According to Respondus, faculty do not need to do anything special to enable students with disabilities to use screen readers with the LockDown Browser.
The latest Windows version, they say, is compatible with JAWS and Windows-Eyes screen readers. On a Mac or iPad, it is compatible with VoiceOver.
Faculty no longer need to grant special access to students using screen readers. Students no longer need to modify the LockDown browser to use it with a screen reader.
A statement from Respondus says, “As of LockDown Browser 2.0.1.07 for Windows, accessibility is enabled for all users. Please have all students on Window platforms upgrade to this version. To upgrade, either download and install the full installation package, or start LockDown Browser, select the “i” button from the toolbar, and then click “Check for Newer Version”. The version will be displayed and you will be able to download a newer version if one is available.”
LockDown Browser Accessibility Resources
- Is LockDown Browser accessible to those with disabilities?
- LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor Accessibility. (Includes a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template.)