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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Moodle 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9

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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Contributors

Picture of Hittesh Ahuja
Hittesh Ahuja (Lead maintainer)
Picture of Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson: Original maintainer
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  • Picture of Hittesh Ahuja
    Thu, 17 Sep 2015, 12:37 PM
    Hi,theoretically it should work with 2.9 .however it would be a great help to the community if you could try and let us know if there are any issues with it.
  • Picture of Sarah Ricketts
    Wed, 25 May 2016, 7:13 PM
    Hi, has anyone had success in using this plugin for V3.0 or v3.1 and is there an intention to officially release an update before Sept 2016 to work with 3x? Many thanks.
  • Picture of Sya Rahim
    Fri, 27 May 2016, 3:24 PM
    Hi, I am using this plugin for Moodle 2.9. I was wondering if we could change the A contrast icon as a text 'Contrast 1' etc. because our user might not know what A means?
  • Picture of Mark Johnson
    Tue, 31 May 2016, 4:41 PM
    Sarah, Hittesh and I have are discussing plans for the next release of the plugin. I would hope that we can have an updated version out before September, although I can't commit to any particular date as this is currently a "spare time" endeavor for me.
  • Picture of Mark Johnson
    Tue, 31 May 2016, 4:43 PM
    Sya,
    Hovering over the icon should display a description of what each button does. There's currently no mechanism for changing the displayed text per-button (only chaning the A to a different character/string throughout by overriding the language string).
  • Picture of Blair F.
    Sat, 11 Jun 2016, 12:54 AM
    Sarah and Mark, I have just installed this in Moodle 3.0 without any problems, at all. I've done some quick testing and it seems to work just fine. Note that I don't use this plugin, myself, so I my testing is pretty superficial. However, I clicked on every button and got the expected results.
  • 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: http://plugins.moodlebites.com
  • 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 : https://docs.moodle.org/31/en/Blocks_FAQ
  • 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.
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