Blackboard Accessibility Interest Group

Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES) and Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)

University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

Blackboard Accessibility Issues

This page contains the list of accessibility issues on Blackboard Academic Suite. To view the accessibility problems with Vista 4, go to WebCT Issue list.

Issue 10: Excessive use of layout tables causes the linearization inaccessible

Issue Summary

Layout tables are used across the application excessively and as the result the page does not linearize properly.
Screen reader program have to linearize the content of each table in order to make them usable to blind users. Once a layout table is linearized meaning the content of each cell goes under the content of previous cell, user ends up with a huge amount of text that does not have any relationship between them.
Use CSS as much as possible for layout, styling, and positioning of the desired content.

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