Horizon Software is committed to building applications that are accessible to all users regardless of individual capabilities. We are enhancing our software to create comparable experiences of all walks of life.
Software under active development is being built to accepted standards for web and mobile accessibility for our users. These include:
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
- United States Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Section 508 standards
All new applications built by Horizon Software undergo testing to demonstrate these standards. Requests for accessibility enhancements outside of Horizon’s internal testing process are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Any questions regarding Horizon’s process will be evaluated based on details provided – please contact your Horizon Software representative.
We at Horizon Software recognize that there will be on-going updates to the global accessibility standards. As new technologies emerge, we will continue to look for new ways to meet these standards and support users of all abilities in a proactive manner. To ensure the compliance with these standards on an on-going basis, Horizon Software employs the following as a general practice:
- Issuance of Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPAT) for key software platforms
- On-going training on accessibility testing and software design
- Use of automated accessibility testing tools to validate compliance with the above standards
Our Development Approach
Horizon Software continues to build for accessibility in our engineering and design process. We aim to use this process to release products meeting the requirements set forth in Section 508 and the latest WCAG success criteria and create a more accessible product. We are approaching this by:
Remediation in Sprint Backlog
We will maintain Product Accessibility Roadmaps and include them in each product.
Accessibility Common Components
Horizon Software’s teams are working to create a central library of components and systems that take accessibility into consideration. Each team will determine when these components and systems can be part of their product roadmaps.
Ongoing Training For Our Development Teams
Horizon provides both internal and third-party training for our development teams (from engineering to product personnel). The accessibility team provides resourses and guidance for all team members during the development cycle.
Catalog of VPAT Documentation by Product
Here are links to the VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template) documents we have available for download. Updated VPAT documents will be provided at regular intervals.
My Payments Plus and Free & Reduced Online Applications (VPAT 2.1)
Horizon School Technology Front of House (VPAT 2.4)
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