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 with the recent redesign of BrainPOP Jr.®, our K-3 resource, with a focus on site navigation to student-facing features. We strive to comply with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 AA standards and Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act.

Accessibility Highlights

  • Clear SKIP TO MAIN CONTENT link at top of each page
  • Alternative text for all descriptive images
  • Toggle to turn sound on and off
  • Keyboard navigation
  • Site map
  • Color contrast that meets WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines

Screen Readers and Browsers

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

  • Internet Explorer 11 with JAWS
  • Firefox (latest version) with NVDA
  • Safari (latest version) with VoiceOver
    • We suggest browsing our site 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.

BrainPOP Jr. Accessible Feature List

  • BrainPOP Jr. movies are captioned and offer transcripts
  • Growing number of 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

It's important to note that some features in BrainPOP Jr. are not yet accessible by screen reader and keyboard. These include: Draw About It, Games, Talk About It, Make-a-Map®, and activities. The tools teachers use to keep track of student activity and manage classes have not yet been optimized for accessibility.

Mobile Learning Apps

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

Testing

BrainPOP works with a dedicated accessibility consultant. We also partner 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 on BrainPOP Jr., please email us at info@brainpop.com. We welcome suggestions and will continue updating this section as we expand accessibility across the breadth of our resources.