ISD 287 strives to ensure that its services are accessible to people with disabilities. We have invested resources to help ensure that our website is made easier to use and more accessible for people with disabilities, with the strong belief that every person has the right to live with dignity, equality, comfort and independence.
Accessibility on this site
We make available the UserWay Website Accessibility Widget that is powered by a dedicated accessibility server. The software allows us to improve its compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1).
Enabling the Accessibility Menu
The accessibility menu can be enabled by clicking the accessibility menu icon that appears on the top-center of the page.
ISD 287 continues its efforts to constantly improve the accessibility of its site and services in the belief that it is our collective moral obligation to allow seamless, accessible and unhindered use also for those of us with disabilities.
Despite our efforts to make all pages and content on courses.district287.org fully accessible, some content may not have yet been fully adapted to the strictest accessibility standards. This may be a result of not having found or identified the most appropriate technological solution.
Here For You
If you are experiencing difficulty with any content on this site or require assistance with any part of our site, please contact us as detailed below and we will be happy to assist.
If you wish to report an accessibility issue, have any questions or need assistance, please contact Courses.district287.org Customer Support as follows:
Here are some of the changes made to make our Learning Management System (LMS) more accessible:
Link color contrast is set to meet WCAG AA standards for font contrast in any size font and AAA standard for fonts above size 18. If a user needs a larger font size ctrl/shift/+ (cmd/shift/+ on a Mac) will increase view size within the browser.
Body and header text has been set to use Verdana as a default. It is a sans-serif font, and has been selected because it allows users to distinguish between capital I and lowercase L.
Default font size has been increased to 110% for readability.
Ordered and Unordered lists have been adjusted to create more space between lines for users to improve readability.
We are using something called the Atto Editor by default. This contains several accessibility features. When a users embeds an image it prompts the user to enter descriptive text or select the option that a description is not necessary.
Embedding multimedia allows for additional upload of transcript/caption files. There are two buttons in the editor that will allow content creators to review content:
The first is an Accessibility Checker that will try to look for any problems in uploaded content; the second is a Screen Reader Helper that will identify what elements are on a page for screen readers to identify. This will help users make decisions about the consistency of their content.
When a user creates a table they are prompted to identify column or table headers and a table caption.
Because the LMS uses headers by default in course title pages and sections, the editor removes the standard numbering convention and uses, Large, Medium, Small for header designations. This will help content creators avoid skipping heading levels.
Default course setup compacts course pages into Topic view. Users can select the topic heading to get more details about what is in each unit. This means that users skipping through content using tabbed navigation have fewer items to skip when they are trying to get to a specific place in the course.
There is also a Skip to Content option for users who navigate this way.
Items that are not commonly used have been eliminated from the Navigation bar and from teacher menus.
Steps to navigate to content have been reduced by multiple clicks and page loads for multiple modules and processes.
There have been a number of features preset by default and then set to Advanced. This means that users would have to expand option menus to alter specific settings that are not commonly changed. This speeds up navigation for all users, especially those who used tabbed navigation.
All other accessibility features should be resolved through the use of the 287 Course Authoring Style Guide.