Accessibility Check (UDOIT): Use Accessibility Check in Canvas

Accessibility Check (also called UDOIT) is a tool for faculty to quickly identify and fix common accessibility issues in their Canvas course content.  This tool is not visible to students in Canvas.

Here are just a few of the accessibility issues that the tool will detect:

  • missing alternative text for images
  • poor color contrast
  • missing descriptive link text

To enable Accessibility Check in your course menu:

  1. Click on Settings in your course menu
  2. Select the Navigation tab
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and locate the Accessibility Check tool
  4. Click on the Gear icon for the tool and select Enable
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page again and click Save
  6. You should now see Accessibility Check in your course menu

To use Accessibility Check:

  1. Click on Accessibility Check in your course menu and authorize the tool.
  2. Select the content areas in your course to be checked and click Run Scanner.
  3. Click the Plus icon to view any errors and/or suggestions for specific content.
  4. Review the issue message and the source of the issue.
  5. Click "U FIX IT" to apply a quick fix to the issue, and click Submit.

Watch a quick video demonstration or get more information about Accessibility Check (UDOIT) from the University of Central Florida.

Still have questions?

If you questions about this topic or related topics, please use one of the following methods to contact the Canvas team at Oregon State:

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