Courseload is committed to providing an engaging platform for learning that is accessible to everyone and adapts to each user’s needs. Educational technologies that are accessible eliminate barriers for faculty and students and enable individuals to use and develop their capabilities to the fullest extent. Our commitment is to provide access to our products, technologies, website, and documentation for users of all abilities.
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) provide a solid foundation for best practice in electronic information technology and web content accessibility. Courseload strives to exceed these standards while providing the most advanced learning environment within the framework of existing educational content formats and technologies.
To ensure the Courseload platform meets or exceeds Section 508 and WCAG standards, accessibility audits are conducted by The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH (NCAM), a non-profit R&D organization dedicated to achieving media access equality for people with disabilities.
Progress beyond compliance is contingent on changes in the ecosystem affecting accessibility. As more content is born accessible, more advanced solutions become possible, resulting in a better user experience for all.
Courseload is the next generation accessible content learning platform that enables increased engagement, enhanced learning outcomes and lower costs. Our model encourages the inclusion of all faculty and students in a collaborative and connected experience. We are pushing the envelope of what is possible.
The current production version of Courseload (Version 2.3) is compliant with Section 508 guidelines and WCAG 2.0 as outlined in the following documents:
All faculty and students in courses using Courseload now have access to important parts of the digital learning process. Taking and sharing notes, conversations around the texts, and all-inclusive collaboration are fully accessible and usable with popular assistive technologies. Courseload helps to preserve the current ongoing investment in republished content, assistive technologies, and support services provided on campus today.