Measures are in place at Plum to make the process surrounding the Plum Discovery Survey as inclusive as possible.
1. Accessibility and accommodation positioning are communicated through various channels.
Plum has created an Accessibility Policy and several articles within the Help-Center to make the accessibility position and accommodation process known. Plum is proactive in supporting clients with clear recommendations and content for communications to make the accommodation as visible as possible.
2. The Plum Discovery Survey is not timed, and it can be completed in several sessions.
No time limit is imposed. The time taken to complete the assessment is not tracked, and therefore does not impact the results. Once the assessment is started, an individual can leave and return to the assessment at any time.
3. The Plum Discovery Survey uses optimized color and maximum contrast.
The assessment does not require 20/20 vision to complete and the colors of the Plum Discovery Survey were chosen to maximize the contrast. Despite the use of color in the Problem-Solving questions, colors were specifically selected to be easily distinguishable across 8 of the most common forms of color blindness. The remainder of the assessment is not color dependent.
4. The Plum Discovery Survey does not assess sub-clinical traits, such as anxiety or depression.
A diagnosis of a psychological nature will not create a barrier to successfully completing the assessment. It is recommended that an individual completes the Discovery Survey when they are well rested and away from distractions.
5. The second, third, and fourth sections of the Plum Discovery Survey are readable by Text-to-Speech software.
Despite the support of text-to-speech or screen reader software, we are aware of the difficulty of navigating the ipsative questions for individuals with certain levels of visual disability. Section 1 of the assessment cannot successfully be completed with a text reader or text-to-speech software, and therefore, we happily support any accommodation request.
6. The Plum Discovery Survey questions were designed to accommodate a grade 9 reading level.
We estimate that a grade 9 language level is a reasonable barrier that would ultimately discriminate candidates who could not perform in the types of roles for which our assessment is used.