Courseware Accessibility Information

Blackboard

When using a mobile device to access Blackboard, use the Blackboard app, not a browser. Get the Blackboard app at the device's app store. 

Blackboard content can be zoomed up to 200%.

  • On a desktop or laptop, look under View in the top navigation of the browser window.
  • On a phone, go to Settings > Accessibility > Zoom/Magnification.

Click on the capital A down arrow icon on the right of a page to see available alternative formats for that page.

Accessibility features in Blackboard Learn

Accessibility features in Blackboard Ultra

MathML

MathML Presentation Markup for optimal rendering by screen readers.

Equations in MathML from Penn State

MyLab Math

MyLab Math accessible assignments

MyNIU

When doing a class search on a mobile device, click on the class name and hold the phone in landscape view. This works up to 200%.

Online Course Sessions

PowerBI

Overview of accessibility in PowerBI

Qualtrics

Qualtrics survey accessibility

Accessible question types

Inaccessible question types

Check survey accessibility

Check Survey Accessibility will indicate which questions are inaccessible and recommend other question types.

SAS Graphics

SAS Graphics Accelerator was created for users with visual impairments but can be helpful to anyone. Interactive sonification uses pitch and speed to convey graphic information. Other alternative presentations of data include text descriptions, tables and enhanced visuals.

Creating Accessible SAS Output Using ODS and ODS Graphics

VoiceThread Universal

VoiceThread Universal is an HTML version of VoiceThread that is accessible to screen readers.

Access VoiceThread Universal