Kapiche is dedicated to improving our graphical user interfaces and overall experience so that our product becomes usable and accessible for people with disabilities as well as anyone else.


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.

Kapiche is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA and aims to meet this status in the future. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

Steps taken to support accessibility

Kapiche takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of Kapiche:

  • Ensure developers have accessibility knowledge and skills

  • Maintain and incorporate an accessible design system

  • Provide accessibility training for our staff

  • Use automated tools to perform accessibility tests on the features being developed

Technical specifications

Accessibility of Kapiche relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browsers and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML

  • WAI-ARIA

  • CSS

  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Limitations and alternatives

While Kapiche works to improve accessibility across Kapiche, we know we have some current limitations.

Please raise an issue with our support team support@kapiche.com if you want to raise an issue that is not in the list below:

The main limitations are in the following areas:

  • Charts: We plan to offer alternative color-blind friendly palettes and patterns to the charts that we create and an easy way to switch to the data table behind charts

  • Color contrast: Modern Kapiche interfaces generally do not have color contrast issues. However, older code might fall below the recommended contrast levels. As we continue to update our code, this issue will phase out naturally.

  • Navigation: Some parts of Kapiche are not fully accessible via keyboard. We plan to improve keyboard support, offering the possibility of skipping to content, avoiding keyboard traps, and always showing the focus indicator.

Testing

Kapiche assessed the accessibility of Kapiche via the following approaches:

Self-evaluation: the content was evaluated by our own organization or the developer of the content.

Manual testing is being performed regularly for all major browser and operating systems, plus the following screen readers:

  • VoiceOver on MacOS with Safari, Chrome, and Edge

  • NVDA on Windows with Chrome and Firefox

  • Orca on Linux

Automated evaluation: We are using pa11y to test our main workflows and use-cases.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Kapiche. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on Kapiche by emailing us at support@kapiche.com.