Ethnio screeners work with all screen readers, assistive devices, and are highly compliant with Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 (Level AA) and the NVDA reader on Windows. Since most content in Ethnio is defined by the customer, including language, colors, and links, the accessibility of any given screener is largely controlled by the customer. For example, make sure to use high contrast colors and clear language for questions and buttons.
- Keyboard support and active state for every input and control. Questions, logos, radio buttons, open fields - respondents can tab through and enter every element without a mouse and assistive devices can complete all fields.
- Alt text for every object - there are descriptions for every single selectable object including images
- Specific issues to accomodate NVDA. We Use aria-labelledby instead of aria-describedby, role="radiogroup" instead of role="group", and have required attributes for required questions and we hide the necessary required symbols from screen readers to avoid confusion.
Ethnio intercepts allow users to tab through to select options and buttons, along with alt text.
Additionally, if you go to Screeners>>Design under "2. Position Your Intercept" there is an option to have the browser pull focus to the intercept.
If you run a test of any Ethnio screener link in an accessibility testing tool like WAVE, you'll notice some small errors around structure and formatting that do not impact the vast majority of screen readers and assistive devices. That said, we’re mostly compliant with Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 (Level AA). For example, things like “missing site map” are not relevant to a recruiting screener.
- Loading indicators need alt text. They only display for a millisecond so most respondents will never see them.
- Bold tags instead of strong.