Our mission to motivate every student cannot be achieved without ongoing efforts to make the platform as accessible to as many students and educators as possible. These efforts are not complete but ongoing and are guided by standards such as the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level A + AA success and conformance criteria and suggestions from users.
We particularly value community feedback which has led to the development of features like our built-in read-aloud setting now used by millions of students. Examples of our efforts to date are included below.
We're also proud to share that we work with Essential Accessibility, a leader in the accessibility space, as we continue these efforts. You can read more about this partnership and download their accessibility tools here.
Examples of how we support our community
Our design process includes requirements that we build accessibility considerations into our product from the outset. Accessibility is a core part of meeting our mission. Here are some of the ways we've built Quizizz in order to support as many students as possible:
- Self-paced or Timed: Every student using Quizizz should be able to join and participate in the activity (either Quiz or Lesson) at their comfortable pace. Quizizz encourages students to participate in activities at a pace defined by the individual student or by the teacher, thus ensuring the class and the student progress through learning.
- Adjustable Deadlines: Quizizz enables teachers to adjust deadlines as per their students' workload or deadlines. With adjustable deadlines on Quizizz, students can better prepare for their assessments in time.
- Ability to add images, audio, and video in questions and answers: Quizizz encourages every student to perform to the best of their ability. Quizizz encourages all students to be able to learn, understand and reflect at their own pace. By adding Images, Audio, and Video to questions and answers on Quizizz, teachers ensure that their instruction reaches each and every student.
- Adjustable Audio and Video settings: Audio and video responses enable teachers to gain deeper insight into their students' understanding of the content they are teaching. Instead of a simple “correct or incorrect” based question, teachers can encourage higher-level thinking.
- 9+ question types: The 9 different question types on Quizizz encourages teachers to evaluate their students' higher-order thinking. Right from Multiple Choice Questions to Draw, Quizizz enables teachers to evaluate students' understanding and empowers them to share remedial practice activities if necessary.
- 18+ language translations: Quizizz encourages all teachers and students to access its content in all languages of the world. Presently Quizizz (the website, app, publicly available quizzes, lessons, memes, and instructions) are available in English, Spanish, French, Polish, Russian, Bahasa Indonesia, Malay, Filipino, Deutsch, Vietnamese, Thai, Azerbaijani, Portuguese, Chinese (PRC), Chinese (Taiwan), Turkish, Italian, and Japanese.
- Answer Explanations: Quizizz encourages teachers to describe answers in detail for the correct answer option. This enables teachers to reinforce learning at the exact moment of instruction and assessment.
- Flexible Grading: Flexible Grading in Quizizz enables teachers to grade higher-order thinking topics and concepts. Grading on a scale allows for evaluating answers to comprehension, opinion-based, and discussion-oriented questions; teachers can make accurate assessments of students' understanding of qualitative topics and concepts.
- Read-aloud: Our built-in read-aloud setting allows students to have questions and options read aloud to them and supports multiple languages.
- Questions on learner devices: Content such as quiz questions is shown on learner devices, making it easier for many students to access by reducing the need to see across a room (as is the case with content projected on a whiteboard), or switch between browser tabs or windows.
- Broad device support: We support a broad spectrum of internet-enabled devices and browsers in order to make the service as accessible to as many people as possible.
- Language Support: We've provided user-interface translation and read-aloud support in several of our most commonly used languages.
- Readability: Our design process includes readability considerations such as text size, color, and contrast.
- Printing: Quizzes, reports, and other content can be printed as needed.
If you have questions or suggestions that would improve accessibility and usability for you or your students, please reach out to us at email@example.com.