Qualtrics Accessibility

In compliance with the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act, the administrative settings for UIC Qualtrics, by default, will not permit the publishing of any surveys which include non-accessible question types. Exceptions may apply. See Requesting an Override below.

Non-accessible question types include:

  • Matrix (Bipolar, MaxDiff, and Likert, Drag and Drop Matrix Table)
  • Slider
  • Rank Order (Drag and Drop and Select Box)
  • Constant Sum (Sliders and Bars)
  • Pick Group and Rank
  • Hot Spot
  • Heat Map
  • Graphic Slider
  • Signature
  • Highlight
  • File Upload

Surveys including any of the above-mentioned question types may not be published until the non-accessible questions are either removed OR re-formatted into a different question type, OR an administrative override is granted.

While it is important to make your survey as accessible as possible, some surveys may require non-accessible question types. An override may be granted in the event that a user both absolutely requires the use of a non-accessible question type and can assure that his/her survey will not be distributed to the public.

Requesting an Override

Requests for an exemption to the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act default setting may be made with ACCC support in the process outlined below.  

  1. User contacts ACCC support at consult@uic.edu requesting the use of a non-accessible question type, describing 1) why the use of a non-accessible question type is necessary AND 2) demonstrating that the non-accessible survey will not be distributed outside UIC.

  2. After proper documentation is received, ACCC support will change the requestor’s user type so that surveys including non-accessible questions will publish. Changes will be made to the entire user’s UIC Qualtrics account rather than an individual survey. Please note that this may take up to 48 hours. 

Learn More 

Visit Qualtrics Accessibility for more information.

Questions regarding the IITAA legal guidelines regarding software accessibility may be directed to the UIC Disability Resource Center.

Last updated: 

July 03, 2019