Accessibility Tool KIT.
At Groovy Gecko, we go beyond creating immersive streaming experiences – we strive to make them accessible to everyone.
navigating the complex landscape of digital accessibility.
As the digital age continues to evolve, our dedication to ensuring an inclusive and accessible streaming experience remains the cornerstone of our mission. We’ve developed the accessibility tool kit, a comprehensive suite of accessibility tools, to ensure a superior, uninterrupted streaming experience for all users, irrespective of their abilities or preferences.
crafting customisable streaming experiences.
Our accessibility tool kit is engineered to let viewers personalise their streaming experience according to their preferences. This functionality not only provides an enhanced viewer experience, but it also signifies the crucial step towards achieving Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA compliance – a globally recognised benchmark in web content accessibility.
seamless user experience, effortless navigation.
Groovy Gecko’s platform offers features such as support for screen readers, providing visually impaired users with a seamless content consumption experience. Furthermore, our platform has been optimised for keyboard-only navigation, improving accessibility for those who might find mouse usage challenging.
broadening horizons for a global audience.
We acknowledge and cater to the diverse needs of our global user base. To this end, we’ve amplified our support for subtitles and closed captioning, providing multi-language subtitling for a truly international viewer experience. Moreover, we’ve integrated options for signing, including ASL and BSL, and our platform supports audio descriptions, catering to the hard-of-hearing and visually impaired communities.
EMPOWERING USERS WITH CUSTOMISATION OPTIONS.
Our suite of accessibility tools gives users the power to adjust content scale and font size according to their needs. Options such as a text magnifier and the ability to toggle between dark and light contrast settings provide users with the ability to customise their visual comfort.
iNCLUSION FOR ALL.
We’ve thoughtfully designed our suite to incorporate seizure-safe profiles, ADHD-friendly profiles, neurodiverse profiles and for those with colour vision deficiency (CVD). Our goal is to ensure that Groovy Gecko’s streaming services are a safe and welcoming space for all users.
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Picture: Groovy Gecko live streamed the very first, unscripted subtitled webcast with BSL for the Disabilities Rights Commission over 20 years ago.
BALANCING FUNCTIONALITY, UI/UX AND ACCESSIBILITY.
Achieving accessibility is a long term commitment and we acknowledge that there may be considerable challenges and we will not always get it right 100% of the time. We are still learning ourselves. We are committed to working with accessibility consultants, organisations, clients and individuals to develop an empathy for various points of view. Using best practise and open consultations, our aim is to make EckoEnterprise the most accessible events platform while striking a balance between UI UX and functionality for all viewers and users
Within the context of complex events platforms with numerous features, plugins, and security options, achieving a perfect balance between functionality, UI/UX, and accessibility can be challenging. However, at Groovy Gecko, we believe that a harmonious co-existence of these elements is attainable. We always strive to exceed the current accessibility standards, where practical, and are currently working to achieve a level of (WCAG 2.1 AAA. Indeed, we are already looking forward to accessing WCAG 2.0 compliance when the new standard is released.
We understand that new features and workflows may require time to modify and adapt to these standards. We are dedicated to educating our clients and modifying our UI/UX design to accommodate viewers’ needs and ensure the best possible experience for everyone.
why choose groovy gecko.
Our accessibility journey began 20 years ago when Groovy Gecko produced the very first live, unscripted subtitled webcast with BSL. This was for a webcast of then chairman Bert Massie of the Disabilities Rights Commission (DRC) and was a landmark milestone in what was technically possible in the industry to support those with accessibility needs.
Since then we have tried to implement best practices and reflect this in the technical capabilities of our platform as well as an attitude make things easier for viewers on the platform. We believe that it’s only by having a deep empathy for those who have accessibility needs that we are able to not only improve our platform experience for all, but also hope to drive industry standards forward and raise expectations for everybody.
Choosing Groovy Gecko means opting for an inclusive and accessible digital experience. We are more than just a streaming platform; we are committed to creating immersive and inclusive experiences. Our accessibility tool kit is a reflection of this unwavering commitment.
Step into the future of inclusive webcasting with Groovy Gecko. Contact us today to learn how we can make your live events truly accessible for everyone.