Accessibility is not only required due to the various federal and state laws but is also important to ensure students with disabilities have equal access to materials. For far too long institutions and businesses have skirted on the interpretations of the law and what is required. Accessibility is required now, and I am here to help.
This category discusses Canvas tips, tricks, and strategies.
Alt Text Images need accurate descriptions for students who rely on screen readers. Images that convey a lot of text should be avoided whenever possible, and descriptions should be presented…
In this video you will learn how to make headers accessible in Canvas.
Lists Lists are handled differently by screen readers and can be confusing to read if used improperly. Properly designed lists can be copied to other software while maintaining the structure,…
Links should have descriptive titles describing where they are sending students. Screen readers allow users to pull a list of links from a page. If the pages have meaningful names, they can find exactly the link they need without referring to the surrounding text. Here are some elements to be aware of:(more…)
Headers should be applied in Canvas any time there is a topic change or something of great importance. If you are bolding something near the top of the page – it probably should be a header instead. Headings provide multiple benefits, but for a student using a screen reader, it allows them to navigate more effectively. Effective use of headings can allow that student to drill down to what they need to access rather than requiring that they read the whole page.(more…)
Applying accessibility principles to Canvas is easy to implement but can be challenging to go back and fix your old content. The important detail is to start applying accessibility today, and slowly work on any legacy content. After reviewing and editing hundreds of courses, I have thrown together the top 3 accessibility errors within Canvas.(more…)
This instructional guide features specific detailed directions on how to apply accessibility to a canvas page. Headings To apply Headings within Canvas LMS, follow these steps: Select Edit within the…
This video walkthrough will guide you through applying headers, lists, links, alternate text, color contrast, and tables within the Canvas Learning management System.
Canvas accessibility is the starting point in creating an accessible course. Accessibility is best implemented at the start, but these tips will assist you in implementing basic accessibility to content that has already been created.