Accessibility

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 1.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Accessibility.

Websites built with accessibility in mind are flexible in meeting different user needs, preferences and situations. Though these methods can increase usability for everyone who uses the web they are often legally required to be implemented in a specific effort to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities.

See the tracker under Accessibility Compliance in Moodle 1.8 and Compliance with Italian Legislation on Accessibility for more information on what we are doing for Moodle 1.8.


Starting points

These are some readable introductions to accessibility that cover; what accessibility is, why it is important, as well as practical advice.

Standards, guidelines and legislation

International & USA

Other countries

  • UK:
SENDA - Special Educational Needs and Disability Act/Bill
Disability Discrimination Act 1995
  • Germany:
Barrierefreie Informationstechnik-Verordnung - BITV

Tools

see also this long list of accessibility tools.

Resources

Dive Into Accessibility by Mark Pilgrim
Building Accessible Websites by Joe Clark (online version)

See also