Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Contact the Accessible Media Coordinator

Robert Starr
Accessible Media Coordinator

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-5644
Fax: 703-993-4743
rstarr@gmu.edu

Contact the IT Accessibility Coordinator

Kristine Neuber
IT Accessibility Coordinator

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-9815
Fax: 703-993-4743
kneuber@gmu.edu

Have Assistive Technology Questions? Contact Us!

Jackie Servello
Assistive Technology Specialist

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-4329
Fax: 703-993-4743
jservell@gmu.edu

Have questions? Contact the ATI:

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-4329
Fax: 703-993-4743
ati@gmu.edu

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra* is an interactive web conferencing and virtual classroom environment designed for teaching and learning and real-time collaboration. It is available in all myMason Organizations and Blackboard Courses. Instructors can use Collaborate to set up virtual conferencing for their classes while students can participate in chat and discussion sessions from anywhere. It also provides an accessible platform for students with disabilities

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Accessibility FAQs

Support for keyboard navigation?


Yes. See Keyboard Navigation and Shortcuts for Blackboard Collaborate Ultra*.
 
Support for screen reader users?

Yes. For the best screen reader experience in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra*, use Jaws with Firefox on a Windows machine and Safari with VoiceOver on a Mac.

Additional resources for screen reader users below:

Blackboard Ultra Basic Navigation Tips for Students using JAWS or NVDA (PDF)
Blackboard Ultra Basic Navigation Tips for Students using JAWS or NVDA (Word)
Accessibility in Blackboard Collaborate with Ultra Experience*
 
Support for live captioning?

Yes. See Closed Captioning in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra:

closed captioning in collaborate ultra