The CYRIN team is committed to making its training equally accessible to all users, regardless of ability.

If you are unable to access CYRIN training, discover an issue with accessibility, or need materials in an alternate format, please contact the team at and we will address the issue promptly.

Accessibility Conformance

The CYRIN platform and any CYRIN-provided content conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), version 2.1, at the AA level. It also conforms to the relevant portions of U.S. Section 508 and, as an interactive web-based application, follows the ARIA 1.1 recommendations to inform assistive technologies.

An overview of CYRIN's conformance with WCAG 2.1 and U.S. Section 508 can be found in the CYRIN Accessibility Conformance Report, in Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) format.

CYRIN is built on the Moodle platform, which is designed for accessibility. Further information can be found in Moodle's accessibility statement.

Third-Party Tools and Content

Some non-public content in CYRIN is created by third-party partners, for use exclusively within their organizations. For example, an instructor at an educational institution may create content for their students. Moodle has many features in place to help authors create accessible content, and follows the ATAG 2.0 guidelines to facilitate this process. Neither CYRIN nor Architecture Technology Corporation can guarantee the accessibility of this private, third-party content.

In many cases, CYRIN instruction involves embedded virtual machines, running an independent operating system, embedded within the browser. Wherever possible, we enable accessibility features in these embedded systems in order to facilitate their use as instructional tools. Further, some CYRIN exercises instruct students in (or make tangential use of) third-party software that is not, in itself, accessible. Where possible, accessible software is chosen and preferred, but in cases where the dominant software package in a field is not fully accessible, CYRIN may still include instruction on that software—it is the software practitioners will use on the job. When updates to these tools become available, improving their accessibility, we will incorporate those updates into the relevant CYRIN exercises.


Accessibility is a process, and we are always looking to improve—whether it be in the CYRIN platform itself, or in the content in one of CYRIN's live exercises. For further details, consult the CYRIN Accessibility Roadmap.

Last update: April 27, 2022.