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Vendor Accessibility Statements
Below are a number of accessibility statements from some of the technologies you may use in your online courses at UW-Parkside. This isn't an exhaustive list, but it's a good start as to how you can meet QM Standard 8.6.
BigBlueBotton – https://bigbluebutton.org/accessibility/
"Blindside arranged a compliance analysis of how BigBlueButton fairs when judged against standards established by the government of the United States (Revised Section 508, ADA) and the WCAG 2.0 standards, and the IASR regulations established by the Government of Ontario’s AODA legislation."
Canvas – https://www.instructure.com/canvas/accessibility
"Instructure is committed to ensuring its products are inclusive and meet the diverse accessibility needs of our users. Canvas LMS strives for WCAG 2.1 Level A/AA and Section 508 conformance."
Cengage – https://corporate.cengage.com/accessibility/
"At Cengage, our goal is to deliver quality learning experiences to all learners. Inclusivity is one of our core learning design principles. If a learning experience can’t be accessed by all learners, it doesn’t live up to our standard of quality learning."
Films on Demand – https://infobase-fod.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360011563914-Accessibility-Statement-for-Films-On-Demand
"Infobase is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards. Films On Demand is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA."
Hawkes Learning – https://www.hawkeslearning.com/Accessibility/index.html
"Our goal is to achieve Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA conformance for all of our materials. We are reaching beyond technical compliance to improve usability as well as accessibility—thereby creating the best possible experience for every student."
Honorlock – https://honorlock.com/accessibility-statement/
"The Honorlock interfaces for administrators, instructors, and end-users are fully ADA accessible and compliant with Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Honorlock has also been developed and tested to conform to WCAG 2.1 level AA guidelines for accessible use."
Hypothes.is – https://web.hypothes.is/accessibility/
"Hypothesis collaborates with the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) to map and improve the current accessibility status of our services. IDRC’s latest external review of Hypothesis functionality concluded that our annotation client meets WCAG 2.1 Level AA Success Criteria set out by the W3C in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1."
Kaltura – https://corp.kaltura.com/accessibility-commitment/
"Kaltura works with industry partners, clients, and members of the community to stay at the forefront of accessibility, for our website and for video specifically. This includes striving to fulfill accessibility guidelines such as 508, CVAA, and WCAG 2.0 AA."
Macmillan – https://www.macmillanlearning.com/college/us/our-story/accessibility
"Macmillan Learning is committed to the goal of providing equal access to all products regardless of an individual’s age, ability, or situation and embraces the opportunity to develop services and information technologies that are accessible and usable by all individuals. Accessibility at Macmillan Learning is measured using guidelines set forth by 29 U.S.C. 794d (more commonly known as Section 508), as well as the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) (more commonly known as WCAG 2.1 AA)."
McGraw Hill – https://www.mheducation.com/about/accessibility.html
"We seek to create learning materials that are accessible to all learners. McGraw Hill is making every effort to ensure that all new educational content and technology follows the WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) version 2.1 AA guidelines and best practices."
Microsoft Office 365 – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/microsoft-365
"Designed to meet the needs of people around the globe with different abilities, the features within the Microsoft 365 apps ensure everyone can create, communicate, and collaborate on any device."
NetTutor – http://www.link-systems.com/accessibility
"We consider accessibility, universal design, and usability to be core components of user experience, and the linchpin is inclusivity. We are fully committed to ensuring NetTutor is accessible for all users. LSI solutions comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act."
Pearson – https://www.pearson.com/us/accessibility.html
"We worked to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 guidelines and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. As of summer 2020, we follow the WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines in developing new products for copyright year 2022 and beyond."
Turings Craft – https://www.turingscraft.com/accessibility
"The CodeLab LMS student client is compliant with WCAG 2.1 A, and strives to be WCAG 2.1 AA compliant."
Turnitin – https://www.turnitin.com/about/accessibility
"Turnitin partnered with Level Access, experts in user accessibility and compliance, to produce a set of Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs), which can be viewed by clicking the links [found on our accessibility page]."
W.W. Norton – https://wwnorton.com/accessibility
"We consider accessibility at every stage of the development process—from initial concept to the final stages of testing. We follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which are referenced by most national standards, including Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 in the United States."
WileyPLUS – https://www.wileyplus.com/WileyCDA/about/Accessibility.html
"Wiley is committed to serving the needs of all students. Through on-going product research and development, linkages to external partners and expertise, and policies to adhere to the Department of Justice’s Regulations for Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA.), Wiley continues to strengthen its commitment to equality."
Yellowdig – https://help.yellowdig.co/kb/en/article/our-commitment-to-accessibility
"We are deeply committed to ensuring the accessibility of our platform for all learners. For us, accessibility is far more than a box to check; it is a condition of genuine and inclusive community-building. Since community-building is part and parcel of Yellowdig's mission, so is accessibility."
YuJa – https://www.yuja.com/trust-center/accessibility/
"YuJa believes that every user deserves equitable access to education and technology. Our accessibility processes include accessibility compliance review, third-party auditing, and user scenario testing. This helps to ensure that everyone’s experience with our products is consistent and inclusive."
Zoom – https://zoom.us/accessibility
"At Zoom, we want to make human connection easy for everyone, everywhere. That’s why we train our teams to sustainably build accessible products. We test our products with assistive technologies and continually listen to customer feedback to build products that fit your needs. Compliant with WCAG 2.1 AA Standards, Revised Section 508 Standards, and EN 301 549 Accessibility requirements."