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Accessibility Applications

Georgia Southern University strives to adopt and/or develop web technologies that comply with federal regulations and guidelines for accessibility.  The following information outlines the technology and software used by Georgia Southern University towards that goal.  Please note that the list may not represent all software used or the assistive capabilities as improvements and upgrades are ongoing and continuous.  The Student Disability Resource Center provides resources for students who require special accommodations.

  • AMAC
    The University subscribes to AMAC  technology and services that support accessibility.  AMAC Accessibility was incubated out of the University System of Georgia in 2005 to help post-secondary disability services offices provide complete, timely, efficient accommodations to print-disabled students so they can be more independent and productive in their academic environments. Today, as a research and service center of the Georgia Tech College of Architecture, AMAC’s expertise, software tools and technology empower not only college disability service providers, but also K-12 educators, corporations, non-profits, and government institutions throughout the United States, to provide equal access to education, work and life for individuals with disabilities of all kinds.  See available AMAC Software tools.
  • Desire2Learn  
    “Desire2Learn is committed to reporting our web accessibility compliance openly and transparently. We believe that accessibility standards and laws are more than checklists and work with our client-led Accessibility Interest Group to ensure our Section 508 VPATs and WCAG 2.0 checklists are descriptive and accurate.”

Resources:
The Desire2Learn Accessibility Standards Compliance page provides links and documentation about D2L compliance.
University System of Georgia Guide to making D2L Learning Environment courses accessible (by Janet Sylva).

Last updated: 4/2/2019

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