Blackboard upgrade: Accessibility improvements
Monday, November 18, 2013
The Blackboard upgrade scheduled for summer 2014 will bring multiple changes to the way Blackboard looks and functions. This multi-part news series looks at those changes in detail. All current instructors of record can preview the new Blackboard by logging into https://bbtest.ohio.edu.
The summer 2014 Blackboard upgrade will include accessibility enhancements, including:
- Quick Links: Improved navigation for sighted, keyboard-only users in Quick Links through page header and landmark aggregation. To learn more, view this video on Blackboard's YouTube channel.
- Test Availability Exceptions: Instructors can select different availability rules and test options for individual users. Exceptions can be created for number of attempts, timer, availability, and force completion.
- Smoother screen reader support: Blackboard has made an effort to reduce clutter on many pages throughout the system to facilitate screen reader and keyboard-only users.
A summary of accessibility changes can be found on Blackboard.com's help site.
Blackboard upgrade overview
Quick Links video on Blackboard's YouTube channel
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