Make Your Course Accessible

Instructors are required to provide equal access for any inaccessible content (e.g., video) available in a timely manner to ALL enrolled students. Common tips for making your course content accessible include:

  1. Provide appropriate ALT tags for images. Use empty ALT tags (e.g., alt="") for decorative graphics. Learn More »
  2. Provide timely alternatives for multimedia (e.g., transcripts). Learn More »
  3. Additional resources and tips regarding the process of making your content accessible are available from the UIDAHO Web Authoring site.

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Info for Instructors

UIDAHO Faculty Staff Handbook 6400
6400 - Academic Adjustment and Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The university will operate each service, program, or activity so that the service, program, or activity, when viewed in its entirety, is readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

Blackboard Inc. Commitment to Accessibility
Blackboard is committed to ensuring that their platform is usable and accessible. The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) recently awarded Blackboard Learn, Release 9.1 with a Nonvisual Accessibility Gold Certification, making it the first learning management system to achieve certification.

Demo Video of JAWS is available to demonstrate recorded sessions in which a blind user is using a JAWS screen reader to interact with and complete various tasks in BbLearn including submitting an assignment, taking a test, building content and grading students.

Disability Support Services
Provide services and support to ensure that students are able to access and participate in the opportunities available at the university.

Keyboard Navigation

  • Press Alt + Shift + L on your keyboard to access the Quick Links navigation in BbLearn.
  • You may press Tab (moves cursor down) or Shift + Tab (moves cursor up) to navigate to your course content.

Not finding what you need? Try BbLearn's User Manual.
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