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Add the Moodle Accessibility Block
Posted by Bonnie Tensen on 12 February 2015 11:43 AM

The Accessibility block allows students to customise Moodle to their visual needs.  It supports changing of text sizes and colour schemes.  The block includes the "ATBar." This provides extra tools and customisation options, including dictionary lookup and Text-to-speech. 

  1. To add the Accessibility Block to the list of blocks in the left margin of your course, turn editing on (click on the "Turn editing on" button in the upper right corner of the course) scroll to the "Add a Block" block and select "Accessibility" from the dropdown menu.

    Add an Accessibility Block

  2. The block includes a "Launch ATbar" button. Clicking on this opens a new toolbar at the top of the Moodle page with 0ptions for individuals to customize the appearance of their Moodle course including:
    1. increasing/decreasing font size
    2. changing font settings
    3. activating text-to-speech

Checking the "(always?)" box means any changes will be persistent when students return to the course.

Launch ATbar

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Last Modified: 2015/03/19

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