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3. Improve the usability of your Canvas site

Are Canvas course sites accessible? 

The Canvas environment meets the University’s accessibility standards, but content you add to Canvas course sites may not. Using the metaphor of a house, the general architecture of Canvas ensures that all users can enter the front door and gain access to the interior rooms (native tool areas within Canvas), but objects you place in those rooms (like digital files or external tools integrated into Canvas) may be difficult to access, or may even create barriers to their use.

What steps should I take to make my Canvas course sites as accessible as possible?