Canvas as a platform is accessible to assistive technology users, but the content created within Canvas is not inherently accessible. Being web-based, Canvas content follows the same accessibility considerations as detailed on the Accessible Documents and Websites page. Canvas pages within a course should be checked for accessibility compliance with the built-in checker when creating content, or with UDOIT to evaluate the whole course.

Writing Accessible Content

When composing page content in the rich text editor, be sure to pay attention to the notification badge on the accessibility logo below the editor. This will notify you of any accessibility issues and help you to address them as you create your content.

Screenshot of the Canvas Accessibility checker's position in the RTE options bar.

Checking Your Course with UDOIT

UDOIT is a tool for checking the accessibility of your course as a whole. It checks for the same types of issues as the RTE accessibility checker but runs on all your pages at once. To scan your course, click on UDOIT in your course navigation, set the scope by checking the appropriate boxes for what you'd like scanned, and click Scan This Course.

The tool will then provide a list of accessibility issues, which you can click on to view more information and resolve by clicking the U Fix It button and following any steps provided by the tool.