WebAssign is committed to making its services accessible to all students, including those with disabilities. We will devote the time and resources necessary to ensure that every user enjoys access to WebAssign. To realize this goal, WebAssign endorses the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative, which was established to bring the World Wide Web to its full potential by promoting a high degree of usability for people with disabilities. If you have a specific need or usability issue that you would like WebAssign to address, please contact us.
For sight-impaired students, the WebAssign application has been tested for accessibility using the reader program JAWS 5.10 version from Freedom Scientific Blind/Low Vision Group. To our knowledge, all web pages containing forms, radio buttons, check boxes, and similar features that a student would access for completing their homework, quiz, and/or test can be read by JAWS 5.10.
The WebAssign application has certain functions for an author, such as input fields for alt tags and labels when an author pastes a link for an image into a question or assignment description. WebAssign will help authors generate accessible content during their initial design stage. Content, especially figures that originate from a textbook, might not meet accessibility standards. Teachers who plan to use this information should contact WebAssign for help in adding the appropriate tags if the need arises.