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Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)

The purpose of this Voluntary Product Accessibility Template is to assist you in making preliminary assessments regarding HSAG products and services with features that support accessibility.

The first table of the Template provides a summary view of the section 508 Standards. The subsequent tables provide more detailed views of each subsection. There are three columns in each table. The first column contains the lettered paragraphs of the subsections. The second column describes the level of support provided by the product or refers you to the corresponding detailed table, "e.g., See below." The third column describes how the requirement is implemented in the product and contains any additional remarks.

HHS Section 508 Evaluation Template

Date: June 19, 2015
Name of Product:
Contact for more Information: Tony Rowell

Summary

Criteria

Supporting Features

Remarks and Explanations

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems

Not applicable

 

Section 1194.22 Web based internet information and applications

See Below

HSAG maintains an internal development staff knowledgeable in Section 508 compliance while working with clients to provide systems with the functionality that satisfies the requirements for 508 Standards.

Section 1194.23 Telecommunications Products

Not applicable

 

Section 1194.24 Video and Multi-media Products

See Below

All training and informational video and multimedia productions that contain visual information, speech, or other audio information necessary for the comprehension of the content is audio described or contains closed captioning. All alternate text presentations or audio descriptions are user-selectable unless permanent. HSAG does not use analog television displays or television tuners.

Section 1194.25 Self Contained, Closed Products

Not applicable

 

Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable Computers

Not applicable

 

Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria

See Below

All product and services are 508 compliant and Assistive Technologies are supported.

Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation, and Support

See Below

Documentation for product support, accessibility, and compatibility features is generally available in HTML and PDF formats on our web-based offerings and are conformant with section 1194.22. Should other formats be requested, or should additional support services or trainings be requested, HSAG is able to provide those services.

Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet information and applications

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

Every non-text element has a text equivalent via alt description. The alt descriptions succinctly describe the purpose of the objects, without being too verbose or too vague.

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

Supports

HSAG has equivalent alternatives for multimedia presentations embedded in its site that are synchronized with the presentation.

(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 color is used to enhance the visibility of important information, an alternative indicator is used (usually text).

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

Supports

All documents contained on the website are 508 compliant. Content can be viewed and a logical reading order established without an associated style sheet.

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

Not Applicable

HSAG does not use server-side image maps.

(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.

Supports

We use client-side image maps and provide alternative text for the image maps and hot spots.

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

Supports

Where data tables are required, caption elements and summary attributes are used to provide the general structure of the table. Based upon the individual requirement, the specific rows and columns are identified from th and td elements (id attributes may also be employed) to allow for acceptable screen reading.

(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

Where data tables are required, along with the th and td elements, scope and id attributes are implemented as needed to allow for acceptable screen reading.

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

Supports

While HSAG does not generally employ frames, should they become a requirement, titles with text to facilitate frame identification and navigation will be provided.

(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

No elements on the page flicker at a rate of 2 to 55 cycles per second, thus reducing the risk of optically-induced seizures.

(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

All information in the website is conveyed with text, so a text-only page is not required.

(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

When used, HSAG scripts (along with their <NOSCRIPT> counterparts) are deployed that are specifically designed to be directly accessible by either the keyboard or Assistive Technology to permit functionality.

(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

HSAG's web pages do not employ applets or plug-ins, however, links to viable and compliant options will be provided should any content require additional interpretation.

(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

All form controls have text labels adjacent to them. All PDF forms have Accessibility TAG elements, and field help text. Form elements have labels associated with them. Users can navigate through the form with their keyboard or Assistive Technology and access the functionality and help required to complete and submit the form.

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

Supports

A skip-to-content link is provided on each page.

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

Supports

In general, timed responses are avoided. However, should requirements dictate, the user will be alerted with compliant mechanisms with sufficient time to respond that additional time may be needed.

Section 1194.24 Video and Multi-media Products

Criteria

Supporting Features

Remarks and Explanations

(a) All analog television displays 13 inches and larger, and computer equipment that includes analog television receiver or display circuitry, shall be equipped with caption decoder circuitry which appropriately receives, decodes, and displays closed captions from broadcast, cable, videotape, and DVD signals. As soon as practicable, but not later than July 1, 2002, widescreen digital television (DTV) displays measuring at least 7.8 inches vertically, DTV sets with conventional displays measuring at least 13 inches vertically, and stand-alone DTV tuners, whether or not they are marketed with display screens, and computer equipment that includes DTV receiver or display circuitry, shall be equipped with caption decoder circuitry which appropriately receives, decodes, and displays closed captions from broadcast, cable, videotape, and DVD signals.

Not applicable

HSAG does not use analog television displays 13 inches and larger.

(b) Television tuners, including tuner cards for use in computers, shall be equipped with secondary audio program playback circuitry.

Not applicable

HSAG does not use television tuners.

(c) All training and informational video and multimedia productions which support the agency's mission, regardless of format, that contain speech or other audio information necessary for the comprehension of the content, shall be open or closed captioned.

Supports

All training and informational video and multimedia productions that contain speech or other audio information necessary for the comprehension of the content contains closed captioning.

(d) All training and informational video and multimedia productions which support the agency's mission, regardless of format, that contain visual information necessary for the comprehension of the content, shall be audio described.

Supports

All training and informational video and multimedia productions that contain visual information necessary for the comprehension of the content is audio described.

(e) Display or presentation of alternate text presentation or audio descriptions shall be user-selectable unless permanent.

Supports

All alternate text presentations or audio descriptions are user-selectable unless permanent.

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

All information provided by the website is either text, labeled markup, or close captioned. Support for screen readers is provided.

(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

Functionality is provided by the web browser as well as by the font size button functionality of the website. Support for screen readers is provided.

(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

Operation of the website does not require user hearing. All videos produced by HSAG are close captioned.

(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.

Supports

Operation of the website does not require user hearing. All videos are close captioned.

(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

Operation of the website and videos does not require speech.

(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.

Supports

The website can be navigated with simple keystrokes (e.g., tab, space, alpha keys, ALT) and does not require fine motor controls or simultaneous actions. In addition, the site is compatible with Assistive Technology when available.

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

Support documentation is available on the website in both HTML and PDF formats at no charge. Key documents are translated and available at no charge.

(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

A description of the accessibility and compatibility features in alternate formats will be provided on request, at no additional charge.

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

Supports

HSAG provides technical support for all of its products through e-mail, voice (telephone), fax, documentation, and on-site training.