[Athen] Recent release of Google Forms and accessibility

Brenden Goetz Brenden.Goetz at du.edu
Mon Jun 1 14:42:52 PDT 2015

We have been using a Google form embedded on our website (www.du.edu/studentlife/disability-services/books.html) for alternate format requests for the past year or two. We have a few blind students who have been able to submit requests (using JAWS, WindowEyes, and potentially VoiceOver), and the only complaint I have received from any student is that the scroll bar on the form can be hard to find (there is a scroll bar for the whole page, of course, but also a scroll bar within the form - not the best design, I know). I'm not sure where this form falls in terms of any recent releases, but it has been working ok for us.

Let me know if you have any more questions.


Brenden Goetz
Assistive Technology Specialist
Disability Services Program
University of Denver
1999 E. Evans Ave., Ruffatto Hall #445
Denver, CO 80208


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Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2015 01:22:01 +0000
From: Aura Mollick Hirschman <hirschma at uwm.edu>
To: "athen-list at u.washington.edu" <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] Recent release of Google Forms and accessibility
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Hi Folks,

Does anyone have experience regarding the accessibility of the recent release of Google Forms?

Comments and resources are welcome.
Thank you!


Aura M. Hirschman, M.S., C.R.C.
Senior Counselor/Alternative Text Program Coordinator University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Accessibility Resource Center Mitchell Hall, Room 103
3203 North Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211-3153

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