Spark Meets WCAG 2.0 AA standards

At Benevity, we believe in building software that’s simple to use, inclusive and fosters a culture of belonging.  
 
That’s why we’re proud to provide the most inclusive enterprise workplace giving, matching and volunteering solution in the industry. Spark meets Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA standards, ensuring a delightful experience for all users, including those with visual impairments.

 

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Why accessibility matters for effective employee engagement

Diversity, inclusion and belonging are quickly becoming the cornerstone of a strong corporate culture and a driver of positive business outcomes. Offering accessible technology solutions ensures that enterprises do more than simply meet legislative requirements. It empowers them to create more engaged workforces that include everyone in pro-social behaviors—such as giving, matching and volunteering.


Achieving the WCAG 2.0 AA standard

Benevity made a significant investment to improve accessibility in Spark. We collaborated with Fortune 1000 companies to ensure it was a delightful experience for everyone.

The enhancements include:

  • Ensuring people can use a keyboard to navigate Spark
  • Adding contextual and descriptive information so that screen reader users know where they are and how to interact with each element
  • Making everything easier to see and read by improving contrast in the standard Spark theme
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    “Our employees today are telling us even more than ever that they want to make a contribution to the causes they care about. We celebrate every company that is working to advance a future that is for everyone. Together, we can all help nonprofits achieve their missions faster.”
    — Karen Bergin, Director of Employee Engagement, Microsoft Philanthropies

    Accessibility is the right thing to do

    “As more corporate Goodness programs are being leveraged for employee engagement, their success will depend on their ability to foster inclusion and belonging in authentic and actionable ways. 

    Offering accessible technology solutions ensures that enterprises not only meet legislative requirements and help engage employees, but that companies walk the talk on diversity & inclusion.” 

    - Bryan de Lottinville, Founder and CEO of Benevity.

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