InterviewStream Prep Update Includes Section 508 Compliance
Practice interview platform updated to ensure accessibility for people with hearing and vision disabilities
WACO, TEXAS / January 22, 2015 — InterviewStream is pleased to announce a new update that includes full Section 508 compliance for federal agencies looking to implement video practice interviewing solutions. This new update offers additional functionality for all users of the InterviewStream Prep platform and ensures that everyone will be able to enjoy the full InterviewStream experience regardless of any vision or hearing impairment.
“We appreciate and are proud or our partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in developing a comprehensive solution to support our veterans in their job searches,” said Roger Saylor, President and CEO at InterviewStream. “Federal agencies and organizations that work with individuals with disabilities now have the opportunity to use our cost-effective technology to the full benefit of all their constituents as they prepare to tell their story to employers and land their dream job.”
Section 508 compliance for InterviewStream Prep has been fully certified by the VA and Federal Management Partners Consulting, Inc. (FMP). Key accessibility features include keyboard navigation on all elements visible to students and closed captioning for all default videos within the platform. Additionally, InterviewStream Prep offers accessibility for assistive technology such as screen readers.
InterviewStream Prep currently is used at hundreds of academic institutions and organizations around the world and supports over 5 million users with access to the platform. By continuing to build a more inclusive platform, InterviewStream Prep serves the most diverse user-base in the industry to prepare for entering the workforce.
InterviewStream, the premier provider of video interviewing technology, continues to offer students and talent professionals a comprehensive global solution to prep, hire and train.
InterviewStream Prep helps students and job-seekers prepare for job interviews by creating a no-pressure environment to practice and review their skills.
InterviewStream Enterprise helps talent professionals maintain the human touch of recruiting and hiring while creating a more efficient process that saves time and money.
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About Section 508
“Section 508 refers to a statutory section in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (refer to 29 U.S.C. 794d). Congress significantly strengthened Section 508 in the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. Its primary purpose is to provide access to and use of Federal executive agencies’ electronic and information technology (EIT) by individuals with disabilities.
“Section 508 generally requires Federal agencies to ensure that, when developing, procuring, maintaining, or using electronic and information technology, they take into account the needs of all end users – including people with disabilities. Doing so enhances the ability of Federal employees with disabilities to have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that provided to others. Similarly, agency procurement of accessible EIT enhances the ability of members of the public with disabilities who are seeking information or services from a Federal agency to have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that provided to others” (Section508.gov).