Accessabar and DITO, the accessibility tools within the Beaconing platform were put through their paces at a dedicated focus group and testing session for the Disabled Students Community Association at Coventry University.
A number of students took part and performed tasks in the Student Interface with the aid of features within the assistive software.
Results were positive, with students enjoying the tools and recognising that their interaction and navigation around the portal can be improved by using them.
Furthermore, students agreed that productivity could be increased by using the accessibility features available.
There were some important issues flagged up to improve the usability in the Student interface, which is vital in continuing to make the software work efficiently for those students that will rely on these unique tools.