Poll Everywhere Accessibility Standards

We believe in equal learning opportunities for all, and our approach to accessibility reflects that belief.

For a full breakdown of our accessibility standards, please refer to our Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) at the end of this page.

Keyboard navigation

The Poll Everywhere mobile application is fully keyboard accessible for participants who wish to respond to a Poll Everywhere activity. However, for presenters, some administrator content is not fully optimized for keyboards.

Most Poll Everywhere activity types can be responded to using the keyboard, with the exception of clickable images. For instructors looking to maximize accessibility, Poll Everywhere recommends replacing clickable images with multiple choice polls with textual descriptions.

All web content is navigable via keyboard, as are all major areas of functionality.

Alternatives to media content

All images or videos provided by Poll Everywhere have a text-based equivalent. The exception is content uploaded by presenters, which require the presenter to include a textual description (alternative text) in order to display that description.

Poll Everywhere presenters also have the ability to enable alternative text for participants using screen readers to respond to Multiple choice, Ranking, or Clickable image activities.

In addition, some tutorial videos uploaded to polleverywhere.com do not currently include closed captioning. All content covered by tutorial videos is also available in text-based support articles.

Content layout and hierarchy

Each Poll Everywhere content page created since 2016 follows an accessible structural hierarchy. Older content pages may not follow the same structure.


The Poll Everywhere mobile application adheres to WCAG sequencing standards. Presenter-facing content is not, in all cases, optimized for sequencing.

Use of color

Poll Everywhere does not rely on color alone to convey information. The majority of features released since 2016 provide enough contrast to be used by participants with limited vision, or who are using assistive devices.

Applicable Standards/Guidelines Conformance

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) define requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Poll Everywhere is partially conformant with WCAG 2.0 with level A and level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard and Poll Everywhere currently is not conformant with Level AAA. 

Accessibility Contact Information

If you have questions, concerns, or feedback, about the accessibility of a Poll Everywhere product or if you have encountered any accessibility barriers with our website or app, please contact Alec Nuñez, alec@polleverywhere.com