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

The Fix area targets wizard provides you with "area targets" errors for the course and updates the formatting of an image “area” tag, used in image maps, to prevent the image link going to a new window in the browser to help fix them quickly. <Area> elements, or tags, which must open into a new browser window should warn users at least, by including "(New window)" in the area alt text itself. The area target errors are listed with a “Submit Bulk Fixing” button, which will then update all the area target errors on that current page.

All fixes applied through this wizard can be reverted with the Bulk fix log. All errors hidden through this wizard are located in Exception Management.

Viewing the Fix area targets wizard

The Fix area targets wizard can be accessed via:

  • Course actions menu > Brickfield Accessibility+ toolkit > Go to wizards > Fix area targets
  • Accessibility+ Review block > View Accessibility+ report (Chart icon) > Go to wizards > Fix area targets
  • The "Fix" link that's available for the "Areas, used in image maps, opening into a new window should warn users in advance" check in the Check list report.
The Fix area targets wizard of the Accessibility+ Toolkit

The Fix area targets wizard displays the following details for each error:

  • Name: the activity type and name.
  • Course: the courses shortname in which the error resides.
  • Existing HTML code: the full HTML code.
  • Update to: This area will no longer open a new window or tab.
  • Hide: checkbox to hide the error when processed


If a new area opens into a new browser window without warning, the user may not realise until it's too late - especially if they are using a screenreader. This can cause confusion and irritation, not least because they are now unable to use the "Back" button to navigate backwards easily if needed.

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