[Athen] accessible web survey tools

Kaela Parks ankmk4 at uaa.alaska.edu
Wed Jan 12 12:32:11 PST 2011

We use Qualtrics which has some nice options for evaluating the level of
accessibility for all questions during the design process.

Kaela Parks, Director
Disability Support Services

University of Alaska Anchorage
RH 105, 3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

Ph. 907-786-4535 Fax 907-786-4531

From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Ken Petri
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 10:57 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network
Subject: Re: [Athen] accessible web survey tools

Thanks Sean. And you're right--it's a bit out of date. For one, the
caveats about high-contrast and tab navigability re: SurveyMonkey no
longer hold.

We've been using Survey Gizmo at the WAC for quite a while for both CIC
surveys and also for surveys to our DS office students.

James, in SG, I recommend avoiding the "sortable" and star-ratng
questions. Those are still problematic with keyboard and screen reader.
Also, you might have a look at our "tips" section. Those still hold:

SurveyMonkey has done some nice things with table markup in their
grid-based questions that are specifically geared for accessibility.
It's definitely worth trying out.

We will update our information in the next few months. So I have added
in a note at the top of the page warning about the age of the


Ken Petri

Program Director, OSU Web Accessibility Center

102D Pomerene Hall, 1760 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210

Office: 614.292.1760 | Mobile: 614.218.1499 | Fax: 614.292.4190
http://wac.osu.edu | petri.1 at osu.edu

On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 2:21 PM, Sean J Keegan <skeegan at stanford.edu>

Hi James,

> What do you all recommend for accessible web based surveys?

Have you looked at the study from Ohio State University that reviewed a
number of different survey tools?


Some of the data is from 2008 and may be a bit dated, but I think the
overall information is still useful (and is one of the best evaluations
done on survey tools).

Take care,

Sean Keegan

On Jan 11, 2011, at 9:13 AM, James L Bailey <jbailey at uoregon.edu> wrote:


> What do you all recommend for accessible web based surveys? Thanks.


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> Best regards,


> James


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> James Bailey

> Adaptive Tech Coordinator

> University of Oregon




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