Accessibility at Blackboard

Blackboard is committed not only to delivering accessible products, but also to providing accessibility consulting. Understanding that a digital accessibility program encompasses so much more than their products, Blackboard works with schools to develop comprehensive eLearning accessibility plans.

In this webinar, you’ll learn more about Blackboard’s accessibility initiatives and core beliefs. Presented by JoAnna Hunt (Accessibility Manager), Scott Ready (Director of Customer Relations), and Nicolaas Matthijs (Ally Product Manager), this session will cover:

  • Blackboard’s accessibility mission statement & core beliefs
  • How Blackboard makes their products accessible
  • How Blackboard works with schools to plan for accessibility
  • How Blackboard developed their rubric for accessibility
  • Common challenges of making eLearning programs accessible
  • Using Blackboard Ally to get insight into how accessible your courses are
  • The future of accessibility at Blackboard


JoAnna Hunt
Accessibility Manager | Blackboard

Scott Ready
Director of Customer Relations | Blackboard

Nicolaas Matthijs
Ally Product Manager | Blackboard

Lily Bond (Moderator)
Director of Marketing | 3Play Media


Introducing Blackboard Ally: Making Course Content More Accessible
Creating Inclusive Courses: eLearning Accessibility Course Audit
Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment: eLearning Accessibility Planning
Why Accessibility: The Accessibility Imperative for Education