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Accessibility Statement

Effective from October 2021 | Version 1.2 

At Immersive Labs, we want our product to be accessible to everyone, which is why we are working towards  compliance with level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. 

Our purpose: 

The purpose of the statement is to: 

  • enable you to quickly find solutions or workarounds to any accessibility difficulties you are experiencing with our Platform, if they are available,  
  • explain where this isn’t currently possible at the moment, what we are doing to improve that, and when these improvements will become available, and 
  • provide you with one channel to funnel any complaints through, so you can ensure that they are dealt with quickly and appropriately 

Our commitment to accessibility 

Immersive Labs is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. Our aim is to combine compelling user experiences with high levels of accessibility and inclusivity, so everyone can  use our digital services, whatever their abilities or disabilities. This is part of our commitment to  increasing diversity in cybersecurity, maintaining an inclusive workplace culture, and championing  diversity and inclusion in the wider cybersecurity industry. Our ongoing site development and content creation is guided by best-practice accessibility guidelines such as WCAG and ISO 30071-1. 

Adapt your experience to your needs 

While our Platform have been created to be usable ‘as is’, many people are likely to get the  most accessible experience by customising their computer to suit their individual needs – for example: to  get the site spoken to them, to change its colour-scheme, or increase the size of its text. 

If that sounds like it would be useful to you, we recommend you visit: WAI’s Better Web Browsing: Tips  for Customizing your Computer to read or watch videos of how these customisations (achieved by  using accessibility features already on your computer or through installing assistive technologies) might suit you. 

What we’ve done so far 

Neurodivergent Digital Cyber Academy™ 

Our free-to-use Neurodivergent Digital Cyber Academy™ is the perfect platform for those pursuing a career in cybersecurity. Open to all within the neurodivergent community, the practical-learning  environment helps you develop skills, while also hosting job opportunities from global clients ready to welcome you into their businesses. 

Browsers 

The platform has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site  displays correctly in the following browsers and uses standards-compliant HTML/CSS code. Due to the interactive nature of the Immersive Labs platform, we require JavaScript to be enabled.  

Our software should display correctly in the current and previous two versions of the following browsers:

  • Chrome 
  • Edge 
  • Firefox 
  • Safari

Platform  

We’ve made the software text as simple as possible to understand. 

Limitations of our platform’s accessibility 

Through expert accessibility testing of our platform, using representative assistive technologies used by  our users, we are aware that it has some current accessibility limitations, and we are working to address these and to gain WCAG 2.1 AA compliance:

  • Some elements of the interface (e.g. images and buttons) do not have descriptive alternative  text.  
  • Some headings, tables and lists are not marked up with the appropriate semantics and structure. 
  • Some screen reader users may find it difficult to use forms, as labels, grouping and validation  need to be improved.  
  • Some content may not correctly readable by screen readers. 
  • Some custom controls may not appear to have accessible information when accessed with  assistive technologies.  
  • Some content that is presented automatically may not be noticed when using assistive technologies.  
  • Some buttons may be difficult to distinguish from unselected buttons for people with colour deficiencies. 
  • Some informative content is presented as images of text. 
  • Some text and key images may be difficult to read due to low colour contrast. 
  • Some interactive elements such as links, buttons, custom controls and the virtual desktop  interface may not be accessible using the keyboard only.  
  • Some elements may not be in a meaningful focus order when navigating using keyboard tabbing.
  • Some links that open in a new window may not be visually indicated.

Our CyberPro labs and some of our Application Security labs use several technologies including Remote  Desktop Protocol (RDP) which together, are currently incompatible with screen readers. The way our labs work is to show pictures of what’s happening on a virtual machine somewhere, which is displayed to  the user in their browser. The pictures update very fast (almost like stop motion). Screen readers can only read HTML code which means they cannot interpret these images. As technology is constantly  moving, we’re investigating ways that some of these labs could be made more accessible to those with accessibility requirements. 

At present, we’re not able to install assistive technology in our labs for security and compatibility reasons. We are also working to fix some other minor, cosmetic accessibility issues.  

Please let us know if you have difficulties using our Platform

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of our Platform. Please let us know if you  encounter any accessibility barriers by emailing us at accessibility@immersivelabs.com, by phone on  +44 20 3893 9101 (UK) or +1 617 221 7241 (USA), or live chat. To help us understand your difficulty  quickly, it would help us if you could provide the information advised in ‘Contacting Organisations about  Inaccessible Websites’ in your request. 

All constructive feedback regarding the accessibility or usability of our platform is welcome and will be carefully considered. 

This accessibility statement was last updated in October 2021 and follows the advice on accessibility  statements in ISO 30071-1.

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