Technical Assistance & Accommodations

Helpdesk (info@corinnetruecenter.org)

The staff of the Corinne True Center for Bahá’í History strive to provide same-day assistance whenever possible. You can call us 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern time at 847-337-7750. Please be aware that since listening to voice mails may be delayed, we cannot always respond immediately. If you have difficulties following the guidance in our Tutorials, please feel free to get in touch with one of the administrative staff listed below. We will do our best to assist you.


Accommodating Disabilities

For Students

The Online Learning Center (Moodle platform): The Center’s version of Moodle (currently 4.1) supports the browser Jaws 15+ (Latest version recommended), as well as the JAWS screen reader, and other screen readers including NVDA, Chromevox, and Orca. Details can be found on this Moodle web page: Moodle Accessibility page. Transcripts are not automatically provided for course videos, but in most cases these can be made available on request. Contact Dr. Stockman for assistance.

Most elements for compliance are standard in our courses and are incorporated when putting a course into Moodle. For example, we will use its standard font, not the font a course developer wants to use. We do not use colored, fancy fonts; backgrounds and hyperlinks are also standardized to be ADA compliant. We will not publish unclear images, audio, or video files. If you find a link which is not compliant or accessible, please contact Dr. Stockman.

For Faculty and Staff

The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) of 1990, Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, states that all individuals should have equal accessibility–including online instructional opportunities. ADA requires that all online courses be fully compliant from the start of the course.

More and more students need our courses to be ADA compliant. For example, the use of screen readers is becoming more common, so our courses need to facilitate their use. Course developers and instructors must do their due diligence to develop ADA-compliant courses and respond to specific requests for accommodations in the courses they teach. This ADA checklist is shared with anyone involved in creating a course for the Irfan Forum.

Most elements for compliance are standard in Corinne True Center for Bahá’í History courses and are incorporated when putting a course into Moodle. For example, we will use its standard font, not the font a course developer wants to use. We do not use colored, fancy fonts; backgrounds and hyperlinks are also standardized to be ADA compliant. We will not publish unclear images, audio, or video files.