We have successfully pushed an update to all YuJa Panorama Digital Accessibility Platform instances residing in the United States, Canada, and the European Union. This release provides our users with several updates. Highlights include: UI enhancements to the Alternative Formats menu, options to customize How-to-Fix guides, new Course Analytics for Institution Reports, expanded support for the WYSIWYG editor inside D2L Brightspace, Accessibility Reports for content created with TinyMCE 6.0, expanded support for Panorama in Blackboard Ultra, new Panorama rest APIs to retrieve reports, and the option to set a data retention policy.
- Refreshed Alternative Formats Menu Interface
We have updated the Alternative Formats Menu with a refreshed and modernized UI that showcases all available alternative formats while minimizing the steps required to view a preferred format. In future releases, we aim to provide custom branding through icon colors and font adjustments to meet the branding needs of institutions.
- Editable “How-to-Fix” Guides to Meet the Unique Needs of Institutions
Administrators can edit the “How-to-Fix” guides using an integrated WYSIWYG editing interface to meet the exact needs and protocols of their institutions. Add new text, images, and links, and adjust formatting for guides. To provide guidelines on accessible content, each issue will now be accompanied by a link to its relevant Web Content Accessibility Guidelines to provide more information when editing the “How-to-Fix” guides.
- Upgraded Text and Images within Each “How-to-Fix” Guide
We have upgraded the Panorama “How-to-Fix” guides by improving all texts and images to provide more easy-to-follow instructions for improving the accessibility of content. In a near-term release, we will focus on bringing short video tutorials for each issue to help users create accessible content for their documents.
- Institution Report Offers Viewing for Key Course Metrics
The Institution Report provides a greater depth of analysis for admins looking to quickly gain more information about courses in their institution. Administrators now have access to key metrics, such as accessibility scores, storage sizes, and the number of files and downloads for all courses. If more detailed reports for courses are required, administrators can select any course to view its corresponding Course Report.
- Expanded Support for WYSIWYG Editor Inside D2L Brightspace Lessons View
As part of our ongoing efforts to increase accessibility in all areas of D2L Brightspace, we now support real-time accessibility checks with our WYSIWYG editor in the new Lessons View. By offering real-time analysis and actionable suggestions, Content Creators can create accessible content within their D2L Brightspace environment. Our checks are essential in ensuring content is accurate and in compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
- Accessibility Score Support for TinyMCE 6.0 in Moodle 4.1
With the recent TinyMCE 6.0 release available to all Moodle 4.1 users, Panorama can now assess the accessibility of content created using the TinyMCE 6.0 editor. This enables Panorama to accurately evaluate the accessibility of content created using TinyMCE 6.0 and provide users with accessibility scores.
- Expanded Support for Panorama in Blackboard Ultra
To increase accessibility scans for our Blackboard Ultra users, during course scans, files are now identified in the Content and Assignment sections of Blackboard. In addition, if HTML reporting is enabled, files from the Discussion section and Assessment region will also be included in the reports. With these enhancements, administrators and instructors will benefit from increased accuracy in accessibility scores for both institution and course-level reporting.
- Apply Multiple Filters to the Roster Management
To enhance the Roster Management experience, administrators can now apply multiple filters that provide greater precision when viewing the roster.
- Accessibility Scores for HTML-Based Pages in List View
Previously, instructors would have to click on each HTML-based page to review its accessibility score. We have now refined how instructors view accessibility scores by providing accessibility icons in sections where HTML pages are listed.
- Enhanced Panorama’s Screen Reader Compliance
In line with our dedication to fostering inclusivity and accessibility, we have significantly improved Panorama’s screen reader compliance. Screen readers can now efficiently and more accurately interpret content found within Panorama, such as the LTI App, Website Accessibility, LMS Visualizer, and more.
- Course Reports Provide Average Accessibility Scores of Documents
Institution and Course Reports now provide a graph showcasing the average accessibility score for each file type.
- Panorama REST API to Retrieve Reports
We have added support for third-party API integration to allow administrators and instructors to access information regarding document accessibility issues and institution and course-level reporting. To learn how to use our APIs, please visit our Panorama API guide.
- View Accessibility Impact Scores
Administrators can view impact scores for each course to see how they affect the overall institution score. This feature will allow administrators to focus on the least accessible courses and view changes to the impact score as users adjust courses.
- Improved Color Adjustments for Website Accessibility
Previously, adjusting the Contrast, Saturation, and Monochrome settings for Website Accessibility would, in certain circumstances, change the formatting of pages. We have updated these settings to ensure the original formatting of pages is kept intact.
- Administrators Can Now Create Data Retention Policy
Administrators can set Panorama to remove all data after a specified number of months automatically. This feature gives administrators and instructors a clean slate when using Panorama between semesters or school years.
- Adjust the Visibility of My Content
Administrators can adjust the visibility of My Content, the personal repository for users, to be visible to all, available to instructors and administrators, or completely hidden from view.