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Accessibility Toolkit for Moodle

Find, Fix and Futureproof, the Accessibility of Your Moodle Course Content.

Brickfield Education Labs offers a comprehensive Accessibility Toolkit for Moodle to improve the accessibility of your Moodle course content. The Toolkit achieves this through automating the process of accessibility auditing and remediation of course content, plus it boasts an improved editor, which facilitates the creation of accessible file formats. 

The Problem

From speaking to a wide range of organisations and institutions about accessibility, we understand that they all seem to face a common set of challenges. Staff are often not fully trained on Moodle or how to build course content within Moodle, with a lot of staff not having a good knowledge of HTML. At Brickfield, we understand that staff are subject matter experts – not accessibility or even Moodle experts. So how can they know how to be able to create accessible content to cater for all learners and make their content accessible to people with disabilities who make up 25% of the general population? This is where the Accessibility Toolkit for Moodle comes in, to help both teacher and learner.

The Brickfield Approach

We use a three-step process to find, fix and future-proof content accessibility within Moodle.  

  1. We Find any accessibility issues,
  2. Fix the issues,
  3. Futureproof the course content, providing improvements to Moodle and making accessible file formats available to students.

1. Finding the Challenges

The Moodle Accessibility Toolkit provides valuable insights for your institution into where things stand with the accessibility of offered content in Moodle, which is vital. Our toolkit automates the analysis of the content inside your Moodle courses against a set of Accessibility standards. 

A graph showing the results of the checks per activity showing pass / fail totals for each in a stacked bar showing course, question banks, book, choice, database, feedback etc
A graph showing the results of the checks per activity showing pass / fail totals for each in a stacked bar showing course, question banks, book, choice, database, feedback etc

No. 2 Fixing the issues

Once the accessibility audit is complete, the Brickfield Accessibility Toolkit enables teachers to carry out any necessary content remediation.  Staff can use these tools to triage several common issues in bulk – such as changing descriptions of links and adding alt text.

Screenshot of the Alt Text fixing tool, where a user can see which images have no description and has a text box to the right of it, to add a description.

ALT Text for above image:  Screenshot of the Alt Text fixing tool, where a user can see which images have no description and has a text box to the right of it, to add a description.

No. 3 Future Proofing

Accessible Files for Students

Now, on to Future Proofing, the Brickfield Accessibility Toolkit has an accessible file converter which integrates with your Moodle content  at course resource level. With this, learners can choose to convert uploaded documents into more accessible formats to suit their individual choice or requirements.

A screenshot of the accessibility file conversion option for students, where they have clicked on the icon beside a file resource in the course  which brings up a popup showing the options for conversion - in this case an audio file, with American English text, and normal audio speed selected.

Suggested Alt text for this image: A screenshot of the accessibility file conversion option for students, where they have clicked on the icon beside a file resource in the course  which brings up a popup showing the options for conversion – in this case an audio file, with American English text, and normal audio speed selected.

The alternate files available are:

  • Text formats – PDF, Docx, Txt, HTML
  • eBook formats – Mobi, ePub
  • Audio – with different speeds
  • Daisy
  • Digital Braille File

Documents are converted “on-demand.” Students are notified when an alternate format is available.

Supported file types are .DOC, .DOCX, .PDF, .PPT, .PPTX, .TXT, .XML, .HTML, .HTM, .RTF, .EPUB, .MOBI, .TIFF, .TIF, .GIF, .JPG, .JPEG, .BMP, .PNG, .PCX, .DCX, .J2K, .JP2, .JPX, .DJV, .TEX and .ASC

Schedule a free 1:1 demo or find out more information by completing the contact form on our website

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Schedule a free demo of the Accessibility Toolkit by filling out the contact form on Brickfield Education Lab’s website.