Online learning made accessible to students with disabilites

Advanced Academics, online learning provider, announced today that it has modified more than 100 courses to become compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, making them accessible to hearing and visually impaired students.

Accommodations for hearing-impaired students include the addition of closed captioning to audiovisual course content. Transcripts of audiovisual content are also available, allowing hearing-impaired students to read information contained in videos and audio clips. Advanced Academics also added a screen reader to translate text into audio in order to help visually impaired students understand course content. Visually impaired students can navigate courses and read content by using their keyboard to tab around the screen instead of a computer mouse, and transcripts are available for all video components. Finally, the
organization changed the font and other design elements in its courses to assist colorblind students in reading text.