We here on the ID Team care a lot about making courses as accessible as possible for all students, including those with disabilities. We’ve given presentations about accessibility, created a tutorial for faculty on accessibility, and work hard to search for tools that make it easy to create accessible content.

That’s why we were so thrilled when we heard that Canvas was releasing an Accessibility Checker in its Rich Content Editor. This new tool makes it simple for faculty to quickly identify and correct common accessibility issues like:

  • incorrect headings
  • missing alt text for images
  • lack of text contrast

You can find the Accessibility Checker in the Rich Content Editor:

Rich content editor accessibility checker icon

When you run the Accessibility Checker, it scans your content for errors, notifies you, and makes it easy to fix any issues. It even gives you explanations about the errors and provides links to other resources regarding the issue.

Using this tool will give you the peace of mind knowing that your course content will be equally accessible to all of your students.

Interested in other tools that make your content more accessible? Check out these resources: