Is Padlet accessible?
Inclusivity and accessibility is a top priority for us.
What we are working on
We recently realized that accessibility is an area we are behind in. To work toward better accessibility, we hired an accessibility engineer in May of 2020, and are currently in the process of testing Padlet for WCAG 2.1 level AA compliance. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities and more user-friendly for everyone. The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA, and AAA). We’ve chosen Level AA as the target for Padlet.
Does Padlet support screen readers?
Yes, we are basically compatible with screen reader software (such as Apple VoiceOver), but we are working on becoming even more accessible as we tailor content to screen readers.
Does Padlet provide keyboard access?
Currently, you can navigate the login page and the dashboard using only your keyboard. Padlets can be viewed, but settings cannot be changed. We are working on keyboard compatibility for settings, post creation, post editing, and post expansion.
Does Padlet provide low vision color contrast?
Not at this time. We are working on it. For now, we recommend you download a web extension such as High Contrast for Chrome to increase contrast on Padlet pages.
How are we doing?
Accessibility is very important to us, and we are sorry for any issues you may be experiencing while using Padlet. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] and mention accessibility.