What level of accessibility does Zengine offer?
Accessibility is an important consideration for our product development at WizeHive as we feel it is important to ensure our software offers an inclusive experience to all users. There are two major sets of guidelines that are commonly used in the United States: Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidlines (WCAG).
- Section 508 refers to a government agency focused on accessibility standards, a reference to a particular section of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which requires Federal agencies to make electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. A set of standards have been created to assist companies when offering products to Federal agencies.
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) provides a standard for web content accessibility.
A Voluntary Product Accessibility Template, or VPAT, is a document which communicates to our customers the ways in which our products conform, or do not conform, to accessibility guidelines. A VPAT focuses on the guidelines from both Section 508 and WCAG.
There are a few important things to be aware of when reviewing our VPAT:
- Any content that is added to Webforms, Application Forms, or Submission Portals by customers (PDFs, video, etc.) is not being evaluated.
- Zengine users should be aware of accessibility guidelines when creating Webforms, Applications Forms and Submission Portals. While our answers suggest we largely support these accessibility guidelines, our products do not enforce behavior that would ensure the delivered product is accessible. (For example, there are features that, if used without consideration for users with disabilities, would result in a negative experience.)