Blackboard - Accessibility

Where do I start?

In general, accessibility accommodations depends on the type of content

  • When you use Blackboard, you can use the tools already in the system. (including test options)
  • If you use videos, audio files, they may need to be captioned
  • If you use PowerPoint, they can be optimized with a few simple techniques

Use the links on this page to learn more about how to provide accessibility for different content types and audiences

Blackboard:
Statement on Blackboard's built in conformance.
How to use JAWS with Blackboard Demo
Blackboard Screen Reader Directions
Using Image Tags
Giving extended time on tests.
Video Captions and Audio Transcripts

Accessibility and student accommodations in Blackboard

There are a few reasons why accessibility experts recommend thinking about accessibility issues ahead of time.

  1. It's typically less stressful to accessify content over a period of time rather than everything at the last minute.
    Many fixes are quickly implemented once the skills are learned.

  2. Accommodations can benefit all students for usability.
    For instance, clarifying the destination of a link benefits all students.

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information you can contact these sources