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Accessibility of Desire2Learn Learning Environment. About me. Agenda. Features that users with disabilities will want to know about Keyboard access to the Learning Environment Using the Learning Environment with a screen reader

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Accessibility of desire2learn learning environment

Accessibility of Desire2Learn Learning Environment


About me

About me


Agenda

Agenda

  • Features that users with disabilities will want to know about

    • Keyboard access to the Learning Environment

    • Using the Learning Environment with a screen reader

  • Features for creating courses that serve the needs of users with disabilities


Login

Login

  • Login to your Learning Environment account using Firefox.


The task

The task

  • Start from the course homepage.

  • Go to Locker

  • Create a New File.

  • Name it “Test”.

  • No description is necessary.

  • The Contents should say “Hello World”.

  • Stop timing when you can verify that the file was added.


Q who relies on keyboard access

Q - Who relies on keyboard access?

  • People who are blind

  • People with poor muscle control

  • People who do not have use of their hands

  • All of the above


Keyboard tips

Keyboard tips

  • TAB through links and form fields.

  • Press SHIFT+ TAB to move backwards.


Try it out keyboard only

Try it out…. Keyboard only

  • Start from the course homepage.

  • Go to Locker

  • Create a New File.

  • Name it “Test2”.

  • No description is necessary.

  • The Contents should say “Hello World”.

  • Stop timing when you can verify that the file was added.


Keyboard features

Keyboard features

  • Skip navigation

  • Focus highlighting

  • Not getting stuck in the HTML editor


Screen readers

Screen Readers


Start and stop reading

Start and stop reading

  • Open up JAWS now

  • To start reading – press INSERT + DOWN ARROW

  • To stop reading – press CTRL


Jump element to element

Jump element to element

  • TAB through links on the page.

  • SHIFT+TAB go to the previous link

  • Move around on the course homepage


Jump between headings

Jump between headings

  • Jump to headings using the H key

  • Try jumping to the “My Settings” heading. If you overshoot, you can move backwards by pressing SHIFT+H.


Landmarks

Landmarks

Before

Landmarks highlighted


Elements list

Elements list

  • Open the elements list with INSERT + F7

  • Press the first letter of the link name to jump in the list

  • Press enter to follow links


Forms

Forms

  • You’ll automatically jump into input mode when a form field is in focus.


Dialogs vs pop ups

Dialogs vs. Pop-ups

Dialog

Pop-up


Optimize video

Optimize video


Before and after

Before and after

Inline editor

View source


Try it out screen reader

Try it out…. Screen reader

  • Start from the course homepage.

  • Go to Locker

  • Create a New File.

  • Name it “Test3”.

  • No description is necessary.

  • The Contents should say “Hello World”.

  • Stop timing when you can verify that the file was added.

  • * When finished

  • Try this out without looking at the screen.


Screen reader features

Screen reader features..

  • Lots of headings

  • Good form field labeling and fieldsets

  • Very descriptive links

  • Lots of lists

  • This applies to your content also!


Documentation is available

Documentation is Available


Creating accessible content in the learning environment

Essential tips

Creating Accessible Content In the Learning Environment


Our templates

Our templates


Images alt text

Images + Alt Text


Media

Media

  • To include captioned media – you must include a file with embedded captions – such as YouTube.


Accessible math before

Accessible Math - Before


Accessible math after

Accessible Math - After


Handling accommodation requests within the learning environment

Tools and Strategies

Handling Accommodation Requests within the Learning Environment


Special access

Special access

  • Gives granular control over who may take quizzes and their respective time restrictions

  • Offer an extension

  • Give extended time


Release conditions

Release conditions

  • May be applied to numerous items.

    • Checklists

    • Content modules and topics

    • Widgets

    • Discussion forums and topics

    • Dropbox folders, grade items..

  • Numerous criteria

    • User achievement

    • Group membership


Get involved

Get involved

  • The accessibility interest group meets the first Thursday each month. Consider signing up for the consortiums mailing list to get meeting announcements and notes.


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