[Athen] D2L/VoiceOver Incompatibility

Petri, Kenneth petri.1 at osu.edu
Mon Jul 21 15:34:46 PDT 2014


I would definitely contact D2L directly with any specific issues. They have staff dedicated to accessibility.

OSU runs D2L and I have been involved in helping improve its accessibility over the years. If you can tell me where the student is having issues, I can verify and post an email to the D2L accessibility interest group list – maybe it should be doing more to verify accessibility on VoiceOver?

As Keith mentioned, it is necessary to know if this is VO Mac or on iOS. In my experience, VO on the Mac is not a terribly good screen reader when using complex web applications. On iOS the implementation is much better (though very different, as well).

But in any case, I’m pretty sure the D2L community would be interested in your student’s experience.


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From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Michele Bromley
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Subject: [Athen] D2L/VoiceOver Incompatibility

Hello all,
I'm curious to hear from other schools who are using D2L as a learning management system. We have a blind student who has been having some serious navigation issues with D2L in Safari. VoiceOver is simply not working in some cases. VoiceOver appears to work well with other websites in Safari, so this seems to be a D2L issue.
Has anyone else encountered this problem? Thank you for any recommendations!

Michele Joy Bromley
Inclusive Technology Coordinator
Disability Resource Center
Portland State University

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