Formatting tools in the FoxTALE text editor give you the ability to make your course site more accessible. These tools will organize content for all learners and provide special information for screen readers.
It is helpful to know that a screen reader reads from left to right, from the top to the bottom of a web page. In addition to reading text on the web page, the screen reader also reads code for headings, lists, and alternative text. If formatting tools are used when writing content in the text editor, those headings, bulleted lists, numbered lists, and alternative text will allow screen readers to provide verbal prompts that organize material for those who are listening.
When adding an image, you are prompted to Describe this image for someone who cannot see it. This is also known as alternative text. If the image is conveying a great deal of information, which cannot be included in the alternative text box, be sure to write a narrative that accompanies the image.
Links, or URLs, are read character-by-character by the screen reader. If the link has a name with no meaning, the listener may not be able to determine the nature of the content. You can
All of these formatting techniques help to make the instructional content more meaningful, and quickly understood, for more learners.