Blocks: Accessibility

block_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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Stuart Mealor
Sunday, 19 March 2017, 4:45 AM
Usability
10/10
Accessibility
10/10
Technical
9/10
General comments
I have tested this plugin (version 2.2.3) on Moodle 3.1. Documentation indicates the Block works with Moodle 2.2 through to 2.9.  We haven't found any issues using the Block in 3.0 or 3.1.  There are well in excess of 1,000 Moodle sites using the plugin. You can try this Block yourself for real on our public plugins site: http://plugins.moodlebites.com
Usability

It feels a little slow on very large pages with a lot of content, but as users will generally choose a setting and probably stick with that it's not a huge concern.  The design and graphics are very simple, and self-explanatory, and it is very easy to use.

Documentation is good, and the screenshots on the Descriptions page give a very clear idea of what the plugin with provide - excellent.  The Developers documentation is fantastic (exemplary in fact!) and the first few pages would be useful for Teachers and Administrators if they wanted to provide documentation on this Block for their users.

Accessibility

Obviously this Block is totally focussed on Accessibility !

Everything works 'as it should' and the Block responds to Theme changes as expected smile

Technical

The Block installed without any issues. it's been successfully upgraded through various versions of Moodle, from 2.7 through to 3.1 without issues.  We haven't noticed any performance issues with the Block enabled.  The Block has been developed since 2011, with regular releases, and the new maintainer Hittesh is responding to discussions.  There is a bug Tracker for this Block too smile