Blocks: Accessibility

Maintained by Picture of Hittesh Ahuja Hittesh Ahuja
Provides options for changing text size and colour scheme. Settings can be saved to persist between sessions. Also integrates ATbar from Southampton University ECS.
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The block allows users to customise Moodle to their visual needs.  It supports changing of text sizes and colour schemes.  Customisations save to the user's session, allowing them to persist between pages, and can also be saved to the database allowing them to apply permanently.

The block also integrates ATBar from Southampton University ECS. This provides extra tools and customisation options, including dictionary lookup and Text-to-speech.  Visual customisations performed with ATBar don't currently persist, and can be used as well as or instead of the block's own customisations.

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If you experience an error with the block, or would like to request a feature, please use the "Bug Tracker" link below.


This plugin is part of set Seeking new maintainer.


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Hittesh Ahuja (Lead maintainer)
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Mark Johnson: Original maintainer
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  • Picture of Sya Rahim
    Fri, 17 Jun 2016, 10:39 AM
    Hi Mark,
    Thanks for your reply. I am working with St Nicholas Home from the blind and the users have a problem with the A on their screen since they are using their keyboards and open source the screen reader called NVDA. So, my colleagues are trying to explore if we could change any label on the code for the block.
  • Picture of Roberto Henriquez
    Fri, 3 Feb 2017, 6:04 AM
    Can you use it with Moodle version 3.2.1?
  • Picture of Sarah Ricketts
    Fri, 3 Mar 2017, 12:53 AM
    I was also wondering the same, what's the latest 3.x version anyone has tested this on? Many thanks in advance.
  • Me at the Moodle Moot NZ11
    Sun, 19 Mar 2017, 8:32 AM
    You can try this Block for real on our public plugins site:
  • KuwaitBus
    Mon, 15 May 2017, 9:26 PM
    I think this is a great block. Any plans to update it for 3.2 compatibility?
  • Picture of Hittesh Ahuja
    Thu, 18 May 2017, 6:38 AM
    Added a Moodle 3.1 Compatible version . Moodle 3.2 coming soon
  • Picture of Roberto Henriquez
    Sat, 27 May 2017, 2:08 AM
    Good morning, I would appreciate it if you help me solve a problem that I have.
    How can I make the block display from the home page even without entering.
  • Picture of Hittesh Ahuja
    Sat, 27 May 2017, 3:13 AM
    @Roberto this is a generic block permission question. More info here :
  • Picture of Roberto Henriquez
    Sat, 27 May 2017, 8:28 AM
    Thank you very much Hittesh Ahuja
    I checked according to the documentation you sent me but still I still can not see the block on the home page, I do not know if it is a problem of the subject.
  • Picture of Roberto Henriquez
    Wed, 20 Sep 2017, 7:32 AM
    Good afternoon, firstly congratulate them for such a good tool.
    When will it be available for version 3.2.1?
  • Picture of Sarah Ricketts
    Wed, 20 Sep 2017, 5:56 PM
    We're using the accessibility block with Moodle v3.2.2 and it works correctly if that helps Roberto?
  • Picture of Marcello Barbieri
    Tue, 17 Oct 2017, 10:07 PM
    Hello, I can't see the latest version (2.2.4) on github. Shouldn't be there? It would be very helpful to do version control with the normal github remote instead of downloading it by hand. Looking forward to hearing from you!
  • Picture of Isabel Ashburner
    Sat, 28 Oct 2017, 6:38 PM
    Hi, I am working on a project that is going live at the end of 2018 and is aimed at stroke survivors among others, so it would be really good to have this plugin. The site is going to be v3.3 - do you anticipate that there will be a 3.3. compatible version of this module by, say, the middle of next year? It would be great to put this in the proposal but I don't want to make promises I can't keep!
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Mon, 11 Dec 2017, 5:05 PM

    This plugin has been put up for adoption and is now seeking a new maintainer. Please see for more details.

  • Picture of Verónica V.
    Sat, 10 Feb 2018, 4:37 AM
    Hello Hittesh, Mark and Hrvoje.

    First very good plugin.

    Second, I suggest the following change:

    edit_form.php line 59
    Color scheme # '. $ I.'
    change it by
    '.get_string (' color_scheme ',' block_accessibility ').' # '. $ i.'

    From already thank you very much.
    Best regards.
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