Accessibility

WOWI® is committed to providing a website with the highest accessibility standards for blind and visually impaired individuals.

Our website uses the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 guidelines from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). WCAG covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following the WCAG guidelines makes web content accessible to a wider range of people, including blind and low vision individuals.

It also uses criteria included in the Section 508 Standards. The Section 508 Standards are part of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and address access for people with physical, sensory, or cognitive disabilities. They contain technical criteria specific to various types of technologies and performance-based requirements which focus on functional capabilities of covered products. Specific criteria cover software applications and operating systems, web-based information and applications, computers, telecommunications products, video and multi-media, and self-contained closed products.

All content-bearing images use alternative attributes (alt-text) to identify the image.

If you have any recommendations to further improve the experience on the WOWI® website, please contact us.

New Upgrades for WOWI Career Assessment Offer Improved JAWS Interface for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

WOWI® now offers an upgraded version of the WOWI® assessment which is compatible with the JAWS® screen reader.  JAWS®, Job Access with Speech, is the world’s most popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. JAWS® provides speech and Braille output for the most popular computer applications on the end-user’s computer. 

For the new enhanced JAWS version, WOWI® dedicated months to upgrade the coding, so that it more effectively communicates greater details about essential elements that improve the test-taking experience, leading to better outcomes.