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Moodle accessibility testing report

Accessibility testing report for ble.lshtm.ac.uk

Sample pages/courses were selected for testing, based upon their importance to LSHTM Moodle users and represent the general level of accessibility.

We intend to refer errors/alerts relating to Moodle core features to our Moodle host provider for further recommendations by January 2021.

Home page (logged in)

LSHTM Moodle VLE: https://ble.lshtm.ac.uk/

Errors reported

  • Missing alternative text: Affecting the following Moodle core feature - ‘User menu’ within the top navigation bar. Refer to Moodle host provider.

Alerts reported

  • Fieldset missing legend (site wide): Affecting the following Moodle core feature - ‘Search courses’ facility. Refer to Moodle host provider.
  • Missing H1 level (site wide): Affecting Moodle core feature. Refer to Moodle host provider.
  • Skipped heading level (site wide): Affecting the following Moodle core feature – ‘Navigation’ block. Refer to Moodle host provider.
  • Suspicious link text (site wide): Affecting the following Moodle core feature - ‘Actions’ menu ‘More’ link. Refer to Moodle host provider.
  • Link PDF document: (site wide): That may not be accessible to screen reader software. Affecting link to PDF resource added to the footer section. We intend to replace resources with accessible alternatives by October 2021.
  • Very small text: (site wide): Affecting the following Moodle core features – ‘Notifications menu’ update text within top navigation bar, ‘badge info’ and ‘label info’ labels’. Refer to Moodle host provider.
  • Redundant title text (site wide): Affecting the following Moodle core features ‘Breadcrumb trail’ links, left ‘Navigation drawer’ links and ‘Navigation’ block links. Refer to Moodle host provider.

Example MSc module

Distance Learning - PHM209 Globalisation and Health (2019/20): https://ble.lshtm.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=3276

Errors reported (excluding site wide errors mentioned within the home screen section)

  • Missing alternative text: Affecting additional plugin - Panopto block podcast icons. We intend to consult with the plugin developers by January 2021.
  • Empty headings: Empty H5 heading present in a specific course section. We intend to continue accessibility guidance and training for academics/course administrators from September 2020.
  • Empty links: Present within a specific course section. We intend to continue accessibility guidance and training for academics/course administrators from September 2020.

Alerts reported (excluding site wide alerts mentioned within the home screen section)

  • Skipped heading level: Present within a certain course section/s. We intend to continue accessibility guidance and training for academics/course administrators from September 2020.
  • Suspicious link text: Present within a certain course section/s. We intend to continue accessibility guidance and training for academics/course administrators from September 2020. Very small text: Affecting text links within the Panopto block (third party plugin). We intend to consult with the plugin developers by January 2021.
  • Underlined text: Has been applied to emphasise certain phrases within course sections. We intend to continue accessibility guidance and training for academics/course administrators from September 2020.
  • Redundant title text: Affecting the following Moodle core feature – ‘View only’ section toggle button icon. Refer to Moodle host provider.
  • Present within a certain course section/s. We intend to continue accessibility guidance and training for academics/course administrators from September 2020.

Example MSc course

London Based - MSc in Epidemiology (2019/20): https://ble.lshtm.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=3470

Errors reported (excluding site wide errors mentioned within the home screen section)

  • Missing alternative text: Affecting additional plugin - Panopto block podcast icons. We intend to consult with the plugin developers by January 2021.
  • Missing form label: Affecting ‘HTML’ block with embedded ‘Google Search’ form. We intend to continue accessibility guidance and training for academics/course administrators from September 2020.
  • Very low contrast: Affecting specific content added to certain course sections. We intend to continue accessibility guidance and training for academics/course administrators from September 2020.

Alerts reported (excluding site wide alerts mentioned within the home screen section)

  • Nearby image has the same alternative text: Affecting the ‘HTML’ block with embedded IFSTAL logo. We intend to continue accessibility guidance and training for academics/course administrators from September 2020.
  • Suspicious link text: Affecting ‘HTML’ block with IFSTAL course access link. We intend to continue accessibility guidance and training for academics/course administrators from September 2020.
  • Redundant link: Affecting ‘HTML’ block with IFSTAL course access link. We intend to continue accessibility guidance and training for academics/course administrators from September 2020.
  • Suspicious alternative text: Affecting the following Moodle core features: Resource and activity icons associated with course content. Refer to Moodle host provider.
  • Very small text: Affecting additional plugin - Panopto block list items and link font size is very small. We intend to consult with the plugin developers by January 2021.
  • Underlined text: Has been applied to emphasise certain phrases. We intend to continue accessibility guidance and training for academics/course administrators from September 2020.
  • Redundant title text: Affecting the following Moodle core features – ‘View only’ section toggle button icon, ‘Logged in User’ block profile picture title, ‘Upcoming Events’ block ‘Coursework due’ titles. Refer to Moodle host provider.

Supplementary course (for students)

IT Training (MSC): https://ble.lshtm.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=1522

Errors reported (excluding site wide errors/alerts mentioned within the home screen sections)

  • Missing alternative text: Affecting additional plugin - Panopto block podcast icons. We intend to consult with the plugin developers by January 2021.

Alerts reported (excluding site wide alerts mentioned within the home screen section)

  • Skipped heading level: Present within a certain course section/s. We intend to continue accessibility guidance and training for academics/course administrators from September 2020.
  • Very small text: Affecting additional plugin - Panopto block list items and link font size is very small. We intend to consult with the plugin developers by January 2021.

Supplementary course (for students)

IT Training (DL): https://ble.lshtm.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=1401

Errors reported (excluding site wide errors/alerts mentioned within the home screen sections)

  • Missing alternative text: Affecting additional plugin - Panopto block podcast icons. We intend to consult with the plugin developers by January 2021.

Alerts reported (excluding site wide alerts mentioned within the home screen section)

  • Very small text: Affecting additional plugin - Panopto block list items and link font size is very small. We intend to consult with the plugin developers by January 2021.
  • Redundant title text: Affecting the following Moodle core feature – ‘View only’ section toggle button icon. Refer to Moodle host provider.

Supplementary course (for students)

Careers: https://ble.lshtm.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=1070

Errors reported (excluding site wide errors/alerts mentioned within the home screen sections)

  • Missing alternative text: Affecting additional plugin - Panopto block podcast icons. We intend to consult with the plugin developers by January 2021.
  • Missing form labels, elements and fieldsets: Affecting additional plugins - ‘Job Online’ and ‘Job Online Secondary feed’ blocks. We intend to consult with the plugin developers by January 2021.
  • Very low contrast: Affecting additional plugins - ‘Job Online’ and ‘Job Online Secondary feed’ blocks – drop down menus. We intend to consult with the plugin developers by January 2021.

Alerts reported (excluding site wide alerts mentioned within the home screen section)

  • Missing fieldset: Affecting additional plugins - ‘Job Online’ and ‘Job Online Secondary feed’ blocks. We intend to consult with the plugin developers by January 2021.
  • Skipped heading level: Present within a certain course section/s. We intend to continue accessibility guidance and training for academics/course administrators from September 2020.
  • Possible heading: Present within a certain course section/s. We intend to continue accessibility guidance and training for academics/course administrators from September 2020.
  • Suspicious link text: Present within a certain course section/s. We intend to continue accessibility guidance and training for academics/course administrators from September 2020.
  • Suspicious alternative text: Affecting the following Moodle core features: Resource and activity icons associated with course content. Refer to Moodle host provider.
  • Nearby image has the same alternative text: Affecting the following Moodle core features - Resource and activity icons associated with course content. Refer to Moodle host provider.
  • Device dependent event handlers: Applied to additional plugins - ‘Job Online’ and ‘Job Online Secondary feed’ blocks, which are not accessible to both mouse and keyboard users. We intend to consult with the plugin developers by January 2021.
  • JavaScript jump menu: Applied to additional plugins - ‘Job Online’ and ‘Job Online Secondary feed’ blocks, which can make keyboard navigation very difficult. We intend to consult with the plugin developers by January 2021.
  • Very small text: Affecting additional plugin - Panopto block list items and link font size is very small. We intend to consult with the plugin developers by January 2021.
  • Affecting additional plugins - ‘Job Online’ and ‘Job Online Secondary feed’ blocks labels. We intend to consult with the plugin developers by January 2021.
  • Redundant title text: Affecting the following Moodle core feature – ‘View only’ section toggle button icon. Refer to Moodle host provider. Affecting additional Tabs course format. We intend to consult with the plugin developers by January 2021.
  • Layout table: Can introduce reading and navigation order difficulties. Affecting additional plugins - ‘Job Online’ and ‘Job Online Secondary feed’ blocks. We intend to consult with the plugin developers by January 2021.

Supplementary course (for staff)

Mandatory Training: https://ble.lshtm.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=2831

Errors reported (excluding site wide errors/alerts mentioned home screen sections)

  • Empty headings: Present in various course sections. We intend to continue accessibility guidance and training for academics/course administrators from September 2020.
  • Very low contrast: Affecting content added to various course sections. We intend to continue accessibility guidance and training for academics/course administrators from September 2020.

Alerts reported (excluding site wide alerts mentioned within the home screen section)

  • Skipped heading level: Present within a certain course section/s. We intend to continue accessibility guidance and training for academics/course administrators from September 2020.
  • Suspicious link text: Present within a certain course section/s. We intend to continue accessibility guidance and training for academics/course administrators from September 2020.
  • Suspicious alternative text: Affecting the following Moodle core features: Resource and activity icons associated with course content. Refer to Moodle host provider.
  • Underlined text: Has been applied to emphasise certain phrases. We intend to continue accessibility guidance and training for academics/course administrators from September 2020.
  • Redundant title text: Affecting the following Moodle core feature – ‘View only’ section toggle button icon and ‘Activity completion’ icon titles. Refer to Moodle host provider.