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Web accessibility refers to how easily people with disabilities can navigate and interact with websites. Disabilities may be physical (such as blindness, low vision, deafness, or fine motor skills difficulty), or cognitive (such as dyslexia or attention deficit disorder). People with disabilities often use assistive technologies to help them navigate the web. An assistive technology is any device that helps a person with a disability. Common web assistive technologies include modified mice and keyboards, screen readers and screen magnifiers.

Web accessibility occurs when websites support web accessibility standards, are compatible with assistive technologies, and are easy for people to navigate and understand.

CougarView follows web accessibility standards closely and works with clients to test the usability of their products for people with disabilities. They believe that instructional practices should focus on helping people learn, and should not be limited by the learning management system the material is delivered in.

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If you are having difficulty using CougarView to complete your course work, consider seeking help from your instructor or the Center for Accommodation and Access. This office exists to help users learn new technology, seek special accommodations, and organize tutoring and other support.

Columbus State University is committed to providing accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in a timely and effective manner. To request a reasonable accommodation, students must be registered with the Center for Accommodation and Access.

Accommodations will be made based on eligibility determined by the Center for Accommodation and Access. Services can be requested at any time during the semester by clicking on this link. Requesting services well in advance will help to ensure that resources are available when needed. Please contact a Joy Norman office at 706-507-8755 or