Major Release: May 4, 2020

Written by: Zahra Safavian

On Monday, May 4, 2020 at 9pm EST, we will be releasing software upgrades to AMP, Access Assistant, Continuum Explorer, and Access University. You can expect an outage of up to 4 hours at that time.

Release Highlights

Access University Executive Reports

The reporting functionality in Access University has been updated to include a number of new executive reports that provide customers with a well-rounded view of product usage and user outcomes. Organization administrators can now view course completion data aggregated by course, by user, or by cohort, as well as more detailed reports on user and course outcomes.

Read more about the new reports in the Level Access Product Support portal.

Permission Updates to Access Assistant and Continuum Explorer for Chrome

The Continuum Explorer and Access Assistant browser extensions for Google Chrome have been updated to optionally use permissions that provide the extension with access to domains in iframes and/or other tabs within the browser window. These permissions are used to allow users to keep Access Assistant open and browse between open tabs in the browser to test the contents of each tab. They are also used to enable testing of content within iframes that may be hosted in a different domain than that of the site being tested.

When using these extensions in Chrome, users may be prompted with an alert that the permissions will be used. Users must allow usage of the permissions in order to test the iframes or pages in a different tab.

Review the product documentation for Access Assistant and Continuum Explorer for more details:

NOTE: The functionality in the Firefox and Edge versions of Access Assistant has not been changed.

Free COVID-19 Support Courses

With social distancing becoming a way of life, organizations of all types are facing the new reality of moving all of their business online. Digital accessibility has never been more imperative to ensure that all people of any ability have access to services. Level Access aims to help all organizations make their technology accessible for people with disabilities and the aging population. Our new series of COVID-19 Support courses is free to the public and will help your organization do this in the increasingly-digital world.

For more details on updates in this release, review the Detailed Release Notes.