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View CoursePlus with a Dyslexia-Friendly Font

July 08, 2020 | 1 Minute Read

The CoursePlus team and the Center for Teaching and Learning are deeply committed to making the tools and content in CoursePlus as accessible as possible to those with any kind of disability or impairment. Content produced by CTL includes a full accessibility review, online lecture PDFs are fully readable by screen readers, interactive transcripts are provided, and much work has been done to make the CoursePlus interface more friendly to assistive devices.

We’re pleased to announce that you can now tell CoursePlus to use a dyslexia-friendly font whenever possible. OpenDyslexic is a font widely used to mitigate contrast/blindness, letter confusion or rotation, and crowding. When this option is selected, OpenDyslexic is used wherever possible in CoursePlus. The main user interface elements of CoursePlus will be displayed using this font, as will much of the content. It’s important to note that some custom content generated by faculty, staff, or students cannot be changed to use OpenDyslexic. The vast majority of content and interface elements in CoursePlus will, however, use OpenDyslexic when enabled.

How do you enable this option?

  1. Sign in to CoursePlus
  2. Click “Edit My CoursePlus Account” on the left
  3. Click “CoursePlus Preferences”
  4. Select the “Use a dyslexic-friendly font where possible in CoursePlus” option
  5. Click “Update My CoursePlus Preferences”

We hope that this new feature will make CoursePlus a more friendly — and accessible — place to anyone who has challenges with letterforms. As always, if you have any questions about how this feature works, please contact CTL Help!