The Brightspace Accessibility Checker

Brightspace has a built-in accessibility checking tool that you can access from the Brightspace Editor. It can be helpful in identifying issues with layout (E.g. lack of headings), image alt text, and colour contrast. Learn more about the Brightspace Accessibility Checker.

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Setting up Quiz Accommodations

Setup Note: In previous versions of Brightspace, Special Access was commonly used to set up accommodations. We no longer recommend the use of Special Access for most accessibility accommodations, except in cases where the student is writing at a different time or date than the rest of the class. If you have a student with […]

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Accessibility

Below are articles that deal principally with making your Brightspace course more accessible.

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Text to Speech

The Text to Speech tool automatically enables online text-to-speech technology for HTML content in Brightspace. Any user can hear their HTML course content spoken using only their internet browser. Users can also highlight and play back a subset of the content. As the instructor, you don’t need to activate anything. The tool is enabled by […]

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