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The purpose of the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template, or VPAT, is to assist Federal contracting officials and other buyers in making preliminary assessments regarding the availability of commercial “Electronic and Information Technology” products and services with features that support accessibility. It is assumed and recommended that offerers will provide additional contact information to facilitate more detailed inquiries.

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. Column one of the Summary Table describes the subsections of subparts B and C of the Standards. The second column describes the supporting features of the product or refers you to the corresponding detailed table, "e.g., equivalent facilitation." The third column contains any additional remarks and explanations regarding the product. In the subsequent tables, the first column contains the lettered paragraphs of the subsections. The second column describes the supporting features of the product with regard to that paragraph. The third column contains any additional remarks and explanations regarding the product.



Date: 08/15/2017
Name of Product:  NetX Digital Asset Management System

Summary Table

Criteria

Supporting Features

Remarks and explanations

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems

 Supports with exceptions

 See below for details

Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet Information and Applications

 Supports with exceptions 

 See below for details

Section 1194.23 Telecommunications Products

 Not applicable

 See below for details

Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria

 Supports

 See below for details

Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation and Support

 Supports

 See below for details

Section 1194.21 — Software Applications and Operating Systems

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

NetX currently requires JavaScript. As long as the user’s browser supports JavaScript they can navigate the system textually.

(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

NetX does not modify the web browser’s or operating system’s default behavior.

(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

NetX displays the input focus is most situations however there are certain edit modes where navigating by keyboard is not the most efficient solution. In these cases there are secondary workflows that are more efficient for keyboard navigation and focus is maintained.

(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

NetX utilizes the title attribute on anchor tags where a graphical element acts as the primary control .

(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

NetX uses font based icons to display icon controls. Icon controls are standardized throughout the application and support text descriptions for each control.

(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

 NetX supports text based interactions.

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

 Supports

NetX does not override default browser functionality. 

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

 Supports

There are no animations that directly affect the display of information. Animations are only used to show and hide parent elements. NetX does not currently offer the ability to turn off 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

NetX uses color coding in addition to graphical elements and text display to indicate when UI elements have been selected or need to be differentiated in some way.

(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

NetX does not currently allow user’s to adjust color and contrast settings.

(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

NetX does not utilize any UI elements that flash more than once. There is a single UI element that flashes a single time when a user adds an asset to their selection.

(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

Form fields in NetX are accessible via screen readers.

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

NetX supports text alternatives for non-text elements.

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

Supports with exceptions

NetX supports synchronized captioning for video if caption files are provided with the source material. NetX does not support captions for audio files.

(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

 Any meaning conveyed with color is also available in text.

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

Supports with exceptions

NetX is a web application and uses stylesheets to help to organize content in logical blocks. These blocks are readable without stylesheet but the organization of the page will be impacted.

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

Not applicable

 NetX does not utilize 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.

Not applicable

 NetX does not utilize server-side image maps.

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

 Supports

 NetX data tables follow the HTML spec for data 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.

 Supports

 NetX data tables follow the HTML spec for data tables.

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

 Not applicable

 NetX does not utilize frames.

(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


(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.

 Not applicable

NetX accessibility features are built into the application.

(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

Assistive technology has access to any additional content that is loaded dynamically.

(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

 NetX does not utilize plugins to be installed on the client system.

(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

 Forms have text descriptions for all informational and input fields.

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

 Supports


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

 Supports

NetX only utilizes a timed response for situations where the client session is set to expire. In this situation the client is provided 60 seconds to interact with the on-screen dialog.

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 1194.23 — Telecommunications Products

Criteria

Supporting Features

Remarks and explanations

(a) Telecommunications products or systems which provide a function allowing voice communication and which do not themselves provide a TTY functionality shall provide a standard non-acoustic connection point for TTYs. Microphones shall be capable of being turned on and off to allow the user to intermix speech with TTY use.

 Not applicable

 NetX does not utilize voice communication.

(b) Telecommunications products which include voice communication functionality shall support all commonly used cross-manufacturer non-proprietary standard TTY signal protocols.

 Not applicable

 NetX does not utilize voice communication.

(c) Voice mail, auto-attendant, and interactive voice response telecommunications systems shall be usable by TTY users with their TTYs.

 Not applicable

 NetX does not utilize voice communication.

(d) Voice mail, messaging, auto-attendant, and interactive voice response telecommunications systems that require a response from a user within a time interval, shall give an alert when the time interval is about to run out, and shall provide sufficient time for the user to indicate more time is required.

 Not applicable

 NetX does not utilize voice communication.

(e) Where provided, caller identification and similar telecommunications functions shall also be available for users of TTYs, and for users who cannot see displays.

 Not applicable

NetX is a software product not a telecommunications product.

(f) For transmitted voice signals, telecommunications products shall provide a gain adjustable up to a minimum of 20 dB. For incremental volume control, at least one intermediate step of 12 dB of gain shall be provided.

 Not applicable

NetX is a software product not a telecommunications product.

(g) If the telecommunications product allows a user to adjust the receive volume, a function shall be provided to automatically reset the volume to the default level after every use.

 Not applicable

  NetX is a software product not a telecommunications product.

(h) Where a telecommunications product delivers output by an audio transducer which is normally held up to the ear, a means for effective magnetic wireless coupling to hearing technologies shall be provided.

 Not applicable

  NetX is a software product not a telecommunications product.

(i) Interference to hearing technologies (including hearing aids, cochlear implants, and assistive listening devices) shall be reduced to the lowest possible level that allows a user of hearing technologies to utilize the telecommunications product.

 Not applicable

 NetX is a software product not a telecommunications product.

(j) Products that transmit or conduct information or communication, shall pass through cross-manufacturer, non-proprietary, industry-standard codes, translation protocols, formats or other information necessary to provide the information or communication in a usable format. Technologies which use encoding, signal compression, format transformation, or similar techniques shall not remove information needed for access or shall restore it upon delivery.

 Not applicable


(k)(1) Products which have mechanically operated controls or keys shall comply with the following: Controls and Keys shall be tactilely discernible without activating the controls or keys.

 Not applicable

  NetX is a software application without mechanical controls.

(k)(2) Products which have mechanically operated controls or keys shall comply with the following: Controls and Keys shall be operable with one hand and shall not require tight grasping, pinching, twisting of the wrist. The force required to activate controls and keys shall be 5 lbs. (22.2N) maximum.

 Not applicable

  NetX is a software application without mechanical controls.

(k)(3) Products which have mechanically operated controls or keys shall comply with the following: If key repeat is supported, the delay before repeat shall be adjustable to at least 2 seconds. Key repeat rate shall be adjustable to 2 seconds per character.

 Not applicable

 NetX is a software application without mechanical controls.

(k)(4) Products which have mechanically operated controls or keys shall comply with the following: The status of all locking or toggle controls or keys shall be visually discernible, and discernible either through touch or sound.

 Not applicable

  NetX is a software application without mechanical controls.

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

Basic operations are accessible via screen readers.

(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

A individual user’s browser settings in regards to font size are respected throughout the application.  NetX utilizes a base em size so that the entire application will resize appropriately. NetX also supports screen magnifiers.

(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

The NetX video player fully supports closed captioning as provided with the source material.

(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

NetX does not rely on audio to present information.

(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

Speech input is not currently utilized by NetX.

(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 application can be navigated via a keyboard.

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

 Large Text copies by request.

(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 by request.

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

Supports

 Internet and Email support available.