Use proper heading levels and text formatting styles. Limit the use of color. Include ample white space.
Points: 3 (Essential)
QM Alignment: 8.3
Using text headers to begin sections rather than merely making text bold or a different color. Screen readers allow for users to quickly move between headers. Ensure that headers are logically and hierarchically organized.
Canvas Accessibility Checker
- When editing pages and descriptions of activities with the Canvas rich content editor, use text headers to start new sections instead of simply making the text bold or a different color, to be more accessible to screen readers.
- Use the Canvas Accessibility Checker when editing pages and activity descriptions to check for other accessibility issues.
- Stick with the built-in text fonts and colors, or else choose sans-serif fonts and high contrast colors.
- Ensure text has proper grammar, spelling, reading level, and uses plain language.
- View your course in the Canvas Student app to ensure that it is accessible to students who access it that way. UCF found that 80% of students access their courses via this app every week.