With things changing and students transitioning to online classes from home, we want to ensure that they have the resources to learn and access content in Canvas. The following offers alternative technologies users can utilize if they do not have access to the same technologies available through their institution.
The following are free accessibility tools that users can download which have been thoroughly tested within Canvas by our Accessibility team.
NVDA is a great screen reader for Windows platform and is free to use. We suggest pairing NVDA with Firefox when navigating Canvas. You can download them through the following links:
If you’re a Mac user at home but use a Windows machine in class, you can use VoiceOver paired with Safari which is already available on your Mac computer, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. There is no need to download or setup anything.
Below is a getting started guide with the basic commands for VoiceOver.