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Re: Accessibility statement undergoing maintenance


From: Jared Smith
Date: Oct 23, 2007 9:30AM

On 10/23/07, WL Wong wrote:
> Previously there was some mention of products being 508 compliant, etc, and etc.
> Of late the accessibility link on BB's sites has undergone one more
> transformation - see
> http://www.blackboard.com/company/accessibility.aspx

I recently read their accessibility statement and realized that it
hadn't been updated in at least 5 years. It still listed WebAIM as a
partner and that grant and partnership concluded in 2003. It also
seemed to overstate their level of accessibility (and perhaps was a
legal liability?).

It's great to see that they are taking a (hopefully) serious look at
accessibility. I think the lack of accessibility in BB and other
course and information management systems is perhaps the #1 issue
faced by our higher education clients.

Jared Smith