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WeBWorK and ADA Compliance

WeBWorK and ADA Compliance

by Jeff Crabill -
Number of replies: 1
My school is seriously beginning to look into ADA compliance of all computer and web applications used on campus. Since we use WeBWorK extensively, we are going to need to think about this.

Before I jump into the world of ADA compliance and computer software, I would like to see what experiences you have had or if any work has already been done to address ADA compliance of WeBWorK.

Has your school deemed it compliant? non-compliant?

Has your school experimented with WeBWorK and adaptive software (e.g. Kurzweil)?

Any experiences you have had would be helpful for us as we begin this process.

In reply to Jeff Crabill

Re: WeBWorK and ADA Compliance

by Arnold Pizer -
Hi Jeff,

One thing you can do with current WeBWorK installations is to use MathJax in place of jsMath to display mathematics. MathJax has very good accessibility options --- see

The rest of a WeBWorK problem is standard html so I would hope there are good options for that.

To use MathJax in place of jsMath, you need to install MathJax on your server and then edit the global.conf file. Sometime in the near future, MathJax will become one of the standard display options for WeBWorK.