Part 7. Supporting Accessibility Standards
The power of the Web is in its universality.
Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.
- Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web
When evaluating GRC systems, support for accessibility standards is a key consideration to ensure that everyone in your organisation will be able to use it. Utilising software developed with universal design principles can help to ensure that your users’ accessibility requirements are supported.
While each organisation will need to assess their users' needs, we’ve covered some of the essential accessibility considerations in a checklist below:
- Ensure compatibility with standard assistive technology such as screen readers
- Ability to carry out functions solely using a keyboard
- Ability to resize text
- Ability to have information conveyed by images available in text format
- Ensure adequate contrast between background and foreground
- Avoid colour coding as the sole method of conveying information
- Avoid using software with images that flash or blink
- Ability to extend session timeout periods
- Consistent provision of labels for controls, objects, icons and images
You can find out more about more about how our platform partner Salesforce supports accessibility standards here...