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CollegeSource Accessibility Conformance Report

VPAT® Version 2.3 (Revised) – April 2019

 

Name of Product/Version: CollegeSource® Online

Product Description: CollegeSource Online is a subscription-based, online web application.   CollegeSource® Online hosts of over 140,000 digital college catalogs, institution profiles, transcript keys, and other web-based resources.

Report Date: 07/31/2019

Contact Information: support@collegesource.com

Notes: Related document is “CollegeSource Online Accessibility Roadmap” outlining open accessibility issues and schedule for review and/or resolution.

Evaluation Methods Used: An in-house testing protocol was employed for each web application page. Accessibility testing consisted of validating web page mark-up using the following accessibility testing tools/methods.

        Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 : Tools > Check Accessibility Audit

        Google Chrome : Chrome DevTools > Accessibility Audits (Lighthouse 4.2.0)

        Keyboard Only Usability Testing 

        NVDA Screen Reader Usability Testing

Applicable Standards/Guidelines

This report covers the degree of conformance for the following accessibility standard/guidelines:

Standard/Guideline

Included In Report

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

Level A (Yes)

Level AA (Yes)

Level AAA (No)

Revised Section 508 standards published January 18, 2017 and corrected January 22, 2018 

(Yes)

Terms

The terms used in the Conformance Level information are defined as follows:

·         Supports: The functionality of the product has at least one method that meets the criterion without known defects or meets with equivalent facilitation.

·         Partially Supports: Some functionality of the product does not meet the criterion.

·         Does Not Support: The majority of product functionality does not meet the criterion.

·         Not Applicable: The criterion is not relevant to the product.

·         Not Evaluated: The product has not been evaluated against the criterion. This can be used only in WCAG 2.0 Level AAA.

 

WCAG 2.0 Report

Tables 1 and 2 also document conformance with:

  • Chapter 5 – 501.1 Scope, 504.2 Content Creation or Editing
  • Chapter 6 – 602.3 Electronic Support Documentation

Note: When reporting on conformance with the WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria, they are scoped for full pages, complete processes, and accessibility-supported ways of using technology as documented in the WCAG 2.0 Conformance Requirements.

 

 

Table 1: Success Criteria, Level A

Notes:

Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

1.1.1 Non-text Content (Level A)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports 

Web:

No known accessibility issues. Non-text content provides discernable/accessible labels and name markup.

1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded) (Level A)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

There is no content to which success criterion applies. Audio and video media are not used.

1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded) (Level A)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

There is no content to which success criterion applies. Audio and video media are not used.

1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded) (Level A)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

There is no content to which success criterion applies. Audio and video media are not used.

1.3.1 Info and Relationships (Level A)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues. Semantic mark-up (e.g. landmarks, headings, labels) are provided.

1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence (Level A)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues. Pages follow a logical reading sequence.

1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics  (Level A)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues. Descriptive mark-up (e.g. button text, tool-tips, alt tags) are provided.

1.4.1 Use of Color (Level A)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues. Color only used as a decorative or supplemental attribute.

1.4.2 Audio Control (Level A)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

There is no content to which success criterion applies. Audio media are not used.

2.1.1 Keyboard (Level A)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues. Application functionality is accessible via keyboard.

2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap (Level A)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues. User focus can be moved away from any component using keyboard tab keys.

2.2.1 Timing Adjustable (Level A)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues. No time limits imposed.

2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide (Level A)

Also applies to:

·          

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues. Pages do not have any moving, blinking, scrolling, or auto-updating information.

2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below Threshold (Level A)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues. Pages do not include any flashing elements.

2.4.1 Bypass Blocks (Level A)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software) – Does not apply to non-web software

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs) – Does not apply to non-web docs

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues. “Skip” link provided to bypass repetitive navigation.

2.4.2 Page Titled (Level A)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports:

Web:

No known accessibility issues. Pages are labeled with descriptive titles.

2.4.3 Focus Order (Level A)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues. Page elements follow a logical focus order.

2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) (Level A)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues. Page links are labeled with descriptive text.

3.1.1 Language of Page (Level A)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues. Page markup indicates English for default language. 

3.2.1 On Focus (Level A)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues. Context does not change on page element focus.

 

3.2.2 On Input (Level A)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Partially supports

Web:

See CollegeSource Online Accessibility Roadmap for details.

3.3.1 Error Identification (Level A)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues. When applicable, form pages provide error condition messaging text.

3.3.2 Labels or Instructions (Level A)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Partially Supports

Web:

See CollegeSource Online Accessibility Roadmap for details. 

4.1.1 Parsing (Level A)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues. Elements are nested according to their specifications, elements do not contain duplicate attributes, and any IDs are unique, except where the specifications allow these features.

4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (Level A)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues. Interface elements role and name can be programmatically determined.

 

Table 2: Success Criteria, Level AA

Notes:

Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

1.2.4 Captions (Live) (Level AA)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

There is no content to which success criterion applies. Live audio content is not used.

1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded) (Level AA)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

There is no content to which success criterion applies. Prerecorded video content is not used.

1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) (Level AA)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues. Contrast minimums are supported.

1.4.4 Resize text (Level AA)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues. 200% zoom factor is supported.

1.4.5 Images of Text (Level AA)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues. Text-only alternative viewing provided for college catalog XOD image files.

2.4.5 Multiple Ways (Level AA)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software) – Does not apply to non-web software

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs) – Does not apply to non-web docs

Web:

Partially Supports

Web:

See CollegeSource Online Accessibility Roadmap for details. 

2.4.6 Headings and Labels (Level AA)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues. Descriptive heading and label markup is provided.

2.4.7 Focus Visible (Level AA)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues. Focus indicator is natively provided via major browser software vendors.

3.1.2 Language of Parts (Level AA)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues. Page markup indicates English for default language.

3.2.3 Consistent Navigation (Level AA)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software) – Does not apply to non-web software

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs) – Does not apply to non-web docs

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues.  Consistent page- to-page navigation is provided via master page template.

3.2.4 Consistent Identification (Level AA)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software) – Does not apply to non-web software

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs) – Does not apply to non-web docs

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues. Consistent identification applied to components across pages.

3.3.3 Error Suggestion (Level AA)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues. When applicable, form pages provide error suggestion text.

3.3.4 Error Prevention (Legal, Financial, Data) (Level AA)

Also applies to:

Revised Section 508

·         501 (Web)(Software)

·         504.2 (Authoring Tool)

·         602.3 (Support Docs)

Web:

Supports

Web:

No known accessibility issues. Data input is either reversible, checked and/or confirmed.

 

Table 3: Success Criteria, Level AAA

Notes: Section removed. CollegeSource Online was not evaluated using WCAG 2.0 Level AAA criteria.

 

Revised Section 508 Report

Notes:

Chapter 3: Functional Performance Criteria (FPC)

Notes:

Criteria

Conformance Level

Remarks and Explanations

302.1 Without Vision

Web:

Supports

Accessible mark-up utilized for screen readers. (CollegeSource Online conforms to WCAG 2.0 Level AA)

302.2 With Limited Vision

 

Supports

 

Accessible mark-up utilized for screen readers. (CollegeSource Online conforms to WCAG 2.0 Level AA)

302.3 Without Perception of Color

Supports

Color only used as a decorative or supplemental attribute. (CollegeSource Online conforms to WCAG 2.0 Level AA)

302.4 Without Hearing

Supports

Page elements and controls are clearly marked for visual mode of operation. (CollegeSource Online conforms to WCAG 2.0 Level AA)

302.5 With Limited Hearing

Supports

Page elements and controls are clearly marked for visual mode of operation. (CollegeSource Online conforms to WCAG 2.0 Level AA)

302.6 Without Speech

 

Supports

Speech is not used for input, control or operation.

302.7 With Limited Manipulation

Supports

Screen reader support, mouse, and keyboard only operation are provided. (CollegeSource Online conforms to WCAG 2.0 Level AA.)

302.8 With Limited Reach and Strength

Supports

Screen reader support, mouse, and keyboard only operation are provided. (CollegeSource Online conforms to WCAG 2.0 Level AA)

302.9 With Limited Language, Cognitive, and Learning Abilities

Supports

Multiple operation modes are provided.  Page elements and controls are clearly marked. Ease of use design philosophy. (CollegeSource Online conforms to WCAG 2.0 Level AA)

Chapter 4: Hardware

Notes: Section removed.  Not applicable. CollegeSource Online is a software, web only application.

Chapter 5: Software

Notes: Section 502 and 503 removed. CollegeSource Online is a web only application (Instruction from original template excerpted below*).  Additionally, Section 504 removed as CollegeSource Online is not an authoring tool.

“In the Section 508 tables, when subsections of criteria do not apply to the product, the section may be summarized or removed as long as an explanation is provided explaining why a criterion does not apply. Another alternative is to leave the table and add a summary why the section doesn’t apply. For example, in Chapter 5 the criteria in 502 and 503 will not apply to a web only application, thus those sections can be removed with a summary in the notes for the chapter, or a row in the table”

Criteria

Conformance Level

Remarks and Explanations

501.1 Scope – Incorporation of WCAG 2.0 AA

See WCAG 2.0 section

See information in WCAG 2.0 section

Chapter 6: Support Documentation and Services

Notes:

Criteria

Conformance Level

Remarks and Explanations

601.1 Scope

 

 

602 Support Documentation

 

 

602.2 Accessibility and Compatibility Features

Supports

CollegeSource Online is compatible with assistive technology. (CollegeSource Online conforms to WCAG 2.0 Level AA)

602.3 Electronic Support Documentation

Supports

Available upon request.

602.4 Alternate Formats for Non-Electronic Support Documentation

Supports

Available upon request.

603 Support Services

 

 

603.2 Information on Accessibility and Compatibility Features

Supports

Accessibility statement/conformance level is provided at: https://cso.collegesource.com/CSO_accessibility.aspx

603.3 Accommodation of Communication Needs

Partially Supports

The following support communication options are currently available: online form, email, telephone and postal mail.  Other options may be available upon request

 

Legal Disclaimer CollegeSource, Inc.

CollegeSource, Inc. is committed to making its website and suite of products accessible through constant review and redesign, as necessary, to ensure that they meet or exceed accessibility standards and guidelines. We appreciate your patience through this ongoing process. CollegeSource, Inc. does not promise that the information provided in this document will be error-free, or that your use of the information will provide specific results. THE DOCUMENT AND ITS CONTENT ARE DELIVERED ON AN “AS-IS” BASIS. ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. COLLEGESOURCE INC. DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, NON- INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

 

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