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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.
- Our learning management system (LMS) provider, Blackboard (owner of Moodlerooms), was awarded a Nonvisual Accessibility Gold Certification by the National Federation of the Blind. Learning Management System accessibility statements:
- Our publisher provided content is also compliant and generally offers the ability to manage text size, toggle audio narration on/off, and provide text transcripts. Content provider accessibility statements:
- McGraw Hill accessibility
- Acrobatiq accessibility
- Thinkwell accessibility
- Rosetta Stone VPAT
- Saylor accessibility
- Zyante (accessibility documentation coming soon)
- Our proctoring services provide accessibility features and accommodations for test-takers with disabilities. Proctoring provider accessibility statements:
- Our eTextbooks, serviced through VitalSource, provide accessible solutions to learners of all disabilities. eTextbook provider accessibility statements:
If you have a disability that affects your ability to take an online course please contact your Student Advisor in order to provide StraighterLine with adequate documentation. Students must submit documentation of their disability prior to completing any course assessments. Once received, StraighterLine will work with students on an individual basis. To begin the documentation process, please contact your Student Advisor ([email protected]).