Campus News

Online course website edX agrees to make content more accessible

EdX Inc., a website created by MIT and Harvard University that provides massive open online courses created by the schools, has entered into a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice to remedy violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The settlement resolves allegations that edX’s online courses were not accessible to students with disabilities, such as those who are visually impaired or have hearing loss.

EdX now is required to provide accurate captioning and oral navigation signals. MIT and Harvard also are making programming changes to the website so those with dexterity disabilities can navigate content more easily.