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University of Notre Dame Deploys Digital Accessibility Platform

The University of Notre Dame has selected the YuJa Panorama digital accessibility platform to help ensure that course materials are accessible to all students of all backgrounds. The platform provides a variety of accessible file formats as well as a website accessibility tool that gives students control over the UI, design, and readability of websites both inside and outside of the LMS environment, according to a news announcement.

Key criteria for the technology selection included the ability to integrate with Notre Dame's Canvas learning management system, as well as provide reporting on accessibility across all areas of the university. With the implementation, the institution aims to create a more inclusive learning environment for its 12,000-plus students.

"Our goal is to support student flourishing. One way we can do that is by cultivating an inclusive environment that encourages students to achieve their full potential," said Daniel Skendzel, executive director of Notre Dame Studios and Teaching & Learning Technologies, in a statement. "When students have equal access to educational material, they are more likely to improve learning outcomes and achieve academic success."

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