Accessibility for Learning

You can adjust many features in the D2L Learning Suite to improve access for learners with disabilities. It is recommended that learners who use screen readers or screen magnifiers, or who navigate primarily by keyboard ensure that they use features and settings that best support their needs.

Accessibility is a requirement of all D2L projects. Brightspace products have equal and inclusive learning opportunities and comply with WCAG AA accessibility benchmarks. WCAG 2.0 Level AA accessibility standards ensure maximum interoperability with assistive technologies, browser plug-ins (for example, the OpenDyslexic Font for Chrome for learners with dyslexia), and operating system preferences for alternative display and access to web content. This includes, but is not limited to: screen readers, braille outputs, screen magnifiers, color contrast plug-ins, and tools to support reading comprehension. D2L Project Management reviews and documents any exceptions, and shares those exceptions in the VPAT documentation.

D2L also supports simplified navigation and formatting, and responsive navigation for tablets, mobile devices, and other narrow screen displays adhere to and enhance the accessibility benchmarks D2L sets for users requiring assistive devices.

D2L has created responsive, accessible content templates that are free to use. Daylight Content Templates, for use in the Content tool, are available under a creative commons license on the Brightspace Community. These templates allow instructors and instructional design teams to create HTML documents that match the look and feel of the Brightspace interface.