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Section 508 Compliance

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

The purpose of the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template is to assist federal contracting officials in making preliminary assessments regarding the availability of commercial electronic and information technology products and services with features that support accessibility. It is assumed that these product and service providers will offer additional contact information to facilitate more detailed inquiries.

The first table of the Accessibility Template provides a summary view of the Section 508 standards. The subsequent tables provide more detailed information on each subsection. Each table contains three columns. Column one of the Summary Table describes the subsections of subparts B and C of Section 508 standards. The second column of the Summary Table describes the supporting features of the product or refers readers to a corresponding Detail table. Finally, the third column of the Summary Table contains any additional remarks and explanations about the product. In the subsequent (Detail) tables, the first column lists the lettered criteria of each subsection. The second column describes the supporting features of the product as specified by that criteria. The third column contains any additional remarks and explanations about the product relating to the specified criteria.

Date: February 15, 2006
Name of Product: WebGUI
Contact for more Information: Plain Black Corporation
Email: info@plainblack.com
Phone: 703-286-2525

 Criteria Supporting FeaturesRemarks and Explainations 
 Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems   Supported See Below
  Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet Information and Applications  Supported See Below
  Section 1194.23 Telecommunications Products  Not Applicable 
  Section 1194.24 Video and Multi-media Products  Not Applicable 
  Section 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed Products  Not Applicable 
  Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable Computers  Not Applicable 
  Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria  Supported  See Below
  Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation and Support  Supported See 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 cooperation from the Web Browser such as tabing through form elements and links. 
(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.SupportsWebGUI does not disable any accessibility functions in order to achieve any of it's functions. 
(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 This done through help of the web browser and it's tabbing capabilities
(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 Limited functionality as these are template functions that can be altered by the user
(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 Images used to indicate things such as locked are used throughout the application
(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
Text is displayed by the browser as instructed by WebGUI.  The OS doesn't directly have access to that text
(g) Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes.Supports Use of CSS Standard means we can not override user slected settings
(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
WebGUI does not use animations
(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
Done via text when used with color coding
(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.SupportsLimited only by user's requirements
(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 ApplicableFlashing elements not used in WebGUI
(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 This is done through the use HTML tagging

 

Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet information and applications - Detail
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template
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 This is done through "alt" attributes
(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation.Not Applicable
WebGUI does not use multimedia
(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 Done through HTML tagging
(d) Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet.Supports
By default these are readable but they can also be defined by the user.
(e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map.Not Supported
We do not support 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.SupportedWe do not use image maps in the default install, but there are mechanisms in place to handle should a user choose to do this
(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables.Supports
Through the use of the appropriate HTML tags <TH><TBODY> etc.
(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
Not used with default install, but mechanisms exist is user chooses to do this. 
(i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation.Supports
Not used with default install, but possible 
(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 Default install follows this, but administrator could alter this.
(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 Default install follows this but the adminstrator could override this with shortcuts and template overrides.
(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 Supports using standard DOM and Javascript methods of inserting HTML
(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).Not Applicable
Default installation does not require any extra applet's or plugins to run
(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
Done through the use of HTML tagging
(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links.Unsupported
Can be overridden by the user.

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

Not Applicable
WebGUI does not use timed responses anywhere
Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria - Voluntary Product Accessibility Template
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 with exception
Through browser assistance and screen reader WebGUI HTML can be read back to the user 
(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
Audio supported via screen reader and large screen output supported by a user style sheet with cooperation from the browser
(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
Doesn't 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
Doesn't require user hearing
(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 ApplicableDoesn't require speaking
(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 User can tab through with cooperation from the browser.  Also make buttons bigger through user of user Stylesheet.  Done through cooperation of browser 

Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation, and Support - Detail
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

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
No free support offered.  Provided by community volunteers 
(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
 Available upon request
(c) Support services for products shall accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities.Not ApplicableNo free support offered.  Provided by community volunteers 
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