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Purposeful Sampling of Technologies Employed in K-12 Online Education

Green A Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) was available on the product's website
Yellow Product accessibility information was available but no VPAT information was listed
Red No product accessibility information was listed

The Center reviewed an array of software products and digital materials currently used to develop or distribute elementary and secondary instructional materials. The purpose of the review was to identify the extent to which product developers or publishers offered readily discoverable and publicly available information about product accessibility. Using the Section 508 standards for physical and sensory access as a benchmark, the Center has color coded products green, yellow, or red.

We contacted or attempted to contact a representative of each product reviewed in order to verify that the product's designation was accurate.

Submissions, Corrections, and Updates: We encourage organizations to contacts us regarding their Section 508 compliance. Contact us by phone (785) 864-6423, email info@centerononlinelearning.org, or use our online contact form.

Read the Center's white paper which details the recent history of accessibility legislation and several examples of VPAT best practices.
Product & Vendor     VPAT     Note     Category     Distribution     Updated     Responded    
School Specialty Inc.
cNot Listed Content Area Products Commercial 6/25/2013 Y
School Specialty Inc.
cNot Listed Content Area Products Commercial 6/25/2013 Y
Achieve3000®
cNot Listed Instructional Content Commercial 6/25/2013 N
Adaptive Curriculum
cNot Listed Instructional Content Commercial 6/25/2013 Y
Adobe Systems Incorporated
aVPAT Info
eBooks/eReader Commercial 6/25/2013 Y
Advanced Academics
bNot Listed Committed to updating all courses to be Section 508 complient; has TTS reader -- See their accessibility adjustments referenced here - Accessibility Info
Content/Learning
Management
Commercial 6/25/2013 N
Apex Learning
cNot Listed Content/Learning
Management
Commercial 6/25/2013 N
ATutor
aVPAT Info
Content/Learning
Management
Open Source 6/25/2013 Y
Blackboard, Inc.
aVPAT Info
Content/Learning
Management
Commercial 6/25/2013 Y
Google
bNot Listed See accessibility information referenced here -Accessibility Info
Blogs & Hybrid CMS Systems Commercial 6/25/2013 N
Brainhive.com
cNot Listed Instructional Content Commercial 6/25/2013 N
Agilix Labs
cNot Listed Content/Learning
Management
Commercial 6/25/2013 Y
Instructure
aVPAT Info
Content/Learning
Management
Open Source 6/25/2013 Y
Coughlin/Capstone Publishing
bNot Listed Digital books offer recorded audio, highlighting & controls are keyboard mapped; magnification options. See accessibility information referenced here - Accessibility Info
Instructional Content Commercial 6/25/2013 N
cK-12 Foundation
cNot Listed Instructional Content Open Source 6/25/2013 Y
ClassTwist, Inc.
cNot Listed Progress Monitoring Open Source 6/25/2013 N
Cambium Learning
cNot Listed Content/Learning
Management
Commercial 6/25/2013 Y
Compass Learning
bNot Listed See accessibility information referenced here - Accessibility Info
Content/Learning
Management
Commercial 6/25/2013 Y
Pearson Education
cNot Listed Content/Learning
Management
Commercial 6/25/2013 N
Rice University
bNot Listed See accessibility information referenced here - Accessibility Info
Instructional Content Open Source 6/25/2013 Y
CourseAvenue
aVPAT Info
Content/Learning
Management
Commercial 6/25/2013 Y
Curriki.org
cNot Listed Instructional Content Open Source 6/25/2013 Y
Nat’l Ed Foundation
cNot Listed Content/Learning
Management
Commercial 6/25/2013 N
Desire2Learn
aVPAT Info
Content/Learning
Management
Commercial 6/25/2013 Y
Diigo
bNot Listed See accessibility information referenced here - Accessibility Info
Social Networking Open Source 6/25/2013 N
Edgenuity, Inc.
bNot Listed Formerly E2020: See E2020's Foundation Paper outlining accessibility here --Accessibility Info
Content/Learning
Management
Commercial 6/25/2013 Y
EdisonLearning
cNot Listed Content/Learning
Management
Commercial 6/25/2013 N
Edmodo
cNot Listed Blogs & Hybrid CMS Systems 6/25/2013 Y
Edublogs
bNot Listed See accessibility information referenced here - Accessibility Info
Blogs & Hybrid CMS Systems 6/25/2013 Y
Epsilen, LLC.
bNot Listed See accessibility information referenced here - Accessibility Info
Content/Learning
Management
Commercial 6/25/2013 N
Evernote
cNot Listed Organizational/Concept Mapping 6/25/2013 N
Facebook
bNot Listed See accessibility information referenced here - Accessibility Info
Social Networking 6/25/2013 N
Apple Computer
aVPAT Info
Multimedia Creation Commercial 6/25/2013 Y
Apple Computer
aVPAT Info
Multimedia Creation Commercial 6/25/2013 Y
GoalBook
cNot Listed Progress Monitoring 6/25/2013 Y
Google
aVPAT Info
Document Creation Commercial 6/25/2013 Y
HMH/MBS Direct
cNot Listed Instructional Content Commercial 6/25/2013 N
Apple
aVPAT Info
Document Creation Commercial 6/25/2013 Y
Apple Computer
aVPAT Info
Multimedia Creation Commercial 6/25/2013 Y
Inspiration Software
aVPAT Info
Organizational/Concept Mapping 6/25/2013 Y
Apple
aVPAT Info
Document Creation Commercial 6/25/2013 Y
K12 Inc.
cNot Listed Content/Learning
Management
Commercial 6/25/2013 N
Apple
aVPAT Info
Presentation Commercial 6/25/2013 Y
Khan Academy
cNot Listed Instructional Content Open Source 6/25/2013 N
Inspiration Software
aVPAT Info
Organizational/Concept Mapping 6/25/2013 Y
Amazon
bNot Listed See accessibility information referenced here- Accessibility Info
eBooks/eReader Commercial 6/25/2013 Y
Amazon
bNot Listed See accessibility information referenced here- Accessibility Info
eBooks/eReader Commercial 6/25/2013 Y
Amazon
bNot Listed See accessibility information referenced here- Accessibility Info
eBooks/eReader Commercial 6/25/2013 Y
Amazon
bNot Listed See accessibility information referenced here- Accessibility Info
eBooks/eReader Commercial 6/25/2013 Y
Amazon
bNot Listed See accessibility information referenced here- Accessibility Info
eBooks/eReader Commercial 6/25/2013 Y
Learning.com
cNot Listed Instructional Content Commercial 6/25/2013 Y
Lucid Software
cNot Listed Organizational/Concept Mapping 6/25/2013 Y
Inkling
bNot Listed See accessibility information referenced here - Accessibility Info
Instructional Content Commercial 6/25/2013 Y
McGraw Hill Education
bNot Listed See accessibility information referenced here - Accessibility Info
Instructional Content Commercial 6/25/2013 N
Mosaica Education, Inc.
cNot Listed Content/Learning
Management
Commercial 6/28/2013 N
Microsoft
aVPAT Info
Document Creation Commercial 6/26/2013 Y
Moodle
bNot Listed See accessibility information referenced here - Accessibility Info
Content/Learning
Management
Open Source 6/26/2013 Y
Moodlerooms, Inc.
aVPAT Info
Content/Learning
Management
Open Source 6/26/2013 Y
Microsoft
aVPAT Info
Multimedia Creation Commercial 6/26/2013 Y
NaMaYa Education
cNot Listed Content/Learning
Management
Commercial 6/26/2013 N
Ning
bNot Listed See accessibility information referenced here- Accessibility Info
Social Networking 6/27/2013 N
Odysseyware
cNot Listed Content/Learning
Management
Commercial 6/26/2013 Y
ISKME
cNot Listed Instructional Content Open Source 6/26/2013 Y
Open Office
bNot Listed See accessibility information referenced here - Accessibility Info
Document Creation Open Source 6/26/2013 Y
Adobe
bNot Listed See accessibility informaiton referenced here - Accessibility Info
Document Creation Commercial 6/26/2013 N
Pearson School
cNot Listed Instructional Content Commercial 6/26/2013 Y
Pearson Education Inc.
bNot Listed See accessibility information referenced here for MyWritingLab - Accessibility Info
Instructional Content 6/26/2013 N
Pearson Education
cNot Listed Instructional Content 6/26/2013 N
Pinnacle Education
cNot Listed Content/Learning
Management
Commercial 6/26/2013 N
Edmentum Inc.
bNot Listed Plato Learning stated they are Section 508 complient and provided a document outling accessibilty. Content/Learning
Management
Commercial 6/26/2013 Y
Microsoft
aVPAT Info
Presentation Commercial 6/26/2013 Y
Prezi
bNot Listed See accessibility information referenced here - Accessibility Info
Presentation 6/26/2013 Y
Sakai Project
aVPAT Info
Content/Learning
Management
Open Source 6/26/2013 Y
Pearson Education
bNot Listed The underlying framework and technology for content management abides by the principles of W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and Section 508. - Accessibility Info
Content/Learning
Management
Commercial 6/26/2013 N
MIT Media Lab
cNot Listed Multimedia Creation 6/26/2013 Y
SoftChalk LLC
aVPAT Info
Content/Learning
Management
Commercial 6/26/2013 Y
Pearson Education, Inc.
cNot Listed Content Area Products 6/26/2013 Y
Triumph Learning, LCC
cNot Listed Test Preparation Commercial 6/26/2013 Y
Twitter
bNot Listed See accessibility add-on here -Accessibility Info
Social Networking 6/26/2013 Y
Unity Technologies
cNot Listed Multimedia Creation 6/26/2013 Y
VoiceThread LLC
aVPAT Info
Multimedia Creation 6/26/2013 Y
Vschoolz, Inc.
cNot Listed Vschoolz has an “ADA Statement” link on its homepage, but the associated information provided is unclear - Accessibility Info
Content/Learning
Management
Commercial 6/26/2013 Y
Wordpress
bNot Listed See accessibility information referenced here - Accessibility Info
and Accessibility Info
Blogs & Hybrid CMS Systems 6/26/2013 N
Agilix, Inc.
cNot Listed Application Programming Interface Commercial 6/27/2013 N
PBS & WGBH Educational Foundation
cNot Listed Instructional Content 6/27/2013 N
Scholastic Inc.
bNot Listed See accessibility information for System 44 and Read 180 referenced here - Accessibility Info
Instructional Content 6/27/2013 N
Symphony Learning
cNot Listed Content Area Products Commercial 6/27/2013 N
Adobe Systems Incorporated
aVPAT Info
PDF Converter Commercial 6/27/2013 Y
Adobe Systems Incorporated
aVPAT Info
PDF Viewer Commercial 6/27/2013 Y
Mindplay
cNot Listed Content Area Products Commercial 7/10/2013 Y
Cengage Learning, Inc.
aVPAT Info
Variety 7/10/2013 Y
IStation
bNot Listed See accessibility information referenced here - Accessibility Info
Content Area Products Commercial 7/10/2013 Y
Discovery Education
cNot Listed Instructional Content Commercial 7/15/2013 Y