Not everyone is proficient when it comes to using the keyboard, and this is especially true when talking about students – certainly in the early years, even spelling their own names and passwords can be tricky for some.
That’s why, in the latest version of School Jotter, we’ve added Picture Logins as a feature. Rather than entering names and passwords using a keyboard, pupils (or teachers – we’re not here to judge) can log into their Jotter account by entering the correct series of icons from a grid. Setting it up is easy too!
Welburn Hall School in Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, is a SEN boarding school catering to a wide variety of children from ages 8 to 19 years. It goes without saying, therefore, that this isn’t your typical School Jotter primary website.
The theme itself is nice enough, making good use of the school’s colours and particularly nice use of the gallery feature to show off a slideshow of images from the school. It’s really easy to get a sense of the school’s ethos as a caring, rural school for some of the more vulnerable members of society.
What I’d particularly like to draw to people’s attention, though, is the site’s accessibility options. These are available as an optional extra on most Jotter themes, but are surprisingly rare as far as implementation goes. As basic as they are, the abilities to increase text size and switch to a high-contrast display are undoubtedly lifesavers to those who might struggle to read the standard-sized text. The change only alters the body copy, the the normal usability of the site isn’t affected – an elegant happy medium between design and accessibility.
We’re very proud of our work with SEN schools, and being able to provide these bespoke services to Welburn Hall really does demonstrate the versatility of the School Jotter platform. It doesn’t matter what your requirements are, whether you’re a rural, residential SEN school or an inner-city primary, we can help!