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Re: Creating surveys with Survey monkey as a screen reader user, and in a foreign language

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From: Donna Lettow
Date: Aug 27, 2012 9:33AM


Jennifer wrote:
>As I recently posted to this list, on August 14:
>This topic of survey tools has been discussed many times on the WebAIM list. Here's a link to an extended thread from July of 2011:
><http://webaim.org/discussion/mail_thread?threadG80>;http://webaim.org/discussion/mail_thread?threadG80
>This thread discusses the output from tools.

And of course technology and accessibility of the products could not have changed at all in the intervening year since that thread. I often base my purchasing decisions on information that is a year out of date.

I've been getting the distinct impression lately that the WebAIM Discussion List should just be rebranded as the WebARIA Discussion List. That seems to be the only topic that is tolerated ad infinitum. Other topics get shot down or ridiculed. ("What idiot still uses PDFs!?! All the cool kids use HTML5 and ARIA!")

When I joined, it was with the impression that this was a general electronic accessibility list. And it so obviously isn't. I think it's time for me to admit I've accidentally joined the wrong club, clean out my locker, and go.

Donna Lettow
Staff Specialist, Electronic Accessibility & Internal Communication
MD Division of Rehabilitation Services
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-----Original Message-----
From: Jennifer Sutton [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2012 8:02 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Creating surveys with Survey monkey as a screen reader user, and in a foreign language

As I recently posted to this list, on August 14:

This topic of survey tools has been discussed many times on the WebAIM list. Here's a link to an extended thread from July of 2011:

<http://webaim.org/discussion/mail_thread?threadG80>;http://webaim.org/discussion/mail_thread?threadG80

This thread discusses the output from tools.


The topic of "preferred survey platform" was also opened in the last couple of weeks. This discussion began on August 13. Here's a link to that thread:

http://webaim.org/discussion/mail_thread?thread=5445


Not that we're voting, but if I were, I'd vote that this question of accessible survey tools gets asked most often on this list.

It never ceases to impress me how easy the WebAIM archives are to search and read. Thanks for that, Jared, and any other responsible members of the WebAIM team.

Jennifer

At 12:46 AM 8/25/2012, you wrote:
><snip>




>But, how accessible are these survey tools for generating surveys?
>Has anyone generated a survey using surveymonkey or other commercial software?
>If so please relate experiences.
>
>I am sighted and use bold, italic and colours for emphasis, but
>concerned that screen readers do not pick up this form of emphasis Any
>suggestions?
>Best
>Diana



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