At D2L, we believe learning technologies should never limit learning opportunities. Our accessibility program is tightly integrated with our R&D. We design our products to be easy for people using assistive learning technologies to navigate and understand.
Our R&D philosophy focuses on developing a common platform and control set for use across our product suite. It ensures our development team designs to accessibility requirements that are researched and tested with accessibility experts and end users.
In an April 2016 accessibility report from Knowbility Inc., Brightspace was recognized as providing “exceptional accessibility, an interesting feature set, and effective ways to engage students, instructors and administrators”.
We received the Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award from the National Federation for the Blind (NFB) for setting an industry-leading example in adhering to accessibility standards. This award recognizes individuals and organizations who demonstrate exemplary leadership toward achieving societal equality for the blind. Other award winners include Ray Kurzweil and Apple.