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From: John E. Brandt
Date: Jan 11, 2008 6:50PM


Susan,

What version of Moodle are you using?

The current stable branch is v1.8 which is very good in terms of
accessibility. The accessibility team is working on v1.9 now. Here is the
tracker on accessibility for 1.8 http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-7396

Good summary of all of the issue may be found here
http://docs.moodle.org/en/Accessibility - check out the discussion group for
the latest and to ask specific questions.

That said, like all CMSs, the software cannot do everything and any user can
inadvertently make content inaccessible due to a lack of knowledge and
understanding.

~j


John E. Brandt
Augusta, Maine USA
www.jebswebs.com


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[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Susan
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2008 7:37 PM
To: 'WebAIM Discussion List'
Subject: [WebAIM] making moodle more accessible

I have been very quiet for ages but now I need some advice and ideas. In
case anyone has not heard of it moodle is open source software used in the
world of on line learning. Some people use it as a storage place for
documents and others run complete courses with it.

I have been happily putting together a course using moodle but today I have
been told that there are problems with accessibility for such courses. Does
anyone know of the sort of issues that are likely to arise? Has anyone any
experience of making moodle more accessible?

Susan