Online Accessibility


Accessibility provides students the opportunity to:

  1. acquire the same information
  2. engage in the same interactions
  3. enjoy the same services

as students without disabilities, with substantially equivalent ease of use.


St. Mary’s University Online Learning Accessibility Policy

St. Mary’s University strives to provide accessibility for online courses for all students. The University is committed to ensuring individuals with disabilities the ability to independently acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same benefits and services within the same timeframes as other students with substantially equivalent ease of use including information processes and services provided through online platforms.

When websites and web tools are properly designed and coded, people with disabilities can use them. However, currently many sites and tools are developed with accessibility barriers that make them difficult or impossible for some people to use.

Making the web accessible benefits individuals, businesses, and society. 

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), 2018

Accessibility Support

Captioning in kaltura
Canvas Accessibility
Accessible Word Documents
Accessibility for Online course

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