The Ditto platform has been designed to allow children to navigate through it autonomously, without the need for the help of their parents to choose the audios they prefer. The interface has been designed to be suitable for this young age, being highly visual, graphic and simple.
It is important to note that the platform does not contain distractions, such as ads, that could distract children while browsing, making the experience safer and easier to use.
The age filter function, together with the categorization of the audios according to their type, allow a faster and more efficient search for the appropriate content for the user.
Each audio has playback commands to pause, resume, go forward or go back, which allows greater adaptability to the needs of the child.
- For people with reduced or no vision
The Windows Narrator option has been tested. When starting the page there is a button "go to content" to access the main content that informs about what Ditto is. This option is suitable for blind people to access the platform for the first time or to skip the menu. Navigation through the menu and the web has been tested successfully, as the narrator interprets all the link buttons and text sections correctly. It should be noted that by default the narrator, using the tab to navigate, will do so only through the links, but using the arrows it does access all the text sections.
The contrasts and sizes are appropriate and very careful. The predominant background color is navy blue with white lettering, a combination of colors that contrast with each other and make it easier to read. If the "Activate high contrast" option is activated in the computer's configuration, the web platform changes to white letters on a black background, which are also read correctly. In addition, the typography is chosen to integrate into a childish aesthetic, and it is perfectly legible.
- For people with comprehension difficulties
The wide variety of icons supports the understanding of the platform. In general, each option on the web is well explained, as well as the purpose of each audio. In addition, information about the audio is provided to guide the user in their choice of content, for example, showing age ranges or intuitive titles.
As an addition, the audio categorization and age filter efficiently structures the web, helping people with cognitive difficulties to easily navigate through it.
- For people with hearing difficulties
Although the explanatory content of the web is presented in text, images or animations, the audios do not have subtitles, so accessibility to this content is not facilitated for people with no hearing.
On the other hand, the quality of the audio files is high and the voices of the narrators are understandable, which helps people with hearing difficulties to listen.
- The adaptability of the web to children (target audience) is notorious due to the simplicity and attractive visual aspect of the interface. The web design is very careful, both in organization and in terms of visual aspect.
- The support in the concentration of children is driven by the fact of not adding advertising or advertisements.
- The quality and variety of the audios, as well as the prior consultation with professional neuroeducators, gives rise to a professional and useful compilation.
- It not only offers audios in Spanish but also in English.
- The audios are updated weekly to offer more variety.
Points to improve
- Subtitle the audios to support accessibility for people with hearing difficulties.
In summary, Ditto offers a friendly and intuitive platform for children, in order to promote their learning and cognitive development in a safe and efficient way, as well as playful and entertaining. Its specific objective is to provide a wide range of audio or audio books with different narrators, verified by neuroeducators, to provide another vision regarding the use of technology, without distractions and very well adapted to its audience.