Accessibility in Blackboard Learn 9.1, SP11

In Service Pack 11, our latest update to Blackboard Learn Release 9.1, we continued to build on the considerable progress made with Service Pack 10 perfecting the details in key user workflows and achieving conformance with the WCAG 2.0 Priority AA Standards.

Some of the notable changes in Service Pack 11 include:

  • Increased focus on color contrast throughout the application ensuring that contrast ratios meet or exceed the 4:5:1 contrast ratio requirements of WCAG 2.0 Priority AA.
  • Updated keyboard navigation with in our contextual menus and list action menus to ensure they follow commonly understood keyboard patterns.
  • Controlled focus when completing tasks within the screen reader view of the Grade Center, ensuring the user is returned to the proper cell in the main Grade Center table.
  • Improvements to the screen reader interaction with a 'fill in multiple blanks' question when building and taking a test.