[Athen] RE: Accessibility of Lynda.com

Story, Angela STORY at Grinnell.EDU
Fri Feb 7 15:13:45 PST 2014

Hi Teresa,

We (Grinnell College) have an institutional membership to Lynda.com and we sent them an email recently about our concerns. We got this reply today:

" We are currently working towards being a fully keyboard-navigatable experience and have tabbed navigation for most areas of our site. We are aiming for a re-audit of our entire site for 508 compliance, including tabbed navigation by the end of June. This is an ongoing area of focus and something that we have in our designs for all new navigation as we continuously update the site. I hope this helps answer your question. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Best Regards,
Client Services Coordinator"

We plan to follow up on this to make sure it actually happens.

Angie Story
Coordinator for Academic Support and Assistive Technology
Grinnell College

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From: athen-list-bounces at mailman2.u.washington.edu [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman2.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Teresa Haven
Sent: Monday, February 3, 2014 9:25 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network
Subject: [Athen] Accessibility of Lynda.com

Greetings, all. Does anyone out there work someplace where you have an institutional membership to Lynda.com, and if so, have you addressed their keyboard/screen-reader inaccessibility with them? They seem to be pretty good about captioning/transcripting their videos, but trying to navigate their site and educational materials with a keyboard only is essentially impossible. I've contacted them and been told, yes, they know that only a few keyboard commands work, and that was the end of their comment. I would like to push this further but would prefer to do so in collaboration with others if possible.


Teresa Haven
Accessibility Analyst
Northern Arizona University
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