EdTech | Accessibility Tools in D2L

D2L closely follows web accessibility standards and works with interested clients to test the usability of products and tools. Over the past year or so, D2L has implemented multiple accessibility tools to ensure D2L courses are accessible to all faculty and students. These tools are located in strategic areas that aim to be convenient to […]

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September 15th, 2017

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Editing Alternative Text (ALT Tags) for Images

Navigate to the item (Dropbox, News, Discussion, etc.) containing the image. Select to Edit the item. From the HTML Editor, select the HTML Source Editor icon. In the source code, locate the Alternative Text and Title. NOTE: In the source code, the alternative text begins with ​“alt =”, while the title begins with ​“title =” […]

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July 12th, 2017

Providing Alternative Text (ALT Tag) for Images

When an image is inserted into the HTML Editor, using Insert Image, users will be promoted to provide alternative text. Alternative text, also known as an ALT tag, should provide a clear text alternative of the image for screen reader users. Navigate to the item (Dropbox, News, Discussion, etc.) containing the image. On the HTML […]

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July 11th, 2017

Using the Accessibility Checker

Type or copy/​​paste content into the HTML Editor. Select the Check Accessibility icon to review the HTML content for accessibility compliance.  The Accessibility Checker will indicate if any issues are detected. If issues are detected the Accessibility Checker will offer suggestions to fix the identified accessibility issue(s). If no issues are detected a message will appear […]

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May 10th, 2017

Accessibility Checker Overview

The Accessibility Checker is used to review content within the HTML Editor to ensure that the HTML page conforms to the Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) and Section 508 accessibility standards. The Accessibility Checker will indicate if no issues are detected, or if issues are detected the checker will offer suggestions to fix the identified […]

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May 10th, 2017