Accessibility Statement

BrainPOP’s goals have always been tied to reaching all learners, factoring in the broadest possible range of needs and learning styles. Accessibility was front-of-mind when we redesigned BrainPOP®, BrainPOP Jr.®, and BrainPOP ELL™, with a focus on site navigation to student-facing features. We strive to comply with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA standards.


Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

BrainPOP’s VPAT provides details on our compliance to Revised 508 Standards and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 standards. Download BrainPOP VPAT


Accessibility Highlights

  • Clear SKIP TO MAIN CONTENT link at the top of each page to provide an easy way to skip the main navigation and go directly to page content (WCAG 2.0 SC 2.4.1)
  • Alternative text for all descriptive images (WCAG 2.0 SC 1.1.1)
  • Toggle to turn audio that speaks the button text on and off (WCAG 2.0 SC 1.4.2)
  • Keyboard navigation so that all pages and features listed below in the Accessible Feature List are navigable without relying on a mouse (WCAG 2.0 SC 2.1.1 and 2.1.2)
  • Navigation is clear and predictable (WCAG 2.0 SC 2.4 and 3.2)
  • Text is at an appropriate reading level for our users and site pages include a language tag in the HTML (WCAG 2.0 SC 3.1)
  • Site map to provide simpler navigation (WCAG 2.0 SC 2.4.5)
  • To make using the sites easier for someone who is color blind, low vision or has trouble distinguishing between colors the site uses appropriate color contrast, functioning browser zoom, and does not rely on color alone to convey meaning (WCAG 2.0 SC 1.4.1, 1.4.3, 1.4.4)
  • Transcripts and captions on movies and comics to provide visual and audio alternatives to video and sound (WCAG 2.0 SC 1.2.2 and 1.2.3)

BrainPOP Accessible Feature List

  • BrainPOP movies are captioned and offer transcripts
  • Quiz and Related Reading features are navigable by screen reader and keyboard
  • Student log-in, account set-up, and activity timeline are navigable by screen reader and keyboard

BrainPOP Jr. Accessible Feature List

  • BrainPOP Jr. movies are captioned and offer transcripts
  • Belly Up comics offer transcripts
  • Quizzes, Write About It, and Pop a Joke® features are navigable by screen reader and keyboard
  • Word Play vocabulary feature—excluding the drawing tool—is navigable by screen reader and keyboard
  • Student log-in, account set-up, and activity timeline are navigable by screen reader and keyboard

BrainPOP ELL Accessible Feature List

  • BrainPOP ELL movies are captioned and offer transcripts
  • Quiz, Hear It Say It, Quiz and Write It features are navigable by screen reader and keyboard
  • Student log-in, account set-up, and activity timeline are navigable by screen reader and keyboard

While we are actively working to update our sites to comply with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA standards, it's important to note that some features on BrainPOP, BrainPOP Jr. and BrainPOP ELL are not accessible by screen reader and keyboard and do not yet comply with these standards.


Screen Readers and Browsers

For screen reader and keyboard users, we recommend navigating BrainPOP, BrainPOP Jr., and BrainPOP ELL with:

  • Internet Explorer 11 with JAWS®
  • Firefox® (latest version) with NVDA
  • Safari® (latest version) with VoiceOver

We suggest browsing our sites with VoiceOver, with Quick Nav set to ON. And while we suggest Safari, VoiceOver also works well with our site in the Chrome™ web browser. We suggest using a computer instead of a mobile device for a more accessible experience.


Mobile Learning Apps

The BrainPOP® Featured Movie iOS app, the BrainPOP Jr.® Movie of the Week iOS app, and the BrainPOP ELL™ iOS apps are fully accessible on iPad and iPhone.


Testing

BrainPOP works with a dedicated accessibility consultant and with students and teachers of students who use assistive technologies from schools around the U.S., ensuring that we receive relevant feedback regarding the usability of our sites.


Feedback

If you have feedback or concerns about accessibility, please email us at accessibility@brainpop.com. We welcome suggestions and will continue updating this section as we expand accessibility across the breadth of our resources.