"Ensuring an accessible and pleasant experience to all users, regardless of disability, is a key focus of Canvas. The Canvas platform was built using the most modern HTML and CSS technologies, and is committed to W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative and Section 508 guidelines.
The Voluntary Product Accessibility Template, or VPAT, is a tool that administrators and decision-makers can use to evaluate Canvas' conformance with the accessibility standards under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. View more information about the Canvas Voluntary Product Accessibility Template.
General accessibility design guidelines can be found in the General Design Guidelines for Accessibility lesson (accessibility document).
More information may be found on the Accessibility Within Canvas page.
"Panopto helps organizations achieve compliance with federal accessibility requirements for online video. Panopto gives you options for adding captions to your videos, whether they need to be 504 or 508-compliant to support differently abled students or you simply want to help improve comprehension and retention during employee onboarding.
Users watching a live event that’s broadcasting over RTMP can now see live captions for any RTMP stream containing CEA-608 or CEA-708 style captions. After the broadcast is over, Panopto uploads a recording of the live webcast with the captions to your organization’s secure video library.
Variable speed playback (VSP) allows viewers to speed up or slow down video playback to better match the pace of the content presented to their personal needs. Viewers can slow down the video to half its original speed (0.5x) or speed it up to twice original speed (2.0x) in Panopto’s interactive, embedded, and mobile video players.
Navigate the Panopto video platform with just a keyboard. Users who are visually impaired or who have motor disabilities can access all of Panopto’s functions with the tab key."
More information may be found on the Video Captioning and Accessibility page.
"At Turnitin, we believe that learning technologies should not limit, but enhance learning for everyone. Our accessibility program aims to incorporate accessibility into the entire product development lifecycle to ensure that our website and applications are accessible and usable.
At Turnitin, we aim to conform to WCAG 2.0 AA standards of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. But, we believe that accessibility standards are more than checklists, and are working to make our learning technologies easy to use and accessible by everyone regardless of disability or circumstance."
Additional information can be found on TurnItIn's Accessibility Statement page.
PollEverywhere does not currently have a public statement about accessibility, but does follow the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template and has released notes about its product and the various criteria listed in the template. You may download a copy of the PollEverywhere VPAT Template, which was last updated in February, 2017.
Zoom (Webinar/Online Conferencing)
"Zoom is committed to ensuring universal access to our products and services, so that all meeting hosts and participants can have the best experience possible. Zoom's accessibility features enable users with disabilities to schedule, attend, and participate in Zoom meetings and webinars, view recordings, and access administrative features across our supported devices.
Zoom has made ongoing efforts to monitor and improve our accessibility features, and has resources dedicated to accessibility questions and concerns. To reach us, please email email@example.com or open a support ticket at support.zoom.us."
Zoom has a lot of information about ways the company is supporting accessibility, view the Zoom Accessibility Page for more information.
Apple iTunes U is a feature within the iTunes application that can be installed on both Mac OS and Windows. The Apple company has released a variety of VPAT documents with regards to their technologies and you can find information about the latest version of iTunes for both operating systems on Apple's Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates page.
"Our mission is to empower every learner on the planet to share their voice and respect the diverse voices of others."
"Learners can access Microsoft’s Immersive Reader on all Topics and videos. This powerful tool improves reading comprehension by offering dictation, decoding solutions, read alouds and translation."
"DHH learners or learners who are uncomfortable speaking can still share their voice in a way that works best for them! Simply record without audio. Learners can pair this feature with text + whiteboards + stickers to get very creative results! You can even use this to make stop motion videos."
"Flipgrid provides the ability to turn on captions on any video, which you can edit anytime. Make corrections and break up the transcript into appropriate and consumable chunks for your learners. Learn more about closed captions here!"
"Alongside the platform within Flipgrid, our Discovery Library also offers opportunity for all learners. Visit our Made by Dyslexia new Partner page to learn about how educators can support dyslexic learners."
YouTube - Google
"We are committed to making accessibility a core consideration from the earliest stages of product design through release. We have formed a central accessibility team with a mandate to monitor the state of accessibility of Google products and coordinate accessibility training, testing, and consulting. Product teams will be offered training to help incorporate accessibility principles into the design and release of products. We also strive to cultivate relationships with a variety of users and advocacy groups to solicit feedback."
Learn more about Google's approach to Accessibility on their website.
There are also some specific YouTube pages for making the specific tool more accessible:
Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor
As of Spring 2021 quarter, Respondus LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor was disabled within Canvas, the university is not renewing its contract.