These recommendations take into consideration students who encounter your online materials using technology you may not anticipate, such as a screen reader, or who do not have easy access to the most up-to-date devices.
Regardless of whether the document is in HTML, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, or another document format there are a few basic guidelines to make your content accessible:
Create Accessible Documents Instructions
The Disable right-click setting can prevent blind and low vision students from taking a quiz.
Note: If you practice Universal Design for Learning, it is best to avoid using the disable right click setting.
Sometimes students need to cut and paste text from a quiz into a program that converts text into speech. Disabling right-click prevents students from using the right mouse button, which opens a menu that includes options students need to copy quiz text.
The benefits of using disable right click are limited and only apply in a proctored setting. It is ineffective in some Internet browsers and students can always take a picture of their screen using a separate phone or tablet.
Blind and low vision learners may have difficulty with matching questions.
Note: If you practice Universal Design for Learning, it is best to avoid using Matching Questions.
With this question type, students match items in one list with items in a second list.
Sighted learners can visually track both lists, what items they have paired, and what items still require pairs. Blind and low vision learners have to independently remember the options and the matches.
Some students take quizzes in a testing center where they have access to assistive technologies and people.
If you know the IP address for your classroom's router, you can create an IP Restriction to require students to be in the classroom physically to take their quiz.
Adding an IP Restriction will prevent students who use specialized testing centers from being able to access the quiz.
The IP address gives you information about where a student took a quiz.
For example, if the student changes locations during the quiz, the IP address will change also.
Note: If only the last several digits change, the student may have been in a single, large room that uses multiple routers. Because one space can be served by multiple IP addresses and because IP addresses are not specific to one room or building (they cover a much wider territory), it is not possible to know exactly where a student was when they took the quiz.