Principle 1: Perceivable – information and user interface components must be presentable to users in ways they can perceive.

Standard

Description

Apply

Yes/No

Meets

Yes/No

Comments

(mandatory)

Guideline 1.1 Text Alternatives: Provide text alternatives for any non-text content so that it can be changed into other forms people need, such as large print, braille, speech, symbols or simpler language.

1.1.1

Non-text Content: All non-text content that is presented to the user has a text alternative that serves the equivalent purpose, except for the situations listed below (Level A).

  • Controls, Input: If non-text content is a control or accepts user input, then it has a name that describes its purpose. (Refer to Guideline 4.1 for additional requirements for controls and content that accepts user input.)
  • Time-Based Media: If non-text content is time-based media, then text alternatives at least provide descriptive identification of the non-text content. (Refer to Guideline 1.2 for the additional requirements for media.)
  • Test: If non-text content is a test or exercise that would be invalid if presented in text, then text alternatives at least provide descriptive identification of the non-text content.
  • Sensory: If non-text content is primarily intended to create a specific sensory experience, then text alternatives at least provide descriptive identification of the non-text content.
  • CAPTCHA: If the purpose of non-text content is to confirm that content is being accessed by a person rather than a computer, then text alternatives that identify and describe the purpose of the non-text content are provided, and alternative forms of CAPTCHA using output modes for different types of sensory perception are provided to accommodate different disabilities.
  • Decorative, Formatting, Invisible: If non-text content is pure decoration, is used only for visual formatting, or is not presented to users, then it is implemented in a way that it can be ignored by assistive technology.

 Yes

 Yes

NetX relies on the filename in many cases to provide information about non-text content.

If an asset is poorly named this will result in a degraded experience for the user.

Guideline 1.2 Time-based Media: Provide alternatives for time-based media.

1.2.1

Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded): For prerecorded audio-only and prerecorded video-only media, the following are true, except when the audio or video is a media alternative for text and is clearly labeled as such (Level A):

  • Prerecorded Audio-only: An alternative for time-based media is provided that presents equivalent information for prerecorded audio-only content.
  • Prerecorded Video-only: Either an alternative for time-based media or an audio track is provided that presents equivalent information for prerecorded video-only content.

 Yes

 Yes

NetX allows alternatives to time-based media to be attached to an asset via the view system.

This process is not automated and must be performed by the client.

1.2.2

Captions (Prerecorded): Captions are provided for all prerecorded audio content in synchronized media, except when the media is a media alternative for text and is clearly labeled as such. (Level A)

 Yes

 Yes

NetX allows captions to be associated with video assets via the view system.

This process is not automated and must be performed by the client.

1.2.3

Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded): An alternative for time-based media or audio description of the prerecorded video content is provided for synchronized media, except when the media is a media alternative for text and is clearly labeled as such. (Level A)

 Yes

 Yes

NetX allows audio descriptions or media alternatives to be entered into an asset's description or an attribute of the client's choosing.

1.2.4

Captions (Live): Captions are provided for all live audio content in synchronized media. (Level AA)

 Yes

 Yes

NetX allows captions to be associated with audio assets via the view system.

This process is not automated and must be performed by the client.

1.2.5

Audio Description (Prerecorded): Audio description is provided for all prerecorded video content in synchronized media. (Level AA)

 Yes

 Yes

NetX allows audio descriptions or media alternatives to be entered into an asset's description or an attribute of the client's choosing.

1.2.6

Sign Language (Prerecorded): Sign language interpretation is provided for all prerecorded audio content in synchronized media. (Level AAA)

 No

 No

NetX does not support sign language interpretation at this time.

1.2.7

Extended Audio Description (Prerecorded): Where pauses in foreground audio are insufficient to allow audio descriptions to convey the sense of the video, extended audio description is provided for all prerecorded video content in synchronized media. (Level AAA)

 No

 No

NetX does not support extended audio description at this time.

1.2.8

Media Alternative (Prerecorded): An alternative for time-based media is provided for all prerecorded synchronized media and for all prerecorded video-only media. (Level AAA)

 Yes

 Yes

NetX allows alternatives for time-based media to be associated with an asset via asset views or as separate related assets.

This process is not automated and must be performed by the client.

1.2.9

Audio-only (Live): An alternative for time-based media that presents equivalent information for live audio-only content is provided. (Level AAA)

 No

 No

NetX does not currently support live audio

Guideline 1.3 Adaptable: Create content that can be presented in different ways (for example simpler layout) without losing information or structure.

1.3.1

Info and Relationships: Information, structure, and relationships conveyed through presentation can be programmatically determined or are available in text. (Level A)

 Yes

Yes 

The NetX interface is designed modularly. Information, structures and relationships can be programatically determined.

1.3.2

Meaningful Sequence: When the sequence in which content is presented affects its meaning, a correct reading sequence can be programmatically determined. (Level A)

Yes

 Yes

Some NetX workflows are affected by sequence. In these cases the sequence order can easily be determined programatically.

1.3.3

Sensory Characteristics: Instructions provided for understanding and operating content do not rely solely on sensory characteristics of components such as shape, size, visual location, orientation, or sound. (Level A)

 Yes

 Yes

NetX does not rely solely on sensory characteristics for providing understanding and operating content.

Guideline 1.4 Distinguishable: Make it easier for users to see and hear content including separating foreground from background.

1.4.1

Use of Color: Color is not used as the only visual means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element. (Level A)

 Yes

 Yes

NetX does not rely on color to convey meaning. Context can also be derived from iconography and supporting text.

1.4.2

Audio Control: If any audio on a Web page plays automatically for more than 3 seconds, either a mechanism is available to pause or stop the audio, or a mechanism is available to control audio volume independently from the overall system volume level. (Level A)

 No

 Yes

NetX does not make use of autoplay features.

Appropriate controls are available to pause or stop and control the volume independent of system audio.

1.4.3

Contrast (Minimum): The visual presentation of text and images of text has a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1, except for the following: (Level AA)

  • Large Text: Large-scale text and images of large-scale text have a contrast ratio of at least 3:1;
  • Incidental: Text or images of text that are part of an inactive user interface component, that are pure decoration, that are not visible to anyone, or that are part of a picture that contains significant other visual content, have no contrast requirement.
  • Logotypes: Text that is part of a logo or brand name has no minimum contrast requirement.

 Yes

 Yes


1.4.4

Resize text: Except for captions and images of text, text can be resized without assistive technology up to 200 percent without loss of content or functionality. (Level AA)

 Yes

 Yes

NetX allows standard resizing from within the browser and with reorient interface components as necessary to maintain functionality.

1.4.5

Images of Text: If the technologies being used can achieve the visual presentation, text is used to convey information rather than images of text except for the following: (Level AA)

  • Customizable: The image of text can be visually customized to the user's requirements;
  • Essential: A particular presentation of text is essential to the information being conveyed.

 No

 Yes

NetX does not make use of images of text unless the asset in question is an image of text.

1.4.6

Contrast (Enhanced): The visual presentation of text and images of text has a contrast ratio of at least 7:1, except for the following: (Level AAA)

  • Large Text: Large-scale text and images of large-scale text have a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1;
  • Incidental: Text or images of text that are part of an inactive user interface component, that are pure decoration, that are not visible to anyone, or that are part of a picture that contains significant other visual content, have no contrast requirement.
  • Logotypes: Text that is part of a logo or brand name has no minimum contrast requirement.

 Yes

 No


1.4.7

Low or No Background Audio: For prerecorded audio-only content that (1) contains primarily speech in the foreground, (2) is not an audio CAPTCHA or audio logo, and (3) is not vocalization intended to be primarily musical expression such as singing or rapping, at least one of the following is true: (Level AAA)

  • No Background: The audio does not contain background sounds.
  • Turn Off: The background sounds can be turned off.
  • 20 dB: The background sounds are at least 20 decibels lower than the foreground speech content, with the exception of occasional sounds that last for only one or two seconds.

 No

 Yes

 NetX does not make use of background audio.

1.4.8

Visual Presentation: For the visual presentation of blocks of text, a mechanism is available to achieve the following: (Level AAA)

  • Foreground and background colors can be selected by the user.
  • Width is no more than 80 characters or glyphs (40 if CJK).
  • Text is not justified (aligned to both the left and the right margins).
  • Line spacing (leading) is at least space-and-a-half within paragraphs, and paragraph spacing is at least 1.5 times larger than the line spacing.
  • Text can be resized without assistive technology up to 200 percent in a way that does not require the user to scroll horizontally to read a line of text on a full-screen window.

 No

 No

NetX does not currently provide a mechanism for altering the presentation of text within the interface

1.4.9

Images of Text (No Exception): Images of text are only used for pure decoration or where a particular presentation of text is essential to the information being conveyed. (Level AAA)

 Yes

 Yes

NetX does not make use of images of text unless the asset in question is an image of text.







Principle 2: Operable - User interface components and navigation must be operable.

Standard

Description

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Yes/No

Meets

Yes/No

Comments

Guideline 2.1 Keyboard Accessible: Make all functionality available from a keyboard.

2.1.1

Keyboard: All functionality of the content is operable through a keyboard interface without requiring specific timings for individual keystrokes, except where the underlying function requires input that depends on the path of the user's movement and not just the endpoints. (Level A)

 Yes

 Yes

The NetX interface can be navigated via the keyboard.

2.1.2

No Keyboard Trap: If keyboard focus can be moved to a component of the page using a keyboard interface, then focus can be moved away from that component using only a keyboard interface, and, if it requires more than unmodified arrow or tab keys or other standard exit methods, the user is advised of the method for moving focus away. (Level A)

 Yes

 Yes

The NetX interface can be navigated via the keyboard.

2.1.3

Keyboard (No Exception): All functionality of the content is operable through a keyboard interface without requiring specific timings for individual keystrokes. (Level AAA)












Guideline 2.2 Enough Time: Provide users enough time to read and use content.

2.2.1

Timing Adjustable: For each time limit that is set by the content, at least one of the following is true: (Level A)

  • Turn off: The user is allowed to turn off the time limit before encountering it; or
  • Adjust: The user is allowed to adjust the time limit before encountering it over a wide range that is at least ten times the length of the default setting; or
  • Extend: The user is warned before time expires and given at least 20 seconds to extend the time limit with a simple action (for example, "press the space bar"), and the user is allowed to extend the time limit at least ten times; or
  • Real-time Exception: The time limit is a required part of a real-time event (for example, an auction), and no alternative to the time limit is possible; or
  • Essential Exception: The time limit is essential and extending it would invalidate the activity; or
  • 20 Hour Exception: The time limit is longer than 20 hours.

 Yes

 Yes

NetX maintains a user session which can timeout. In that case the user is presented with an option to extend the session.

2.2.2

Pause, Stop, Hide: For moving, blinking, scrolling, or auto-updating information, all of the following are true: (Level A)

  • Moving, blinking, scrolling: For any moving, blinking or scrolling information that (1) starts automatically, (2) lasts more than five seconds, and (3) is presented in parallel with other content, there is a mechanism for the user to pause, stop, or hide it unless the movement, blinking, or scrolling is part of an activity where it is essential; and
  • Auto-updating: For any auto-updating information that (1) starts automatically and (2) is presented in parallel with other content, there is a mechanism for the user to pause, stop, or hide it or to control the frequency of the update unless the auto-updating is part of an activity where it is essential.

 No

 Yes

NetX makes use of progress indicators. These do not blink and are essential to the operation of the application.

2.2.3

No Timing: Timing is not an essential part of the event or activity presented by the content, except for non-interactive synchronized media and real-time events. (Level AAA)

 No

 No

 Not applicable

2.2.4

Interruptions: Interruptions can be postponed or suppressed by the user, except interruptions involving an emergency. (Level AAA)

 No

 No

 Not applicable

2.2.5

Interruptions: Interruptions can be postponed or suppressed by the user, except interruptions involving an emergency. (Level AAA)

 No

 No

 Not applicable

Guideline 2.3 Seizures: Do not design content in a way that is known to cause seizures.

2.3.1

Three Flashes or Below Threshold: Web pages do not contain anything that flashes more than three times in any one second period, or the flash is below the general flash and red flash thresholds. (Level A)

 Yes

 Yes

NetX does not contain any interface elements that violate the three flashes or below threshold.

2.3.2

Three Flashes: Web pages do not contain anything that flashes more than three times in any one second period. (Level AAA)

 Yes

 Yes

NetX does not contain any interface elements that violate the three flashes.

Guideline 2.4 Navigable: Provide ways to help users navigate, find content, and determine where they are.

2.4.1

Bypass Blocks: A mechanism is available to bypass blocks of content that are repeated on multiple Web pages. (Level A)

 No

 Yes

NetX is a single page application and does not contain repeating blocks of content.

2.4.2

Page Titled: Web pages have titles that describe topic or purpose. (Level A)

 No

 Yes

NetX is a single page application.

2.4.3

Focus Order: If a Web page can be navigated sequentially and the navigation sequences affect meaning or operation, focusable components receive focus in an order that preserves meaning and operability. (Level A)

 Yes

 Yes

Netx can be navigated sequentially and focus order is maintained.

2.4.4

Link Purpose (In Context): The purpose of each link can be determined from the link text alone or from the link text together with its programmatically determined link context, except where the purpose of the link would be ambiguous to users in general. (Level A)

 Yes

 Yes

Where links are utilized the link purpose can be determined from the link text.

2.4.5

Multiple Ways: More than one way is available to locate a Web page within a set of Web pages except where the Web Page is the result of, or a step in, a process. (Level AA)

 No

 No

NetX is a single page application that is workflow driven finding a webpage is not applicable.

2.4.6

Headings and Labels: Headings and labels describe topic or purpose. (Level AA)

Yes 

 Yes

Netx utilizes heading to inform users of the current location within the application.

2.4.7

Focus Visible: Any keyboard operable user interface has a mode of operation where the keyboard focus indicator is visible. (Level AA)

 Yes

 Yes

NetX highlights fields that are currently in focus.

2.4.8

Location: Information about the user's location within a set of Web pages is available. (Level AAA)

 Yes

 Yes

Location within the NetX application can be determined by route (URL) and by headings within the region of the UI.

2.4.9

Link Purpose (Link Only): A mechanism is available to allow the purpose of each link to be identified from link text alone, except where the purpose of the link would be ambiguous to users in general. (Level AAA)

 Yes

 Yes

When utilized links purpose can be determined by link text alone.

2.4.10

Section Headings: Section headings are used to organize the content. (Level AAA)

 No

 No

Netx does not present sectional content







Principle 3: Understandable - Information and the operation of user interface must be understandable.

Standard

Description

Apply

Yes/No

Meets

Yes/No

Comments

Guideline 3.1 Readable: Make text content readable and understandable.

3.1.1

Language of Page: The default human language of each Web page can be programmatically determined. (Level A)

 Yes

 Yes

The default language is available via the "locale" cookie.

3.1.2

Language of Parts: The human language of each passage or phrase in the content can be programmatically determined except for proper names, technical terms, words of indeterminate language, and words or phrases that have become part of the vernacular of the immediately surrounding text. (Level AA)

 Yes

 Yes


3.1.3

Unusual Words: A mechanism is available for identifying specific definitions of words or phrases used in an unusual or restricted way, including idioms and jargon. (Level AAA)

 No

No 

Netx provides no mechanism for identifying specific definitions of words or phrases.

3.1.4

Abbreviations: A mechanism for identifying the expanded form or meaning of abbreviations is available. (Level AAA)

 No

 No

NetX provides no mechanism for abbreviations

3.1.5

Reading Level: When text requires reading ability more advanced than the lower secondary education level after removal of proper names and titles, supplemental content, or a version that does not require reading ability more advanced than the lower secondary education level, is available. (Level AAA)

 No

 No


3.1.6

Pronunciation: A mechanism is available for identifying specific pronunciation of words where meaning of the words, in context, is ambiguous without knowing the pronunciation. (Level AAA)

 No

 No

NetX provides no mechanism for identifying pronunciation

Guideline 3.2 Predictable: Make Web pages appear and operate in predictable ways.

3.2.1

On Focus: When any component receives focus, it does not initiate a change of context. (Level A)

 Yes

 Yes

NetX does not change context when a component receives focus.

3.2.2

On Input: Changing the setting of any user interface component does not automatically cause a change of context unless the user has been advised of the behavior before using the component. (Level A)

 Yes

 Yes

NetX does not change context when a component recieves input.

3.2.3

Consistent Navigation: Navigational mechanisms that are repeated on multiple Web pages within a set of Web pages occur in the same relative order each time they are repeated, unless a change is initiated by the user. (Level AA)

 Yes

 Yes

NetX maintains consistent navigational mechanisms.

3.2.4

Consistent Identification: Components that have the same functionality within a set of Web pages are identified consistently. (Level AA)

 Yes

 Yes

NetX maintains consistent identification for components.

3.2.5

Change on Request: Changes of context are initiated only by user request or a mechanism is available to turn off such changes. (Level AAA)

 Yes

 Yes

In NetX, changes of context are always initiatied by the user.

Guideline 3.3 Input Assistance: Help users avoid and correct mistakes.

3.3.1

Error Identification: If an input error is automatically detected, the item that is in error is identified and the error is described to the user in text. (Level A)

 Yes

 Yes

Errors in NetX are presented via onscreen text to the user.

3.3.2

Labels or Instructions: Labels or instructions are provided when content requires user input. (Level A)

 Yes

 Yes

Labels and/or instructions are provided for every user input.

3.3.3

Error Suggestion: If an input error is automatically detected and suggestions for correction are known, then the suggestions are provided to the user, unless it would jeopardize the security or purpose of the content. (Level AA)

 Yes

 Yes

NetX presents user feedback and suggestions on error detection.

3.3.4

Error Prevention (Legal, Financial, Data): For Web pages that cause legal commitments or financial transactions for the user to occur, that modify or delete user-controllable data in data storage systems, or that submit user test responses, at least one of the following is true: (Level AA)

  • Reversible: Submissions are reversible.
  • Checked: Data entered by the user is checked for input errors and the user is provided an opportunity to correct them.
  • Confirmed: A mechanism is available for reviewing, confirming, and correcting information before finalizing the submission.

 Yes

 Yes

NetX provides confirmation for operations that cause data to be deleted.

3.3.5

Help: Context-sensitive help is available. (Level AAA)

 No

 No

NetX does not support context sensitve help.

3.3.6

Error Prevention (All): For Web pages that require the user to submit information, at least one of the following is true: (Level AAA)

  • Reversible: Submissions are reversible.
  • Checked: Data entered by the user is checked for input errors and the user is provided an opportunity to correct them.
  • Confirmed: A mechanism is available for reviewing, confirming, and correcting information before finalizing the submission.

 Yes

 Yes

NetX does not allow incorrect data to be submitted when the correct value for that information is known to NetX.

User input where the correct value is unknowable to NetX is not checked.








Principle 4: Robust - Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies.

Standard

Description

Apply

Yes/No

Meets

Yes/No

Comments

Guideline 4.1 Compatible: Maximize compatibility with current and future user agents, including assistive technologies.

4.1.1

Parsing: In content implemented using markup languages, elements have complete start and end tags, 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. (Level A)

 Yes

 Yes

NetX strives to meet language specifications within the application.

4.1.2

Name, Role, Value: For all user interface components (including but not limited to: form elements, links and components generated by scripts), the name and role can be programmatically determined; states, properties, and values that can be set by the user can be programmatically set; and notification of changes to these items is available to user agents, including assistive technologies. (Level A)

 Yes

 Yes

Interface components within NetX can be programtaically determined and modified.