Students frequently encounter course content in Canvas. For instructors who make robust use of Canvas, the Canvas course is often an artifact of the course design and can incorporate broader Universal Design for Learning principles. There are also a few steps instructors can take to ensure that content generated in Canvas is accessible to all students, including:
- When designing your syllabus and pages, make proper use of Heading Styles and be consistent.
- Ensure hyperlinked text is descriptive
- Add alternative text to images
- Use tables sparingly, and for data-display, not layout. Include column and row headers, and add a caption for additional context.
- Ensure sufficient color contrast between content and background
- Avoid using any flashing or flickering text or animations.
- If using timed activities or quizzes, ensure you can extend the timing if needed.
- Hide any tools or navigation items you aren’t using.