Strengths Profile is product by Cappfinity, a leading talent solutions provider. Our priority is to ensure maximum accessibility for all individuals who visit our website and use our platform. The website has been designed to provide an inclusive experience, allowing everyone to benefit from its features and functionality. We have taken measures to ensure that you can seamlessly:
- Engage with the various functionalities available
- Navigate through the website effortlessly
- Access and utilise the comprehensive range of resources provided
- Enjoy a smooth and user-friendly browsing experience
- Analyse your in depth Strengths Profile
At Strengths Profile, we strive to ensure that our website is accessible to all users and are committed to providing a seamless and inclusive online experience for everyone. This accessibility Statement outlines our ongoing efforts to maintain accessibility and our commitment to complying with relevant accessibility standards.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Compliance
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is the internationally recognised set of recommendations Strengths Profile is adhering to in support of its accessibility. Strengths Profile aims to meet the requirements of the WCAG 2.1, Level AA and in some areas strive for Level AAA. These guidelines provide recommendations and standards for making web content more accessible for people with unique abilities or limitations. We regularly review and assess our website to ensure compliance with these guidelines. At present Strengths Profile is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 Level AA. The areas we are working on are set out below and do not impact the assessment or Profiles. From start to finish taking the assessment and viewing your results are fully accessible and conforms to the WCAG 2.1 Level AA standards.
Accessibility Features and Measures
- Keyboard Navigation: Our website can be navigated using a keyboard alone, without the need for a mouse or other pointing device
Alternative Text: We strive to provide alternative text descriptions for all meaningful images on our website, enabling users with visual impairments to understand the content.
We regularly run audits for accessibility so will be able to rectify any missing images alternative text when we audit that specific page
- Clear and Consistent Layout: We have designed our website with a clear and consistent layout to help users easily locate and access information
Descriptive Link Text: We use descriptive link text that provides information about the destination of the link, improving navigation for all users.
We regularly run audits for accessibility so will be able to rectify any missing descriptive text when we audit that specific page
- Colour Contrast: We ensure that the colour combinations used on our website provide sufficient contrast, making the content easily readable for all users with visual impairments.
- Text Resizing: Users can adjust the text size on our website using their browser settings for improved readability
- Accessibile Forms: We have implemented accessibility features in our online forms, making them usable and understandable for all users
- PDF Assessments: We ensure that all of our PDF assessments can be used by all, we achieve this by regularly running accessibility testing software on them.
Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology
At Strengths Profile we strive to ensure that the platform is accessible to all in all different forms of technology. We do however recommend that you utilise the latest browser along with a desktop platform to use Strengths Profile.
At Strengths Profile we aim to ensure that all content is accessible to users, however there are some areas that are not updated to current standards as of yet, these are outlined below:
- Images: Some images do not have a text alternative.
- Navigation: With our current navigation there is no way to skip the repeated content in the page header when tabbing as a "Skip to main content"
- Overlapping: Whilst the majority of our content is able to be resized without any overlapping at any point, there are some cases where the text will overlap.
- Tables: Our tables are currently not optimised for Mobile devices or accessibility, these are on our Accesisbility roadmap.
- Videos: All of our videos are currently hosted at external third parties, of which some do not have assistive transcripts
- Forms: Some forms utilise third party applications, of which may not come under our accessibility testing criteria
Accessibility of Strengths Profile relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:
These technologies are relied upon for comformance with the accessibility standards used.
Ongoing Accessibility Efforts
Ensuring accessibility is of paramount importance to us at Cappfinity and for Strengths Profile. While we consistently strive to adhere to the rigorous guidelines set forth by the WCAG and maintain a highly accessible website, we acknowledge that there may be areas where improvements are needed as identified above. We are dedicated to an ongoing process of enhancing accessibility, embracing the latest technologies and best practices, and fostering a culture of inclusivity.
Our commitment lies in continuously working towards making our website compliant with accessibility standards and also fully optimised to cater to the diverse needs of our users. By actively engaging with accessibility third parties and internal regular audits and gathering valuable user feedback, we endeavour to evolve and implement innovative solutions that will enable us to reach and empower the widest audience possible.
At Strengths Profile, we understand that our website may contain content or links to external websites that are beyond our direct control. While we strive to ensure that all content we create and publish is accessible, we cannot guarantee the accessibility of third-party websites or their content.
We recognise the importance of providing a seamless and inclusive experience for all users, even when they venture beyond our website. However, the accessibility standards and practices employed by external websites may vary, and they may not always align with our own commitments. Nevertheless, we are committed to addressing any accessibility issues or barriers when visiting external websites linked from Strengths Profile. Your feedback is crucial in helping us identify and address potential accessibility gaps. Upon receiving feedback, we will do our best to engage with the relevant third parties, communicate the concerns, and advocate for improved accessibility. While we may not have direct control over external websites, we will leverage our influence and work collaboratively to encourage and support the adoption of inclusive practices.
We value the collaboration and engagement of our users in our shared goal of improving web accessibility. Together we can create a more inclusive environment where all individuals can access and benefit from all the digital content available along with the all the downloadable PDFs.
We value your feedback on the accessibility of Strengths Profile. If you encounter any accessibility barriers whilst using our website, please let us know. Your insights are important to us as we strive to create a more inclusive online experience. Please reach out to us on:
- Address: 2230-2235 Regents Court, The Crescent, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham, West Midlands, B37 7YE, England
At Strengths Profile, we aim to respond to feedback within 10 business days (excluding weekends). Your input is important to us as we strive to enhance accessibility.
Cappfinity has undertaken a comprehensive assessment of the accessibility of Strengths Profile using multiple approaches. Our commitment to inclusivity and ensuring a positive user experience for all individuals drove us to employ the following methods:
- Accessibility Standards Compliance: We conducted a thorough evaluation of Strengths Profile against widely recognised accessibility standards, such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. These guidelines provide a set of recommendations for making web content more accessible to people with disabilities. By assessing Strengths Profile against these standards, we aimed to identify any gaps and prioritise any improvements needed.
- User Testing: To gain first-hand insights into the accessibility of Strengths Profile, we engaged individuals with diverse abilities as user testers. These testers represented a wise range of disabilities including visual impairments, motor impairments and cognitive impairments. By observing and gathering feedback from these users, we gained valuable insights into potential accessibility barriers and areas for improvement within the platform
- Assistive Technology Compatibility: We rigorously tested Strengths Profile with a variety of assistive technologies commonly used by individuals with disabilities. This testing involved compatibility checks with screen readers, keyboard navigation and other assistive tools to ensure that the platform functions optimally with these technologies
- Expert Accessibility Audit: To further enhance the accessibility assessment process, we collaborated with accessibility experts who specialise in evaluating digital products for accessibility compliance. These experts performed a detailed audit of Strengths Profile, examining its design, functionality and interaction statements to identify any accessibility issues and provide recommendations for improvement.
By utilising a combination of these approaches, Cappfinity aimed to obtain a holistic understanding of the accessibility status of Strengths Profile. This comprehensive assessment process enabled us to identify areas where improvements were needed and allowed us to prioritise the implementation of accessibility enhancements, ensuring a more inclusive experience for all users.
This statement was updated on the 3 July 2023