Titus endeavours to create accessible and inclusive products and following WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) will improve compliance and help websites reach a much wider audience.
When it comes to accessibility compliance, Moodle LMS (version 4.1) is compliant against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1 AA standard. Titus builds upon Moodle to enhance the aesthetics and user experience through the addition of a theme plugin; which similarly is rigorously tested against WCAG 2.1AA compliance (at time of writing 11/09/23).
What is WCAG? #
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 defines how to make Web content more accessible to people with disabilities. Accessibility involves a wide range of disabilities, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning, and neurological disabilities.
WCAG 2.1 is developed through the W3C process in cooperation with individuals and organizations around the world, with a goal of providing a shared standard for Web content accessibility that meets the needs of individuals, organizations, and governments internationally.
What does this mean? #
We want as many people as possible to be able to use the Moodle platform. Through our theme product we have introduced a wide variety of theme settings allowing you to customise and improve/tweak accessibility where required. This is especially apparent in the number of colour picker settings we have available.
Through the Titus theme you will be able to configure key settings such as:
- Changing colours, contrast levels and fonts
Users browsing the Moodle site will be able to:
- Zoom in up to 400% without the text spilling off the screen
- Navigate the platform using just a keyboard
- Navigate the platform using speech recognition software
- Listen to the platform using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver & Microsoft Narrator).
The Titus theme provides a large number of configuration options for customising your platform with your organisations branding. However, please be cautious when updating your platforms theme settings to not make your site inaccessible for certain users. For example through the use of poor colour choices that may fail accessibility criteria. Please note that the use of third party plugins must also be considered when addressing accessibility. Third party plugins may use fixed/forced colours or not be designed for mobile use or implemented with screen reader technology in mind.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility #
Having an accessible platform is important to us at Titus. Consequently we are constantly working on improvements to the accessibility of our products, particularly with our Moodle LMS & Workplace theme. If accessibility based tickets are logged, these will be worked on as a higher priority and released where appropriate into the product for all Titus customers to benefit from.
Any new functionality developed through the theme in new updates, is carefully considered in regards to accessibility. A full set of accessibility tests are run over key parts of the platform to ensure maximum coverage for the discovery of potential issues. Regardless, in the unlikely circumstance where an issue is raised, they would be investigated, logged, prioritised and scheduled into a release imminently for resolution to maintain the high accessibility standards Titus strive for.
Reporting accessibility problems #
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of our theme product that sits on top of Core Moodle LMS and Moodle Workplace. If you find any accessibility issues or or come across any accessibility issues, please do get in touch and let us know.