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Accessibility and Course Materials

Blackboard 9.1 Accessibility Statement and Resources - Blackboard was recently awarded a Nonvisual Accessibility Gold Certification from The National Federation of the Blind (NFB).

WordPress and Accessibility - WordPress is the supported blogging platform at Skidmore. Although WordPress provides tools to make a blog or site accessible, not all WordPress themes follow the recommended accessibility standards. Here you can find information on making your blog accessible and for testing accessibility.

iClicker - iClicker provides options to address a variety of student needs. Refer to this Voluntary Product Evaluation Template (VPAT) from iClicker for more detailed information on their efforts to meet the needs of all students.

RefWorks - RefWorks provides a screen-reader compliant interface for Windows users and works with JAWS or MS Narrator. For additional information go to the Help section within RefWorks and search for Accessibility.


Screen Readers:

Jaws for Windows

Apple OS X Lion: Universal Access

If you are looking for assistive technologies on campus

Visit the Office of Student Academic Services




Articles and Publications of Interest

Ed-tech accessibility could hinge on lawmaker's action - The Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) releases 18 suggestions to expand accessibility to students with disabilities. (eCampus News, February 2012)