User research into accessibility of content within your courses

Discussion created by marissa.dimino on Sep 15, 2016



The Blackboard team is looking for teachers, instructional designers and students who are interested in talking to us about the accessibility of content within their courses. The objectives of this research are as follows:

  • To understand how teachers and instructional designers create content and how they approach the accessibility of the course materials they create. Even if you don’t know where to start, we want to hear from you.
  • To understand more about the specific needs of students with disabilities when consuming content within their online courses.


We are looking to interview a cross section of teachers and students from schools using either the Blackboard Learn or the Moodlerooms learning management systems. We’ll have approximately 20 open slots for this research (10 for teachers and 10 for students) at this time, with the potential to include more at a later date. If you are interested in participating in this user research effort, and helping us uncover ways to help increase the accessibility of course content, please email us at We’ll reach out to interested parties with more details and to schedule interviews.