Our Commitment to Accessibility
At Turnitin, we believe that learning technologies should not limit, but enhance learning for everyone. Our accessibility program aims to incorporate accessibility into the entire product development lifecycle to ensure that our website and applications are accessible and usable.
Accessibility Standards Compliance
At Turnitin, we aim to conform to WCAG 2.0 AA standards of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. But, we believe that accessibility standards are more than checklists, and are working to make our learning technologies easy to use and accessible by everyone regardless of disability or circumstance.
Turnitin has partnered with The Paciello Group, experts in user accessibility and compliance, to produce a set of Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs), which can be viewed by clicking the links below.
- Student PeerMark Interface VPAT
- Student Feedback Studio Similarity Interface VPAT
- Student Feedback Studio Online Grading Interface VPAT
- Student Content Management System Interface VPAT
- Student Feedback Studio Text Only Similarity Report VPAT
- Feedback Studio LTI Interface VPAT
Turnitin has engaged third party accessibility consultants to help develop a new, more accessible version of Turnitin. The new platform has been designed with accessibility in mind. The first step towards this goal started with the release of Turnitin Feedback Studio in July 2016 which introduces an accessible color palette and greater support for keyboard-only and screen reader users. For our LTI integration users, we’ve released a new LTI tool for managing assignments that is fully accessible for both students and instructors.
Our accessibility roadmap will be focused on addressing outstanding accessibility gaps in key student workflows including:
- Ability for students to consume on-paper marks left by an instructor in context using a keyboard or screen reader
- Ability for students with hearing impairments to consume voice comments left by an instructor
Global Accessibility Awareness Day
As part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on May 21, 2015, Turnitin hosted a day of awareness for employees at its Oakland headquarters, which featured a presentation by Lucy Greco, Chair of the Electronic Accessibility Leadership Team at University of California, Berkeley, as well as accessibility challenge games, and disability simulation stations. Open community discussions reinforced Turnitin’s commitment to inclusive design, ensuring a positive experience for all types of users, regardless of disability or circumstance.
Turnitin is committed to providing a fully accessible product that serves the needs of all types of users. We want to hear from you. Please send your feedback and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Revision Date: 08/26/2015