Pega supports users with disabilities by continuously integrating the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) standards into the architecture of applications that you develop. As a consequence, applications include accessibility features by default, which makes them more convenient for users who rely on assistive technology.
Pega strives to create an inclusive product experience by following the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA. Pega Platform components use the recommended standards to reach compliance with Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act, the European standard EN 301 549, the European Accessibility Act, and the Barrierefreie-Informationstechnik-Verordnung (BITV).
Consequently, all applications that users develop include accessible markup by default. As a developer, you only need to put content into the existing out-of-the-box framework.
The following image illustrates out-of-the-box accessibility settings in a sample search field.
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template
The Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) report represents Pega Platform compliance with the WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines published by the W3C. For more information, go to the VPAT for Pega version 8.7 website.
Web Accessibility Initiative resources
For more information about WAI-ARIA roles, accessibility standards, and best practices for designing for people with disabilities, go to the Web Accessibility Initiative website.