Blackboard and NFB improve access to popular education software

Monday, 29 March 2010 13:08pm

Blackboard Learn, an online learning platform used by tertiary institutions in Australia, has recently undergone an accessibility facelift due to the collaborative efforts of Blackboard and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB).

The update, launched at the 25th annual California State University, Northridge (CSUN) conference, will provide students who are blind or vision impaired with faster navigation and improved form interaction, improved discussion forums, ability to send and receive e-mail, and ability to take tests and quizzes and participate in polls. The teacher administrative section has also been improved, allowing instructors who are blind or vision impaired to effectively prepare for their classes.
There is currently no information as to when the accessible update will be available.  Further information on the collaboration between Blackboard and NFB and the CSUN announcement can be found on the PR Newswire website.

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