We've upped our accessibility standards. Our VPAT certificate ensures Level AA conformance in both Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and 2.1.

Below you can find Voluntary Product Accessibility Template® (VPAT®) reports for both of our platforms, covering all of our products:

Policy Commons, Africa Commons, History Commons, South Asia Commons, Canada Commons

To get there, we hired a team of accessibility experts from Qualitest to conduct a complete audit of the platform. This involved two human testers: one of them is a non-sighted and the other is a sighted accessibility expert. Through this process, we identified a number of things that we had to adapt on the platform to make it more accessible and compliant. You may have noticed some interface changes in the past few weeks — they cover colour contrasts, button styles, etc. Now, our platform is accessible by people who require the support of screen readers and other assistive technologies.

Please contact us with any feedback or questions regarding accessibility across our platforms.