Blackboard is fully committed to ensuring all products and services we deliver are both usable and accessible to all users regardless of age, ability, or situation.

The Blackboard Mobile Communications App is natively designed, so it works with the accessibility features built into iOS and Android devices. These features help make mobile content available for people with physical, visual, and/or hearing impairments.


Apple iOS Accessibility Features

VoiceOver: A screen reader that allows users to navigate their phone with gestures and touch the screen to hear what they’re selecting.

Zoom: A magnifying tool used to enlarge any item on the screen from 100–1,500 percent.

Color filters: Display accommodations that allow the fine-tuning of colors, hues, and tints to support vision impairments and color blindness.

Switch Control: A navigation tool that enables actions through Bluetooth switch hardware for users with physical disabilities and limited motor skills.

AssistiveTouch: An on-screen menu for navigation and functionality instead of more complex actions such as pushing the Home button or tapping two places on the screen simultaneously.

More on Apple's accessibility features


Android Accessibility Features

TalkBack: A screen reader that uses both touch and spoken feedback to help with navigation, alerts, and notifications.

Visual settings: This group of settings allows for adjustments to be made to display and font sizes, colors and contrast, and magnification.

Switch Access: A switch used to control actions in place of using the touchscreen. Switch Access uses external switch devices, keyboards, and alternative buttons built into the device.

More on Android's accessibility features