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 organisational 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 compliance through our VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template) and WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Checklist) 2.0 AA checklists.

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Leading by Practice

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

Shaping local education accessibility standards

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

Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award from the National Federation of the Blind and the Santa Barbara Foundation - 2013

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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