Coronavirus (Covid-19): Latest updates and information
Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Moodle accessibility quick guide

More guidance

This quick guide is designed to help avoid common accessibility issues on Moodle. For more detailed guidance:

  • Search for accessibility in the search bar on the right-hand side of this page
  • Navigate using the table of contents on the right-hand side side of this page
  • View all Moodle accessibility guides

For guidance on authoring content in a range of formats, visit the Accessibility Guidance for Authors page which includes:

  • General Guidance
  • Microsoft Office
  • Web Pages
  • Portable Document Format (PDF)
  • Video and Audio

Structuring a Moodle Space

Do

    • Use a logical structure
    • Use an optimised course format
    • Use sections to organise content
    • Use unique and informative names
    • Use section summaries to describe content
    • Be consistent.

Avoid

    • A random structure
    • Using an inaccessible course format
    • Adding content in to one section
    • Indistinct or uninformative names
    • Solely using section names to describe the content within
      Inconsistency.

Creating Accessible Content

Do

    • Add alternative text to images, graphics, charts etc. where appropriate.
    • Use meaningful link text
    • Use colours with sufficient contrast between the text and background colours
    • Use easy to read font in a large size (18pts +)
    • Use heading and paragraph styles to structure text
    • Use clear and concise language
    • Use in-built accessibility tools.

Avoid

    • Using colour as the only means of conveying information
    • Using small font sizes (<18pts)
    • Placing text over images
    • Using background colours without sufficient contrast to the text
    • Hard to read fonts
    • Using images, with content your audience need to understand, without a text alternative
    • Using images of text
    • Long paragraphs of text with no headings
    • Link text with no descriptive information
    • Using images of text
    • Acronyms and complex words.

Accessible Audio and Video

Do

    • Provide a text alternative such as
      • closed captions
      • text transcripts
      • audio description
    • Clearly label audio/video content that has been provided as an alternative to text.

Avoid

    • Providing content solely in video and audio formats.

The information on this page relates to Moodle and was last updated September 2020.

Contents

Filter by tool, task or content