WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

E-mail List Archives

Re: Question for the WebAIM group


From: Reidy Brown
Date: Aug 30, 2000 3:35PM

Also, there are accessibility issues with placing time limits on student
quizzes. I don't remember the exact wording of the requirements, but
disabled students are legally allowed more time than other students. (I
can't remember if it's controlled by a multiplier, say 5 times as long, or
if it's simply disallowed to place a time limit on those students...)
Note: in the Blackboard software, overdue timed quizzes are simply flagged
in the gradebook -- teachers then release the overdue flag for disabled
students. (This is a common accessibility question, and I know there are
some Blackboard users on this list.)
Reidy Brown
Reidy Brown
Accessibility Coordinator/
Software Engineer
Blackboard, Inc.
1899 L. St., NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 463-4860 x236