Inclusive Design & Accessible Product Strategy for Math Problem Authoring Tool
Increase In New Registration
WCAG 2.0 AA Compliant
The client is one of the top 3 educational publishers in the world. They develop cutting-edge K12, Higher Ed, and Professional Learning digital products.
They had acquired a math authoring tool 30 years ago. This tool evolved over time and leveraged modern HTML5 based front-end along with canvas for drawing. The core components used ReactJS for components and interactions.
It incorporated new features like enabling users to perform transformations (translations, rotations, reflections, dilations) of geometric figures drawn or constructed on screen. Instructors primarily used this tool to author problems involving complex mathematical equations, charts, and geometry. Though the tool offered to build rich problems, at the same time, the exported outcomes were not accessible.
The client wanted to explore solutions to make the tool and the outcomes accessible such that it can be used by impaired people.
This was a complex project given the history of the tool. In order to ensure that they embarked on the right journey, they selected Magic to consult them and evaluate the feasibility of modifying this tool such that it created Accessible outputs.