Accessibility Tips - Assignments

Blind and low vision people will have difficulty reading annotations (when an instructor adds feedback to an assignment submission using the Annotations toolbar).

annotations toolbar

Annotations create two problems:

  • Screen readers, which literally "read" out-loud what's on a screen, cannot read an annotation
  • Annotated comments cannot be associated with the relevant part of the submission, so the connection between the submission and the comment is lost


Use alternative formats for blind or low vision students.

Note: Check to see if you have blind or low vision students and the accommodations you may use in your course. Visit the DRC website and click Instructor Login.

instructor login on DRC website