H5P and Accessibility

When developing courses in the CLE, it's important to make content and materials that are accessible to all learners. Accessible content and materials should be able to be accessed, used, and understood by any learner.

The University of California is committed to providing an electronic environment that is accessible to everyone, including individuals with disabilities. 

UCSF has a Digital Accessibility Program. UC policy and US law require our web-delivered services and content to be accessible to people with disabilities. At the heart of the UCSF accessibility statement is the concept that accessible websites benefit every site visitor with well-designed, easy-to-navigate sites.

Some ways to make content and materials accessible include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Videos: Save scripts and notes for the captioning
  • Forms: layout so title and field are perceivable from phone to assistive technology
  • Images: Provide text alternatives
  • Color: Maintain a 4.5 contrast ratio to backgrounds
  • Links: Should make sense alone and go where expected
  • Embedded Media: Provide user controls
  • Tables: Always label elements

Are H5P activities accessible?

H5P activities are typically dynamic and interactive, which can cause some issues when it comes to accessibility. H5P.com provides a table that lists various content types and whether or not they can be made accessible for learners. Please review the information below (or visit H5P.com) to learn more about H5P content types and accessibility.

A screenshot showing H5P Accessible Content

Additional Resources: 

H5P Content Authoring Accessibility Guide (Academic Senate for California Community Colleges)

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)


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