Accessibility at iCIMS

Last updated 10/3/2023

Web Accessibility allows people with disabilities to access products and services on the internet. More specifically, web accessibility means people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with web pages. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) publishes the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). iCIMS, Inc. (iCIMS) recognizes the importance of web accessibility and strives to ensure that iCIMS’ products are capable of compliance with the WCAG 2.1 (A & AA) standard as outlined by the W3C.

iCIMS embraces the principle of “accessibility by design,” and as such all new products in the iCIMS Talent Cloud are built to meet WCAG 2.1 (A&AA) standards.  iCIMS strives to ensure that products in the iCIMS Talent Cloud are perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust. The information below is intended to explain iCIMS’ approach and commitment to accessibility.

Accessibility by Design

Accessibility is an important component at iCIMS. iCIMS has a dedicated team of accessibility engineers responsible for:

  • Regularly providing accessibility guidance, training, and oversight to iCIMS’ internal development and design teams.
  • Shifting Left* by including accessibility checks early in iCIMS’ design and development processes.
  • Defining the “Accessibility Definition of Done” with specific accessibility success criteria.

*Shift left is an industry term regarding the practice of moving testing and quality evaluation early in the development process, often before any code is written.

Accessibility Approach

Accessibility is built into the iCIMS development process with a combination of automated and manual testing for each new feature. We have a defined Accessibility Definition of Done with accessibility success criteria. To aid in our testing we leverage various industry-standard tools to check that all new iCIMS products and features meet iCIMS’ “Accessibility Definition of Done” prior to release.

External Audits

Additionally, iCIMS regularly engages independent third parties to conduct external accessibility audits. These external audits are performed against a unified set of conformance criteria based on industry best practices, public compliance requirements, and internal standards.

In the most recently available audit report, the iCIMS Applicant Tracking career portal was audited and achieved a 97% compliance score in Chrome & Firefox with JAWS and NVDA. iCIMS’ external audits are being expanded to cover additional products in the Talent Cloud.

At this time, the features or experiences below are not scored as part of our external audit, as these areas are generally configured by customers and outside of iCIMS’ direct control:

  • Customer branding applied to the Applicant Tracking career site or to iCIMS Career Sites (formerly iCIMS Attract).
  • Third-party components on the Applicant Tracking career site (e.g., Google reCAPTCHA) or to the iCIMS Career Sites (formerly iCIMS Attract).
  • The logged-in experience for recruiters, hiring managers, etc. in the iCIMS Talent Cloud.

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)

As part of our external audits, iCIMS receives a VPAT authored by our third-party auditor for the products that are in scope for the audit. For questions about iCIMS’ VPATs, please contact your iCIMS point of contact, or visit our iCIMS Trust Center.

Screen Reader and Browser Support

Historically, iCIMS has supported the JAWS screen reader (up to the 2020 version) used with Internet Explorer 11. Currently, iCIMS uses Chrome and Firefox with JAWS and NVDA screen readers during development and testing of all new products.

Configurations and Options

The candidate experience of the iCIMS Talent Cloud is capable of being configured by our customers in a way that helps iCIMS’ customers meet their Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972 and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act compliance needs. Because iCIMS’ products are highly configurable, there are several configurations (e.g. customer branding) that customers can make or select that can impact the accessibility of a customer’s instance of an iCIMS product or feature.


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