Kraus Curriculum Development Library

 

Please note: If your screen reader software is not compatible with the Adobe Acrobat Reader, below are links to online tools and information about PDF files and accessibility.


The tools convert PDF documents into either HTML or ASCII text, which can then be read by a number of common screen reader programs. These tools approximate the logical reading order of the text in an Adobe PDF document and reformat it into a single column of text.


http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/index.html


http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/access_onlinetools.html



Voluntary Product Evaluation Template (VPAT)

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems

* Refer to ( http://www.access-board.gov/sec508/guide/1194.21.htm ) for details on the guidelines listed below.

Criteria

Supporting Features

Remarks and explanations

(a) When software is designed to run on a system that has a keyboard, product functions shall be executable from a keyboard where the function itself or the result of performing a function can be discerned textually.

 Supports via tab, arrow and enter keys on the keyboard

 Programming has been implemented that enables the user to navigate through the site with the tab function as well as navigate, make selections using the arrow keys and/or enter key.

(b) Applications shall not disrupt or disable activated features of other products that are identified as accessibility features, where those features are developed and documented according to industry standards. Applications also shall not disrupt or disable activated features of any operating system that are identified as accessibility features where the application programming interface for those accessibility features has been documented by the manufacturer of the operating system and is available to the product developer.

 

Supports

Website was developed to be operational via an internet browser and will not disrupt any programs/resources running.

(c) A well-defined on-screen indication of the current focus shall be provided that moves among interactive interface elements as the input focus changes. The focus shall be programmatically exposed so that Assistive Technology can track focus and focus changes.

 Supports

Items selected are highlighted as focus for tracking by Assistive Technology.

(d) Sufficient information about a user interface element including the identity, operation and state of the element shall be available to Assistive Technology. When an image represents a program element, the information conveyed by the image must also be available in text.

 Supports

Website images and fields have text identifiers for recognition by Assistive Technology.

(e) When bitmap images are used to identify controls, status indicators, or other programmatic elements, the meaning assigned to those images shall be consistent throughout an application's performance.

 Supports

All images contain meanings.

(f) Textual information shall be provided through operating system functions for displaying text. The minimum information that shall be made available is text content, text input caret location, and text attributes.

 Not Applicable

Item is not applicable to website.

(g) Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes.

 Supports

 

Website does not override user selected viewing options.

(h) When animation is displayed, the information shall be displayable in at least one non-animated presentation mode at the option of the user.

 Not applicable

 

Animation is not included in the website.

(i) Color coding shall not be used as the only means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element.

 Supports

Color coding supports guidelines.

(j) When a product permits a user to adjust color and contrast settings, a variety of color selections capable of producing a range of contrast levels shall be provided.

 Not applicable

The website does not include user ability to adjust color and contrast settings. This is a browser function and not a function of the site.

(k) Software shall not use flashing or blinking text, objects, or other elements having a flash or blink frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz.

 Supports

Web site does not include flashing and/or blinking objects and meets other guidelines.

(l) When electronic forms are used, the form shall allow people using Assistive Technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues.

Supports

Forms support keyboard interaction and provide cues.

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Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet information and applications

* Refer to ( http://www.access-board.gov/sec508/guide/1194.22.htm) for details on the guidelines listed below.

Criteria

Supporting Features

Remarks and explanations

(a) A text equivalent for every non-text element shall be provided (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content).

  Supports

Website does include a text equivalent for every non-text element

(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation.

 No applicable

Website does not contain multimedia presentations.

(c) Web pages shall be designed so that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup.

 Supports

When printing the pages of the website, transition to black/gray is confirmed.

(d) Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet.

 Supports

Website is readable/accessible without style sheet

(e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map.

 Supports

Website contains the presence of an ismap attribute in the <img> image element and

the presence of input type = image within a form.

 

) Client-side image maps shall be provided instead of server-side image maps except where the regions cannot be defined with an available geometric shape.

 Supports

Website contains the presence of an ismap attribute in the <img> image element and

the presence of input type = image within a form.

 

(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables.

 Supports

Website pages are developed utilizing row and column tables.

(h) Markup shall be used to associate data cells and header cells for data tables that have two or more logical levels of row or column headers.

 Support

Header cells are utilized in the website design and development.

(i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation

 Not applicable

Frames are not utilized as part of the website layout.

(j) Pages shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz.

Supports

Screen flicker was reviewed utilizing various screens and doesn't appear to be problematic.

(k) A text-only page, with equivalent information or functionality, shall be provided to make a web site comply with the provisions of this part, when compliance cannot be accomplished in any other way. The content of the text-only page shall be updated whenever the primary page changes.

 Supports with Exceptions

Website currently has text only pages that contain the majority of the content; however the various search results that can be obtained through the form are not included as a text only page due to the complexity of the search function.

(l) When pages utilize scripting languages to display content, or to create interface elements, the information provided by the script shall be identified with functional text that can be read by Assistive Technology.

 Supports

Functional text is present when content is displayed from scripting languages that can be read by Assistive Technology.

(m) When a web page requires that an applet, plug-in or other application be present on the client system to interpret page content, the page must provide a link to a plug-in or applet that complies with €1194.21(a) through (l).

 Supports

The use of the <emb> tag is supported within the website.

(n) When electronic forms are designed to be completed on-line, the form shall allow people using Assistive Technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues.

 Supports

Website functionality supports alternate text within the form fields to include directions and cues.

(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links.

 Not applicable

Current site content does not require the reader to jump to the beginning of content.

(p) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required.

 Supports with Exceptions

Currently the website is not set up with an timed element on any input page, therefore a time notice is not present or necessary. However, a timed notice should be added to the pages that have dynamic content to alert the user to possible time out issues.

 

Note to 1194.22: The Board interprets paragraphs (a) through (k) of this section as consistent with the following priority 1 Checkpoints of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG 1.0) (May 5 1999) published by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium: Paragraph (a) - 1.1, (b) - 1.4, (c) - 2.1, (d) - 6.1, (e) - 1.2, (f) - 9.1, (g) - 5.1, (h) - 5.2, (i) - 12.1, (j) - 7.1, (k) - 11.4.


Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria

Criteria

Supporting Features

Remarks and explanations

(a) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require user vision shall be provided, or support for Assistive Technology used by people who are blind or visually impaired shall be provided.

 Supports

Web site supports reader interaction for user to navigate throughout the site.

(b) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require visual acuity greater than 20/70 shall be provided in audio and enlarged print output working together or independently, or support for Assistive Technology used by people who are visually impaired shall be provided.

 Supports

Web site supports reader interaction for user to navigate throughout the site.

(c) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require user hearing shall be provided, or support for Assistive Technology used by people who are deaf or hard of hearing shall be provided

 Not applicable

Website does not require user hearing

(d) Where audio information is important for the use of a product, at least one mode of operation and information retrieval shall be provided in an enhanced auditory fashion, or support for assistive hearing devices shall be provided.

 Not applicable

Website does not require audio

(e) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require user speech shall be provided, or support for Assistive Technology used by people with disabilities shall be provided.

Not applicable

Website does not require user speech for functionality

(f) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require fine motor control or simultaneous actions and that is operable with limited reach and strength shall be provided.

Not applicable

Website does not require fine motor activity to function

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Section 1194.41 Information, documentation, and support

Criteria

Supporting Features

Remarks and explanations

(a) Product support documentation provided to end-users shall be made available in alternate formats upon request, at no additional charge.

Not applicable

Website is not a product that is purchased for installation by end users.

(b) End-users shall have access to a description of the accessibility and compatibility features of products in alternate formats or alternate methods upon request, at no additional charge.

 Supports with Exceptions

Website includes a Help area on site use and functionality as well as 508 VPAT compliance information.

(c) Support services for products shall accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities.

 Not applicable

End user support services for the website are supplied.

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