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 module

The Sorption interactive is intended to explain the specific process of completing a soil adsorption and absorption lab. This module is very versatile in function which can be used as a study tool to expose students to the basics of laboratory soil science or as a teaching aid. While using the module, students utilize a variety of laboratory tools while learning how each one plays a role in the sorption experiment. The module illustrates actual laboratory experiments and procedures, with attention to the planning and organization required to obtain valid results in the lab.


Users explore the concept of adsorption and its importance in the soil sciences with an interface utilizing a mouse or trackpad. The module requires mostly mouse or trackpad clicking and very few instances of dragging.


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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.
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Students who are hearing impaired can complete all the experiments without sound, as the module’s text box (closed caption) feature accurately identifies the speakers in each experiment.
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Color blindness
Some elements are depicted in red/green colors.
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Cognitive Aspects
While the interactive relies upon point-and-click navigation, it is not time limited, therefore players may take as long as they need to complete each section.
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This game is only playable on platforms that support Adobe Flash, which may no longer be supported by browsers beginning in 2020. It is not supported by mobile devices.
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This Sorption module is available in English only.
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Fine Motor Skills
This module does require some precision, so it may be challenging for users with fine motor issues or eye hand coordination difficulties. Users who need access to the module but who may not be able to complete the clicking and dragging tasks can access the full module by clicking several times on the New Mexico State University logo on the first page.