The following provides general recommendations for creating accessible quiz content in ICON.

Write Clearly

  • Check spelling, grammar, and readability.
  • Use the simplest language appropriate for your content. 
  • Be careful with abbreviations, complex language, or anything that might confuse the reader. 
  • Avoid the use of all caps. It can be difficult to read.
  • Users can view text contrast well when formatting with bold and italics, which can help distinguish between important content items. 
  • If you are using the Multiple Answer type or if multiple answers are possible, include language in your question that helps clarify for screen reader users that it is not a single-answer question type etc. 
  • If your content has equations, use the equation editor in the rich content editor so that the content is rendered properly for screen reader use.
  • If you choose to use color, utilize the WebAIM Color Contrast Checker to ensure adequate color contrast and accessibility friendly colors.
  • Use language tags in your HTML content in Canvas to ensure that screen readers will pronounce the words properly. Canvas – Indicating Language in Canvas.

Add Descriptive Text

  • Links: When adding a link, instead of pasting in the URL directly, attach the link to words that describe the link destination. This behavior will help everyone (whether they are screen reader users or not) understand where the link will take them. All hyperlinks should have informative text
  • Images: If you have images in your exam questions, add alt text to them that describes the meaningful content of the image that is conveyed here. 
  • Tables: When creating a table in the rich content editor, the scope attribute helps provide content to screen readers. A scope=”col” identifies the header for all the cells in that column, and cells with a scope=”row” identifies the header for all the cells in that row.
  • Videos: Videos should always have the option to view captions and subtitles to open your content up to a larger audience. Add your own subtitles & closed captions in YouTube.

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