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Website Accessibility Statement

test is committed to ensuring our web content is accessible to a wide group of people, including people with disabilities.

Table of Contents:

  1. Measures to support accessibility
  2. Conformance status
  3. Additional accessibility considerations
  4. Feedback
  5. Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology
  6. Technical specifications
  7. Limitations and alternatives
  8. Assessment approach
  9. Evaluation report and statement
  10. Formal approval of this accessibility statement
  11. Formal complaints



Statement introduction

test of test is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website and intranet to people with disabilities.

test is continually improving the user experience for people with and without disabilities and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

We are in the test sector and the level of accessibility that our website is obliged to conform to is the WCAG 2 Level AA success criteria. This accessibility initiative has been sponsored / approved by General Manager and approval for production of this policy was given on test.

Dates for content produced by test

  • New and updated web content hosted on www. and produced by test will conform to WCAG 2 Level  AA success criteria, by 4th Jun 2020.
  • Existing web content hosted on www. and produced by test will conform to WCAG 2 Level AA success criteria by test.

1. Definitions

     
  • Authoring tool: Includes WYSIWYG web page editing tools, content management tools, development tool for applet, scripts, or applications, non-text media (e.g. video, audio, images) editing tools, social media content authoring tools (e.g. blogs, wikis, social networks).
  • Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG):  Accessibility requirements for web authoring tools, including software and services that are used to produce web content, for example HTML editors, content management systems (CMS), or online forums. ATAG guidelines outline both how to make the tools accessible and also how the tools can be built to help create more accessible content.
  • CMS: Content Management System.
  • Internal website: Website developed or procured to meet an internal need of test, such as timesheet management. Access to such sites is only available to test members of staff, both permanent and temporary.
  • Public website: Website developed or procured to support or inform test customers and members of the public.
  • User agent: Includes browsers, media players and applications that render web content.
  • User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG): Accessibility requirements for web browsers, media players, and some assistive technologies that process and present web content to users.
  • Web content: Includes electronic documents, websites, services, and applications delivered via the web.
  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2): Accessibility requirements for web content, including text, images, audio-visual materials, and the code used for structure, style, and interactions.
  • Website: Includes websites, services, and applications created using Open Web Platform technologies. Note this includes web applications developed solely for mobile platform delivery.

Accessibility Statement for test

test is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for people with and without disabilities and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Measures to support accessibility

test takes the following measures to ensure the accessibility of website address:

  • Include accessibility as part of our mission statement.
  • Integrate accessibility into our procurement practices.
  • Appoint an accessibility officer and/or ombudsperson.
  • Provide continual accessibility training for our staff.
  • Include people with disabilities in our design personas.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines what's required of designers and developers to improve website accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. 

test is partially conformant with WCAG 2 Level AA. 

  • Fully conformant means that the content fully conforms to the accessibility standards without any exceptions.
  • Partially conformant means that some aspects of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.
  • Not conformant means that the content does not conform to the accessibility standards.

Additional accessibility considerations

Our goal is to reach WCAG 2 Level AA conformance, and we have also applied some standard accessibility techniques: 

  • Images of text are only used for decorative purposes.
  • Re-authentication after a session expires does not cause loss of data.
  • Some videos have sign language interpretation.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of test. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on www.:

  • Phone: test
  • E-mail: test
  • Postal address: test

We try to respond to feedback within 1-3 business days.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology:

Our website is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • browser: Internet Exporer; with assistive technology: VoiceOver and JAWSon operating system: Windows
  • browser: Edge; with assistive technology: VoiceOver and JAWSon operating system: Windows
  • browser: Chrome; with assistive technology: VoiceOver and JAWSon operating system: Windows
  • browser: Firefox; with assistive technology: VoiceOver and JAWSon operating system: Windows
  • browser: Chrome; with assistive technology: VoiceOver and JAWSon operating system: Macintosh
  • browser: Firefox; with assistive technology: VoiceOver and JAWSon operating system: Macintosh
  • browser: Safari; with assistive technology: VoiceOver and JAWSon operating system: Macintosh
  • browser: Chrome; with assistive technology: VoiceOver and JAWSon operating system: iOS
  • browser: Firefox; with assistive technology: VoiceOver and JAWSon operating system: iOS
  • browser: Safari; with assistive technology: VoiceOver and JAWSon operating system: iOS
  • browser: Chrome; with assistive technology: VoiceOver and JAWSon operating system: Android
  • browser: Firefox; with assistive technology: VoiceOver and JAWSon operating system: Android

Our website is not compatible with:

  • browsers older than 3 major versions or mobile operating systems older than 5 years.

    Technical specifications

    Accessibility of the test website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser (as listed above) and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

    • HTML
    • WAI-ARIA
    • CSS
    • Javascript
    • SMIL

    These technologies are relied on for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

    Limitations and alternatives

    Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of test, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.

    1. Comments from users: uploaded images may not have text alternatives because we cannot ensure the quality of contributions. We monitor user comments and typically repair issues within 10 business days. Please use the 'report issue' button if you encounter an issue.
    2. Archived documents: might not work with current assistive technologies because they use outdated technologies that do not support accessibility. We convert documents to new formats upon request within 3 business days. Please contact us for support.

    Assessment approach

    test assessed the accessibility of www. by using the WCAG-EM approach.

    • Self-evaluation: the content was evaluated by your own organization or the developer of the content, and
    • External evaluation: the content was evaluated by an external entity not involved in the design and development process

    Evaluation report and statement

    To request an evaluation report and or assessment of www., please contact test or phone test for support.

    Formal approval of this accessibility statement

    This Accessibility Statement is approved by:

    test

    General Manager.

    This document was created 04 Dec 2019.

    Formal complaints

    We aim to respond to accessibility feedback within 1-3 business days, and to propose a solution within 10 business days. You are entitled to escalate a complaint to the national authority, should you be dissatisfied with our response to you.

    When website visitors have a question or complaint, they can email test or phone test. When website visitors make contact, test will respond within 1-3 business days.

    References

    Tools

    There are some tools available to assist in ensuring your web content is accessible. These include:

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