
Please see the instructions below or view our ‘Accessibility at Labster’ page for more information:
Opening a Simulation in ‘Accessibility Mode’
Launch the simulation.
On the simulation loading screen, open the Navigation Menu in the top-left corner of the page.
Select the ‘Accessibility Mode’ option, which is third from the top.
The simulation page will then reload and you can:
Select ‘Start’ to launch the simulation.
Proceed through a Tutorial on how to play the simulation in ‘Accessibility Mode’.
Begin playing the simulation.
There is a ‘Navigation’ tab permanently available in the LabPad in case you want a refresher on how to proceed.
Navigation in Accessibility Mode
LabPad Keyboard Navigation
Spacebar — Raises or lowers the LabPad
Enter — Allows selecting the highlighted element (answer or button)
Tab + Backspace — Iterates within the LabPad
H — Skips to the next paragraph of text
Shift + S — Reads out score at any time
Shift + P — Reads out the progress at any time
Ctrl + Shift + Y — Re-sizes the text to three different magnitudes larger, and then returns to the standard size
Lab Room Navigation
‘Left’ and ‘Right’ arrow keys — Controls the navigation and element selection within the lab room
Enter — Allows selecting the highlighted element
Backspace — Serves the same functionality as the ‘Back’ button, where it brings you to your previous physical location in the lab room
Alt text for Images
Alt Text — Any image within the simulation can be found in the ‘Media’ tab
Note 1: If you are using a Mac, please use the ‘Command’ key instead of ‘Ctrl'.
Note 2: We recommend users either use keyboard navigation (in ‘Accessibility Mode’) or click through the simulation in standard mode using their mouse.
Please reach out to our support team if you have any questions or need assistance.