We are currently working on making our student experience more accessible and are hoping to get some improvements out in the near future! In the meantime, there are certain things you can do with your content to make it more accessible to your students.
Include Alt Tags and Alternate Audio
Use Text Lessons for your content and if you embed images, videos, or audio files, you can edit the HTML to include alt tags for images, and provide alternative audio for your videos.
Learn more about adding content to your Text Lessons here: How to Import and Embed Video, Image and Audio Files into a Single Page
Add Captions to Video
If you create a video lesson, you can upload a caption/transcript file to it! More on that here: Add Closed Captions to Your Videos
Youtube has added some new functionality that lets you download a transcript of a video that they have autogenerated for you, which you can use to upload to Thinkific. Check that out here: How to Make YouTube Transcripts
Alternatively, you can embed a Youtube video into a Text Lesson and utilize their automatic captions.
This article has some general information about being Section 508 compliant that has some useful information on alt text for images, alternative audio and on color contrast: 508 Compliance: Making Your Website More Accessible
We recommend installing the axe plugin on your Chrome browser - it will go through the HTML elements on the page and tell you what content is not accessible. You can run this on each of your lessons to see if there is anything you can change in your content.
If you have any accessibility-related feedback for us, we would love to hear from you. We are always trying to improve!