The Appian platform allows designers to build applications that are accessible to all users, including those with disabilities who employ assistive technologies such as screen readers. In order to meet this goal, Appian validates its product features against the requirements of leading accessibility standards:
US Federal Government's Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)'s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA
Accessibility capabilities within Appian’s SAIL technology features allow users with low vision, limited dexterity, and other concerns to consume the same information and perform the same activities as any other user of an application. Many of these capabilities are automatically enabled when using SAIL, while others are activated by making use of appropriate SAIL component configuration parameters. Accessibility-related configuration recommendations are described in detail on each SAIL component documentation page. Example: hidden labels
A small number of SAIL components, due to their specialized functionality, may not be accessible to all users.
Charts represent data in a graphical fashion and may not be usable by blind users or those with low vision. In addition, some charts support navigation (drill down) via mouse clicks and this capability is not available to users who rely exclusively on keyboard inputs.
For an accessible alternative, provide the data in a grid instead. See this recipe for an example.
The hierarchy tree component shows object relationships in a graphical fashion and may not be usable by blind users or those with low vision.
For an accessible alternative, provide the data using a column hierarchy browser instead.
Rich text with secondary or positive styling does not meet color contrast requirements and may not be usable by users with low vision.
For an accessible alternative, replace secondary or positive styling with normal styling. Secondary-style or positive-style icons can be used in conjunction with normal-style text. This pattern is compliant as WCAG 1.4.3 is a contrast requirement for text only.
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