No, neither the heatmap or the “Accessibility+ Review” block is visible to students. These are tools designed specifically for course owners to identify areas to improve accessibility.
Built-in wizards allow staff to apply a number of accessibility fixes quickly and efficiently as part of a batch process.
To access the Wizards, first go to the Accessibility+ Review Block > the report (graph icon) > then Go to Wizards. You can go through the tabs and apply the fixes on each page (see Available Accessibility Wizard information for descriptions and help about each fix).
The heat-map overlay doesn’t take you directly to the errors and you should either work through the Accessibility+ Wizards or edit the original activity itself to correct issues.
In future Accessibility Toolkit releases, it will be possible directly to edit the accessibility issue following the accessibility heatmap/report.
The amber/red heatmap warnings indicate there are accessibility issues in the Moodle text editor boxes (e.g., content in a Page Activity, a Label Activity or a description field for an Assignment Activity) but does not check the accessibility of uploaded files. These warnings complement the Ally red/amber/green fuel gauges, which do assess the Accessibility of uploaded documents (e.g., PDFs, Powerpoints etc).
If a fully accessible Word document has been uploaded to Moodle, but an inaccessible description accompanies it, the heatmap will highlight the issues found in the description.
You can read specific information on how to use the the Accessibility+ Toolkit (Teacher Guide).
There is a range of accessibility training opportunities available to staff, which are available on the digital accessibility hub page. These include:
- Inclusive design for learning and communication workshop (monthly)
- CLT Digital Accessibility Essentials Self-Paced Online Training Course
- Four specialised virtual training workshops from Brickfield Education Labs (online).
- Accessibility Mini-MOOC from Brickfield Training Academy (begins at the start of every month). Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get enrolled on the course.
To hide or show the heat-map overlay, use the eye icon toggle at the bottom the Accessibility+ Review Toolkit block (you may need to expand the NavDrawer on the left hand side).
- Support the Needs of all Learners
- Accessibility and Inclusivity
Accessibility+ Toolkit: Teacher Guide
Accessibility Tookit+ screencast [coming soon]
UK Professional Skills Framework
For advice on Accessibility Toolkit+ to enhance learning, teaching and assessment contact the TEL team: email@example.com