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Desire2Learn, the software that powers Pilot, was the first learning management system to receive gold-level certification from the National Federation of the Blind. Although Pilot is accessible to students with disabilities, the content you put into it may not be.

Web accessibility refers to how easily people with disabilities can navigate and interact with websites. Disabilities may be physical (such as blindness, low vision, deafness, or fine motor skills difficulty), or cognitive (such as dyslexia or attention deficit disorder). People with disabilities often use assistive technologies to help them navigate the web. An assistive technology is any device that helps a person with a disability. Common web assistive technologies include modified mice and keyboards, screen readers and screen magnifiers.

Web accessibility occurs when websites support web accessibility standards, are compatible with assistive technologies, and are easy for people to navigate and understand.

Accessibility topics for learning

Many features in Pilot can be adjusted to improve access for individuals with disabilities. We recommend that individuals who use screen readers, screen magnifiers, or navigate primarily by keyboard, read the accessibility topics to help ensure that the features and settings they use best support their needs.

How do I use assistive technology in Pilot?

Accessibility topics for course design

As a course designer you hold a pivotal role in ensuring that Pilot is accessible to all users, regardless of their learning needs. It is your content that students must access, assess, and respond to. We strongly encourage you to follow accessibility best practices to ensure you meet the learning needs of all your students.

How do I design an accessible course?

Accessibility Standards Compliance

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