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ACCESSIBILITY AND PRIVACY
We Believe in Accessibility for All
We don’t just believe it. We work hard to achieve it. In fact, we see web accessibility the same way we see education: Everyone deserves equitable access. We know that, just like learners, web users have a wide range of needs and abilities. So we do everything we can to ensure everyone can experience and interact with our website and products in the ways that work best for them.
Privacy- “Canvas’s Privacy Statement”- https://www.instructure.com/policies/privacy
Bookshelf by VitalSource
At VitalSource, we have a long-standing commitment to meet the needs of learners of all ability levels. For nearly two decades, we have worked to ensure our products are designed from the beginning with accessibility in mind.
Cengage is committed to making its educational materials accessible to users of all abilities. Through a dedicated company-wide task force, the assistance of outside experts and consultants, and feedback from users, Cengage continuously seeks to identify and evaluate opportunities for improving the usability and accessibility of our products and services.
Elsevier consistently and proactively endeavors to make our products fully accessible to all users, regardless of physical abilities. That commitment reflects the growing customer need for accessibility of our books and online products, and our focus on customers, innovation and partnership with the science and health communities we serve. We will leverage our strengths in the creative use of available technology. We will advance and lead best practices and always adhere to applicable law and international standards.
Our commitment We at McGraw-Hill Education are committed to developing products that can be accessed and used by any and all learners, including those with disabilities, and have created a culture that considers those with differing learning and access needs from the outset. This effort includes a comprehensive strategy that combines planning, research, training, and product development activities with both McGraw-Hill employees and third-party content partners. Specific initiatives include: Creation of Accessible Products – McGraw-Hill Education is making efforts to have all new content and software follow the WCAG version 2.0 AA guidelines and best practices. To achieve this and continuously improve the accessibility of our products, we are utilizing our internal product teams, engaging with external experts, and soliciting user feedback. Community Inclusion – In addition to developing experiences that meet the recommended guidelines, we are engaged with accessibility advocacy organizations, forums, and user groups in order to get confirmation that the software and content we produce is not only compliant but, more importantly, usable by learners. Employee Training – Accessibility is central to our design and development efforts. Employees and resource providers in those roles have been educated and trained on accessibility guidelines to support the development of products that are compliant with WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines. Alternative Content – We recognize that we need to work closely with all of our education partners as we progress towards our accessibility goal. In the event that alternative content formats are required, we evaluate the options and (whenever possible) provide the necessary content. To request accessible digital files for students, please contact Permissions. To learn more about available disability support accommodations, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our mission is simple: to help people make progress in their lives through learning. We will only be successful when our educational materials are accessible to all users. We’re committed to providing access to students with disabilities. Our commitment is woven into the fabric of our learning materials, development processes, innovation efforts, employee culture, and partnerships.
ProctorU is committed to making its products available to all visitors. Our informational website and online proctoring application comply with the standards of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which were enacted to eliminate barriers for people with disabilities. Our products and support resources have been developed using accessibility best practice guidelines and tested with various assistive technology products to ensure the best possible experience for all users. Government agencies and academic institutions also have responsibilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, which require them to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities and to take other actions necessary to prevent disability-based discrimination in publicly-funded programs.
Respondus LockDown Browser
This document overviews the accessibility features for LockDown Browser and its companion product, Respondus Monitor. LockDown Browser is a client application installed to a computing device. Respondus Monitor is a web-based service that enhances the LockDown Browser product. For LockDown Browser, accessibility issues focus on the browser itself, whereas accessibility features with Respondus Monitor center on the ""startup sequence"" screens that appear prior to the start of an exam and the interaction with a web camera. LockDown Browser The Mac and the iPad version of LockDown Browser works with VoiceOver (the standard screen reader that comes with the Mac OS and iOS) and requires no additional effort by the user. The Windows version of LockDown Browser allows a student to use some screen reader programs, such as JAWS and Windows-Eyes. Please see the article on our website for additional details. It's important to recognize that LockDown Browser is simply a browser used to take exams within a Learning Management System. The Learning Management System itself is responsible for making its tools and content accessible.
SmarterServices, LLC, the provider of SmarterMeasure, is committed to making certain that the SmarterMeasure instrument is open and accessible to persons with disabilities.
People with disabilities make up the third largest minority group in the United States—more than 40 million people. The Internet is either partially or completely inaccessible to many of the disabled and accessible websites can be difficult to create.
At Turnitin, we aim to conform to WCAG 2.0 AA standards of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. But, we believe that accessibility standards are more than checklists, and are working to make our learning technologies easy to use and accessible by everyone regardless of disability or circumstance.
WebAssign is committed to providing powerful educational tools and content for all students, including students with disabilities.
Screen Reader and ADA Tips: Information will be helpful for people using screen readers as it explains the steps for using YouTube with screen readers.
At VoiceThread, we believe universal accessibility means more than just saying we meet a few guidelines in Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act. We want to make our software usable by all people. Section 508 does a good job of encouraging that, but we want to go one step further and make it straightforward and pleasant for everyone. We want to serve the needs of a person with dyslexia or ADHD, an outdoor classroom with mobile devices, a user in the developing world without high-speed internet, a kindergartner, or an elderly lifelong learner. In our experience, the only way to do this is by thoughtful and sensitive design, with lots of input from our differently-abled users, and that's something that can't be contained in any number of check-boxes.
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
"Assistive Technology Users We are committed to continuing to find ways to enhance and improve the experience for all customers, including those using assistive technologies. If you need assistance with your online order please contact our customer service department at 1-800-381-5151."
"Destiny Discover® Compliance with web guidelines for accessibility (ADA/AODA, Section 508) – VPAT documentation coming soon! Updates to user interface technology to support accessibility and consistency with Collections New Follett eBook and audiobook functionality Simplified and improved reader Destiny Discover app update Incorporates updated ebook reader Improved support while using offline"
"Facebook's mission is to bring the world closer together — and that means everyone. Our goal is to make it possible for anyone, regardless of ability, to access the information and connections that happen on Facebook. Access is opportunity and when everyone is connected, we all benefit. That's why we're investing in accessibility, sharing our work publicly so others can learn from it, advancing accessibility training in higher education, and contributing to web standards that help make the internet accessible. Our investments in video captioning and AI are making Facebook a leader in tech accessibility. Our automatic photo captioning tool describes objects in photos to people with vision loss. New face recognition features help people with vision loss to know more about who is in their photos. We also have several closed captioning features to help people who are hearing impaired: closed captions for videos on Facebook via text file upload, automatic video captioning for ads and Pages in the US, and real-time captioning in Facebook Live broadcasts."
"People using https://mobile.twitter.com can now add image descriptions, also known as alternative text, when composing a Tweet. We’re excited to add this feature so images on Twitter are more accessible for everyone! Turn on image descriptions in your Twitter accessibility settings."
The Access and Accommodation Services office focuses on facilitating opportunities to stimulate and create a barrier-free environment, eliminating academic, social, and physical obstacles which impede students' access to a higher education. The A&AS office ensures compliance with the ADA, ADAAA amendments act of 2008, Section 504 and Section 508 of Rehabilitation Act. Any A-State student with an accommodation need may utilize services through the A&AS office.
On this page you will also find the links to privacy policies for many third-party integrations and external tools used in Blackboard courses.