We try our best to give voice to everyone and make sure Slido is also accessible in various environments and people with disabilities. Slido comes with several accessibility features to help the blind, and the visually, hearing, and mobility impaired users.
To provide status of Slido’s accessibility we’ve released the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) in January 2022.
In this article:
About Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)
The document highlights the areas where Slido supports, partially supports, or does not support various accessibility needs. It also features categories that are not applicable to Slido in terms of accessibility.
We will continue testing Slido regularly and make improvements based on the results to make sure everyone can be involved in the conversation and interact with Slido.
VPAT is an industry-standard template issued as part of Section 508 of the United States Rehabilitation Act which demonstrates how accessible a product or service is based on a predefined set of criteria.
Using Slido with assistive technologies
It is possible to use Slido with screen readers if you're using an Apple product or Google Chrome:
- VoiceOver in Apple products: you can use a built-in screen reader the following devices:
- Screen reader for Google Chrome: ChromeVox extension
Using Slido with a keyboard
The primary functionalities of Slido, such as entering events, asking questions or voting in polls, are accessible while using it on a desktop computer or laptop. You can navigate via keyboard shortcuts, using Tab, Space, Enter and arrow keys or numbers.
- Tab - moving onto the next interactive element
- Shift+Tab - moving onto the previous interactive element
- Space or Enter - activating the currently selected interactive element
- Arrow keys or numbers - where appropriate (such as in polls)
We recommend reading the two following blogs from AbilityNet, discussing events, accessibility and Slido.