VPAT™ - Voluntary Product Accessibility Template®

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: July 11, 2016
Product Name: Dimensions
Product Version Number: Version 1.0
Vendor Company Name: Digital Science & Research Solutions, Inc.
Vendor Contact Email: dimensions@digital-science.com

Summary Table

Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems Supports None
Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet Information and Applications Supports None
Section 1194.23 Telecommunications Products Not Applicable None
Section 1194.24 Video and Multi-media Products Not Applicable None
Section 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed Products Not Applicable None
Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable Computers Not Applicable None
Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria Supports None
Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation and Support. Supports None

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 Dimensions provides support to execute all available product functions using the keyboard.
(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 Dimensions is a web application running in supported browsers. These browsers do not disrupt or disable activated features.
(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 Dimensions exposes the focus so that Assistive Technology can track focus and focus changes.
(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 Dimensions is only using a limited set of images which all have a text equivalent in the alt attribute.
(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 Dimensions is using images/ icons consistently.
(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 In Dimensions, the content is readable if the user switches off CSS.
(g) Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes. Supports Dimensions is not overriding user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes.
(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 Dimensions provides data tables to access the data displayed in visualizations. Those data tables contain row and column headers.
(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 For those elements in Dimensions where information is conveyed using color, the same information is also available by markup.
(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 Dimensions is a web application running in supported browsers. So, it supports all adjustment a browser is supporting.
(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 Dimensions were designed not to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. This behavior was tested on randomly selected pages.
(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 Dimensions does provide support for Assistive Technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues.

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 Dimensions is only using a limited set of images which all have a text equivalent in the alt attribute.
(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation. Not Applicable Dimensions is not using multimedia elements.
(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 For those elements in Dimensions where information is conveyed using color, the same information is also available by markup.
(d) Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet. Supports In Dimensions, the content is readable if the user switches off CSS.
(e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map. Not Applicable Dimensions is not using 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 Dimensions is not using image maps.
(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables. Supports Dimensions provides many data tables to access the data displayed in visualizations. Those data tables contain row and column headers.
(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. Not Applicable Dimensions does not use data tables, which contain two or more logical levels of row or column headers.
(i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation Not Applicable Dimensions does not use 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 Dimensions were designed not to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. This behavior was tested on randomly selected pages.
(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 Dimensions does not provide text-only pages as an alternative as Dimensions already supports accessibility.
(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 Dimensions does use JavaScript. It provides support for 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 1194.21(a) through (l). Not Applicable Dimensions does not require an installation of an additional applet, plug-in or other application. Any supported browser is able to interpret all 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 Dimensions does provide support for Assistive Technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues.
(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links. Supports Dimensions does provide support to skip the navigation links for all navigation that is repetitive.
(p) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required. Supports Dimensions does provide a dialogue on those pages where a timed response is required.

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 Dimensions does provide support for Assistive Technology like screen readers used by people who are blind or visually impaired.
(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 Dimensions does provide support for Assistive Technology like screen readers used by people who are blind or visually impaired.
(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 Dimensions does not provide audio.
(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 Dimensions does not provide audio.
(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 Dimensions does not require speech input.
(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. Not Applicable Dimensions does not require fine motor control or simultaneous actions.

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 Available upon 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 upon request
(c) Support services for products shall accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities. Supports Phone and email support available upon request.