Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)

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This Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) assists Federal contracting officials and other buyers in assessing the accessibility of the SenSoft Contract Management Services website and application. The document contains two parts. The first part provides a summary table of the Contract Management Services features that comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and those that do not comply. For the compliant features, the second part of the document provides more detailed views of each subsection, describes how Section 508 requirements are met, and lists any exceptions.

SenSoft International, Inc
Date: 6 January 2009
Name of Product: SenSoft Contract Management Services
Contact for more Information: accessibility@sensoft.com

Compliant Features

Contract Management Services are Section 508 compliant subject to the exceptions detailed in this document.

Compliance Details

The first table below summarizes the Section 508 requirements as defined by the subsections in the Act, and states in general terms the level of support provided by the compliant features of the service. Subsequent tables break down the requirements into criteria as defined by the lettered paragraphs of the Act, and state in greater detail the level of support provided by the service.

Additional remarks and explanations regarding accessibility are given where appropriate in the last column of the table along with descriptions.

Summary Table

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Criteria

Supporting Features

Remarks and explanations

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems

 Not Applicable

 Contract Management Services is a web-based service; all functionality can be accessed via the web application, which is assessed under section 1194.22

Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet Information and Applications

 Supports

 See section 1194.22 detail table below.

Section 1194.23 Telecommunications Products

 Not Applicable

 Contract Management Services is a web-based service and not a telecommunications product.

Section 1194.24 Video and Multi-media Products

 Not Applicable

 Contract Management Services is a web-based service and not a video or multi-media product.

Section 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed Products

 Not Applicable

 Contract Management Services is a web-based service and does not fit the definition of a self-contained, closed product.

Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable Computers

 Not Applicable

 Contract Management Services is a web-based service and is not sold with a PC or workstation

Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria

 Supports

 See section 1194.31 detail table below

Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation and Support

 Supports

 See section 1194.41 detail table below

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Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet information and applications - Detail

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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

 Non-text elements required for comprehension of content or to facilitate navigation are present, and text equivalents are assigned.

All images have "alt" tags.

Images are used as icons or buttons only. No complex images requiring a "long description" are used.

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

 Not Applicable

 No multi-media presentations are used.

(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

 All information conveyed with color coding is also conveyed using text.

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

 Supports

 Web pages use style sheets to set fonts, colors, and sizes. The pages can be read accurately by browsers that do not support style sheets and by browsers that have disabled the support for style sheets.

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

 Not Applicable

 No image maps with active regions are used.

(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

 No image maps with active regions are used.

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

 Supports

 Row and column headers of data tables use appropriate tags.

(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

 Data cells and header cells are associated using appropriate tags.

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

 Supports

 An IFRAME is used to display a calendar hosted by Google with event information provided by SenSoft. Titles are used to identify the object.

(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 blinking, flashing elements, or movement is used. Pages refresh only at user request.

(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

 All provisions are supported or not applicable. No text-only page is needed.

(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 a scripting language is identified with functional text that can be read 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 Sections 1194.21(a) through (l).

 Not Applicable

 No applets, plug-ins, or other applications are used by the Web interface and are not required to interpret page content.

(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

 Electronic forms allow people using Assistive Technology to accurately complete and submit the forms. Form elements are identified using appropriate tags.

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

 Supports

 The Web Interface includes a link on every page, which bypasses the links in the main navigation bar.

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

 Not Applicable

 No time-out sensitive selections exist.

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.

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Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria - Detail

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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

 Contract Management Services is a web-based service. Compliance with section 1194.22 implies that Contract Management Services supports Assistive Technology available for web applications.

Visually impaired users need a web-page reader that will handle HTML 4.01 to use the Web Interface.

(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

 All areas requiring visual user interaction with visual acuity better than 20/70 support screen enlargement and voice output or Assistive Technology.

The accessibility features supported by the browser used to access the web pages provide the means to alter text size.

Visually impaired users need a web-page reader that will handle HTML 4.01 to use the Web Interface.

(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 Contract Management services web service does not 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

 The Contract Management services web service does not provide audio 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.

 Supports

 The Contract Management services web service does not require user 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

 No operation requires fine motor control or simultaneous actions.

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Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation and Support - Detail

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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

 Contract Management Services is a web-based service. All support documentation is available within the context of the service.

(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

 Accessibility and compatibility information is available on Section508Compliance.asp.

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

 Supports

 SenSoft International provides support services that accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities. Alternate support services can be requested via phone or e-mail.

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