Excelsoft's Accessibility Statement
- Contact Us
- Revision Updates
- Accessibility Center of Excellence
- Integrating Accessibility Practices during SDLC
Excelsoft Technologies (referred to herein as “we” or “us” or “Excelsoft”) is a company providing digital learning and assessment products /services used worldwide by acclaimed educational publishers, universities/schools, licensing/awarding bodies, as well as government, defense, and corporate sectors.
Excelsoft is committed to ensuring that all users of its products/services have equal access. Excelsoft continues to offer its products/services in such a manner that individuals with disabilities can use it as easily as those without disabilities.
Excelsoft has a principle of open competition in its approach to recruitment. Excelsoft will seek to recruit the best candidate for the job based on merit. Excelsoft tries to encourage the recruitment of staff with disabilities and will make reasonable adjustments to all stages of the recruitment process and working arrangements in order for a successful candidate with a disability to perform the role successfully and without any discrimination.
2. Contact Us
Please contact Excelsoft Accessibility Support team (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions or concerns about this statement.
3. Revision Updates
Last Updated: This statement was last updated on 05-Mar-2021.
Please note that we regularly review our accessibility practices and that these practices are subject to change. Any change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on this webpage. You can know if the Accessibility Statement has changed since the last time you reviewed it by checking the “Last Updated" included at the beginning of this section (“Revision Updates”). By continuing to use our products/services (as a customer or an end-user), you are confirming that you have read and understood the latest version of this Accessibility Statement. We recommend you return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of this Accessibility Statement.
4. Accessibility Center of Excellence
Accessibility compliance is a key priority across all of Excelsoft’s products/services and this led to the development of an Accessibility Center of Excellence (ACOE) early on in the company’s trajectory. The team dedicated to this ACOE works solely on researching and developing internal accessibility strategies, tools and practices. They also assist all product/service teams to incorporate accessibility-related features and practices to keep up with the latest standards of compliance. In order to ensure the best experience for users of our platforms with disabilities, the Center of Excellence at Excelsoft has formed partnerships with local educational institutions for the specially-abled and enlists the help of students with disabilities to field test the accessibility friendliness of our products and services.
ACOE regularly conducts an accessibility awareness training program for all Excelsoft’s employees to reinforce the importance of accessibility.
5. Integrating Accessibility Practices during SDLC
The Accessibility testing is strongly embedded in our Software Development Test Cycle (SDLC). The team adopts accessibility best practices in the initial phases of the design and development – a “Shift-left” approach. Every bug fix, addition, or modification of features in the application software will be vetted for the accessibility compliance.
Best practices are followed and code reviews cover accessibility check lists along with coding and others standards.
Testing (dedicated accessibility test lab) is conducted for each build to ensure the issues are fixed before the release. Accessibility testing is also aligned with customer accessibility requirements.
All software changes, patches, and updates are followed by rigorous testing including regression testing for accessibility compliance before being deployed to production. This will ensure the testing is done as an integral part of the release process.
Our coders are knowledgeable and follow the specifications defined in WAI-ARIA 1.1 throughout the development lifecycle of the software application.
Excelsoft operates a dedicated accessibility test lab which uses automated tools and manual inspection processes by experienced accessibility testers to test user interfaces against WCAG 1.0/2.0/2.1 (A, AA), US ADA Section 508, BITV, Stanca Act, and ADA (Canada) accessibility standards. The team is adept at using the following tools and techniques to conduct accessibility testing:
- Automated Testing Tools (WAT, WAVE, Web Developer, Achecker)
- Screen Readers (JAWS, NVDA, Voiceover, Chromevox and Narator)
- Screen Magnifiers (ZoomText)
- Color Test (Color Contrast Analyzer)
- Keyboard-Only Testing
- Documents (MS Word, Excel, Power Point) – Inbuilt Accessibility Checkers