As a company we are committed to providing online products that are accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology, platform or ability of the users and respondents. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our online products.
An example of our commitment to accessibility can be evidenced by our adoption of the use of the font, FS Me. We use this for our own corporate branding and identity, and for all documents we produce as it is designed with accessibility in mind:
“When most of us go about everyday tasks, we take for granted the reading that’s involved, on instructions, labels and so on. For people with learning disabilities, reading is made much harder by certain fonts. FS Me is designed specifically to improve legibility for people with learning disabilities.
The font FS Me was researched and developed with – and endorsed by – Mencap, the UK’s leading charity and voice for those with learning disabilities. Mencap receive a donation for each font license purchased.
Every letter of FS Me was tested for its appeal and readability with a range of learning disability groups across the UK.”
Further information can be found here: https://www.fontsmith.com/fonts/fs-me/test-and-trial-fonts.
Formic’s suite of applications have been developed over numerous years, and therefore their accessibility is determined by a number of factors, including but not limited to:
- The maturity of the application.
- The ease in which changes can be applied.
- The technologies it is developed in.
- How the application is delivered.
Our objective is to ensure all applications are migrated to Web based versions by the end of 2023, and all conform to WCAG 2.1. In the meantime, the following statements describe the current status of each application family, and our current plans in relation to addressing the subject of accessibility.
Further information regarding accessibility can be found here – Accessibility Statement Addendum 2020-07-14 v1.1.