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“The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.”
~ Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web
About the Accessibility Dashboard
The Accessibility Dashboard provides an extensive view of a wide range of accessibility issues throughout each course, as well as easy access to quick fixes, and helpful information along the way.
The Accessibility Dashboard:
- must be enabled by the instructor.
- is NOT visible to students.
- scans for content Errors and Alerts.
- links to the Accessibility Guide for easy fixes.
The Accessibility Dashboard is available in the course Navigation menu, and must be enabled by the instructor:
- go to course Settings
- click on the Navigation tab
- find Accessibility Dashboard and enable it
- click Update
See the Canvas Guide:
Introduction to the Accessibility Dashboard
The Accessibility Dashboard is a scanning and reporting tool to help faculty see where their course content needs improvement to make it accessible to as many students as possible. Instructors can see which types of accessibility issues are most common, and specifically where they occur, then jump directly to the Accessibility Guide and apply fixes to the content.
- Use the Accessibility Dashboard to FIND problems
- Use the Accessibility Guide to FIX them
Once you have enabled Accessibility Dashboard in your course:
- Scan your course content
- Review any reported Errors and Alerts
- Use the Accessibility Guide to apply fixes
TIP: Click the Edit icon for a content item to go directly to the Accessibility Guide to fix the content:
Fix Common Errors and Alerts
View this summary of how common Errors and Alerts are displayed in the Accessibility Guide, how to fix them, as well as why it’s important.
Resources and Support