Accessibility Features of Campus Platforms

Features enabling accessibility are implemented in different ways in each of our campus-supported online learning technologies. This resource provides a high level overview of the ways in which accessibility is supported by various features of these platforms.


Compliance: FERPA; Section 508 Standards

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Compliance: WCAG 2.1 AA Standards, Revised Section 508 Standards, EN 301 549 Accessibility requirements

  • Auto-generated, manual and third-party captions
  • Live transcription
  • Translation from and into multiple languages
  • Ability to pin interpreter
  • Keyboard shortcuts for easy navigation
  • Multiple video view options
  • Screen reader support
  • Dark mode
  • Chat display size
  • Manually create breakout rooms (enabling participants to choose a room to join)
  • Meeting recording locally and in cloud

For more on accessibility in Zoom:

Top Hat

Compliance: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA; Section 508 standards (US).

  • Screen Reader Support: Students using assistive technology will be provided with appropriate labelling, as well as skip links, landmarks and headings. 
  • Magnification Tools: Students with impaired vision can use assistive technologies, such as ZoomText, to navigate through Top Hat and increase readability up to 200 percent. 
  • Keyboard Navigation: Interactive components such as questions and discussions can be operated entirely using a keyboard by students with mobility impairments. 
  • Schedule flexibility. Can schedule readings, assignments and tests for specific learners at various times and for different durations

  • Can print assessments so students can complete them manually if they are unable to participate within the platform.
  • Interactive Textbooks and Assignments: enables adding alternative text for images and headers for easier navigation.
  • Various question types accessible to students using assistive technologies. 
  • Anonymous responses. Questions and discussions can be anonymized to encourage students to participate even when addressing sensitive topics.
  • Text-in responses. Students that do not have a device or have a bad connection can text their responses to in-class questions.
  • Note! Slides presented in Top Hat and Math questions written in LaTex are not accessible to students using screen readers.

For more on accessibility in Top Hat:

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