Text-Only Scheduler & Accessibility
WCONLINE® is compatible with major accessibility software, including screen-reading software. For a student or center staff member using screen-reading software and/or using the tab key to navigate, the text-only scheduler, available from the login page (or from the schedule if using SSO), is a better platform than the graphical scheduler, because it allows navigation, browsing, and work with appointments and client report forms using only a few steps.
We maintain an up-to-date VPAT and have it available to email upon request. Please email to let us know if you would like our VPAT.
As a note, the text-only scheduler is strongly focused on screen-reading software and navigation using the tab key. Students with accessibility needs not related to vision might choose to use the text-only area or the graphical scheduler for other reasons, such as which display they find more intuitive. In our experience, depending on the center and student demographics, administrators sometimes choose to set specific graphical scheduler options that meet students' needs, such as choosing to have the schedule show the current day on top or Monday on top, making blackout times darker or lighter, requiring or not requiring resource selection by focus, and other options that are built into the program.
While the wording here is specific in listing names of links, like other areas of the manual, this chapter includes screen shots. Screen shots tend to be helpful to administrators learning more about WCONLINE® and administrators who want to see parts of the program without logging in. Unlike other areas of WCONLINE®, the screen shots of the text-only area are less representative of the way people actually use the program, because we assume someone using the text-only area is using screen-reading software. The screen shots may not look "pretty," nor do they show all the labels on forms.
SECTION 1: Non-Administrative Welcome Screen and Options
SECTION 2: Student Appointment-Making and Management
SECTION 3: Appointment-Making with Online Tutoring, File Attachments, and the Waiting List
SECTION 4: Students: Existing Appointments
SECTION 5: Administrative Welcome Screen and Options
SECTION 6: Administrators Making Appointments for Students
SECTION 7: Quick Entry of Client Report Forms for Current-Day Appointments
SECTION 8: Administrators: List of Existing Appointments
SECTION 9: VPAT