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Experiences with Blackboard

An accessible Learning Environment: Experiences with Blackboard  pdf

References used:

Blackboard has an accessibility policy statement and provides details on their website

Chris Cann, Simon Ball and Allan Sutherland (2003) Towards Accessible Virtual Learning Environments,

Report on virtual learning environment user testing project (Jan 2003)

CETIS Making E-Learning Accessible.


Various Adobe sites of use

Creating Accessible Adobe PDF Files: A Guide for Document Authors:

and Reading PDF Documents with Adobe Reader 6.0: A Guide for People with Disabilities

They also have a general Create Accessible Content page:

and of course the main accessibility site is


The ALERT Project

Comment from Texthelp on compatibility with Blackboard

Davitt Hughes
Tel +44 2894 428105
Fax +44 2894 428574

Read & Write 7 is fully compatible with Blackboard. Texthelp Systems work closely with Blackboard to ensure complete compatibility.

The Bbmatters site
The username is bbmatters
The password is member

Disability simulation site

Gives some idea of the problems that various disabilities may have when using IT.

Author: Rob Howe

03 October 2004

VLE: Blackboard



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