Our approach to an equitable reading experience is to integrate Accessibility into the design and development process – from the beginning. In addition, we perform daily, automated tests to validate accessibility and perform comprehensive full platform testing for each release.
RedShelf's Platform supports the use of assistive technologies that improve the functional capabilities of individuals with accessible needs. The Platform renders content compatible with common screen readers and is continuously being developed to support additional programs and maximize current compatibility.
RedShelf partnered with Tech for All, Inc. to perform an accessibility audit of the RedShelf Platform to test, analyze, and identify accessibility barriers encountered when using the portal by people with disabilities. The results of this report were used to guide an accessibility overhaul of the RedShelf Platform to achieve full compliance with the WCAG 2.0 (Level AA) Accessibility Guidelines.
Tech for All's team consisted of low vision, blind, hearing impaired, and mobility accessibility experts. The evaluation was conducted in the Windows 10 environment using the following browser/screen reader configurations: Internet Explorer 11 with JAWS 17 as well as Mozilla Firefox with NVDA and Chrome with ChromeVox. Testing was also performed with Mac OSX and iOS using Safari and the VoiceOver screen reader and Android with Chrome and TalkBack.
For more information about accessibility at RedShelf or download our VPAT, visit the following link (opens in a new tab): redshelf.com/a11y