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tr_jbates
What is UDOIT? The Universal Design Online content Inspection Tool, or UDOIT (pronounced, “You Do It”) enables faculty to identify accessibility issues in their Canvas course content. It will scan a course, generate a report, and provide resources on how to address common accessibility issues.  It was created by the Center for Distributed Learning…
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mworden@coastline.edu
Is anyone here familiar with Ally, the accessibility checker? The Open Education Initiative (OEI) in California is rolling this out soon and I would love to hear some reviews. Mark
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Stefanie Sanders
Does anyone know of a tool that can be added in Canvas that is similar to the reading accessibility tool "Read & Write" that is a Google Chrome add-on?  We have a handful of students who use this tool for support with reading but we are finding it does not work very well within Canvas.     Thanks! 
Kim Porter
We setup UDOIT on Heroku under the free plan following Jacob's install video (a fantastic resource) just to test the UDOIT tool.  Now we would like to go-live with UDOIT for all of our courses (just under 1,000 per semester).  Trying to figure out which Heroku plan and Heroku Postgres plan is a good fit. I don't know what the storage, RAM, and… (Show more)
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jivedocs@instructure.com
Ensuring an accessible and pleasant experience to all users, regardless of disability, is a key focus of Canvas. The Canvas platform was built using the most modern HTML and CSS technologies, and is committed to W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative and Section 508 guidelines.   The Voluntary Product Accessibility Template, or VPAT, is a tool that…
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Christopher Phillips
Hi Everyone,   I'm usually not one to write too many blog posts, and I really debated the best place to put this.  As Ally is an accessibility tool it could have certainly gone in the accessibility group (and beginning my community college career in DSPS I do have a soft spot for UDL and 508/ADA compliance--so important for student success), but… (Show more)
Christopher Phillips
I have always appreciated that Canvas takes accessibility seriously, as evidenced in their Voluntary Product Accessibility Template, community efforts and frequent mentions of accessibility in their release notes it is clear that accessibility of the product is a priority.    That said, there are also lots of opportunities for additional features…
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Christopher Phillips
Is there an option to hide questions that are not accessible e.g. Hot Spot question type, from use by instructors at the course or system level? We would like to avoid instructors building a quiz that has an inaccessible question types if possible?quizzes.nextnewquizzes quiz accessibilityuniversaldesignforlearningwcag 2.0section508
Stephanie Johnson
I was recently told by an instructional designer on campus that tables are not "accessible" in Canvas, meaning that screenreaders cannot parse and read them.   My understanding from reading Canvas documents (see below) is that a properly formatted/coded is accessible, although this is more implied than explicitly stated. I also am familiar with… (Show more)
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