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Follow Us Accessibility Conformance Report Revised Section 508 Edition

(Based on VPAT® Version 2.4Rev)

General Information about
Name of Product/Version

Product Description

A web-based software application designed for both the administration and participation in fundraisers, regardless of whether they are in-person, virtual, hybrid, or online.

The fundraising process includes:

  • Informing the general public about the fundiser
  • Displaying fundraising items
  • Communication with guests via email and/or SMS
  • Allowing guests to bid or buy items.
  • For registered guests, collection of personal information
  • For buyers, collection of payment information including credit card data
  • For buyers, confirmation and validation of provided data

July 2023

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  • First-pass audit has been completed.
  • Basic usability test session completed.
  • WCAG Level AAA is not supported, thus this table has been omitted from the report.
Evaluation Methods Used

Assessment is completed using a combination of manual and automated accessibility testing tools.

Manual tests are completed by working through the W3C Accessibility Assessment Checklist. This list includes items which reflect the latest WCAG standards.

Applicable Standards/Guidelines

This report covers the degree of conformance for the following accessibility standard/guidelines:

Degree of conformance for applicable standards/guidelines
Standard/Guideline Included In Report
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0
  • Level A (Yes)
  • Level AA (Yes)
  • Level AAA (No)
Revised Section 508 standards published January 18, 2017 and corrected January 22, 2018


The terms used in the Conformance Level information are defined as follows:

  • Supports: The functionality of the product has at least one method that meets the criterion without known defects or meets with equivalent facilitation.
  • Partially Supports: Some functionality of the product does not meet the criterion.
  • Does Not Support: The majority of product functionality does not meet the criterion.
  • Not Applicable: The criterion is not relevant to the product.
  • Not Evaluated: The product has not been evaluated against the criterion.

WCAG 2.0 Report

Table 1: Success Criteria, Level A

Degree of conformance for WCAG 2.0 Level A Guidelines
Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations
1.1.1 Non-text Content (Level A) Partially Supports
  1. Some icons are not visible if the end user customizes their theme.
  2. User uploaded images may not contain alternative text descriptions.
  3. Some third-party payment provider form controls are not visible when Windows High Contrast theme is in use.
  4. Some third-party payment provider images are missing alternative text.
1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded) (Level A) Not Applicable

Prerecorded Audio or video content capability is not present.

1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded) (Level A) Not Applicable

Prerecorded Video content capability is not present.

1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded) (Level A) Not Applicable

Prerecorded Audio content capability is not present.

1.3.1 Info and Relationships (Level A) Partially Supports
  1. Some informative content is not accessible to assistive technology because of the presence of aria-hidden="true" in the content’s containing tag.
  2. Some blocks of regular text are incorrectly marked up as headings.
  3. Some content section are incorrectly described as table elements.
  4. List structure may not be conveyed for list style content.
  5. Current/active state of selected content may not be conveyed.
  6. Some third-party payment provider form controls may not convey a disabled state.
1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence (Level A) Supports

The site content is presented in a meaningful sequence

1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics (Level A) Supports

Content and interactions do not rely solely on sensory characteristics.

1.4.1 Use of Color (Level A) Partially Supports

Third-party payment provider imagery may not be visible in Windows high contrast mode.

1.4.2 Audio Control (Level A) Not Applicable

The site does not contain audio that plays automatically.

2.1.1 Keyboard (Level A) Partially Supports

Most site functionality can be accessed and operated using a keyboard.

  1. The tab order on some forms is not sequential
  2. Tooltips not keyboard accessible.
2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap (Level A) Supports

The site does not include keyboard traps.

2.2.1 Timing Adjustable (Level A) Supports

Timeout content capability is not present other than when bidding on items, which is allowed under the "Real-time Exception"

2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide (Level A) Partially Supports

The Virtual Auction and Item pages are automically updated as bids are placed.

2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below Threshold (Level A) Supports

The site does not contain flashing content.

2.4.1 Bypass Blocks (Level A) Does not Support

Currently we do not have a “Skip to content” at the beginning of each page.

2.4.2 Page Titled (Level A) Partially Supports

Some pages lack unique or descriptive page titles.

2.4.3 Focus Order (Level A) Partially Supports
  1. On Mobile, content which appears under the “Show order summary” control appear visually next to the control, yet is actually placed at the bottom of the page within the DOM.
  2. “Previous” and “Next” controls are in reverse DOM order than visual order.
  3. Interstitial loading screen message content does not receive focus to convey status.
2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) (Level A) Partially Supports

The purpose of each link in the site can be determined from the link text alone or from the context of the link.

  1. Some third-party payment provider controls may be unclear in their purpose.
  2. Some form controls are in a different visual order than they are in the DOM.
3.1.1 Language of Page (Level A) Supports

The default language of the site’s webpage is identified using the lang attribute in the html element.

3.2.1 On Focus (Level A) Supports

The site’s components do not initiate a change of context when focused.

3.2.2 On Input (Level A) Partially Supports

On a few forms, if content is recognized, other form elements are shown or hidden.

3.3.1 Error Identification (Level A) Supports

Where errors are automatically detected, the error is identified, and an error message is provided as text.

3.3.2 Labels or Instructions (Level A) Partially Supports
  1. A few form fields are missing labels.
  2. Some third-party payment provider tooltip components may not convey content to assistive technology.
4.1.1 Parsing (Level A) Supports

Markup has been tested as valid HTML.

4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (Level A) Partially Supports

Some user interface components in the site do not provide programmatic name, role, and/or state information.

Table 2: Success Criteria, Level AA

Degree of conformance for WCAG 2.0 Level AA Guidelines
Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations
1.2.4 Captions (Live) (Level AA) Partially Supports

The live video feed on the virtual auction page relies on the end user to provide captions.

1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded) (Level AA) Supports

Prerecorded audio content capability is not present.

1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) (Level AA) Partially Supports
  1. User selected colors may feature insuffiicient contrast.
  2. Some error status text may feature insufficient contrast.
1.4.4 Resize text (Level AA) Partially Supports

Most site content and user interfaces support standard zoom capabilities built into modern web browsers and operating systems. However, some content in dialog boxes is obscured when zoom is increased to 200%.

1.4.5 Images of Text (Level AA) Supports

This site does not use any text images.

2.4.5 Multiple Ways (Level AA) Supports

More than one way is available to locate a Web page within a set of Web pages except where the Web Page is the result of, or a step in, a process.

2.4.6 Headings and Labels (Level AA) Partially Supports
  1. Some screens may include multiple h1 elements.
  2. Some screens may include empty heading elements.
2.4.7 Focus Visible (Level AA) Supports

All focusable elements in site have a visible keyboard focus indicator.

3.1.2 Language of Parts (Level AA) Supports

Pages use standard language and terminology by default.

3.2.3 Consistent Navigation (Level AA) Supports

The site provides consistent and repeatable navigation.

3.2.4 Consistent Identification (Level AA) Supports

Components that have the same functionality within the site are identified consistently.

3.3.3 Error Suggestion (Level AA) Supports

When an error is automatically detected within a data entry form in the site, the resulting error message provides suggestions for correction.

3.3.4 Error Prevention (Legal, Financial, Data) (Level AA) Supports

Interactions are programatically verified upon form submission, and can be reviewed before final submission takes place.

Legal Disclaimer

This VPAT is provided for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. The purpose of this VPAT is to assist customers in making preliminary assessments regarding the features that support accessibility in's product, based on our own understanding of the WCAG standards. makes no warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, in or about this VPAT, and specifically disclaims any liability with respect to this VPAT. cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information, which may be changed without prior notice. Customers are responsible for assessing and ensuring their own compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

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