Haas School of Business is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.
Measures to support accessibility
Haas School of Business takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of our online courses:
- Provide continual accessibility training for our course development staff.
- Assign clear accessibility targets and responsibilities.
- Employ formal accessibility quality assurance methods.
As part of our commitment to accessibility, we ensure that our courses are compatible with:
- Recent versions of popular screen readers
- Operating system screen magnifiers
- Speech recognition software
- Operating system speech packages
We always make sure that our website follows accessibility best practices by following the principles of universal design. This ensures our courses are flexible and adaptable to different users’ needs or preferences and is accessible through a variety of different technologies, including mobile devices or assistive technologies.
During the development phase we endeavor to follow WebAIM’s Principles of Accessible Design, and also try to help improve the accessibility of our courses for users with disabilities by:
- Provide text alternatives to time-based media such as video including close-captions
- Provide transcripts and slides of all lectures
- Instructors provide meaningful descriptions of images
- Maintaining colour/contrast ratios for text
- Providing keyboard accessible navigation
- Employ an accessible learning management system
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
Wherever possible, the our courses will adhere to level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0). These guidelines outline four main principles that state that sites should be:
- Perceivable – Information and user interface components must be presentable to users in ways they can perceive
- Operable – User interface components and navigation must be operable
- Understandable – Information and the operation of user interface must be understandable
- Robust – Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies
We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of bCourses. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on bCourses:
We try to respond to feedback within 2 business days.