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Known Accessibility Issues
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Please report any unlisted issues to accessibility@utheory.com
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Description of Known Issue:Status:Disposition:Timeline:Workarounds:Comments:
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Right Answer/Wrong Answer not available in screen reader modeClosedResolved2018-06-03Checkmark and “X” are now announced via aria alert as “Correct” and “Wrong” to users.
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Piano images lack alt textClosedResolved2018-06-03Alt text now describes what keys are highlighted and any text that appears on those piano keys.
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Piano inputs not keyboard accessibleClosedResolved2018-06-03Individual piano keys now accessible to keyboard navigation; additional keyboard shortcuts provided and described in screen-reader only mode. To-do: Provide visual feedback on piano keys when tabbing into focus by outlining the key/altering the svg-stroke.
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Time Limits not CustomizableClosedResolved2020-07-01While there is not yet an interface for teachers to enter this information, it has been implemented in tests. Contact support@utheory.com to setup a time accomodation for a test.Critical for many IEP situations as well — on a per-student basis, a teacher will be able to configure changing basic time requirements for skills and tests to a multiple (2x typical time, etc…) or unlimited.
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Flat, sharp, natural buttons for screen readersClosedResolved2020-04-09All buttons now updated to read 'flat' 'sharp' 'double-sharp' 'double flat' instead of b # x v
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Custom font alt labelsClosedResolved2020-04-19Wherever a custom font is used, alt labels are provided.
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Notation images not keyboard accessibleClosedResolved2019-01-15All notation tasks are now editable & completable via the keyboard.
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Rhythm reading should duplicate all aural information visuallyClosedResolved2020-03-30A visual metronome now conveys the same information that the aural metronome clicks did previously.
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Notation images lack alt textClosedResolved2020-04-06
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Videos lack closed-captioningClosedResolved2020-04-06All videos now captioned & closed-captioning has been added to the regular release process for new videos.
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Matching exercises should be keyboard accessibleClosedResolved2020-05-01Moved to drag-on-drop/dragula for its keyboard & aria-live support
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Visual feedback on rhythm reading not accessible to blindOpenNot StartedErrors in performance are represented graphically in musical notation; these should also be represented as text for users working in screen reader mode.
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Should rhythmic reading notation be provided aurally for blind users, or is existing alt text sufficient?OpenUnder ConsiderationDescriptive text for the musical notation is currently provided in the SVG title element, but for users without braille readers this may be quite difficultIf we do this, should it be done via aria alert role, or to control the timing, via Web Speech api? This could get noisy...
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Videos lack active description for blindClosedWorkaround AvailableAlmost all of the information provided in visual ways in videos is also communicated in aural ways; will reopen for specific videos in need of active descriptions
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Compound interval exercise keyboard inputClosedWorkaround Available2020-07-01Although simply typing a number greater than 9 does not work, tabbing to buttons is succesfulReplace interval button listeners with plain number listeners to make it possible for a user to type 14 and not get unison fourth
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Pitch Ear Training May Not Accessible to DeafClosedDeferredN/ADue to the nature of the exercises (recognizing notes by hearing them), we believe no workaround is available for this issue.
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Piano Creation interactive not accessible via keyboard or descriptive audioOpenNot Started2021-01-30
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Graphic proto-notation dictations should be accessible via keyboard and to blind usersClosedResolved2020-04-19Used visually hidden (but focusable) range elements to provide both keyboard & aural/reader information
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Table-like data in teacher view is not in table elementsOpenUnder ConsiderationEach page has a download CSV option allowing extraction of the same information
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Sorting exercises should use a table format structureOpenUnder ConsiderationDivs are ordered logically, so the same information can be obtained, if somewhat less easily when navigating via a screen reader.
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Focus VisibleClosedResolved2021-01-30Some links, buttons do not change visual appearance on keyboard focus.

- Implemented on dev branch (12/3/20); beta testing. Scheduled for production deploy on 12/7/20
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Color contrast ratios not high enough in many parts of siteClosedResolved2020-12-14Implementing optional high-contrast theme to allow users to opt-in per WCAG G174 (https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG21/Techniques/general/G174)

- Implementation on dev branch complete (12/2/2020); beta testing. Scheduled for productiond eploy on 12/7/20
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Piano Keyboard Inputs not showing focusClosedResolved2020-12-04Implemented stroke outline on focus in.
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