We want to make our Moodle site accessible to all of our users, in the process meeting legal requirements related to accessibility.
The overall colour scheme for this Moodle site (dark text on white background) is designed to meet the needs of the majority of users with visual impairments (in line with the recommendation by the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative).
We are aware that this colour scheme is not ideal for users with Dyslexia: in order to address this, the Accessibility Block is provided on each page (in the left hand side menu) so that users can change the colour scheme of the site.
Users may also wish to change the colour scheme of the browser which they are using.
The Accessibility Block (available on all pages of the site in the left hand menu) allows users to customise Moodle to their visual needs, including changing text sizes and colour schemes.
Customisations save to the user's session, allowing them to persist between pages, and can also be saved to the database allowing them to apply permanently.
There are 8 buttons on the Accessibility Block.
The 3 buttons on the top row displaying an A control text size:
Clicking this button will decrease the text size.
Clicking this button will increase the text size.
Clicking this button will reset the text size. If you had a saved setting for the text size, this will be cleared.
The final button on the top row saves styles changed by the block. Once you have altered the text size or colour scheme, the button will become active, shown by the blue arrow. When it's active, click to save your settings. Once saved, they will persist between pages even when you log out.
The bottom row contains 4 buttons, each displaying a different colour scheme.
Clicking any of these buttons will apply that colour scheme to the page. Clicking the button on the far left will reset the scheme to default and clear any saved colour settings.
Navigation: Access Keys
Keyboard, Screenreader and Voice input users can access navigation by using the Tab, Space, Enter and right/left arrow keys.
Useful Accessibility Weblinks
Click here for a website which provides information on how you can access accessibility features on different computers and mobile devices
Click here for information on how you can access built in accessibility options on your computer (provided by the Royal National Institute for Blind People)