Question slides - Narration & 508

Jul 18, 2022

I'm working towards getting a course more accessible. I've read A LOT, but I can't seem to find much that pertains specifically to question slides. For instance, I have a question like this. I know it should be narrated for accessibility, but how do you go about narrating the choices? I could see maybe turning off the shuffle and narrating the responses as part of the question's narration? 

Additionally, do you usually let the narration play like a regular slide, or do you put a "click to listen" type button on the slide?

6 Replies
Rubina Pak

For wordy answer options, I let the screen reader pick up the answer options. So, in this case, I would use the narration (text to speech) to read the question. Then I would add something like...please make your selection from the answer options and click the submit button...something like that. I make both the question and answers accessible. So a person who is using a screen reader can move at their own pace, going between the options before clicking the submit button. If there is a better way to do this, then I am open to suggestions.

Thaddeus Ashcliffe

The best way to find out is to try out a screen reader software yourself.  There are free ones like

Also alot of smart phones, including every iphone, has smart reader software already in it.  If like me you use an iphone drag 2 fingers down from near the top of the screen to have it read your review 360 link.