At Altmetric, we are committed to equitable accessibility of our products and services, to the extent possible. In pursuit of that goal, we have undertaken the following:
We use sans-serif fonts (Montserrat and Open Sans) for the Altmetric Explorer and Badges that are easily legible across all languages and character sets.
We have provided our assessment below of the Altmetric Explorer against WCAG 2.1 A and AA, Section 508, and EN 301 549 standards, in line with W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
We are committed to a process of ongoing improvement and are working throughout 2023 to ensure all new content is developed in line with accessibility guidelines; this will include (but is not limited to) updates to our ARIA labelling and the overall screen-reader user experience.
Whilst we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. If you have difficulty accessing the site or have any comments or feedback on how we can improve your online experience, please do not hesitate to contact the Altmetric support team.
WCAG 2.1 Report - correct as of 9th June 2022
Name of Product: Altmetric Explorer
Product Description: Analytics platform
Report Date: June 9th, 2022
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes: This report covers accessibility conformance for Altmetric Explorer web application and does not discuss documentation or support services.
Tables 1 and 2 also document conformance with:
EN 301 549: Chapter 9 – Web, Sections 10.1-10.4 of Chapter 10 – Non-Web documents, and Sections 11.1-11.4 and 11.8.2 of Chapter 11 – Non-Web Software (open and closed functionality), and Sections 12.1.2 and 12.2.4 of Chapter 12 – Documentation
Revised Section 508: Chapter 5 – 501.1 Scope, 504.2 Content Creation or Editing, and Chapter 6 – 602.3 Electronic Support Documentation.
Note: When reporting on conformance with the WCAG 2.1 Success Criteria, they are scoped for full pages, complete processes, and accessibility-supported ways of using technology as documented in the WCAG 2.0 Conformance Requirements.
Table 1: Success Criteria, Level A
Table 2: Success Criteria, Level AA
Table 3: Success Criteria, Level AAA
Notes: Altmetric has not been evaluated for WCAG 2.1 Level AAA conformance.
Revised Section 508 Report
Chapter 3: Functional Performance Criteria (FPC)
Chapter 4: Hardware
Notes: Not Applicable to the product
Chapter 5: Software
Chapter 6: Support Documentation and Services
Notes: This report covers accessibility conformance for Altmetric Explorer product and does not discuss support documentation or services. Support documentation and services are not fully accessible, but support is available via email.
EN 301 549 Report
Chapter 4: Functional Performance Statements (FPS)
Chapter 5: Generic Requirements
Notes: Altmetric Explorer supports standard assistive technologies and is therefore not subject to the Closed Functionality criteria described in this Chapter.
Notes: Altmetric Explorer does not offer two-way voice communication and is therefore not subject to the requirements of this section.
Chapter 7: ICT with Video Capabilities
Notes: Altmetric Explorer does not include video content and is therefore not subject to the requirements of this section.
Chapter 8: Hardware
Notes: Altmetric Explorer is a web software application and is not subject to the requirements of this section.
Chapter 9: Web (see WCAG 2.1 section)
Chapter 10: Non-Web Software
Notes: Altmetric Explorer does not include non-web documents and is therefore not subject to the requirements of this section.
Chapter 11: Software
Notes: This report covers accessibility conformance for the Altmetric Explorer webapp and does not discuss support documentation or services. Support documentation and services are not fully accessible, but support is available via email.
Notes: Not applicable to Altmetric Explorer
This document seeks to describe Altmetric’s ability to support the applicable standards, subject to our interpretation of those standards and the comments in this document. It is provided “AS IS” for information purposes only and is subject to change without notice. This document is not intended to (nor does it) create, impose or supplement any duty or obligation, contractual or otherwise. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, no warranty is given that this document is correct, complete, up to date, or fit for any particular purpose and no liability shall arise for any loss, damage or expense whatsoever, whether direct or indirect, howsoever arising, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, in connection with document, including (without limitation) any course of action taken on the basis of its content.
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