Our Commitment

Top Hat is dedicated to designing our websites, applications and features so that they are accessible to as many users as possible. We are currently Level A compliant based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and Section 508 standards.  Top Hat is continuously improving its products and services to create an inclusive learning environment and will be Level AA compliant by fall 2020. 

Using Top Hat


ARIA and appropriate labeling are provided on user interface elements. Skip links and landmarks are provided to help navigate any users accessing the interface via assistive technology. 

Magnification Tools

Students with impaired vision can use assistive technologies like ZoomText to navigate through Top Hat. Top Hat is also responsive to zooming in up to 200%.

Keyboard Navigation

Interactive elements can be accessed via keyboard commands only. Common keyboard navigation on screen readers like VoiceOver and JAWS work as well, allowing those assistive technologies to jump down the HTML tree effectively.

Interactive Textbooks and Assignments

Top Hat provides features in the suite of authoring tools that allow professors to modify and add additional elements to any content. An example of this is the ability to write alternative text for images in Pages content (chapters, assignments, etc). Some authoring teams have written content on Top Hat Marketplace such as Introduction to Psychology (Altman et al.) to provide accessible links and captions on all interactive media embedded within the pages. If you have questions about your textbook’s accessibility, please contact accessibility@tophat.com

Documentation & Support

Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs)

Support Articles

For More Information

For general inquiries or more information, please contact us at accessibility@tophat.com.
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