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Honorlock Accessibility and Usability Information

Honorlock is a tool embedded in Canvas to allow instructors to proctor online exams. An instructor creates the exam in Honorlock, and a student takes the exam in Canvas Quizzes. This document gives information on some of the accessibility barriers in the instructor interface. Documentation on the student experience is being developed as of March 2024.

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Accessibility and usability barriers 

The following information is provided to help people with disabilities know what potential barriers may exist and to help people who support them. The instructor creates the exam in Honorlock, and the student takes the exam in Canvas “Quizzes.” This evaluation is for the instructor experience. (As of March 2024, a KB is being developed on Canvas Quizzes to review the student experience.)

Screen reader barriers limit accessibility for individuals using screen readers, such as people who are blind.

Honorlock has unlabeled buttons and unlabeled form items. Some important features lack appropriate context and description for a screen reader user to use well.  

Some keyboard navigation barriers exist, creating barriers for some users, such as people with motor disabilities.

Some keyboard focus indicators are missing a top, bottom, left, or right side. Some keyboard focus indicators do not have strong contrast, which makes it difficult to follow the keyboard navigation.

Magnification and reflow barriers exist, creating barriers for people with low vision.

At magnification 300% and above, not all items are available for users. At higher magnification, the top app bar in the menu overwhelms the viewport, making it difficult to read. 

Some contrast barriers exist, creating barriers for people with low vision or who are color blind.

Some buttons, menu items, keyboard focus indicators, and other interface elements have poor contrast, which may present barriers for some users.

Keywordsremote exams, exam proctoring, accessibility, usability, Honorlock, Canvas, Quizzes   Doc ID135773
OwnerMaria D.GroupIT Accessibility and Usability
Created2024-02-29 15:28:04Updated2024-05-22 15:12:48
SitesDoIT Help Desk, IT Accessibility and Usability, Learn@UW-Madison
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