N.B: If you click on one of the images, it will pop up in a larger zoomed in display for you.

The Brickfield Accessibility+ toolkit has many in-screen guides to provide just-in-time information on essential accessibility tips and concepts. Our first set, just below, is on HTML content types, such as Image, Layout, Link and so on. Our second set, further below, is on the accessibility checks we run, and their impact if not followed.

The HTML content types accessibility in-screen guides provide in-depth tips into making the course content accessible and are located within the Accessibility+ Review block. These accessibility tips are divided into six HTML content types:

  • Image
  • Layout
  • Link
  • Media
  • Table
  • Text

Viewing the HTML content type accessibility guides

The Accessibility+ Review block can be added to and viewed from Individual courses.

The accessibility guides per HTML content type highlighted in the Accessibility+ Review block

Image Accessibility tips

Images are a benefit for most users, particularly for those with strongly visual thinking preferences, those from different language backgrounds or those with print disabilities. The accessibility requirements below enhance images for a range of different users.

Layout Accessibility tips

Good page design, layout and navigation are essential for some users and helpful for all users. A consistent, predictable layout makes navigation efficient for all users, especially for those relying on assistive technologies.

Link Accessibility tips

Hyperlinks are a powerful accessibility feature of online learning. They enable tutors to provide alternative routes, alternative explanations and alternative media. They are excellent for supporting differentiation making both simpler and more advanced explanations available to all students, different media preferences - pointing to video, podcast, infographic or text alternatives where available, alternative 'case study' choices supporting students with divergent interests / experiences, and personalised routeways through complex material.

Media Accessibility tips

Media benefits most users, particularly those with strongly visual preferences, those from different language backgrounds or those with print disabilities. Although media elements provide many accessibility benefits, they can also provide barriers for those who can't see or hear or otherwise engage with the media element in question.

Table Accessibility tips

Tables can be a very effective way of organising content and are - in themselves - an effective 'alternative format' compared to a linear text description of the same information. However the design of the table can make a huge difference to users. Complex tables can easily overwhelm users trying to "see the wood for the trees".

Text Accessibility tips

Text, as the foundation of a webpage's content, upon which everything else rests, needs to especially meet with accessibility best practises. It provides consistency, navigation, information and instructions for the overall user experience.

Viewing the accessibility check guides

The accessibility guides for each check of the Accessibility+ toolkit are located in the Check list report and can be accessed via:

  • Course actions menu > Brickfield Accessibility+ toolkit > Check list
  • Accessibility+ Review block > View Accessibility+ report (Chart icon) > Go to reports > Check list
The accessibility guides for eachj check of the Accessibility+ Toolkit

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