‘Accessible’ means a person with a disability is afforded the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as a person without a disability in an equally effective and equally inclusive manner, with substantially equivalent ease of use.
Users can access VoiceThread from the VoiceThread website, from within Desire2Learn, from the VoiceThread App for iOS mobile devices, and from VoiceThread Universal.
The VoiceThread website and player (used to listen to, view, or record comments) are not accessible by screen readers. Because VoiceThreads embedded in Desire2Learn rely on the VoiceThread player, they are also not accessible by screen readers.
The VoiceThread App can be used to create, edit, and comment on VoiceThreads from within an iOS and Android Mobile Device. VoiceThread has indicated that there are a few places where buttons need to be given clearer labels and that this gap is not prohibitive. The labels will be improved in a future update to the app.
VoiceThread Universal is an HTML version of VoiceThread that is made for full screen readers. Before using VoiceThread Universal, note that:
Depending on how VoiceThread is being used in a course, VoiceThread Universal may serve as an alternative. We recommend its use when asking course participants to comment using text based responses. It should be avoided if contributors are required to create, edit, share VoiceThreads, or comment via video or audio.
To access VoiceThread Universal:
To set VoiceThread Universal as your default view of VoiceThread:
To make the VoiceThreads you create accessible to screen readers:
VoiceThread has committed to addressing accessibility gaps that surfaced during accessibility testing. The VoiceThread Accessibility Whitepaper includes VoiceThread’s VPAT, which explains VoiceThread’s 508 compliancy. For more information about the accessibility of VoiceThread, visit the VoiceThread accessibility website. We will update the information on this page, when improvements are made to the systems.
OIT has partnered with Disability Services to provide assistance for accessibility issues related to OIT supported services and we want to hear from you about this service. If you need assistance using this service or you have more information about the accessibility of this service that we should share with others, please contact the IT Service Center at email@example.com or at 303-735-4357 (5-HELP from an on-campus phone).