Students with Disabilities
Las Positas College is making every effort possible to make all of our web offerings accessible to students with disabilities. Faculty have access to training and are encouraged to design web content that meets the standards of accessibility.
If you are a blind student and use text-reading software, this is very important because you will be able to access the same content as other students. In fact, it is recommended that blind students use the most updated version of text-reading software, Jaws.
It's also advisable that students with disabilities customize their web browsers take advantage of the accessibility features within web browsers. They should also customize their computers and mobile devices to ensure maximum accessibility. For instance, students can adjust the text size to suit their needs.
Blackboard, which is one of the two course management systems used to deliver online courses at LPC, continually upgrades its software to ensure accessibility. Learn more about Blackboard's efforts to ensure accessibility. So does Canvas, the other course management system. Read about accessibility within Canvas.
Furthermore, all LPC students have access to Google Apps via Zonemail. Read about Google's accessibility resources.
For more information on services that LPC provides to students with disabilities, go to the Disability Resource Center web site. You can also email Karen Zeigler, the college's alternative media technology specialist.
Students with a disability -- a visual limitation or reading difficulty -- that limits access to online materials may request online materials in alternate media. Examples of alternate media formats include Braille, tactile graphics, audiotape, and large print. Students can make alternate media requests through the Disability Resource Center.
Good luck in your class!