Micro Focus Accessibility

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Digital inclusion is key to being a socially responsible company, which is why Micro Focus aims to ensure that our solutions, products and services are accessible by everyone, including people with disabilities and age-related limitations. In our efforts to support accessibility, Micro Focus is guided by accessibility regulations and international standards, including Section 508 of the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) (Level A and AA), the Communication and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) and EN 301 549 from Europe.

U.S. Section 508

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended by the Workforce Investment Act requires federal agencies to develop, procure, maintain and use information and communications technology (ICT) that is accessible to people with disabilities.

In our efforts to support accessibility, Micro Focus is guided by the best practices and standards set out in the Section 508 amendment to the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act as outlined in the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template® (VPAT®) and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

U.S. Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA)

The Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) was signed into law in October 2010 and updates federal communications law to increase access for persons with disabilities to modern communication technologies.

Micro Focus strives to meet CVAA documentation requirements and Micro Focus provides annual reporting to the FCC as required by CVAA .

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

The Web Content and Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) provide a foundation for making web content more accessible to people with disabilities or age-related limitations. WCAG was developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and it has been approved as a globally recognized accessibility standard (ISO/IEC 40500:2012).

The WCAG v2.0 standards are included within the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template® (VPAT®) as Table 1 (Level A), Table 2 (Level AA) and Table 3 (Level AAA).

Micro Focus includes WCAG reporting within our VPAT accessibility conformance reporting and aims to implement the WCAG guidelines (Level A and AA) to the extent possible in our products

European Union (EN 301 549)

The EN 301 549 Standard, defines accessibility requirements for public procurement of ICT products and services in Europe. Originally published in 2014 and updated in November of 2019 to version 3.1.1, the standard incorporates the Web Content and Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) elements.

Micro Focus includes WCAG reporting within our accessibility conformance reporting and aims to implement the WCAG guidelines (Level A and AA) to the extent possible in our products

Accessible Customer Support

Individuals needing accessible customer support should advise their support representative of their specific needs so we can better assist you. Contact Micro Focus Customer Support.

TTY/TDD assistance is available (TTY/TDD 800-711-3484).

Micro Focus Accessibility Conformance Reports (ACR)

Micro Focus utilizes accessibility templates created by the Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC). These templates facilitate reporting of a Micro Focus product’s accessibility conformance against the standards of U.S. Section 508 and international ISO standards using the following templates:

  • Voluntary Product Accessibility Template® (VPAT®)
  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

Request a Micro Focus VPAT® or WCAG Accessibility Report

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