© Recite Me 2024
Date – 07/02/24
Created by– Avneet Jagpal
This policy states how Recite Me will work to make sure services it provides going ahead will be accessible. The minimum standards of WCAG must be met before the products are sent out to clients. It also highlights how Recite Me will make sure the services it provides are easy for end users to engage with.
This policy has been written to make sure that a consistent approach will be applied to Recite Me products. All our products must be fully accessible and adhere to WCAG 2.2 guidelines in 2024.
At Recite Me we thrive on the below values:
The Accessibility Policy applies to all products and services which run in a web browser or mobile application. As well as all external communications to our clients.
Accessibility is covered by five pieces of legislation:
We conduct testing on our products using three key areas-
We know that automated testing finds only 30/40% of issues hence we need to run manual checks to be extra sure we are tackling all the accessibility issues. Manual testing is conducted using the criteria based on the WCAG2.2 Guidelines. We run through testing to make sure we are abiding by the WCAG principles being Perceivable, Operable, Understandable and Robust.
Products and services must undergo technical testing with each of the following types of assistive software.
Screen readers are used by people who are blind, visually impaired or have difficulty reading.
A screen reader must be able to read the content of the product.
The most common screen readers are:
Screen magnifiers are often used by people who are visually impaired but have sufficient useful sight to access digital content.
The most common screen magnifiers are:
Voice recognition software is used by people with mobility impairments. Anybody who has difficulty using a mouse or keyboard may use voice recognition software.
The most common voice controllers are:
We will be testing our products with mobile devices to make sure that the services work in the correct manner on the device. As our users might be using the service on a mobile device hence, we will make sure that it is correctly accommodated.
We will follow a mobile testing checklist to make sure we are adhering to the accessibility standards.
For a statement to be valid, teams must include all the information outlined in the GOV.UK Model accessibility statement.
The accessibility statement must be updated if any of the following apply:
An escalation process is followed if issues are raised that need to be escalated.
Version number: 1.0
Date published: January 2024
Drafted by: Avneet Jagpal
Reviewed by: Alison Wilson, John Abbott, Michael Halpin
Approved by: Business Team
Review dates: January 2025
This policy will be reviewed yearly or earlier if there is a significant change to legislation.