[OPEN] a11y New Quizzes file number limit on upload question not read by screen readers


Engineers are currently investigating the issue.


When a user takes a New Quizzes assessment with a file upload question, the user on a screen reader is not notified about the number of files that can be uploaded.

Expected Behavior

To have the screen reader notify about the number of files that can be uploaded


After the student uploads a file, if the file upload button is not present, the limit has been reached. However, this is much easier for sighted users to see.

Steps to Reproduce

Prerequisite: A New Quizzes assessment with a file upload type question.

  1. Edit the quiz and limit the file numbers and set a restriction to file types

  2. Preview the quiz as a student

  3. Enable VO on Mac

  4. Navigate by header to the question

  5. Navigate by item with the left/right arrow keys

  6. Note that the file limit number is not read

Additional Info


Known issues indicate notable behaviors that have been escalated to the Canvas engineering team. Known issues are not a guarantee for an immediate resolution. This document is for informational purposes only and does not replace the Support process. If you are encountering the behavior outlined in this document, please ensure you have submitted a Support case (per your institution's escalation process) so Canvas Support can adequately gauge the overall customer impact and prioritize appropriately.

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