Is Moodle Accessible for Visually Impaired People?

  • Rocío Calvo
  • Ana Iglesias
  • Lourdes Moreno
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 101)


Most educational centers are currently using e-learning tools to provide the pedagogical resources for the students, especially in higher education. Nevertheless, some students are not able to access to this information because these authoring tools are not as accessible as they should be. The main aim of this paper is to evaluate if one of the most widely e-learning tool used around the world, Moodle, is accessible for visually impaired people. The evaluation shows that the accessibility guidelines provided by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) are not accomplished by the tool. Moreover, it shows that people using screen readers are not able to access to the majority of the functionality of Moodle.


e-Learning Moodle Accessibility Visual impairments Screen reader 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rocío Calvo
    • 1
  • Ana Iglesias
    • 1
  • Lourdes Moreno
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer DepartmentUC3M UniversityLeganésSpain

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