The Rich Content Editor includes an accessibility tool that checks common accessibility errors within the editor. This tool can help you design course content while considering accessibility attributes and is located in the Rich Content Editor menu bar.
This tool only verifies content created within the Rich Content Editor. You may also use other accessibility tools to verify additional content in Canvas.
All components are designed according to the template set in the institutions Theme Editor and verifies the following accessibility rules:
Note: For text contrast, the Accessibility Checker verifies color using the same calculations as the WebAIM tool and verifies against Theme Editor templates without High Contrast Styles. However, High Contrast Styles must be enabled for verification if a link color is overwritten manually in the Rich Content Editor.
Open the Rich Content Editor using one of the Canvas features which support the Editor.
Click the Accessibility Checker icon.
Note: Depending on the width of your browser window, you may have to scroll the menu bar horizontally to view the icon.
When an issue is detected, the Rich Content Editor highlights the affected area . The sidebar displays the accessibility attribute  and an explanation of the error . To learn more about the accessibility attribute, click the Information icon .
If the Rich Content Editor contains more than one issue , you can view all issues by clicking the Previous or Next buttons .
To correct an issue, complete the task as noted in the sidebar . For instance, if the issue requires a caption be added to a table, the sidebar displays a text field for you to enter a caption.
When you are finished with your changes, click the Apply Fix button .
The Accessibility Checker will apply the fix and display information for the next issue. Continue to review and fix any detected issues within the editor.
When all issues have been fixed, or if no issues are detected in the Rich Content Editor, the sidebar indicates that no issues exist and will close automatically.