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Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)

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 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.

Summary Table

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems — Detail

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
Stream It can be used 100% with a keyboard as a controller.
(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
Stream It does not interfere with or deactivate accessibility features of the operating system.
(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
Stream It appropriately labels all inputs, labels, hyperlinks and images to allow screen readers to describe the current focus.
(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
Stream It appropriately labels all inputs, labels, hyperlinks and images to allow screen readers to describe the current focus.
(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
Stream It appropriately labels all inputs, labels, hyperlinks and images to allow screen readers to describe the current focus.
(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
Stream It appropriately labels all inputs, labels, hyperlinks and images to allow screen readers to describe the current focus.
(g) Applications shall not override user-selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes.
supports
Stream It does not override user-selected contrast and color selections.
(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 supported
Stream It does not display any animated content, however it may stream an uploaded video. Uploaded videos can be supported through adding captions to the video.
(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
Stream It utilizes aria-labels, alt tags, title tags, and textual links to portray information.
(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.
supports with exceptions
Stream It allows the user to customize the closed caption display when using Google Chrome or Firefox.
(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 with exceptions
Stream It does not contain any flashing or blinking text, object, or other elements nativeily; however, a user could potentially upload that type of video into the system.
(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
Stream It appropriately labels all inputs, labels, hyperlinks and images to allow screen readers to describe the current focus.
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Section 1194.22 Web-based Intranet and Internet information and Applications - Detail

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
Stream It appropriately labels all inputs, labels, hyperlinks and images to allow screen readers to describe the current focus.
(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation.
supports with exceptions
Stream It allows the user who has uploaded a video to easily create closed captions.
(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
Stream It utilizes color to enhance the interface and not solely drive it.
(d) Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet.
supports
Stream It can be viewed and navigated without the use of a style sheet.
(e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map.
does not support
Stream It does not utilize 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.
does not support
Stream It does not utilize image maps.
(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables.
supports with exceptions
Stream It clearly labels each column header where tables are presented.
(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.
(i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation
supports
Stream It clearly labels and identifies all 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 with exceptions
Stream It does not prevent video uploads by it's users and can potentially not support this feature depending on the video uploaded.
(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.
(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
Stream It appropriately labels all inputs, labels, hyperlinks and images to allow screen readers to describe the current focus.
(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).
supports
Stream It provides a link to any applets or plugins required.
(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
Stream It appropriately labels all inputs, labels, hyperlinks and images to allow screen readers to describe the current focus.
(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links.
does not support
Stream It does not display repetitve navigation links
(p) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required.
supports
Stream It does not require any timed responses.
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Section 1194.24 Video and Multi-media Products – Detail

criteria
Supporting features
Remarks and explanations
a) All analog television displays 13 inches and larger, and computer equipment that includes analog television receiver or display circuitry, shall be equipped with caption decoder circuitry which appropriately receives, decodes, and displays closed captions from broadcast, cable, videotape, and DVD signals. As soon as practicable, but not later than July 1, 2002, widescreen digital television (DTV) displays measuring at least 7.8 inches vertically, DTV sets with conventional displays measuring at least 13 inches vertically, and stand-alone DTV tuners, whether or not they are marketed with display screens, and computer equipment that includes DTV receiver or display circuitry, shall be equipped with caption decoder circuitry which appropriately receives, decodes, and displays closed captions from broadcast, cable, videotape, and DVD signals.
does not support
Stream It is a web based video streaming platform and does not require specialized hardware.
(b) Television tuners, including tuner cards for use in computers, shall be equipped with secondary audio program playback circuitry.
does not support
(c) All training and informational video and multimedia productions which support the agency's mission, regardless of format, that contain speech or other audio information necessary for the comprehension of the content, shall be open or closed captioned.
supports
All Stream It training videos are closed captioned.
(d) All training and informational video and multimedia productions which support the agency's mission, regardless of format, that contain visual information necessary for the comprehension of the content, shall be audio described.
supports
All Stream It training resources are tagged and labeled accordingly to allow for descriptive devices to read alt and title tags.
(e) Display or presentation of alternate text presentation or audio descriptions shall be user-selectable unless permanent.
supports
Stream It allows the use of multiple closed caption files in multiple languages.
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Section 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed Products – Detail

criteria
Supporting features
Remarks and explanations
(a) Self contained products shall be usable by people with disabilities without requiring an end-user to attach Assistive Technology to the product. Personal headsets for private listening are not Assistive Technology.
supports
Stream It does not require an end-user to attach Assistive Technolgy to use the product.
(b) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required.
supports
Stream It does not require a timed response
(c) Where a product utilizes touchscreens or contact-sensitive controls, an input method shall be provided that complies with 1194.23 (k) (1) through (4).
supports
Stream It offers a button to upload video files where a drag and drop interface is displayed.
(d) When biometric forms of user identification or control are used, an alternative form of identification or activation, which does not require the user to possess particular biological characteristics, shall also be provided.
does not support
Stream It does not utilized biometric forms.
(e) When products provide auditory output, the audio signal shall be provided at a standard signal level through an industry standard connector that will allow for private listening. The product must provide the ability to interrupt, pause, and restart the audio at anytime.
supports
Stream It allows the user to play, pause, or restart any stream at any given time.
(f) When products deliver voice output in a public area, incremental volume control shall be provided with output amplification up to a level of at least 65 dB. Where the ambient noise level of the environment is above 45 dB, a volume gain of at least 20 dB above the ambient level shall be user selectable. A function shall be provided to automatically reset the volume to the default level after every use.
supports
Stream It allows the user to control the volume output levels.
(g) 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
Stream It utilizes aria-labels, alt tags, title tags, and textual links to portray information.
(h) When a product permits a user to adjust color and contrast settings, a range of color selections capable of producing a variety of contrast levels shall be provided.
does not support
Stream It does not contain adjustmenst to color or contrast settings.
(i) Products shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz.
supports with exceptions
Stream It does not contain any flashing or blinking text, object, or other elements nativeily; however, a user could potentially upload that type of video into the system.
(j) (1) Products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used in one location and which have operable controls shall comply with the following: The position of any operable control shall be determined with respect to a vertical plane, which is 48 inches in length, centered on the operable control, and at the maximum protrusion of the product within the 48 inch length on products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used in one location and which have operable controls.
does not support
Stream It is a web based application and can be accessed on any internet connected modern browser.
(j)(2) Products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used in one location and which have operable controls shall comply with the following: Where any operable control is 10 inches or less behind the reference plane, the height shall be 54 inches maximum and 15 inches minimum above the floor.
does not support
Stream It is a web based application and can be accessed on any internet connected modern browser.
(j)(3) Products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used in one location and which have operable controls shall comply with the following: Where any operable control is more than 10 inches and not more than 24 inches behind the reference plane, the height shall be 46 inches maximum and 15 inches minimum above the floor.
does not support
Stream It is a web based application and can be accessed on any internet connected modern browser.
(j)(4) Products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used in one location and which have operable controls shall comply with the following: Operable controls shall not be more than 24 inches behind the reference plane.
does not support
Stream It is a web based application and can be accessed on any internet connected modern browser.
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Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria – Detail

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.
(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.
(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
(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.
(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.
(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.
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Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation and Support – Detail

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
Stream It supplies all documentation through a pdf document if you choose not to use the tour feature.
(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.
support
Stream It offers the VPAT in web format or PDF
(c) Support services for products shall accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities.
supports
Stream It offers support services in email, web, and phone formats.
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