Jessica Sowalsky

Bug: Canvas Catalog Accessibility

Discussion created by Jessica Sowalsky on Nov 25, 2017
Latest reply on Nov 29, 2017 by Stuart Ryan

At our university, we have a web accessibility policy in place for all external/public facing web pages and websites to become accessible. I found issues related to accessibility that need to be fixed. 

 

We have used a plugin for Chrome called Siteimprove Accessibility Checker: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/siteimprove-accessibility/efcfolpjihicnikpmhnmphjhhpiclljc?hl=en-US to check our Canvas Catalog website for accessibility. Well, this checker found errors which are out of our control to fix and it is on Instructure's end to fix them. Other Canvas Catalog users will also have these types of accessibility issues.

 

The errors are:

 

1. Alt text on course cards and on the upper banner are missing:
 
2. Color contrast is insufficient for the bottom banner such as the grey/black. The same issue is for the dates on the course cards. 
3. The top banner called Open Catalog is considered an image and we aren't supposed to have text for an image: 

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