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<p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="color: black;">The Common App is committed to delivering an accessible application for all students. We are continually working to improve our application&#39;s accessibility by adopting the best practices and standards defined by</span><a href="https://www.section508.gov/&quot; target="_blank"> <span style="color: #1155cc;">Section 508</span></a><span style="color: black;"> of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act and the latest</span><a href="https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/&quot; target="_blank"> <span style="color: #1155cc;">Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)</span></a><span style="color: black;">.</span><br><br><span style="color: black;">We aim to create and improve accessibility features for students with vision impairments, limited movement, photosensitivity, and certain accommodations for learning disabilities and cognitive limitations.</span><br><br><span style="color: black;">Our team uses tools such as</span><a href="https://www.deque.com/axe/&quot; target="_blank"> <span style="color: #1155cc;">aXe</span></a><span style="color: black;"> by Deque,</span><a href="https://www.nvaccess.org/&quot; target="_blank"> <span style="color: #1155cc;">NVDA</span></a><span style="color: black;"> by NVAccess, built-in tools like MacOS Voiceover, and rigorous manual testing to verify and improve the accessibility of our application.</span><br><br><span style="color: black;">The Common App is dedicated to assisting students who may encounter accessibility issues within the system. Please email us at </span><u><span style="color: #1155cc;">accessibility@commonapp.org</span></u><span style="color: black;"> with your name, phone number or email address, and description of your need. </span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="https://camember.force.com/applicantsupport/s/article/What-accessibilit…; target="_blank">View the ADA-compliant PDF version of the first year application</a></span></p>

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