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Re: Accessibility statement undergoing maintenance


From: Jon Gunderson
Date: Oct 23, 2007 10:00PM

There is a Blackboard Accessibility Interest Group that is working with the company to help them understand accessibility issues and solution strategies of Blackboard products. Please consider joining the group and lending your hand and voice to the discussions with Blackboard to improve accessibility.

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---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 09:26:46 -0600
>From: "Jared Smith" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Accessibility statement undergoing maintenance
>To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>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