LAST UPDATED: 1st January 2020
We are committed to providing an environment in which all people have an equal opportunity to participate in our products, services and our business more generally. We believe that this not only makes our products and services better by design, but constitutes good business logic, as it allows us to increase our user audience and those of our clients. In short, accessible products and services are good for everybody.
To support this environment, all of our products and services, web content, web pages, web functionality, websites and web applications are designed to be accessible to people with disabilities to the standard prescribed by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA, except where doing so would result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of a service or product or in undue financial and administrative burdens. In practice we have yet to encounter one of these situations, although in such a situation, we will provide an equally effective alternative method of access, so that (to the extent possible) individuals with disabilities receive the same benefits and services.
We recognize that websites and web-based applications are often integral to our work and to the work of our clients. We therefore strive to ensure that people with disabilities are able to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same benefits and services within the same timeframe as their peers, with substantially equivalent ease of use; that they are not excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination in any of our products or services or those of our clients, and that they receive effective communication of our products and services.
Additionally, we strive to comply with federal and state laws and regulations requiring accessibility and equal access for individuals with disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the New York State Human Rights Law, and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.
If you have any general questions about this policy or would like to draw our attention to an oversight, you can contact our Legal Department.