Accessibility

Accessibility is a constant focus in the development of Moodle and with every release, we dedicate resources to improve accessibility in order to ensure that our software is accessible for everyone who uses it.

This website is built according to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) level AA.

This means you should be able to:

  • Enlarge text by zooming in.
  • Read the text and view images that have a high contrast to their background.
  • Change the background and text colour and fonts using browser plugins.
  • Navigate the website using only a keyboard.
  • Navigate using a screen-reader and speech-recognition software.
  • Listen to texts and image descriptions using a screen-reader (such as NVDA).

The Accessibility conformance report (VPAT) for Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) is a statement from Moodle on how Moodle LMS complies with the WCAG 2.1 accessibility guidelines. 

Moodle LMS obtained WCAG 2.1 level AA accreditation for Moodle 3.10 which means it now meets WCAG 2.1 AA level compliance. Moodle will continue to keep this accreditation up to date with follow up audits for future releases.

Moodle includes an ‘Accessibility Checker’ in Moodle’s default Atto Text Editor, which scans course content and alerts users to a range of accessibility issues that may be found within the text.

Moodle 3.11 introduced the Brickfield Accessibility Starter Toolkit. This toolkit assists teachers in building accessible course content by checking the course for common accessibility concerns and provides detailed reports on issues found. Moodle Academy uses this tool to help test for accessibility issues before courses are made available to learners.


Alter this website to suit your own needs

My Computer My Way is a website by AbilityNet that helps you to set up your computer to suit your own needs.


What to do if you cannot access any part of this website

If you have problems accessing any part of the website, or require it in a different format, such as accessible PDF, large print or an audio recording, please use the contact form and let us know which pages you require access to.


Questions, comments and suggestions

Please direct any questions, comments or suggestions for improving the accessibility of this website to the authors using the Moodle Academy contact form. Please include the URL (web link) to any relevant pages.

Last modified: Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 1:11 PM