Only A Survey (OAS)

Only A Survey (OAS) is an  enterprise class survey platform built in Java.   It can handle surveys in excess of 500,000 plus responses with ease.

Only A Survey is an accessible online survey platform. Our surveys are fully 508 and WCAG 2  priority 1 and priority 2 compliant.  Our survey builder is fully accessible and  is WCAG 2  priority 1 and priority 2 compliant – an industry first.  So anyone in your organization can now create and deploy accessible surveys in minutes.

The OAS code base is written in Java (J2EE) and was designed from the ground up to be accessible, WCAG 2 and 508 compliant, multilingual (surveys or survey builder interface can be in any UTF-8 supported language) and scalable (we support clustering). So no matter how big or small your survey is we can help you.

The source code can be found on Github and it is released under a AGPL 3.0 license.


All of our surveys offer:

  • Fully WCAG 2 and 508 compliant surveys and survey builder
  • Email invites
  • Advanced branching
  • Export to Excel

Supported Question Types

All of our accounts support these question types.

  • Page/Section (HTML)
  • Text Field (Also known as short-form open text questions)
  • Essay (Also known as long-form open text questions)
  • Radio Buttons (select only one)
  • Check Boxes (select multiple)
  • Select List (select only one)
  • Rating Scale
  • Constant Sum

About OAS

Only A Survey was created to allow any organization to create and deploy accessible and secure surveys using a simple accessible interface.

Tech stack

  • J2E
  • Maven
  • Spring
  • Hibernate
  • Eclipse 1.6
  • PostgreSQL

Why we build OAS

Designed by a UX expert in the area of accessible interface design OAS generates fully accessible surveys and has a fully accessible survey builder which no other survey platform offers at any price on the market today.

OAS is the simple, accessible and secure survey tool which can be used by anyone with or without a disability.

Only A Survey is:

  • simple to use
  • accessible to all – including admin interfaces
  • compliant with WCAG 2, 508 and EU standards for accessibility
  • secure
  • easy to export your data to Excel for complex analysis

Additional Services

OAS is open source software, released under AGPL 3.0. And as such it offers no warranty or support! If you would like to arrange warranty or support by the developers of OAS please contact us.

Some of our clients engage us for the following services.

  • Hosting
  • Integration
  • Training
  • Telephone support

We hope you enjoy using it as much as we enjoyed creating it