Accessibility Statement for akkodis.com website
At Akkodis, we firmly believe in promoting diversity and inclusivity within our organization. We recognize the importance of creating an accessible environment that embraces individuals of all abilities, including those with disabilities.
As a leading provider of digital solutions, we understand the significant role we play in shaping the digital landscape. We are committed to developing and maintaining an inclusive digital presence, which includes ensuring that our website is accessible to everyone.
We value the contributions and perspectives of individuals with disabilities and are dedicated to fostering an environment that supports their needs. Our commitment to disability inclusion extends beyond compliance with regulations; it is a fundamental aspect of our values and business philosophy. By prioritizing accessibility and championing a policy of digital inclusivity, we aim to empower individuals with disabilities and promote equal opportunities for all in the digital realm.
Measures to support accessibility
Akkodis takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of Akkodis website:
- Include accessibility as part of our mission statement.
- Include accessibility throughout our internal guidelines and standards.
- Provide continual accessibility training for our staff.
- Assign clear accessibility goals and responsibilities.
- Employ formal accessibility quality assurance methods.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) define requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. This international standard is developed through the W3C process in cooperation with individuals and organizations around the world, with a goal of providing a single shared standard for web content accessibility that meets the needs of individuals, organizations, and governments internationally.
Akkodis website is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA.
Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.
Results of the accessibility assessment
Global compliance: 77%
Percentage of criteria met: 44%
We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Akkodis website.
Please inform us if you encounter any accessibility barriers on the Akkodis website by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology
Akkodis website is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:
• The Chrome browser (version 113.0.5672.93) with the assistive technologies such as the screen reader Job Access with Speech (JAWS) 2022 on the operating system Window 10.
• The Firefox browser with the assistive technologies such as the screen reader Non-Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) 2023.1 and the native zoom on operating system Window 10.
• The Safari browser with the assistive technology such as the screen reader VoiceOver on operating system iOS.
Accessibility of Akkodis website 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 conformance with the accessibility standards used.
Limitations and Alternatives
Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of the akkodis.com website, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.
1. The forms such as "Contact", "Email Opt-in" and "Email unsubscribe" are not accessible.
Users relying on screen readers cannot submit the form for several reasons:
• The component to select the country (for the "Phone" field) is not compatible with screen readers.
• Incorrect fields are only indicated by color.
• Explicit error messages are missing as well.
We will prioritize making these forms accessible. While we are working on improving accessibility, please feel free to send us an email at email@example.com for any requests or questions.
2. Some videos or podcasts on the akkodis.com website may be partially accessible.
The videos (or audio content) are produced by our communication teams in each of the local entities. For older videos:
• Textual transcripts may be missing: a text version of the video (or audio content) will be provided.
• Closed captions of the videos are embedded, and we plan to produce synchronized closed captions.
• The audio description is often missing due to disproportionate costs, it will be difficult to respect this type of requirement. However, it will be possible for blind users to access the visual descriptions in the text transcript.
For new videos, we strive to create fully compliant content. We have provided our staff with guidelines for creating accessible videos (or audio content).
If you encounter an inaccessible video (or podcast) or need information about one, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will prioritize improving the accessibility of these videos or podcasts.
3. Some editorial content may not meet certain accessibility requirements.
Our communication team is aware of digital accessibility, and content editors follow guidelines to create accessible publications. Despite these efforts, some editorial content may still have accessibility issues, such as improper hierarchical headings, decorative images with not-empty textual alternatives, or inaccessible external documents.
If you identify an accessibility issue in a publication, please inform us.
4. The localized versions of our website are not yet accessible.
Akkodis operates in many countries, and its website is available in multiple translated versions.
The initial accessibility audit focused only on the pages of the global Akkodis website. Some elements are not yet translated, and there are issues with the heading hierarchy.
We are working diligently to resolve these issues. Accessibility implementation for each localized version is planned, and you can consult our roadmap for more details.
5. The accessibility of certain components could be improved.
The accessibility audit identified that some components on the website are compliant and follow the design patterns recommended by the W3C. However, certain components, such as the carousel or language selector, have room for improvement in terms of accessibility and usability. Upgrades for these components are planned in the near future.
We value your input and welcome suggestions for improving navigation to make it more inclusive for all.
We have undertaken a comprehensive self-assessment of our website in compliance with regulations. This audit was conducted with utmost impartiality by a team of accessibility experts who are entirely independent.
The evaluation focused on a sample of pages from our global website, www.akkodis.com, the localized versions of our website (French, German, Italian, Spanish and Dutch) were not included in the scope of this initial assessment but will be incorporated in future audits.
Here is the list of assessed pages:
- Home page (mandatory page)
- Contact page (mandatory page)
- Cookies policy (mandatory page)
- Accessibility page (mandatory page)
- About us
- Security & Phishing page
- Lead the charge
- Validation Verification
- Life science & Healthcare Innovation
- Email Opt In
- Email Unsubscribe
We are committed to continuously improving our accessibility initiatives. We will regularly review and update our policies, practices, and technologies to enhance accessibility and meet the evolving needs of users with disabilities.
We are currently in the process of developing a comprehensive remediation strategy to ensure full accessibility on our website. As part of this roadmap, we are allocating both human and financial resources to make the necessary enhancements concretely. We are committed to addressing any accessibility barriers and providing an inclusive experience for all users. The roadmap is currently being finalized and will soon be available on this page.
We actively collaborate with accessibility experts and organizations to stay updated with best practices and advancements in accessibility. We strive to contribute to the accessibility community by sharing our knowledge and experiences.
We value inclusivity and are committed to providing an accessible experience for all users on our website. If you encounter any difficulties accessing our content or have concerns regarding accessibility compliance, we encourage you to bring them to our attention. Your feedback is crucial in helping us improve our accessibility standards.
Your contribution will not only benefit you but also help us ensure an inclusive and accessible online environment for everyone.
We appreciate your support in making our website more accessible and user-friendly.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was created on June 1st, 2023.
Formal approval of this accessibility statement
This Accessibility Statement is approved by the Digital Accessibility Department at Akkodis.
We acknowledge our responsibility to comply with applicable accessibility laws and regulations. We will work diligently to address any identified accessibility issues promptly and provide accessible alternatives whenever possible.
By issuing this Accessibility Statement, we reaffirm our dedication to inclusivity, equal access, and providing an exceptional user experience for all individuals. We invite everyone to join us on this journey and contribute to creating a more accessible and inclusive society.