Working with SurveyMonkey: Directions and Tips for Screen Reader Users

SurveyMonkey with Screen Readers

SurveyMonkey is certainly not the most accessible tool on the web. However, the survey we created for the Recreational Events project can be navigated and filled out with a screen reader with only mild annoyances.

We recommend you access this survey using Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari.

We recommend screen reader users navigate each page of the survey using the up and down arrows, tab and shift tab, and by heading.

Users will navigate through the survey using the Previous Page and Next Page Buttons. All Questions are required, and users won’t be able to progress unless they provide responses for each question. There is a maximum of 2 questions per page, and there are only 3 to 4 pages in the survey. Questions will be styled as Level 4 Headings. Error messages will be styled as Level 5 Headings.

Below are some helpful keystrokes for filling out this survey with different screen reading software systems.

Helpful Commands for JAWS

Navigate by Heading H and Shift + H
Navigate by Form Field F and Shift + F
Navigate by Unvisited Link U and Shift + U
Navigate by Visited Link V and Shift + V
Headings List Insert + F6
Forms List Insert + F5
Links List Insert + F7

Helpful Commands for NVDA

Navigate by Heading H and Shift + H
Navigate by Form Field F and Shift + F
Navigate by Unvisited Link U and Shift + U
Navigate by Visited Link V and Shift + V
Elements List Insert + F7

Helpful Commands for VoiceOver for OS X

Navigate by Heading H and Shift + H
Navigate by Form Field J and Shift + J
Navigate by Link L and Shift + L
Web item Rotor VO + U

Still Need Help?

If you’ve consulted this guide and are still having issues filling out the survey, or if you want to change any of your responses to the survey, please feel free to contact Jimmy Allen by email at james.allen@vermont.gov or by phone at 802-241-0528.

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