Course Accessibility

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (Course Accessibility)

Illinois Virtual School (IVS) is committed to making its online courses accessible to all learners. The IVS learning management system (LMS) which hosts IVS courses is Brightspace by Desire2Learn (D2L0.

Below is a link to Brightspace by D2L’s Accessibility Standards and Compliance documents:

http://www.brightspace.com/about/accessibility/standards/

Course materials and activities are designed to provide appropriate access to all learners. The following accessibility guidelines are addressed within the IVS course design process:

  1. Course pages and course materials provide equivalent alternative to auditory and visual content.
  2. The course ensures screen readability and minimizes distractions.
  3. The course provides useful descriptions of what students will find at external linked sites. Teacher directions clearly direct student to appropriate external websites.
    NOTE: Many IVS courses do link to external resources. IVS relies on the vendor of the external resource to make their content accessible.