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We Are YesLMS

About Us

Created by a team of educators and technologists, YesLMS helps businesses and organizations provide equitable learning opportunities to users of all abilities.

Our Mission

We Power Accessible Learning

At YesLMS, we’re on a mission to revolutionize learning by eliminating barriers to education. Built with a focus on web accessibility, our hosted learning management system ensures that all learners receive equal access to education, training, and professional development resources. YesLMS is our contribution to a more inclusive web.

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Our Story

Democratizing Learning

Today, online educational and training opportunities are available to a wider audience than ever before, with learning management systems becoming commonplace at many businesses, organizations, and government agencies. But while learning opportunities have greatly expanded, e-learning has not always translated into increased accessibility for those who would gain the most from it: users who access technology in different ways. YesLMS was created to solve this problem.

We founded YesLMS with the mission of making learning accessible to every person. When we began our journey, we saw that most learning management systems do not offer accessibility options that many users need. With backgrounds as educators and vocational rehabilitation counselors, we set out to develop an open source learning management system that provides universal accessibility for users of all abilities. Now, with a powerful platform and dedicated team, YesLMS is helping to create equitable learning experiences that excite, engage, and educate.

Our Team

Get to Know Us

Our passionate team at YesLMS has decades of experience in education, counseling, design, technology, and management.

Linda Hedenblad
Linda Hedenblad
CEO and Mission Control

Linda comes from a background in Vocational Rehabilitation, so when she realized there was a real need for more accessible LMS’s, she got right to work creating her own. Linda currently oversees the operations of her growing LMS while spreading awareness about the importance of accessibility throughout the digital space.

“We are raising the bar for accessibility in a field that has traditionally considered equal access an afterthought. It’s thrilling to be part of a company that is made up of technicians and visionaries all working to improve access to learning. We support each other, work hard and have fun. I love this company!”

Douglas Gimenes
Douglas Gimenes
The Architect and Co-founder

Douglas is ½ of the team responsible for getting YesLMS up and running, and now he makes sure the platform continues to grow and evolve to better suit its users as CTO. He embraces the challenge of creating the most accessible LMS in the market by eliminating virtual barriers and allowing the democratization of online education.

“Although we are a high-tech company, here at YesLMS you will never be assisted by a robot. Our friendly and efficient team cares about YesLMS customers and will always be there to meet their needs promptly.”

Liam Kearney
Liam Kearney
Operations Catalyst

Liam guides any prospective customers through their demos, maintains the crucial ongoing customer relationship with each client, is responsible for producing YesLMS’s creative content, manages each Yes-Conference event, and so much more. He truly possesses the magical skill of multitasking, seeing each new challenge as an opportunity for a new adventure.

“I am passionate about doing what I can to give people the easiest and most accessible learning experiences possible. As a person with a disability, I am proud to work with such amazing people who share my passion and strive to promote accessibility.”

Mike Rafferty
Mike Rafferty
Mike, Tech Wrangler

Mike works with new YesLMS clients during their onboarding phase as well as directs and oversees any tech improvements along the way. Mike is known as the “big picture guy,” always striving to ensure that the YesLMS vision continues to drive technology advancements while still maintaining a clean and simple interface.

“We go beyond the recommendations of accessibility checklists. We focus on real-world accessibility so that YesLMS will be as easy as possible for all people to use.“

Maira Aranha
Maira Aranha
Operation Catalyst

Maira is the bridge between the YesLMS teams and our valued customers. She manages contract execution between the customer, sales, and financing, as well as supports customer services by implementing procedures, communicating relevant information to the team and guaranteeing customers receive their reports in a timely manner. Maira also assists with the legal and administrative aspects of the company as needed.

“We have an amazing product and the most competent and friendly team that strives to promote education to everyone! It's a cause we all believe in.”

Kevin Red
Kevin Red
Coding and Design Shortstop

Kevin works hard to catch every coding and design challenge hit his way. His passion is centered around providing the best learning experience possible for YesLMS users. He believes technology should never get in their way, instead it should be such an integral part of any platform that it goes unnoticed.

“It’s exciting to work with a group of professionals who are making a learning platform that is accessible, easy and fun to use for everyone. YesLMS will go out of their way to ensure the best learning experience possible for EVERYONE.”

Fatos Floyd
Fatos Floyd
Reality Checker

Fatos is a blind woman and a technology advocate. She checks and double checks every single aspect of YesLMS’s consumer-facing technology to assure equal access to users who are Blind. Sharing the advantages of her lifelong challenges with Blindness and finding accessible solutions and the satisfaction that comes with successfully overcoming barriers has been her mission with YesLMS.

“People should know that YesLMS is committed to enhance universal access to learning.”

Sean Kearney
Sean Kearney
Strategic Advisor

Sean absolutely loves to help people create amazing, engaging, meaningful experiences in virtual and hybrid environments. He enjoys engaging people in creative collaboration to design better problems - problems worth solving.

“I want people to know that YesLMS is much more than an amazing, intuitive, and accessible learning management system. YesLMS is really a team of committed professionals who are passionate about making engaging learning experiences available to everyone.”

 Andreza Aranha
Andreza Aranha
Customer Care Specialist

Andreza works diligently to provide stellar customer service for each YesLMS account. She’s excited by each new challenge brought to her, and a variety of people with different needs makes her days interesting and fun.

“After feeling the passion of the entire team to do their best to make online education accessible to everyone, I became passionate about YesLMS myself. And now that I'm part of this wonderful team, I also feel the need to give my best in every activity I'm assigned.”

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FAQs

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How long does it take to master the YesLMS platform?

YesLMS is incredibly intuitive, and you can begin developing your own content within minutes. Each of our clients will receive a free onboarding session with our Tech Wrangler. They will make sure you are confident using YesLMS, even if you have little to no previous experience with an LMS. Your personalized tech wrangler will remain available to you via email or phone if you have any questions.

Are YesLMS courses customizable?

YesLMS courses are customizable. Our team will work with you to match your personal platform and courses to your brand. Your employees won't even realize they've gone off your site.

What reporting capabilities does YesLMS have?

Administrators can easily track the progress of individual users across available courses and view analytic reports on the platform.

Is YesLMS mobile-friendly?

Yes, YesLMS offers a mobile-friendly platform.

Does YesLMS create an inclusive experience for those with cognitive, mobility, visual, and/or auditory disabilities?

Yes! YesLMS was designed to provide an inclusive experience for those with cognitive, mobility, visual, and/or auditory disabilities.

How does YesLMS comply with accessibility standards?

We exceed the required online accessibility standards set forth in the WCAG and ADA Compliance Guidelines, and we have multiple steps in place to make sure all of our content and interfaces are able to be interpreted by people with visual, auditory, cognitive, and other disabilities.

Does YesLMS include reporting tools that detect accessibility issues?

Yes, our text editor does. Accessibility tips are available throughout the platform as well.

How is YesLMS optimized for assistive technologies like screen readers?

All of our visual content is paired with alt-text descriptions for screen reader users.

What is assistive technology?

Assistive technology includes items like screen readers that help users with disabilities navigate the physical and digital worlds.

What is inclusive design? What does inclusive mobile web mean?

Inclusive design is when a product's structure or features are usable by people of all backgrounds and abilities. Inclusive mobile web is similar in that it requires the mobile version of a site, app, or platform to be usable by those same people.

Why do I need an accessible LMS platform?

Just as you wouldn't discriminate against a potential employee because of a disability during your hiring process, you can't discriminate against current employees by not accommodating them during a training session. An accessible LMS ensures that each employee of yours is able to use and understand all of the online content required.

What are YesLMS' platform-specific accessibility features?

Accessible themes with multiple background color variations.Responsive Layout that allows for increase and decrease of the text source without breaking the Layout. Screen reader support that allows for the conversion of written text into audio. Keyboard navigation with shortcut links to facilitate users navigation.Image descriptions that allow people with visual impairments to understand the context of the images.Accessible registration form, discussion forum, quizzes, and technical support.

How does YesLMS assist people with vocational rehabilitation?

The people behind YesLMS have also developed YesVR, courses specifically created for vocational rehabilitation programs across the US. We are constantly developing new courses that are available for current YesVR customers, free of charge.

Who do I contact for help?

YesLMS offers 24/7 customer support on our main site, but you can always reach out to your Tech Wrangler for help.

What language options does YesLMS have?

Currently, we offer English, Spanish, French, and Brazilian-Portuguese. Need another language? Let us know.

What is Yes-Conference?

Yes-Conference is a feature we offer all of our LMS clients free of charge. Yes-Conference can be used to host live events and meetings all on one platform. Our team will work with you to make your events accessible and personalized.

Does YesLMS offer a demo?

Yes, you can contact us today for a free demo.

How much does an LMS cost?

LMS pricing depends on what the user wants to get from the platform. Contact us today for an estimate!

Is there a high learning curve for YesLMS?

Nope! Learners and Instructors will feel confident using YesLMS in very little time. Instructors can begin creating content right away while earners can focus on learning your content, not on learning the platform.

What is a cloud-based LMS?

A cloud-based LMS doesn't require any external storage. All of your data is stored in a digital cloud, making it easily accessible for your employees from anywhere with an internet connection.

Does YesLMS offer K-12 education?

We do not offer K-12 education, but we do offer LMS capabilities for government, non profits, and businesses of all shapes and sizes.

Is YesLMS easy to use?

Yes! YesLMS was designed with ease-of-use in mind. It was created for people with various types of disabilities, meaning that it is intuitive for all users.

What is a learning management system?

A learning management system (or LMS) is an online platform various types of businesses (non profits, educational institutions, government, etc) can use to host their own custom educational material such as employee training courses.