Verification of Substantial Conformance
August 21, 2018
WebAIM.org, a third party authority in web accessibility, has evaluated the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) by Instructure and certifies it to be substantially conformant with Level A and Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1. While not fully conformant, conformance issues that pose a significant barrier for users with disabilities have been addressed in the sample evaluated.
A sample of the frequently used aspects of Canvas were evaluated in both Student and Instructor roles. This sample included Modules, Moderated Grading, Google and O365 integrations, and the Rich Content Editor. TinyMCE and Chat are specifically excepted.
WebAIM cannot verify the conformance of content outside the scope of the representative sample, or content changed after August 21, 2018. However, based on our interactions with Instructure, WebAIM is confident in their ability and willingness to maintain a substantially conformant LMS.