Accessibility

 

Providing the means for Quartex customers to publish accessible websites is a top priority for the Quartex team. Our developers conduct regular audits to ensure customers can publish sites that meet all users' needs. The focus of recent development efforts center on enabling publication of WCAG 2.1 AA compliant websites.

 

Customers can build sites accessible for users with limited sight or hearing capabilities through the inclusion of the following site features:

  • ARIA labeling of on-page elements, along with metadata and transcripts for assets published in Quartex, is compatible with screen readers utilised by users with a visual impairment.
  • A ‘Skip to main content’ element is built into the masthead for users using keyboard controls.
  • The Quartex Site Manager enables administrative users to add alt text to each static image, including those included in the masthead and footer. Supplying this text is a requirement for AA compliance.
  • The Quartex AV transcription functionality automatically generates closed captions for audio and video files, to aid users with auditory impairments.

 

Please note that, as this work continues, further accessibility-related enhancements will be included in upcoming releases.

Browser Compatibility

 

Quartex is optimised for all latest releases of the following browsers:

  • Microsoft Edge
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari (Apple)

 

Ensure all new updates to these browsers are installed before using Quartex. Check the ‘About’ information contained within your browser settings.

Data Security

 

Quartex is committed to the latest data security standards. The platform includes the following security features:

  • Quartex uses HTTPS encryption to keep user data secure, including passwords.

  • Multiple copies of your data are hosted in several different data centres in different Amazon Web Services (AWS) locations, ensuring continued availability even when a server or location is offline.

  • Optional Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) offers a two-step verification process when logging on to Quartex. This provides an additional layer of security by requiring not only the username and password at login, but a further authentication code to which only the relevant Authorised User will have access.