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6.11. Accessibility Checker

Brightspace Accessibility Checker

The HTML editor has many functions to assist in content development, including an Accessibility Checker function. Begin by choosing Edit HTML for a course page.

Tool bar with Edit HTML highlighted.

When the edit window opens, choose Accessibility Checker from the toolbar.

Accessibility Checker icon highlighted on toolbar.

The Accessibility Checker will open and begin to review the content. If there are accessibility errors, the checker will flag the error for review. Some errors must be corrected after the checker is finished. Make a note, but choose Ignore if Repair is not an option.

Error report showing image found without alternative text. Field for text presented and options offered include: Repair, Ignore, Previous, and Next.

Some errors can be Repaired during the check. Here we can add Alternative Text in the textbox.

Alttext can be entered to correct.

If there are no errors, this message will appear.

No accessibility issues detected highlighted.

This is a valuable tool, but the user still needs to be aware of accessibility issues and not rely solely on this feature. For example, the accessibility checker cannot alert you if a video does not have captions. The Brightspace Community (new window) has a 7 step article demonstrating additional examples using this tool.

Additional Resources

Ally Accessibility Checker

The Brightspace Accessibility Checker is an excellent tool. TN eCampus has also integrated BlackBoard Ally Accessibility Checker in as well. Please see the Ally tutorial here in this chapter to learn more.

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