Accessibility statement - Anspear mobile learning

This accessibility statement covers all resources provided through nimbl, Anspear's system for mobile learning on smartphones, tablets and the web. These resources can be accessed through the nimbl and Anspear apps for Android and Apple devices, other apps branded to our partner organisations, and their accompanying web portals that run in web browsers.

We at Anspear recognise the importance of making sure that our resources are accessible to as many people as possible. Primarily text-based resources such as our mobile learning materials can present difficulties to users with visual impairment, dyslexia and other conditions, so we make every effort help learners to overcome these barriers where possible.

Features that help to make nimbl more accessible include:

  • text-to-speech compatibility (see below)
  • the option to increase text size (using an option in Settings on Android, by turning iPhones horizontally, by zooming in on the web – the text will not flow off screen)
  • keyboard navigation for the web version
  • dual text/audio activities in many publications
  • colour contrast and clarity, which we always take into account when designing the content of learning resources.

We are aware that not every feature in every publication is fully accessible, for example, PDF files and videos without captions used in some publications.

Text to speech

The primary way in which we make our resources accessible is by ensuring that they are compatible with the text-to-speech facilities that are commonly available on the relevant platforms:

  • Web browsers: All major web browsers including Safari, Firefox and Chrome have text-to-speech functions or add-ons (eg Chrome Speak for Chrome, Text to Voice for Firefox, integrated software in Safari). Our mobile resources are compatible with all of these extensions.
  • Android: The TalkBack screen reader included on Android devices (version 5 or later) is compatible with our resources. (Go to Settings/Accessibility and enable TalkBack.)
  • Apple devices: The built-in screen reader VoiceOver on iPads and iPhones is compatible with our resources. (Available from the Accessibility menu in General settings.)

Further information

For more advice on making your device easier to use, visit AbilityNet.

If you have any questions about this statement or accessing our resources, or if you would like to report a particular accessibility issue, please contact us at