Turnitin accessibility statement
This statement concerns the Turnitin integration with Blackboard Learn (https://bb.imperial.ac.uk). It does not cover the user-provided content that is uploaded to Turnitin. View the Blackboard accessibility statement.
We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
- Text in the application can be listened to using screen reader software (all elements have Aria labels associated with them)
- Most of the elements in the application can be controlled by keyboard
- Orientation is supported, and is not restricted to only one type of orientation
- Colour is not used to visually identify application functions or controls
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible the website is
You can visit the Turnitin website for full details on accessibility features
What we do about known issues
We work to achieve and maintain WCAG 2.1 AA standards, but it is not always possible for all our content to be accessible. Where content is not accessible, we will state a reason, warn users and offer alternatives.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Imperial College London is committed to making its website accessible in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the known issues listed below.
Non accessible content
- Currently Turnitin Feedback Studio is not fully compliant with WCAG 2.1 AA. Only text only reports can be entirely dictated with screen reading software.
- In addition to this, both student and non-student workflows are also not fully compliant with WCAG 2.1 AA, however Turnitin has provided accessibility work arounds for student workflows. Full details for student accessibility workarounds can be found on the Turnitin website.
Non compliance with the accessibility regulations
- Voice comments – Turnitin currently does not have the ability to transcribe instructor voice comments into text form. Students with hearing disabilities will not be able to consume the voice comments provided by the instructor.
- Student submission – The test of a student submission is image-based and cannot be read by a screen reader in its default view
- Inline comments – Turnitin currently doesn’t allow the ability to navigate to comments left inline within the paper with a keyboard or screen reader in its default interface.
- Non-student workflows – Strict conformance to WCAF 2.0 A and AA is limited to the student-facing interfaces. The Turnitin provided workarounds are for student workflow only.
Reporting accessibility issues
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille or if you find any accessibility issues not listed on this page then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
This statement was prepared on 9 September 2020. It was last updated on 9 September 2020.