Accessibility Statement: US Obesity Trends Map

U.S. Obesity Trends Map

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. Some of our older products may not be accessible in all areas and have not been optimized for current accessibility recommendations. Here, we offer the content and approach of this game, so that learners are better able to find alternative content and ways of learning.

Content of modules: The US Obesity Trends Map helps users visualize the rise of obesity rates in the U.S., state-by-state. The user clicks a button to advance the map year by year from 1985 to 2003.

Approach:

The web-based Flash module is controlled by mouse or trackpad and is controlled by clicking on left or right arrows on the screen.

The modules are text- and image-based. They do not include voiceover. However, the website includes songs and slide sets. The modules do not require point-and-click precision, and timing is not important.

Input Devices:

Requires mouse or trackpad, may be accessible for some special equipment replacing trackpad

Accommodations

Audio:

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The module contains no audio.

Cognitive Aspects:

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The user is not under a time constraint to complete the interactive.

Color blindness:

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Students who are red/green colorblind may have difficulty differentiating some color coding on the map.

Fine Motor Skills:

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Eat Move Learn requires some limited fine motor coordination, clicking and some dragging. However, there is no time pressure and no high precision dragging tasks.

Interface:

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The interactive portions of the website use the Adobe Flash, which will no longer be supported by browsers beginning in 2020.

Language:

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Eat Move Learn is available in English only.

Visual Aspects:

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Zooming options are available.


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