Virtual Insect Collection Lab Accessibility Statement

Accessibility for educational games is a work in progress across the industry. We continually seek solutions to make our products fully accessible and we strive to adhere to established standards for accessibility and usability on each new project. In this statement, we summarize the accessibility features included with Virtual Insect Collection Lab, so that learners are better able to maximize and tailor their learning experience to fit their own personal learning style.

To access Virtual Insect Collection Lab

Content of Application

Virtual Insect Collection Lab guides the user through the entire insect pinning/pointing process, starting with collecting and relaxing insects to demonstrating how to correctly pin or point as well as label an insect for a display case. In addition, the user practices using tools typical of a hands-on entomology lab such as a pinning block, spreading board, and relaxing chamber.

This interactive contains both video and interactive components and was designed to give users the same insect pinning/pointing experience as in an actual entomology lab. By learning this scientific process, students and educators gain an appreciation of insects and their vital role in our ecosystem.

Approach & Input Devices

This interactive is accessible through any computer web-based browser and is supported by screen reading software, such as VoiceOver and NVDA. In addition, detailed instructions are included on how to navigate the interactive with these softwares.

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Both the video and interactive portions include voice narration and ambience sounds that can be turned on/off via on screen buttons.
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This interactive and its supporting materials are available in English.

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Interactivity & Navigation

Both video and interactive portions are navigable via mouse clicking and keyboard strokes.

All the text bubbles are able to be voiced aloud through button pressing speech button and the introductory video contains closed captioning.