Food Safety logo next to close up of vegetables being washed

Chinese Food Safety

For Participants

Food Safety Accessibility Statement

Accessibility for educational games is a work in progress across the industry. We continually seek solutions to make our products fully accessible and we strive to adhere to established standards for accessibility and usability on each new project. Some of our older products may not be accessible in all areas, and have not been optimized for current accessibility recommendations. Here, we offer the content and approach of this game, so that learners are better able to find alternative content and ways of learning.

Content of the website:

TThe Chinese Food Safety website presents USDA food safety concepts in the context of Chinese food preparation for Chinese speakers. Since food safety procedures differ in China, the website offers a variety of resources for users to familiarize themselves with American food safety practices. These resources contain official FDA food safety standards, videos explaining the importance of American food safety practices in the restaurant business, and hands-on lessons focusing on kitchen cleanliness and the prevention of cross-contamination. In addition, this site focuses on the basics of food safety in the kitchen such as the reasons behind bacterial growth, safe preparation and storage of rice in a rice cooker, dishwashing, handwashing, and accepting/rejecting a food shipment.

Approach:

The modules are text- and image-based. They do not include voiceover. However, the website includes songs and slide sets. The modules do not require point-and-click precision, and timing is not important.

Input Devices:

Requires mouse or trackpad, may be accessible for some special equipment replacing trackpad. It does not include an option to map buttons to the keyboard, which may create difficulty for those who need longer to perform tasks with the mouse.

Accommodations

Interface:

The interactive portions of the website use the Adobe Flash, which will no longer be supported by browsers beginning in 2020.

Color blindness:

Some key elements of the Chinese Food Safety modules are identified by red and green colors; however, colorblind options are present.

Visual aspects:

The font color, type, and size cannot be adjusted. The game menu is easy to see, read, and use.

Audio:

Audio cues are accompanied by visual cues, and ambient noise is used; however, the game can be completed without sound.

Language:

The Chinese Food Safety website is accessible in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

Subtitles:

Subtitles are present, are letterboxed, and are easy to read; however, subtitles do not identify the speaker. The font color, type, and size cannot be adjusted on this interactive.

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