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Accessibility Statement for the Wave2 Branch & ATM Locator

Wave2, LLC is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We strive to continually improve the user experience within our locator products for all users, and to maintain the highest accessibility standards possible for our financial institutions and our end-users. As we add new features, we will maintain these same accessibility standards within our new features, content, and software libraries, and we will test new system features for conformance before deploying them to production.  Wave2 is committed to maintaining confromance to at least the “Level AA” standards of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.

Measures To Support Accessibility

Wave2, LLC takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of the Wave2 Branch & ATM Locator:

  • Include accessibility as part of our mission statement.
  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.
  • Integrate accessibility into our procurement practices.
  • Appoint an accessibility officer.
  • Assign clear accessibility targets and responsibilities.
  • Employ formal accessibility quality assurance methods.
  • Build accessibility requirements into all of our locator software components, libraries, and content.
  • Ensure accessibility compliance testing is successful before deploying new locator features to production,

 

Conformance Status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities.

It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA, with each level adding increasingly stringent requirements.

The Wave2 Branch & ATM Locator is fully conformant with WCAG 2.1 “Level A” and WCAG 2.1 “Level AA” standards. Fully conformant means that the content fully conforms to the accessibility standards without any exceptions.

In addition, the Wave2 Branch & ATM Locator is 93% conformant with the stringent “Level AAA” standards.  The only non-conformant “Level AAA” items (noted below) are not relevant to the context of an ATM Locator.

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Wave2 Branch & ATM Locator. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on Wave2 Branch & ATM Locator:

We aim to respond to accessibility feedback within 5

Technical specifications

Accessibility of Wave2 Branch & ATM Locator relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • WAI-ARIA
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Specific Web Application Platforms and Libraries such as JQuery and Bootstrap

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used, and in all cases the platforms and libraries we have chosen have committed to maintaining accessibility features to that end.

Limitations

The Wave2 Branch & ATM Locator is fully conformant with WCAG 2.0 “Level AA” standards.  We also make best efforts to ensure accessibility even to the more stringent “Level AAA” standards, however there may be some limitations at that level. Below is a description of known limitations at “Level AAA”:

WCAG 2.1 “Level AAA” – Item 1.4.8: The locator visual presentation does not provide tools that allow the end user to control all aspects of the visual presentation such as colors, text size, line widths, and spacing.

WCAG 2.1 “Level AAA” – Item 3.1.3: The locator does not provide tools that allow the end user to identify unusual words and phrases.

WCAG 2.1 “Level AAA” – Item 3.1.4: The locator does not provide tools that allow the end user to identify and expand upon abbreviations.

WCAG 2.1 “Level AAA” – Item 3.1.6: The locator does not provide tools that provide the end user with specific pronunciation of ambiguous words.

Assessment approach

Wave2, LLC assessed the accessibility of Wave2 Branch & ATM Locator by self-evaluation using several of the major industry-standard Automated Accessibility Testing Tools, and by applying our own manual testing using screen readers.

     

     

    Evaluation Result

    A sample evaluation report for the Wave2 Branch & ATM Locator is shown in the screenshot below. This 100% compliant result with no accessibility issues, violations, or warnings detected was accomplished using the Axe testing tools developed by Deque.