[Athen] Echo360 and Accessibility

Avi Chandiramani avi at sfsu.edu
Wed Jun 28 10:18:46 PDT 2017

Hi Kathleen,

Our campus no longer uses Echo 360, but we did perform an evaluation a few years ago. I’m attaching some materials from back then, but you should probably ask the vendor for updated information.

In looking at our notes, the “player” had a screen reader version but it had some accessibility issues so we ended up creating an Equally Effective Alternate Access Plan (EEAAP) for screen-reader and keyboard-only users. The product worked just fine for captioning and integrated well with our captioning vendor (AST).

If you need any more information, feel free to follow up with me directly.


Avi Chandiramani
Program Manager, Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI)
Disability Programs and Resource Center
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave, SSB 110
San Francisco, CA 94132

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Kathleen Cahill
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 12:54 PM
To: Access Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] Echo360 and Accessibility

Hi Colleagues,

Have any of you been using Echo360 video capture and transmission tools for lecture captures, and how accessible have you found it to be to students?

We have a department here that is considering using it and want to make sure it is usable by students with disabilities.

Thank you!


Kathy Cahill
Associate Dean, Accessibility and Usability
Department of Undergraduate Education
77 Mass. Ave. 7-143
Cambridge MA 02139
kcahill at mit.edu<mailto:kcahill at mit.edu>

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