Dec 1, 2020
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Cadmium announced today that it has achieved WCAG 2.1 conformance for eventScribe, its virtual and hybrid events platform. Previously, Cadmium achieved these standards for its Abstract Scorecard submissions and review software. This update further expands the company’s commitment to accessibility for online audiences.
According to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible.” These are internationally recognized guidelines, and Cadmium has received compliance under the AA level.
By following these guidelines, Cadmium will make event-related content more accessible to a wide range of people with disabilities, including: blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these. In addition, these guidelines will often make web content more usable to everyone in general.
Michelle Wyatt, co-founder of CadmiumCD, said, “The explosion in virtual events since the COVID-19 lockdown requires meeting planners to have options for making content accessible, and we are proud that our virtual event platform now has this critical certification.”
Cadmium’s latest conformance was achieved through a VPAT 2.4 certification. The evaluation was conducted by external consultant, Robelge Lenora, Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals.
Cadmium’s integrated suite of applications simplifies the production and monetization of live, hybrid, and virtual events, and maximizes the value of online learning and certifications. The company’s software products are trusted by more than 1000 content-driven organizations worldwide to generate revenue, drive customer retention, and lower operational costs for their events and education initiatives.
Jessie Reyes, Marketing Director | Cadmium