What's new in Ceros

The latest and greatest in the world of Ceros

accessibility
April 03, 2021

Zoom Controls

Ceros creators have the ability to resize text by the way of zooming in and out on the overall experience. This feature further supports the ability to create Accessible content within Ceros. When enabled, end users can use the zoom controls up to 400%. Note: This feature is currently available to customers who are enabled on Accessibility. If you are interested in having Accessibility enabled please reach out to your Customer Success Manager. How it works

  • For newly created experiences, Zoom controls are turned on by default when accessibility is turned on. 
  • For existing experiences Zoom controls must be enabled. To enable this feature navigate to the Experience Settings > under Accessibility tab > check the "Zoom Controls Overlay checkbox". This will ensure that Zoom Controls will be displayed in the upper-right hand corner of the experience to aid accessibility. No other studio changes need to be made. 
accessibility
March 28, 2020

Scroll to Object

‘Scroll to object’ brings improved accessibility to scroll to interactions by targeting the exact object the user's keyboard focus will shift to, which is key when dealing with content nested within groups.

As an example, consider an experience where each section of content is grouped together. In this situation, ‘scroll to position’ will shift keyboard focus to the nearest parent object, which would be the top of an entire section. However, with ‘scroll to object’ the designer can shift the audience's keyboard focus directly to the CTA nested deep within that section by targeting it specifically.

As an added bonus, if your layout changes there’s no need to update anchors as your interaction is tied to the object rather than a position on the page.

Category: Improved Navigation

Note: This feature is in development and currently only available to members of the Accessibility Working Group. To receive early access and provide feedback, please ask your CSM about joining.

accessibility
March 28, 2020

Experience Language

Screen readers need to know the primary language of any web experience in order to speak in the correct language/dialect. Ceros experiences default to English, but now provide control over the experience language via your Experience Settings.

Category: Improved Readability and Hierarchy

Note: This feature is in development and currently only available to members of the Accessibility Working Group. To receive early access and provide feedback, please ask your CSM about joining.

accessibility
March 28, 2020

Skip to Main Content

For those using assistive technology, constantly having to tab through headers or navigation to get to the main content below can be slow and tedious. Skip to main content allows this audience to jump directly to the core of your experience instantly, with no need for the creator to build out any interactions.

Simply define the main area of your content using our HTML sections feature - from there, we’ll automatically create a hidden link that only appears to screen readers and keyboard users (once they hit the tab button) which allows them to instantly jump right to it. You can also customize the link text via the Accessibility tab in your Experience Settings.

Category: Improved Navigation

Note: This feature is in development and currently only available to members of the Accessibility Working Group. To receive early access and provide feedback, please ask your CSM about joining.

accessibility
March 28, 2020

Hide Text from Screen Readers

On occasion, content that makes sense in a visual context can prove redundant for those using screen readers. For instance, a button may contain the words ‘More info’, while also being accompanied by a hotspot that has an aria label of ‘Click here for more info’. If not grouped as one unit, screen readers will read both of these (when the aria label alone is obviously sufficient). In other cases, text may be somewhat decorative and not need to be read out at all.

Redundant text like this can now be hidden from screen readers altogether - just look for the checkbox at the bottom of your design tab.

Category: Improved Readability and Hierarchy

Note: This feature is in development and currently only available to members of the Accessibility Working Group. To receive early access and provide feedback, please ask your CSM about joining.

accessibility
March 07, 2020

Custom Page Titles

Pages within an experience can now be named. Just double click the default name on any page within your panel to change it. While accurate page titles are often a requirement for accessibility, this update also brings some helpful benefits beyond accessibility - such as improved design workflow, especially for larger experiences.

Category: Improved Navigation

Note: This feature is in development and currently only available to members of the Accessibility Working Group. To receive early access and provide feedback, please ask your CSM about joining.