Canvas has a built-in checker that allows the user to run an automated check on the canvas page. This check does guarantee full accessibility and should always be used in addition to other methods found in this course.
The accessibility checker in Canvas can be a useful tool for checking color contrast, and apply table headers to content! Be sure to always manually check your Canvas page for accessibility requirements as they are easy to overlook. Remember, every Canvas page should have the following items applied:
- Headings applied throughout
- Properly formatted list items
- Clear and descriptive links
- Alternate text on all images and graphs
- Tables have headers and caption applied
Video overview of using the accessibility checker in Canvas
Instructional Guide – Run the accessibility checker
The accessibility checker in Canvas will move from one object to the next in a pop up window. Fix each issue in the checker.
Step 1: Ensure you are in edit mode
Step 2: Select the Check Accessibility button in the bottom right corner
Step 3: Follow the on-screen steps and fix elements that appear
Be sure to next through the errors and select apply after each fix!