Moodle - Using Open Source Software to Deliver Accessible Online Courses

Who we are

Logo for the Carroll Center for the Blind

Mark Sadecki @cptvitamin

Brian Charlson @briancharlson

Logo for Carroll Tech


Our Distance Learning History

A series of screenshots from Carroll Tech over the years


Static HTML


Custom Distance Learning Software


Moodle 1.9


Moodle 2.0

Why Moodle?

Moodle Logo

Creating Accessible Online Courses

General Usability/Accessibility Techniques

Improving Moodle Accessibility

Where to start

Configure for Accessibility

Additional Configuration Options for Moodle 2.0

Theme for Accessibility

Moodle 1.9

Moodle 2.0

There are many more opportunities to improve the accessibility of your site at the theme level in Moodle 2.0. We will go over those later in the presentation.

Accessibility Modules

Moodle 1.9

Moodle 2.0

Staff and Support

Create Accessible Content


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Live Demo
(Cross your fingers)

Moodle 2.0

New Opportunities for Accessibility

Themes 2.0

Filters 2.0

Example of Multimedia Filter: [youtube][youtube]


Known Accessibility Issues

Hope for the future


Presentation Slides

This presentation is available for download or online viewing in a number of formats at either of the links below:

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