D2L Accessibility Checker
Instructors, did you know that D2L has an Accessibility Checker, available within D2L Web Pages, that reviews content for potential accessibility issues?
The Accessibility Checker will indicate if issues are detected and offer suggestions to fix any identified accessibility issue(s).
ACCESSIBILITY CHECKER- ISSUES DETECTED
ACCESSIBILITY CHECKER- NO ISSUES DETECTED
The Accessibility Checker reviews content for the following items:
- Use of paragraphs as headings
- Sequential headings
- Adjacent links
- Ordered list structure
- Unordered list structure
- Contrast ratio of text to background colors
- Image ALT text
- ALT text filename
- Table caption
- Complex table summary
- Table caption and summary
- Table heading scope, markup, and headers
ACCESSING THE ACCESSIBILITY CHECKER
The Accessibility Checker is located at the bottom right-hand corner when editing HTML Web Pages in D2L. The Accessibility Checker can be accessed anywhere the HTML Web Page Editor is available, including Announcements, Assignments, Calendar, Content, Discussions, and Quizzes.
NOTE: The Accessibility Checker does not check multiple HTML Web Pages at the same time, nor does it check files that have been uploaded into a course. The Accessibility Checker is only available for HTML Web Pages in D2L; it does not check any other type of file, such as MS Word, PDF, PowerPoint, etc. These types of files will need to be made accessible prior to being uploaded into D2L.
Visit the Accessibility Checker section on the eLearning Instructor Resource Site for additional information.
For assistance using the D2L Accessibility Checker, please contact the eLearning Department:
Phone: (517) 483-1839