Yuja Panorama – Accessibility Tools

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Yuja Panorama, which is already integrated into your Moodle course, helps check and improve the accessibility of course materials and resources. Panorama can also generate alternative formats of documents for you and students.

Alternate Formats Tool—signified by an accessibility icon—generates alternative formats of documents for you and your students.

Formats the program can generate include:

  • Source File – the document in its original format.
  • PDF – the document in PDF format.
  • Text File – the document in a text format without any formatting.
  • Immersive Reader – customized text with audio playback.
  • Gradient Reader – gradated text.
  • EPUB – the document in eBook format.
  • Braille – the document in the braille format (a braille reader is required).
  • Audio Podcast – audio playback.
  • Enhanced HTML – HTML documents can be customized (for dyslexia, color blindness, etc.) with the Website Accessibility tool.
  • OCR – machine-coded text that can be searched and read by screen readers.
  • Language Translation – translate to over 100 languages.

NOTE: Be sure to let your students know about how to take advantage of this feature so they can access materials in a way that best suits their needs! We recognize that there are instances that you would not want a student to access materials in a certain format (such as a language translator on a French Language Exercise). If so, please put in a ticket with OLET and we can turn off Translations at the course level.

Select the icon to the right of any uploaded document.

NOTE: Students will only see the generic blue icon. They will not see the other Accessibility Score Icons.

Select the format that you would like to generate.

The file will start to process and let you know when it is done.

NOTE: The Student view will be similar, but they will not see the Accessibility report at the top.

You will have the option to view the document in Moodle or to download it to your computer.

Accessibility Design Tool helps you create accessible content right from the start via the Moodle ATTO Text Editor.

With this tool you can:

  • Add accessible features and designs to your Moodle content.
  • Set Themes of styles that you want to reuse.
  • Create Templates you can use to style other content in any of your courses.

Access the ATTO Text Editor.

Turn Editing On button is found in the top-right corner of a Moodle page you have permission to modify content for.

Click the Painter’s Palette icon in the ATTO Text Editor.

This will open up the design tools in a panel to the right.

Select the design tool you wish to use:

  • Insert design elements to your editable HTML area.
  • Create a Template so you can save and reuse designs created with the Accessibility Design Tool in other courses.
  • Create a Theme to create design elements using your personalized style. These elements can then be used in all your courses.

Scroll to the bottom of this page.

Click the Save and display button.

Accessibility Checker helps you to find accessibility issues, as well as fix them—sometimes without even leaving Moodle.

Indicator Icons

Once you upload a file to your course shell, the Panorama will run an automated check on the document and provide an accessibility “score” for that document. Once the scoring is complete, you will see an icon to the right of each document, letting you know how accessible the document is.

This way, you can get a quick visual idea of where the problems are and what documents to tackle first.

Learn more about the different Accessibility Score Icons

NOTE: Students will only see the generic blue icon. They will not see the other Accessibility Score Icons.

Select the icon to the right of any uploaded document.

This will open a pop-up window over the page.

NOTE: You will be able to request alternative formats from this window as well.

Select the Gauge Icon in the top right of the window.

This will then display a Document Preview on the left and the Accessibility Report on the right.

Note: If the icon is blue and the Score Gauge is gray, just select the reprocess link to get your score.

Correct issues inside of Moodle:

  • If there is a Fix Issue button, you can fix that issue without having to download the document.
  • Click on the Fix Issue button.
  • Make the recommended changes.
  • Click the Add Change button.
  • Repeat till all fixes are made.

NOTE: If you make changes using this feature, you will need to select the Apply Staged Changes button at the bottom of the page for them to take effect.

Correct issues outside of Moodle:

  • Download the document.
  • Use the How to Fix button for each issue to get step-by-step instructions (and even videos) on how to fix that issue.
  • Make the corrections, and then re-upload the fixed document in this window. It will overwrite the old document so you don’t have to find it or relink the new one.

Repeat as desired.