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u.achieve Self-Service 4.1.5 VPAT

 

This document is the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) for u.achieve® Self-Service. For an overview of VPATs, view the Product VPATs page.

VPAT Updated


Self-Service Version: 4.1.5

Date: November 25, 2013

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Overview

Supporting Features (Second Column of Evaluation Template)

Language

Description

Supports

Product FULLY meets the letter and intent of the Criteria

Supports with Exceptions

Product does not ENTIRELY meet the letter and intent of the Criteria, but does provide some level of access

Supports through Equivalent Facillitation

Product provides alternative methods to meet the intent of the Criteria

Does Not Support

Product does not meet the letter or intent of the Criteria

Not Applicable

The Criteria does not apply to the product

Remarks & Explanations (Third column of Evaluation Template)

If second column states...

Then ...

Supports

List exactly what features of the product do meet and describe how they are used to support the criteria

Supports with Exceptions

List exactly what features of the product do meet and describe how they are used to support the criteria

AND

List exactly what features of the product do not meet and describe how they fail to support the criteria

Supports through Equivalent Facilitation

List exactly what other methods exist in the product and describe how they are used to support the criteria

Supports when combined with Compatible Assistive Technology

Use this language when you determine the product fully meets the letter and intent of the Criteria when used in conjunction with Compatible Assistive Technology. For Example, many software programs can provide speech output when combined with a compatible screen reader (commonly used assistive technology for people who are blind).

Does Not Support

Describe exactly how the product does not support the criteria

Not Applicable

Describe exactly why the criteria is not applicable to the product

Not Applicable - Fundamental Alteration Exception Supplies

Use this language when you determine a Fundamental Alteration to the product would be required to meet the Criteria (see Access Board standards for the definition of "fundamental alteration")

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 with Exceptions

  • Keyboard gets stuck in the PDF and is unable to get out of it.
  • Batch schedule and blackout screens are not keyboard accessible
  • "Select All/Select None" links are not keyboard accessible
  • Menu is not keyboard accessible
  • Help is overlapped by the graphs
  • Dropdowns for markers auto select options and values refresh every time you select them, resetting the cursor to the top of the page.
  • "Cancel Running Audits" and "Stop" disappear too quickly for users on a keyboard to access them. (This situation can be resolved with a change to uachieve.selfservice.audit.auditPollingRate property in selfservice-audit.properties in which you can modify how often the page refreshes)
  • Batch "Criteria Value" disappears when done with a keyboard even though a value has been selected.
  • Cannot use backspace to to go previous page from batch PDF or Text audits.

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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

Self-Service supports any products or features that are used for accessibility purposes

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 with Exceptions

  • Menu does not display focus
  • Within Self-Service it is unclear where the user's cursor is located

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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 with Exceptions

  • More descriptive alt text does not exist on the pie chart and the GPA Bar Chart is missing alt text altogether
  • Batch schedule and blackout screens are not keyboard accessible
  • Images on the HTML Audit and on the pie chart do not have Alt text
  • Images used in alerts do not have alt text

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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 meanings for images remain consistent throughout Self-Service

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.

Supports

Textual information is provided through the operation system functions for displaying text

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

Supports

The user can set colors, contrast, and fonts as they wish without issue

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

Self-Service does not use animation

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 with Exceptions

More descriptive alt text does not exist on the pie chart and the GPA Bar Chart is missing alt text altogether

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

Not applicable to Self-Service

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.

Not Applicable

Self-Service does not use flashing or blinking of any form

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 with Exceptions

  • Batch schedule and blackout screens are not keyboard accessible
  • The Skip & Save & Finish buttons do not read properly on a screen reader

Section 1194.22: Web-based Internet information and applications

 Refer to (http://www.access-board.gov/sec508/g.../1194.22.htm\* (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 with Exceptions

  • More descriptive alt text does not exist on the pie chart and the GPA Bar Chart is missing alt text altogether
  • Images on the HTML Audit and on the pie chart do not have Alt text
  • Images used in alerts do not have alt text

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

Not Applicable

No multimedia presentations apply to Self-Service

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

Self-Service can convey all information without the use of color

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

Supports

Self-Service is readable without a style sheet

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

Not Applicable

Not applicable to Self-Service

f) 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.

Not Applicable

Not applicable to Self-Service

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

Supports

Headers display and work as expected

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.

Supports

Markup is used to associate data cells and header cells for data tables that have two or more logical levels of row or column headers

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

Not Applicable

Not applicable to Self-Service

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

Not Applicable

Not applicable to Self-Service

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

A text only page would be provided if compliance cannot be accomplished in any other way

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

Information provided by scripts are identified with functional text and are readable 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
Û1194.21(a) through (l).

Supports

All applets present include a link that complies with 1194.21(a) through (l)

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.

Not Applicable

Not applicable to Self-Service because no forms exist in Self-Service

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

Does not Support

Self-Service does not have a link to skip repetitive navigation links

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

Not Applicable

Timed Responses are not required in Self-Service

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

Supports Assistive Technology for the blind or vision-impaired

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

Supports Assistive Technology for visually impaired

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

Supports

Product does not currently use audio components; support for Assistive Technology for the deaf or hard-of hearing is provided

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

Not applicable to Self-Service

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

Not applicable to Self-Service

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

Not applicable to Self-Service

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.

Supports

Documentation will be provided free of charge in whatever form is needed

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

We will provide print or phone support at no charge

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

Supports

Support services accommodates the communication needs of end-users with disabilities

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