Engage - Benefits of Using Engage

This document outlines some of the benefits of Engage eTexts.

An important accessibility note:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison supports the right of all enrolled students to a full and equal educational opportunity. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Wisconsin State Statute (36.12), and UW-Madison policy (UW-855) require the university to provide reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities to access and participate in its academic programs and educational services.

If you use an Engage eText, students with disabilities might need an accessible eText through the McBurney Center as an accommodation.

It’s important to note that we are unable to create a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, for the collaboration features in Engage, specifically sharing notes with the class from within the eText. Since we cannot provide a reasonable accommodation and in turn give students the same educational opportunities, note sharing should not be used.

Additionally, keyboard-only users are unable to select text in the eText, which prevents them from using the flashcards, study guide, copy text, and citations features of Engage. These features may be used by students, since an accommodation is possible, but should not be a requirement of the course.

Faculty and students share responsibility in the accommodation process. Students are expected to inform faculty of their need for accommodations during the beginning of the semester, or as soon as possible after being approved for accommodations. Faculty will work either directly with the student or in coordination with the McBurney Center to provide reasonable instructional and course-related accommodations. Disability information, including accommodations, are part of a student’s educational record and are thus protected under FERPA and should be kept confidential.

For more information about specific barriers, please see the Engage Accessibility & Usability Information KnowledgeBase document.