For a better part of the last two years we have focused heavily on accessibility. Accessibility is crucial to website development to ensure that equal access is given to all information on a site. In the context of EngagementHQ, this means ensuring the public facing side of EHQ can be navigated and used by people with disability, people who are blind or have low vision and people with dyslexia.
Some areas of EHQ that are controlled by site administrators, such as project description and most content in the tools, cannot be made accessible across all sites easily and it remains the responsibility or the managing organisation to ensure full accessibility, However for all other areas, in particular 'hard-coded' text, such as submit buttons, default headings, etc. it is our responsibility to ensure full accessibility.
In our latest audit, which you can download at the bottom of this article, we have proudly passed 23 of 25 Level A standards and 12 of 13 Level AA standard, with no fails.
|WCAG Standard: Level A|
|WCAG Standard: Level AA|
The is a massive milestone. However, achieving the highest possible accessibility is a journey that will continue on and we run regular audits to ensure EHQ will continue to comply with WCAG standards.