Q2 Platform delivers enhanced accessibility for people with disabilities
Industry-leading digital banking platform enriched to meet WCAG 2.0 AA standards for accessibility of web applications
AUSTIN, Texas (March 9, 2017) – Q2 Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:QTWO), a leading provider of secure, cloud-based digital banking solutions for community-focused financial institutions (FIs), announced today the ongoing development of UUX Accessibility, a modification to the Q2 Platform that meets current Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA success criteria for accessibility of web applications for people with disabilities.
To prepare for the future implementation of Americans with Disabilities Act titles II and III, public entities are encouraged to follow the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 AA to provide a single, shared standard for web accessibility worldwide.
“The Q2 Platform and our unique unified user experience is a key driver in helping our clients stand apart in the marketplace and we believe the accessibility of the Q2 Platform is essential for all our clients’ account holders to properly maintain their financial health, regardless of whether they have a disability,” said Coy Joyner, senior vice president of product and design at Q2. “We want to make sure our clients have the tools and resources they need to provide a seamless experience for all customers from the moment they access an FI’s website to the moment they log out of the platform.”
Q2-which has already implemented voice and text banking to the Q2 Platform-is working with accessibility experts to enhance the solution for people with disabilities through a host of updates across all devices, in-line with the WCAG standards, including:
- Increasing support for screen-reader technology;
- Providing enhanced navigation for keyboard users;
- Color-contrast enhancements.
In addition to the accessibility update, Q2 also offers Composer, a content management system that enables clients to easily and flexibly design public-facing websites that aim to meet WCAG-conformance and provide a cohesive brand and user experience for current and prospective customers, including those with disabilities.
While Q2 is not able to officially certify or declare a website WCAG-compliant, the company offers its clients several consulting options and various degrees of assistance in design and web development, including Composer, for WCAG 2.0 AA standards. For more information, visit www.q2ebanking.com.
About Q2 Holdings, Inc.
Q2 Holdings, Inc. (Q2) is a leading provider of secure, cloud-based digital banking solutions headquartered in Austin, Texas. Q2 is driven by a culture of partnership and dedication to empowering community-focused banks and credit unions with digital banking solutions that help them stand apart, scale smart and grow beyond with retail and commercial account holders. Q2’s solutions are designed to deliver a compelling, secure and consistent user experience on any device and enable customers to improve account holder retention and to create incremental sales opportunities. To learn more about Q2, visit www.q2ebanking.com.
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