Accessibility on Amira

Amira is committed to a high level of accessibility.   In keeping with our mission to help every student become a motivated and masterful reader, we are making continuous improvements across Amira in accordance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

If you have feedback on Amira’s accessibility, please email us at info @Amira.com.

Voice-Centric Interface

Amira is nearly unique in utilizing a voice interface. The primary means of interacting with Amira is speech. Students read out loud to Amira and Amira coaches verbally. This interface enables many students who might struggle with conventional user interfaces to work successfully with Amira.

Read To Me Feature

Amira supports a read to me feature, which highlights and reads the text of an article aloud.   In this mode, a student does not need to be able to see the text on the screen.  Amira will unfold the story or article phrase by phrase, reading to the student.

Read To Me is supported on all web browsers and environments generally supported by Amira.

Keyboard Navigation

The student experience in the Amira app is navigable with a keyboard.

Additional Accessibility Features

Amira is also compliant with the WCAG in the following ways:

•Colors on the homepage and read page meet color contrast standards

•Fonts are appropriate for accessibility

•Sole Reliance on Images and Media is minimized

•Interactive elements like buttons, links and menus are labeled with the name of the element.