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Is LockDown Browser accessible to those with disabilities?

The Mac version of LockDown Browser works with VoiceOver (the standard screen reader that comes with the Mac OS). LockDown Browser's functions and security remain the same when VoiceOver is used.

The Windows version of LockDown Browser allows a student to use some screen reader accessibility programs, such as JAWS and Windows-Eyes. Zoom Text is compatible in regards to increasing the text size, but the reader is not currently compatible. As of LockDown Browser for Windows, accessibility is enabled for all users. Please have all students on Window platforms upgrade to this version. To upgrade, either download and install the full installation package, or start  LockDown Browser, select the “i” button from the toolbar, and then click “Check for Newer Version”. The version will be displayed and you will be able to download a newer version if one is available.

Keep in mind that the security level of LockDown Browser is lowered when screen readers are used.