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Section 508 Compliance (VPAT)

Date: January 16, 2012

Name of Product: IEA-CORP website

Point of Contact: John Cochran

Summary Table

Guideline Applicable Compliance
Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems Not Applicable  
Section 1194.22 Web-based internet information and applications Supports Please refer to section 1194.22 details
Section 1194.23 Telecommunications Products Not Applicable  
Section 1194.24 Video and Multi-media Products Not Applicable  
Section 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed Products Not Applicable  
Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable Computers Not Applicable  
Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria Supports with exceptions Please refer to section 1194.31 details
Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation, and Support Not Applicable The purpose of the website is to convey company information only. There are no user guides, installation guides for end-user installable devices, or customer support and technical support communications.
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 A text equivalent (using “alt”) is provided for non-text elements.
(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation. Supports with Exceptions Currently, only the major points show in text within the video presentation. A text transcript is available.
(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 is also available without color using mark-up.
(d) Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet. Supports The website can be used without the associated style sheet. Tested in lynx browser.
(e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map. Not applicable The website does not use 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 The website not use image maps.
(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables. Supports Tables in the Website have 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 The website has no data tables with two or more logical levels of row and column headers.
(i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation. Not applicable The website has no 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 The website does not cause the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz.
(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 Accessibility provisions of the website can be provided without requiring a separate text-only version.
(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 The website does not use scripting to create interface elements.
(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 The website provides a link for the Adobe flash player and PDF reader.
(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 Form controls on the website have named values. In addition, in the event of an error, errors are shown in text on a seperate page.

(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links. Supports Repetitive navigation links can be skipped using a “skip to content” function.
(p) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required. Supports Their are no timed responses on the website.
Section 1194.31 Functional performance criteria – Detail
Criterion Level of support 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 The website has been tested at achecker.ca and passed.
(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 with Exceptions The site depends on browser viewing/magnification tools included in most modern browsers. Users with older browsers may require an upgrade to view the site.
(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 Audio is not required to use the site. Any multimedia on the site has a link to a text transcript.
(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 Audio information is not required to use the site.
(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 The site does not use 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.
Supports The site is accesssable through the keyboard. Each page is accessable from the sitemap. Page sections are keyboard accessable.

 

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