LATTE Accessibility

Many of the choices you make while building your LATTE course can determine its overall accessibility. Here are some recommendations to help guide you. Note that LATTE also offers tools at the user level to make your own experience of creating the course more accessible.

Choosing a course format

LATTE offers several course formats. Some are more accessible than others. Formats can be changed in the Administration block by selecting "Edit Settings" and opening the "Course format" menu option.

Collapsible Topics

Collapsible Topics is the most accessible course format offered in LATTE.

  • Topics display all the sections in a collapsible list by default

  • To show one section per page, change the format under the "course layout" setting

screenshot of the collapsible topics course format in LATTE

Course content

Tips for the text editor

Using best practices for formatting when adding text can make content more accessible.

Formatting icons with headings, images, video, microphone options circled in red

  • Make links descriptive

  • Add alt text for images

  • Voice and video options

  • Text size and/or color should not be used for emphasis or to convey other information

  • Choose embedding over linking

  • Use bullets or numbering options

Use LATTE pages

  • Better alternative to uploading a Word document or PDF

  • More accessible for screen readers

  • Responsive sizing for mobile devices

Captions, subtitles and transcripts

  • When requesting course videos, always include subtitles/captions in your request

  • Transcripts and audio description also available on a per-case basis

  • When choosing videos from YouTube, for example, choose the captioned version, if it exists

Auto-linking filter

  • Give each document a unique name

  • Auto Linking will create a link to the document in LATTE when the same title is used elsewhere in the course

  • Turn on/off in the “Filter” settings

Emoji

  •  LATTE now supports emoji use

  • Not all screen readers can read emoji

  • Do not use emoji for meaningful content

Accessibility feature for users

Accessibility Block

  • Available through the “Add A Block” tool when editing is turned on
  • The block edits the course page:
    • Increases font
    • Changes the contrast
    • Launches the ATbar

ATbar

  • ATbar with iconsMagnifies test
  • Change font and spacing
  • Spell checker
  • Dictionary
  • Text to Speech
  • Change page style, colors, and contrast
  • Add a color overlay