Accessibility

Blocks ::: block_accessibility
Maintained by Brickfield LogoBrickfield Education Labs
PLEASE NOTE: No longer being actively maintained. Provides options for changing text size and colour scheme. Settings can be saved to persist between sessions. Also integrates ATbar from Southampton University ECS.
Latest release:
3049 sites
560 downloads
94 fans
Current versions available: 3

PLEASE NOTE: This plugin is no longer being actively maintained by Brickfield. The main challenge is with the third-party external ATBar, which is not being maintained at all by its authors, at some point has lost all of its docs, and doesn't have an up-to-date SSL.

If someone has funding, and would like to cover the updating of this plugin, we would be happy to engage with you on this.

We are planning on sharing a new plugin which will provide guidance to users with their font size, font colour, and other display options, depending on their browser. We will update this plugin description once it's available.

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.

Please don't report bugs here

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

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Contributors

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Brickfield Education Labs (Lead maintainer)
Mark Johnson: Original maintainer
Hittesh Ahuja: Previous maintainer
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  • Junior Goude
    tors, 3 feb. 2022, 06:40
    Hello, the tool is not showing on my course pages, any idea why this may be, I have checked and the plugin is enabled, it just isn't showing up?
  • Junior Goude
    tors, 3 feb. 2022, 18:43
    Could do with some updated documentation on this plugin please and I can't seem to get it to work!
  • Me !
    fre, 4 feb. 2022, 17:54
    @Junior Goude, if you want the plugin to show up on every page you need to add it as a site-wide block after enabling if not then it needs to be added to the pages where you want it. See: https://docs.moodle.org/311/en/Block_settings
  • Al
    sön, 20 mars 2022, 03:58
    We have investigated a bug where the size does not increase or decrease sometimes. It appears to work when you log in as admin but does not work when you log in as a student. So the font size increase and decrease does not always work for a student but will if you are an admin, it appears to be fine. I hope this helps you to solve the issue. Cheers.
  • Brickfield Logo
    tors, 24 mars 2022, 21:54
    Hi Al, we have retested internally and we can't replicate your findings as it's working fine on our test sites. Can you confirm if this issue still happens when you test with core Boost theme?
  • Byron Varela Mora
    ons, 30 mars 2022, 04:17
    Hello, nice plug-in. How can i add this plug-in in all my website? In all courses.
    Thanks.
  • Brickfield Logo
    tors, 31 mars 2022, 23:54
    Hi Byron, as @Tim Williams kindly already commented above (thanks!), to add the plugin on all pages, if you want the plugin to show up on every page you need to add it as a site-wide block after enabling if not then it needs to be added to the pages where you want it. See: https://docs.moodle.org/311/en/Block_settings
  • Eric Vantroeyen
    mån, 9 maj 2022, 18:35
    Hello,
    Do you plan a release for Moodle 4.0 ?
    if so, when will it be published?
    Thank you
  • Matt Jarvis
    tors, 18 aug. 2022, 23:46
    Hi, this is wonderful. Likewise, can I check on the Moodle 4.0 ETA?
  • Ricardo Groiso
    fre, 11 nov. 2022, 03:43
    Hi, Do you have a release date for version 4.x?
  • Marcelo Marotta
    fre, 3 mars 2023, 21:28
    Dear developers,
    You are awesome!
    We use this plugin around 4 years and we never had any issues.
    Congratulations!
    However, recently, we updated to moodle 4 and we noticed that the accessibility block stoped working correctly with the navbar superpositioning it. Are you intending to fix this behavior any time soon? We have several students with special needs that rely on this plugin. It would be most appreciated to have it back to normal as soon as possible.
    Thank you in advance.
    Prof. Marotta.
  • Евгений Мамаев
    tors, 30 mars 2023, 14:19
    This is really wonderful plugin and we all can't wait to see a new version of it for Moodle 4. Also it would be very awesome if this block would work for unauthenticated users on home page
  • JUNIOR EMILIO DIAS NOGUEIRA
    ons, 26 apr. 2023, 23:30
    Dear developers,

    Is there any forecast for the publication of the accessibility plugin for Moodle Version 4.0?
  • Lori Welsh
    fre, 14 juli 2023, 01:06
    Hello,

    Love this plug-in - any thoughts on when you will have a 4.1 version available? We are going live with the 4.1 upgrade Aug 1 - any way to get an updated label before then?

    Thanks, Lori
  • Wynand Louw
    sön, 17 dec. 2023, 18:27
    Is this now an abandoned plugin?
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