[Athen] respondus lockdown browser

Thompson, Rachel rsthompson2 at ua.edu
Tue Jun 5 10:21:43 PDT 2018

You may have already seen their knowledge base article about this, but in case not:

Is LockDown Browser accessible to those with disabilities?<https://support.respondus.com/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/187/0/is-lockdown-browser-accessible-to-those-with-disabilities>

We have experimented with adding these programs to the Respondus whitelist, but they can only run in the background. Also, since many of the tools are browser plugins, LDB is not compatible in may experience.

We give instructions on how to set up an exam without LDB that is restricted to a single student. We use Blackboard Learn.


Dr. Rachel S. Thompson
Director, Faculty Resource Center
The Office of Information Technology
The University of Alabama
A207 Gordon Palmer Hall
Box 870248
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Phone 205-348-0216
rsthompson2 at ua.edu<mailto:rsthompson2 at ua.edu> | http://accessibility.ua.edu<http://accessibility.ua.edu/> | http://frc.ua.edu

From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Leyna Bencomo
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 12:00 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] respondus lockdown browser

Hello Athenians

Our school uses Respondus Lockdown Browser to secure Canvas quizzes so that students don't go surfing the net for answers. I know you can flip a switch and allow a specific student to use JAWS or NVDA in conjunction with Lockdown Browser to read quizzes. What we are in need of is a method of using a text-to-speech software program for students with print disabilities who are not blind. My student worker has tested Read & Write, Balabolka and Natural Reader, none of which function in the Lockdown Browser. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thank you for your kind and insightful advice,

Leyna Bencomo
Assistive Technology Specialist
Office of Information Technology
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, EPC 215
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 255-4202 / lbencomo at uccs.edu<mailto:lbencomo at uccs.edu>
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