Note that the Brickfield Education Labs Accessibility Toolkit is an easy way for faculty to evaluate their course for common accessibility issues. This is important, as ensuring your courses are accessible not only ensures that all students have an equal opportunity to participate in your course, but that Earlham College is following both the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To learn more about accessibility services at Earlham, click here. After doing this, do the following:
Note that you will first need to create your course. This includes all course materials, links, etc. The toolkit is designed to scan finished course sites, so only run the evaluation tool once you’re done with everything else. This is a good time to add the accessibility block to your course. To add the accessibility course, do the following:
1. Click on the turn editing on button in the upper right to enable editing.
2. On the bottom of the left side panel, click on add block button and choose accessibility review from the list. NOTE: This block will not be visible to students.
3. Schedule your course for evaluation. Your report may take up to an hour to run, depending on the size of the course. Once you have initiated the process, toolkit uses an automated process to review your course content and compare it to accessibility standards.
To schedule your course for evaluation:
4. You will then be returned to the main page, where you will see a banner announcement that the course is scheduled for evaluation, as well as an estimated time of completion for the evaluation.
Note that you can access results via the accessibility heatmap and the review. After understanding this, read below to learn more:
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