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 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.
  • Picture of Ged Allen
    Sun, 29 Apr 2018, 11:42 PM
    Hi, love this plugin. I have a question regarding configuration. "out of the box" I see that there are three main colour schemes. One of my students prefers a pink background. I changed the settings on the block to allow this (the block is present at the course level). I can the accessibility block on the right hand side at the course level and change to the pink background, I can also do this at the activity level (for changing the background colour of quizzes for example). However the student can only see the option for changing background colour at the course level. Is it possible for students to configure their own colour schemes at all levels (course and category)? I only have admin access at the course level and below. Sorry if this has been covered before, can't seem to figure it out.
  • Picture of Ged Allen
    Sat, 26 May 2018, 1:48 AM
    If you encounter this issue, you can change the settings in each individual quiz. Under "appearance" select "show blocks during attempt". This enables users to change the accessibility settings at the quiz level.
  • Picture of Ericka Zuniga
    Tue, 5 Jun 2018, 4:04 AM
    do you know if there will be any actualization plan for accessibility block (Moodle 3.5)?
  • Picture of Verónica V.
    Wed, 4 Jul 2018, 7:22 AM
    Hi Ericka, I join your question.
  • Picture of Yovanny Urbina
    Fri, 5 Oct 2018, 2:16 AM
    They know if they are going to update the Accessibility module for the new versions of moodle?
  • Picture of cristina galofre
    Sat, 10 Nov 2018, 2:43 AM
    Hi, Thanks for this great accessibility block!
    Is there a version compatible with Moodle 3.4? or Moodle 3.5?
  • Picture of Sarah Ricketts
    Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 9:03 PM
    Although not officially released, we use it on v3.5.2 and it works as expected, if that helps.
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