The Framework course and website was developed with WCAG 2.0 in mind.
Website Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are part of a series of web accessibility guidelines developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). WCAG has a number of specific and rigorous requirements for implementation and testing, but at the core of the guidelines are four requirements which state that content be:
- Perceivable- Information and user interface components must be presentable to users in ways they can perceive.
- Operable- User interface components and navigation must be operable.
- Understandable- Information and the operation of the user interface must be understandable.
- Robust- Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies.
While these guidelines serve to promote best practices in accessibility, the task of evaluating and ensuring conformance is the responsibility of each individual or organization seeking conformance. W3C does not provide certification of WCAG conformance.
How does Framework ensure adoption of WCAG guidelines?
Framework is committed to ensuring its products and services adhere to accessibility requirements and best practices. For this reason, we have worked alongside a number of industry experts to evaluate both our course and our website for WCAG conformance.
- What did Framework do?
- When we began the development of the 2.0 iteration of our online homebuyer education course in 2017, we partnered with online learning experts to confirm the course was built with usability and accessibility in mind. These experts provided a comprehensive review of the course and its content, ultimately identifying key areas of attention and steps needed to support and confirm usability and accessibility. Upon completion, the Framework online homebuyer education course was deemed WCAG 2.0 AA
- We’ve also worked with accessibility experts in the support of the Framework website, ensuring the accessibility of documents and pages alike and achieving WCAG 2.0 A
- How will Framework continue to evaluate and validate accessibility?
- We review accessibility guidelines every year and based on current product development priorities we determine whether changes are feasible or whether an alternative can be provided.