SurveyMonkey Apply conformance with Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 web accessibility standards

Accessibility is an important priority for SurveyMonkey Apply. Two common standards that set guidelines for what counts as an accessible web experience are Section 508, a US federal law, and WCAG 2.0, a set of international accessibility guidelines that promote accessible websites and web-based software.

SurveyMonkey Apply enables its customers to create an experience for applicants that is compliant with Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards.

What are Section 508 and WCAG 2.0?

Section 508 is a United States federal law that requires that all electronic and information technology used by the federal government be accessible to people with disabilities.
WCAG 2.0 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) is a stable technical standard providing a global guideline for web accessibility along with testable success criteria.

Do you offer a more specific statement on your conformance to accessibility standards?

We do. We can provide a self-evaluation of Apply based on the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT). The VPAT is a self-disclosure document that vendors produce to detail the degree to which their product(s) conform to accessibility standards. The VPAT identifies accessibility “success criteria” and we indicate the conformance level on the scale below:

  • Supports
  • Supports with exceptions
  • Does not support
  • Not applicable
  • Not evaluated

Completed in March 2018, we provide SurveyMonkey Apply’s VPAT assessment upon request and under a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).

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