Quizizz Accessibility and Inclusion Statement (Including VPAT)

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Our goals

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) 2.2 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 Accommodation Profiles which include 25+ accessibility features and are now used by millions of students. Examples of our efforts to date are included below.  

In addition, we have recently performed our Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) to ensure our platform meets the latest accessibility standards, including WCAG 2.1 Level A and AA, and WCAG 2.2 Level A and AA criteria. This comprehensive report details our conformance and commitment to accessibility.

What is WCAG?

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are a set of guidelines developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to ensure that web content is accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. WCAG provides a comprehensive framework to improve the accessibility of web content, covering a wide range of recommendations for making content more accessible. These guidelines are categorized into three levels of conformance: A, AA, and AAA. Each level addresses different aspects of accessibility, from ensuring basic functionality for all users (Level A) to providing the highest level of accessibility (Level AAA).

Key Features for Accessibility

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:

 

  • Accommodation Profiles: With this feature set teachers can provide specific accommodations to individuals or groups of students in their class. When Accommodation Profiles are used, all students log into their assignments or tests through the same join code, but each individual student may have a different learning experience tailored to meet their needs. Using Accommodation Profiles can help districts ensure students involved in special education, MTSS, multilingual learner, or other intervention programs are getting the required support they need for success.

  • Extra Time for Questions: Choose how much extra time individual students get for each question. Students who need additional time to process their work can access it as needed.

  • Participant Attempts: Select the number of attempts students get for an activity. With multiple attempts, students have multiple opportunities to succeed and show their teachers what they’ve learned.

  • Reduce Answer Choices: Decrease the number of answer choices available to your students from the default set of options, allowing for two or three choices instead of the usual range. This simplifies the decision-making process for students, making it easier for them to focus on selecting the correct answer.

  • Redemption Questions: Let students try questions again if they answered them wrong the first time. Students have a chance to boost their confidence by fixing their mistakes.

  • Desmos Calculators: Enable Desmos scientific and graphing calculators when students need advanced features to support mathematical thinking.

  • Bi-lingual Dictionary: In addition to translation features, Quizizz can help students access translations for difficult words through the addition of a bi-lingual dictionary.

  • Dyslexia Font: Students with assigned dyslexia font in their accommodation profile will see questions displayed in the OpenDyslexic font face. This font is designed to improve readability and reduce visual stress.

  • Font Size and Spacing: Modify the size of text in an activity ranging from default to medium or large. Additionally teachers can choose to allow students to determine the font spacing of text in a quiz.

  • Remove Distractions: For students who are distracted by their peers’ scores, teachers can choose to remove the leaderboard from that student’s view. Teachers can also opt to turn off sound effects improving student concentration for activities.

  • 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.

  • 18+ question types: The 18 different question types on Quizizz encourage 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, supporting the need for text-to-speech acommodations. Thesesupports are also offered in multiple languages.

  • Screen reader: Quizizz is built to be compatible with screen readers so as to be easily accessible by as many users as possible. With screen readers, teachers and students can engage with all interactive elements displayed on their device screens.

  • Keyboard navigation: Quizizz aims to create digital experiences that are user-friendly and easy to interact with. Keyboard navigation on Quizizz ensures that teachers and students can access all interactive elements displayed on their screens using their keyboards alone.

  • 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.

  • Closed Captions: Quizizz provides closed captions for YouTube videos and allows users to add images with captions.

  • Audio Descriptions: Quizizz allows the use of videos with voiceovers or closed captions, ensuring accessible content for all students.

  • Error Identification and Suggestions: Quizizz helps teachers identify and correct errors in assessments, ensuring a smooth learning process.

Additional Accessibility Efforts

  • Ongoing Community Feedback: We actively seek and value community feedback, which helps us continuously improve our accessibility features. Users are encouraged to share their suggestions to help us better meet their needs.

Future Initiatives: We are committed to ongoing improvements and have several initiatives in the pipeline to enhance accessibility further. These include expanding language support, improving compatibility with assistive technologies, and enhancing user customization options.

Further information

If you have questions or suggestions that would improve accessibility and usability for you or your students, please reach out to us at accessibility@quizizz.com. Additionally, if you would like to request a copy of our VPAT, you may do so by heading to https://trust.quizizz.com/.

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