This guide provides details of the status of common accessibility features in Padlet.
It is a University strategic priority that all staff and students have equal opportunities to thrive and progress at Warwick, irrespective of background, disability, faith, gender, race and sexual orientation. Warwick is committed to developing accessible and inclusive approaches to ensure that everyone can participate in our community.
For more detail and the most up-to-date information, visit Padlet's Accessibility and Padlet guide.
Is Padlet accessible?
No, Padlet is not fully accessible. Padlet is not WCAG 2.1 AA compliant as required by The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
Padlet is screen reader compatible.
Keyboard navigation is possible on the log in page and dashboard only.
Colour contrast cannot be controlled natively. Therefore, a browser extension, such as High Contrast for Chrome, is recommended.
When creating a Padlet, you should select a plain background with sufficient contrast between the background and cards.
If you intend to use Padlet you should:
- Consider whether an alternative approach would be more suitable.
- Ensure participants are aware of the accessibility issues before you use it.
- For example, share the link to Padlet's Accessibility and Padlet guide.
- Encourage participants to let you know if the accessibility issues will prevent them from full participation.
- Discuss mitigations with the participant or consider another approach.
- Ensure that text descriptions are present for any images.
- Where video is used, provide transcripts or host the videos on Echo360 or Microsoft Stream where automated transcriptions can be made available.
What alternatives could I use?
- Use Office 365 for web as a space to collect ideas e.g. Word or OneNote. Office provide a number of accessibility features to support users.
- Use a Moodle Wiki or Forum as a space for students to share comments, ideas or work.
- Use Vevox Q and A to gather ideas and questions.
- Introduction to managing course participants
- Make your course visible to students
- Enrolment methods and managing access permissions
- Enrol participants using Warwick auto-enrolment
- Manually enrol participants onto a Moodle space
- Roles and their functions in Moodle
- Groups and groupings
- Enable activity completion
- Mark activity completion manually
- Track activity completion
- Course completion
- Course participation
- Introduction to assessment and feedback
- Create a fail / pass scale
- Create a custom certificate
- Create and manage badges
- Reports, logs and completion data in Moodle
- Create an assignment
- Create an assignment for group submission
- Set up Turnitin within an assignment
- Create and grade a submission using a rubric
- Use a marking workflow for assignments
- Blind marking
- Allocate markers to specific submissions
- Provide grades and feedback for individual assignments
- Check the status of submissions
- Hide or show grades and feedback
- Introduction to eStream
- Access your eStream content
- Uploading videos to eStream
- Edit videos in eStream
- Edit video thumbnail
- Uploading a closed captions (subtitles) file to eStream
- Add eStream videos to Mahara
- Sharing eStream videos to Moodle
- Sharing an eStream video with a link
- Setup a video assignment in Moodle
- Introduction to Echo360
- Getting started with Echo360 Lecture Capture
- Lecture Capture enabled spaces
- Getting started with Universal Capture (Personal)