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Phenom People Study Reveals 89 of Fortune 100 Career Sites Fail to Meet Digital Accessibility Requirements

Source | finance.yahoo.com

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Phenom People, the global leader in Talent Experience Management (TXM), today announced the findings of its study analyzing Fortune 100 career sites based on six common Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). According to the study, 89 companies failed at least one of the six examined WCAG standards. The findings will be further discussed at the 2019 HR Tech Las Vegas conference, taking place October 1–4 at the Venetian.

Employers are possibly excluding over one billion people with disabilities due to inaccessible career site practices. Companies often prioritize aesthetics and branding initiatives at the expense of accessibility in their web designs. People with visual, auditory, speech, mobility, cognitive and neurological impairments are better enabled when websites take digital accessibility into account.

Common accessibility issues affecting navigation, site structure, text, images, hyperlinks, multimedia and forms on company career sites may impede candidates’ ability to successfully search and apply for jobs. Failing to meet these standards means the website potentially restricts the support of assistive technologies such as screen readers, magnification and alternative input devices.

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