Web accessibility refers to how easily people with disabilities can navigate and interact with websites. Disabilities may be physical (such as blindness, low vision, deafness, or fine motor skills difficulty), or cognitive (such as dyslexia or attention deficit disorder). People with disabilities often use assistive technologies to help them navigate the web. An assistive technology is any device that helps a person with a disability. Common web assistive technologies include modified mice and keyboards, screen readers and screen magnifiers.
Web accessibility occurs when websites support web accessibility standards, are compatible with assistive technologies, and are easy for people to navigate and understand.
At Desire2Learn we follow web accessibility standards closely and work with interested clients to test the usability of our products for people with disabilities. We believe that instructional practices should focus on helping people learn, and should not be limited by the learning management system the material is delivered in.
Disability Support Services
Students with disabilities, whether physical, learning, or psychological, who believe that they may need accommodations are encouraged to contact Disability Support Services as soon as possible to ensure that accommodations can be arranged. Please meet with DSS staff to verify your eligibility for any classroom accommodations and for academic assistance related to your disability. Disability Support Services is located in the College of Education Building (657-2283).
If you use assistive software or need videos captioned, please contact Disability Support Services as soon as possible.
Trudy Carey, DSS Director
(406) 657-2283 (voice)
(406) 545-2518 (video)
Accessibility help topics
- Screen reader tips
- Screen reader accessibility features
- Keyboard-only navigation tips
- Keyboard-only navigation accessibility features
- Screen magnifiers, zooming and color contrast tips
- Screen magnifiers, zooming and color contrast accessibility features
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