I would like to have a Canvas tool to check Accessibility issues at the course level or selected parts of a course. I think this would make checking for Accessibility issues easier for content creators and result in increased compliance course-wide.
In the Canvas Beta Release Notes (2017-10-16), Canvas introduced the Rich Content Editor Accessibility Checker. The tool notifies the content creator of any Accessibility issues. My feature idea is to expand on that and have a course-level Canvas tool where content creators can run an Accessibility checker for the entire course or selected parts of a course.
Example Menu Choices
For example, check Accessibility issues for the entire course, or select from the following: Syllabus, Pages, Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, Announcements, or by module. The module check would check all items in the module such as pages and assignments. Users would be able to select one or more of the items. For example, check all assignments and discussions, or check the syllabus and all pages, or just check everything in Module 5.
The results of the check (Accessibility report) would display a list of pages or other items. Also listed would be the number of issues and a summary of the issues (or more details about each issue?). The user would then click on the page or item name and go to that item in edit mode, with the Accessibility Checker slider on the right, just like it does in the Accessibility Checker tool (currently in Beta), see Canvas Beta Release Notes (2017-10-16).
I’d like to hear your feedback on my idea:
- Would this feature idea help increase the Accessibility compliance of your courses? Would it make checking for Accessibility easier and faster?
- What would you want included in the Accessibility report?
- What parts of the course would you want to check or just everything at once?
- Do you want to be able to fix the issues from the report page or is it better to click on a link in the report and go to the page and fix the issue using the Accessibility Checker slider (like it is now in Beta)?
- What other features should this Accessibility tool checker at the course level have?
- Would this suggested tool increase the Accessibility level of your Blueprint courses?
This was first discussed during the Beta Release Notes (2017-10-16) Collaborative Chat. This idea would increase Accessibility, and Accessibility within Canvas.