University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus

USF St. Petersburg campus Guide to Online Learning

Technology Accessibility

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus strives to ensure that all of our web content and online courses are accessible to all students, including those with disabilities. We recognize that many of our students with disabilities use assistive technologies to help them navigate their online course content. We have compiled the information and resources below to support successful access.

For full details on the USF's accessibility commitment, view the USF Minimum Web Accessibility Standards.

Canvas Accessibility

The Canvas Accessibility Guide provides information, tips, and specifications organized into the following categories:

  • Screen Readers and Browsers
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Accessibility of Specific Canvas Features
  • Accessibility of Third Party Integration 

For full details about Canvas accessibility and assistive technology interactions, view their Voluntary Product Accessibility Template Page.

Other Tools

If you course uses tools external to Canvas, check out the accessibility links listed by specific program or application on our Technology Tools page.

Get Accessibility Help

If you are having difficulty accessing a feature in Canvas to complete your coursework, contact your instructor and the Student Accessibility Services Office to alert them to the issue. They will work together with you to resolve the issue, bringing in additional technology support as needed.


USF St. Petersburg campus is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities in a timely and effective manner. To request a reasonable accommodation, students must be registered with the Student Disability Services Office.