Knewton believes that every student should receive a high-quality education tailored to her or his needs. We are committed to ensuring that the Alta platform is fully accessible to all learners.

Knewton’s Alta product is compliant with the WCAG 2.0 Level AA Success Criteria and the U.S. Access Board’s Section 508 Standards. We’ve partnered with Level Access, a leader in evaluating digital accessibility solutions, to evaluate and regularly audit our product’s accessibility and guide us in our accessibility remediation efforts.

To go into accessibility mode:

You will need some basic system requirements:

For the best possible Alta accessibility experience, we recommend using Internet Explorer 11 (note: Edge will not run JAWS correctly). We also support VoiceOver with Safari. 

  • Hit the space bar on any math formula question
  • Open the submenu "Accessibility"
  • Activate "Assistive MathML"

For more detailed information see this support article:

How to enable accessibility settings for your Alta account:

Enabling ADA settings for Knewton’s Alta is easy and does not remove any content from our product. Our content can be viewed by any and every student!

To enable our ADA settings, navigate to the silhouette icon in the top right corner of your screen and click My Account to go to your Account Settings. 

Scroll down to the section titled Accessibility and click the toggle on so it turns green. We will automatically save your changes!

Accessibility is currently limited to the student interface (, the instructor side of Knewton Alta is not fully ADA compliant (

Note: 'Preview as a student' options still show within the instructor side of Knewton's Alta, and therefore will not properly display the ADA properties.

For additional browser and screen-reader support, reach out to Knewton Support via the chat icon located on the bottom right of each Alta page. You can find additional information and FAQs about accessibility here. Also you can read more about Knewton's accessibility practices here.

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