Cobra Learning: Accessibility Checker
An accessibility checker is now available within the HTML Editor for use within Content, Widgets, Quizzes, Assignments, Calendar, and any other tools where an instructor or student can access the HTML Editor.
The accessibility checker is available on the HTML Editor bar. After you add content to the HTML Editor, you can click the checker to ensure that the HTML page conforms to WCAG and Section 508 accessibility standards.
Figure 1: Click the accessibility checker to verify that the content you have added to the HTML Editor conforms to accessibility standards
The accessibility checker reviews content for the following items:
· Use of paragraphs as headings
· Sequential headings
· Adjacent links
· Ordered list structure
· Unordered list structure
· Contast ratio of text to background colors
· Image ALT text
· ALT text filename
· Table Caption
· Complex table summary
· Table caption and summary
· Table heading scope, markup, and headers
The checker indicates if there are no issues, or offers suggestions to fix identified accessibility issues.
Figure 2: If the accessibility checker does not find any issues in the HTML content, an message appears to indicate that the content conforms to accessibility rules
Figure 3: If the accessibility checker finds an issue, it indicates how the content does not meet guidelines and suggests a way to fix the issue
Note that the accessibility checker does NOT check multiple files at the same time, and does not check files that you have imported into a course. Also be aware that the accessibility checker is only available for HTML files in the HTML Editor; it does not check any other type of file, such as MS Word, PDF, PowerPoint, and so on.