Enhancing accessibility of online surveys
This video provides an overview of enhancing the accessibility of online survey. It covers 10 themes with 29 tips in total. The 10 themes include: Survey platforms, Survey page design, Survey item design, Flow of survey, Button settings, Text formatting, Audio-visual content, Use of colours, Accessibility check, and Survey distribution.
This video is one in the #IDEALeaders Self-Learning Series on the Co-Creation of Virtual Learning Accessibility. It is one of the deliverables of the Project entitled “Promoting accessibility of virtual teaching and learning through a train-the-trainer approach” funded by the UGC Special Grant for Strategic Development of Virtual Teaching and Learning in 2021-2023.
English captions are available.
Timestamps of the chapters:
- 00:00 Introduction
- 02:10 Survey platforms
- 03:40 Survey page design
- 05:36 Survey item design
- 09:06 Flow of survey
- 18:27 Button settings
- 20:39 Text formatting
- 24:08 Audio-visual content
- 26:51 Use of colours
- 29:08 Accessibility check
- 30:59 Survey distribution
Ma, G. Y. K., Choi, C., & Yeung, P. P. S. (2023). Enhancing accessibility of online surveys. [Video]. #IDEALeaders Self-learning Series: Co-creation of virtual learning accessibility. HKU Data Repository. https://doi.org/10.25442/hku.22990964
References mentioned in the video - Describing complex materials:
- Alternative Text. WebAIM.
- Image Description Guidelines (Art, Chemistry, Diagrams, Flow Charts, Formatting & Layout, Graphs, Maps, Mathematics, Page Layout, Tables, Text-only images). The DIAGRAM Center.
- Effective Practices for Description of Science Content within Digital Talking Books. The WGBH National Center for Accessible Media. For bar chart, line graph, Venn diagram, scatter plot, table, pie chart, flow chart, standard diagrams or illustrations, and complex diagrams or illustrations.
- NWEA Image Description Guidelines for Assessments (PDF; 5.6 MB). The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH (NCAM). For a variety of images, charts, and graphics targeted to the assessment of reading, language usage, science, and mathematics.
- Qualtrics official documentation of survey accessibility.
- Qualtrics Accessibility. California State University, Northridge.
- Accessibility Guide for Qualtrics Survey Creators. Syracuse University.
Points to note:
- This video is intended to serve as a general guide for creating accessible digital materials and virtual learning environment. The recommended practices in this video are not exhaustive or the best solutions for each situation. Teaching and learning practices might vary across academic disciplines, as well as individual preferences and needs. The recommended practices need to be fit and applied to various disciplinary contexts and authentic practices.
- Please be aware that fulfilling all the practices suggested by this video would not guarantee “full accessibility”. Use your own best judgment. Always be aware of and respect the diverse access needs of different individuals.
- This video does not contain any business promotion elements.
- Software, programmes, and operating systems are constantly and rapidly developing along with changing accessibility functions. Statements in this video about the functions of any software, programmes, and operating systems may no longer represent their current status.
- It is possible that the hyperlinks of the cited resources in this video might be edited or removed by the corresponding contributors after the publication of this video.
- The recommended practices in this video are basically about accessibility to people with disabilities. However, the practices are central to good teaching and learning practices and will benefit all users regardless of disability status.