Note to Faculty: This page provides information about the accessibility of the most commonly used tools. Please delete those that will not be used in your class. Additionally, if you will require students to create an account or log in to any tool not on this list you will need to include a link to the accessibility information. If you need help with this please contact Design and Development Services.
The goal of the Office of Accessibility is to provide reasonable accommodations and a supportive, well-resourced environment to students with disabilities in order to promote student success in the university environment.
Pursuant to the Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, The University of Akron does not discriminate against any student, because of a disability and does not exclude any qualified student with a disability from participation in or from receiving the benefits of the services, program, or activities of the University.
To access the Office of Accessibility on main campus contact:
Desire2Learn’s Brightspace (the system that powers Springboard) evaluates accessibility levels using two sets of standards: 1) Section 508 of the United States Rehabilitation Act; and 2) the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 of the World Wide Web Consortium. D2L provides information on the accessibility of the learning environment in general and the ePortfolio tool in particular for both sets of standards: The Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPAT) for Section 508 compliance and the checklists for WCAG 2.0.
UA supports both Windows and Mac platforms for Microsoft Office. Information on the accessibility of the most recent versions is linked below:
This course may implement the Panopto Focus lecture capture system. Information on the accessibility features of Panopto is linked here.
This course may implement Respondus Monitor to ensure integrity in test-taking. Information on the accessibility features of Respondus Monitor is linked here.
This course may implement WebEX for synchronous meetings or video streaming. WebEx reports compliance with multiple accessibility standards and lists separately Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs) for various WebEx features on various platforms.
This course may implement videos from YouTube. Information on the accessibility features of YouTube is linked here.
This course may implement other streaming media services and/or DVD use. If you require special services to view these lectures, please contact The Office of Accessibility.