I hope this is a good place to ask about this. My institution uses WebAssign for homework in many classes. A concern has come up about being compliant with ADA. From a page on the WebAssign site, it sounds like WebAssign should be ok. But I have also found a reference to a lawsuit (from 2014?) indicating that there are "problems".

My question is basically if anyone knows whether WebAssign is ADA compliant. Before I start spending hours research this, I wanted to see if anyone has some insight.

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    $\begingroup$ You might consider asking a legal forum or a forum addressing User Interface issues or even a forum dealing with disabled people and their caretakers. If you crosspost, please add links to the other fora. Gerhard "Good Luck With Your Question" Paseman, 2015.07.21 $\endgroup$ Jul 21, 2015 at 19:06
  • $\begingroup$ @GerhardPaseman: I had thought about that. I thought a forum for math teachers would be the best place since they would have to deal with this issue. I will give it a bit of time here. $\endgroup$
    – Thomas
    Jul 21, 2015 at 19:53
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    $\begingroup$ Of note: the lawsuit isn't just one unhappy student: the US Justice Department filed a motion to join the lawsuit. $\endgroup$
    – petehern
    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:10
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    $\begingroup$ WebAssign isn't the only program that case had issues with. Other resources listed include PDFs, GoogleDocs, Youtube, Vimeo, TurnItIn, Powerpoint, and library books. $\endgroup$
    – Jessica B
    Jul 22, 2015 at 7:10
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    $\begingroup$ At w3.org/WAI/eval/Overview.html you find tools to evaluate the accessibility of a website. Maybe your want to ask you question on ux.stackexchange.com ... $\endgroup$ Jul 22, 2015 at 11:39


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