Creating an accessible learning environment in virtual and traditional courses supported by learning management system software (LMS) can be a daunting task. University courses and the policies created to support students with disabilities are subject to a multitude of laws. These include the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This paper will briefly detail the relevant laws, and then explain how features of the Canvas LMS can be used to meet satisfy these laws. Experiences and suggestions for improvement are also provided.
Pendergast, Mark, "Leveraging Learning Management System to Accommodate Students with Disabilities: Issues and Experiences with the Canvas LMS" (2015). SAIS 2015 Proceedings. 36.