Rise 360: Choosing Accessible Components to Create Online Learning

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Making your content accessible is more important than ever. That's why we've created this handy list so you can quickly determine if the components you're using to build Rise 360 content meet accessibility guidelines.

Our ultimate goal is content creation in Rise 360 without worrying if its components are accessible. We're working diligently to achieve accessibility for learners without exceptions. That said, there are important guidelines for content creators to keep in mind. For more information on designing accessible courses, check out Rise 360: How to Design an Accessible Course.

While most blocks (and quiz lessons) in Rise 360 are accessible, there are a handful we're continuing to modify to conform with WCAG guidelines. Additionally, some blocks may require you to make design decisions to create accessible content—we've noted those as well.

Currently Inaccessible

These blocks currently aren't in conformance with WCAG guidelines. We recommend not using them when creating accessible content. In case you do use them, we've provided partial workarounds.

Quote and Image: Carousel

  • Not keyboard accessible; no defined hierarchy
  • If using: Provide a text block that summarizes the information provided in the interactive block

Interactive: Scenario

  • Unable to add alt text
  • If using: Provide instructions and a background image description above this block via a text block.

Interactive: Sorting Activity

  • No accessible instructions or status messages
  • If using: Use a text block to provide instructions.

Knowledge Check: Matching

  • No meaningful sequence; no defined hierarchy; not keyboard accessible; no accessible instructions or status messages
  • If using: Use a text block to provide instructions.

Mostly Accessible

These blocks are mostly conformant with WCAG guidelines, with some exceptions. You'll need to take extra steps to meet minimum accessibility requirements.

Multimedia: Audio

  • No support for closed captions
  • If using: Use the caption field to describe the purpose of the media and include text-based alternatives for content—e.g., a text block or accordion interaction.

Multimedia: Video

  • No audio description
  • If using: Create audio descriptions in a separate app and import them into Rise 360, use the caption field to describe the purpose of the media, include text-based alternatives for content (text block with description), and import closed captions for videos with narration.

Interactive: Button, Button stack

  • No option to change the size of the button text 
  • If using: Your learners can still use browser extensions, such as Helperbird, to enlarge text.

Chart: Bar, Line, Pie

  • Not directly keyboard accessible
  • If using: Provide an alternative, like a table block where you can plot chart data.

Fully Accessible

These blocks are fully conformant with WCAG guidelines.


  • Paragraph
  • Paragraph with heading
  • Paragraph with subheading
  • Heading
  • Subheading
  • Two-column
  • Table


  • Statement A, B, C, D
  • Note


  • Quote A, B, C, D
  • Quote on image


  • Numbered
  • Checkbox
  • Bulleted


  • Image centered
  • Image full width
  • Image & text
  • Text on image


  • Two column grid
  • Three column grid
  • Four column grid


  • Attachment
  • Embed
  • Code snippet


Knowledge Check:

  • Multiple Choice
  • Multiple Response
  • Fill in the Blank


  • Continue
  • Divider
  • Numbered Divider
  • Spacer

Quiz Lessons:

  • Multiple Choice
  • Multiple Response
  • Fill in the Blank
  • Quiz results
  • Quiz retry button
  • Continue button