Accenture believes that enterprises have a powerful role to play in ensuring technology helps bridge the divide for people with disabilities. Providing increased access to technologies that meet the needs of persons with disabilities lays the foundation for inclusive work cultures that enable these employees to thrive.
To support this belief, we strive to make accenture.com as accessible as possible to people of all levels of ability. As our guide across the site we use the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. Our goal is for accenture.com to meet Level AA standards, WCAG’s recommended level of conformance for entire sites.
We consider the WCAG 2.1 Level AA guidelines as we build our platform and pages. With this guidance in mind, we:
- Design site templates with an emphasis on color contrast, logical heading order, and configurable repeated elements.
- Code the templates to ensure pages are usable by a variety of input and output devices, such as keyboard navigation and screen readers.
- Ensure that all non-textual elements have a text equivalent (such as “alt text” for images or transcripts for videos).
We regularly measure our site using a variety of methods, such as browser plug-ins, external vendor assessments, and individual page testing by our own Global IT Accessibility practice. This continuous approach helps ensure that accessibility will be maintained as guidelines change and technology evolves. We view our overall site and platform as meeting Level AA conformance, while recognizing that some pages may have occasional accessibility errors. If you see any errors, or have other suggestions on how we can further improve the accessibility of our site.
In addition to building new pages of accenture.com with accessibility in mind, Accenture looks to embed accessibility forethought into everyday technology and content design. Our Global IT Accessibility practice is designing a work experience to help all employees feel that they belong, personally and professionally, and contribute to a culture of equality. A major component of this effort is creating accessibility in the workplace that removes barriers for persons with disabilities—both hidden and visible, so they can succeed.
At Accenture, we work to empower persons with disabilities every day.