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Accessibility and providing accommodations for students with disabilities is a standard and important part of StraighterLine’s products and services. Our teams place a high priority on best practices for accessibility and conform to applicable standards including Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Accessibility Guidelines established by the Worldwide Web Consortium known as WCAG 2.0.

StraighterLine has developed a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) that evaluates the company’s compliance with Section 508 of the Workforce Rehabilitation Act. StraighterLine’s VPAT is available upon request.


  • In all course design, StraighterLine limits course fonts and uses high contrast text/background pairs.
  • Use of all CAPS, italics, or bold text is limited.
  • Generally, we do not use “click here” hyperlinks within courses.
  • When used, graphics have alternative text (alt tags) for ADA Section 508 compliance.
  • We provide audio versions of resources and text transcripts of audio where possible.

Online Course Environment

Where possible, StraighterLine courses work to provide the following in order to best accommodate students with disabilities.