Committed to Accessibility in Education

At D2L, we believe learning technologies should never limit learning opportunities. We design our products with empathy to enable and empower learners with disabilities.

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Including Everyone by Design

Inclusion is a part of our organizational culture. Accessibility is an integral component of our development cycle. Designing with empathy is the hallmark of our user experience teams. By aligning our processes with global accessibility standards, we make our products usable by people with disabilities and interoperable with assistive technologies.

We openly report our conformance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA standards and our compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, 1973. Our WCAG Checklist and Section 508 VPAT are published on our accessibility compliance page.

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Leading by Practice

Shaping local education accessibility standards

D2L is a member of the Ontario government’s Post-secondary Education Accessibility Standards Development Committee

Reviewing international accessibility certification competencies

D2L is on the Competencies Development and Review Committee of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals

Framing global next-gen accessibility guidelines

D2L is a part of the W3C Silver Community Group formulating a new version of Accessibility Guidelines

One company that has made a lasting commitment to accessibility is D2L (Desire2Learn). D2L serves as an example of what can be done by a company that makes accessibility one of its ground rules. In 2013, D2L was honored with a Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award, the highest award presented by the National Federation of the Blind to organizations and individuals whose innovations have enhanced the lives of blind people.

– National Federation of the Blind

Inspired by you

The Accessibility Interest Group is a forum on our Brightspace Community with monthly meetings and a mailing list to share information of interest related to accessibility. Please sign up to join our AIG. We would love to hear your suggestions for accessibility features at our Product Idea Exchange (PIE). We are a long-standing member of the the National Federation of the Blind’s Strategic Nonvisual Access Partnership (SNAP) program.

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