Blackboard is committed to delivering products and services that are usable and accessible regardless of age, ability, or situation.

The Blackboard Instructor 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, or hearing impairments.


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 clicking on.

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 rather than more complex actions such as pushing the Home button or tapping two places on the screen simultaneously.

Learn more about iOS 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 touch screen. Switch Access uses external switch devices, keyboards, and alternative buttons built into the device.

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Windows 10 accessibility features

Narrator. A screen reader tool that reads text and describes events for users.

High Contrast. Light and dark themes that improve the display of content for users with vision impairments or color blindness.

Magnifier. Magnification tool that enlarges some or all portions of the screen to improve readability.

Learn more about Windows accessibility features