We want to make it easy to listen and be heard. One of our core principles both internally and in the development of Mentimeter is inclusiveness, and we want to make it possible for everyone to get their voice heard with Mentimeter.
At Mentimeter, accessibility is important and we are constantly working to improve our services. For example:
Our objective is to ensure that Mentimeter is accessible to a wide range of users. We are aware that some parts of menti.com may not be fully accessible at the moment, and we are actively working to improve their accessibility features.
Below, we outline a list of known issues that still require attention. These issues are part of our development backlog, and we anticipate resolving them in upcoming updates to enhance the user experience for all.
It’s not possible to use the Pin on Image feature with a screen reader or similar assistive technology because the image must be interpretable at a detailed level in order to determine where to place your pin. Describing the image using, for example, alt text alone is insufficient for this type of interaction.
Using the Quiz with a screen reader can present challenges due to the current lack of seamless communication between the quiz interface and screen readers during updates, such as when new questions are presented or when information about the score is provided. These challenges become more significant, especially when the quiz is timed, as it can be more difficult to maximize points by answering quickly.
Our Question and answer (Q&A) slide may present challenges for users with screen readers. The issue arises when new questions are introduced, as a substantial portion of the content is communicated simultaneously, making it challenging to distinguish between new and existing information.
For users with visual disabilities, we highly recommend using our Soft Shadows theme. This theme offers excellent contrast values for the visualization colors used, making it easier to engage with text, diagrams, and other visual content.
Soft Shadows retains the essential information while presenting it in a more concise and readable manner.
For users with motor impairments who need to navigate with, for example, a keyboard or similar assistive tech, there are only a few minor issues.
During, for example, a live presentation, a significant portion of the information is conveyed through the presenter's voice. In this context, it's essential for the presenter to ensure clarity, and it's equally important for the presentation environment to provide good sound quality.
For users with impaired hearing, we recommend using features like automatic subtitles, which are integrated into various video conferencing platforms, or leveraging the automatic subtitle functions available on iOS and Android. These features can enhance the overall experience and accessibility.
During live presentations, maintaining a specific pace is often necessary, especially when presenters have time constraints. However, it's important to recognize that time limitations can be challenging for users with cognitive and learning disabilities when responding to questions or providing input.
Our recommendation is to ensure that every member of the audience has sufficient time to engage with the presentation. While it can be a delicate balance to strike, it is crucial to be mindful of the potential impairments of the audience and to provide them with the time needed to participate fully.
All interactions and inputs, including answering questions, providing reactions, and sending questions to the presenter, are conducted through standard input methods. This design ensures that people with speech disabilities can comfortably use Mentimeter without any issues.
While the product itself does not contain elements that may trigger photosensitive reactions, it's important to note that presenters can upload GIF images that have the potential to cause such reactions. To minimize the risk of triggering photosensitive reactions, we strongly recommend uploading GIF images with slow animations that do not include flashing effects.
If you encounter any accessibility barriers or have suggestions for improvement, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your feedback is essential in our ongoing efforts to enhance accessibility.
Our commitment to accessibility remains unwavering. During the fall of 2023, we plan to release updates addressing specific accessibility issues, with the goal of continually enhancing the user experience for individuals with disabilities.
We value your input and are dedicated to ensuring that our website is accessible to everyone. Please revisit this document for updates as we work toward ongoing compliance improvements.
The Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) is an industry-standard template for recording how a product or service conforms to Section 508 of the United States Rehabilitation Act. Based on this template, we aim to start rolling out improvements to the application regarding accessibility wherever possible.
VPAT® Version 2.4 (Revised) INT
Name of Product/Version: Mentimeter voting site "Menti"
Product Description: The "Menti" site is used to collect input from participants on Mentimeter polls and presentations
Date: October 2023
Contact information: email@example.com
Notes: This report only applies to the Mentimeter voting site "Menti" (accessible via www.menti.com) and all pages on that domain. The Mentimeter site www.mentimeter.com and web application www.mentimeter.com/app are not part of this report.
Evaluation Methods Used: General product knowledge, Latest version of Mac OS Ventura with VoiceOver on both Safari and Chrome and iOS with VoiceOver
Download PDF Report: Mentimeter Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)