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Docsoft:SA — Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

The purpose of the Section 508 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 Section 508 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: 03 MAR 2015

Name of product: Docsoft:SA Context Sensitive Search Appliance

Product Version Number: 1.6.5.11394

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Summary Table Voluntary Product Accessibility Template
Criteria Level of Support Remarks and Explanations
Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems SUPPORTS Please refer to the VPAT Detail below
Section 1194.22 Web-Based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications SUPPORTS Please refer to the VPAT Detail below
Section 1194.23 Telecommunications Products NOT APPLICABLE Docsoft:SA is not considered a telecommunications product
Section 1194.24 Video and Multimedia Products SUPPORTS WITH EXCEPTIONS Please refer to the VPAT Detail below
Section 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed Products NOT APPLICABLE/td> Docsoft:SA is neither self-contained nor considered a closed product
Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable Computers NOT APPLICABLE Docsoft:SA is not a stand alone desktop or laptop computer
Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria SUPPORTS Please refer to the VPAT Detail below
Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation, and Support SUPPORTS Please refer to the VPAT detail below
Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems — Detail
Criteria Level Of Support 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 Docsoft: SA is fully functional using a standard keyboard. All links & functions are text based and are easily discernable and navigable.
(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 Docsoft:SA is a standalone product, and therefore does not interfere with other installed features and products. Docsoft:SA also supports user stylesheet changes and other visibility enhancement features that are activated on the user’s PC via its web browser.
(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 WITH EXCEPTION The Docsoft:SA software is completely accessible via any web browser, and will highlight any element that receives focus. Other means of indicating focus are not implemented, e.g., enlarged text, bolded, flashing, etc.
(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 Docsoft:SA uses naming attributes for form elements along with easy to understand buttons, options & links. Images that represent program elements are marked with appropriate ALT tags, while images that are not item-specific elements are set as background images to eliminate confusion.
(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 All decorative images are designed in one particular style and will not be confused by the user as a control element.
(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 The web browser provides this functionality.
(g) Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes. SUPPORTS Existing decorative elements and stylesheets can be overridden by operating system, user’s web browser settings, or other accessibility-related programs.
(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 APPLICABLE Docsoft:SA does not contain animated components.
(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 Docsoft:SA comes preset with stylesheets, which control the view and actions of elements that provide links; these elements are set to a different color and contrast, and become underlined when hovered over.
(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 Docsoft:SA does not allow color and/contrast adjustments internally.
(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 Docsoft:SA does not have any flashing and/or blinking content.
(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 WHEN COMBINED WITH COMPATIBLE AT All of Docsoft:SA’s information, field elements, and functionalities contain textual explanation that are compatible with Assistive Technology.
Section 1194.22 Web-Based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications — Detail
Criteria Level Of Support Remarks and Explanations
(a) A text equivalent for every nontext element shall be provided (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content). SUPPORTS Docsoft:SA uses naming attributes for form elements, along with appropriate ALT tags for any images that are not decorative elements of the program.
(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation. NOT APPLICABLE
(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 The Docsoft:SA web interface is fully functional in both color and black and white.
(d) Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet. SUPPORTS Docsoft:SA allows the user to navigate and obtain the content with or without a stylesheet
(e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map. NOT APPLICABLE Docsoft:SA does not contain 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 Docsoft:SA does not contain client side image maps.
(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables. SUPPORTS Column headers are provided for each varying data column in data tables, e.g., in the search results.
(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 Docsoft:SA doesn’t contain complex data cell and header cell presentation.
(i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation NOT APPLICABLE Docsoft:SA does not use frames.
(j) Pages shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2Hz and lower than 55Hz. SUPPORTS Although Flash is used, Docsoft:SA was intentionally created without multimedia content that will cause the screen to flicker.
(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 Docsoft:SA is compatible with most web browsers, so the creation of a text-only page equivalent was not 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 WHEN COMBINED WITH COMPATIBLE AT All of Docsoft:SA’s information, field elements, and functionalities contain textual explanation that are compatible with 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 All of Docsoft:SA’s content are interpretable by the web browser. The links on search results are links that lead to local files; it is assumed that client systems already have the application necessary to interpret them.
(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 WHEN COMBINED WITH COMPATIBLE AT All of Docsoft:SA’s information, field elements, and functionalities contain text equivalent and explanations that are compatible with Assistive Technology.
(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links. NOT APPLICABLE Docsoft:SA does not contain repetitive links.
(p) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required. NOT APPLICABLE Docsoft:SA does not contain any componentS that warrant a time-based response.
Section 1194.24 Video and Multimedia Products — Detail
Criteria Level of Support 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. NOT APPLICABLE Docsoft:SA does not use any TV or DVD components for its basic functionality.
(b) Television tuners, including tuner cards for use in computers, shall be equipped with secondary audio program playback circuitry. NOT APPLICABLE Docsoft:SA does not contain any television tuner components.
(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 training and informational video published by Docsoft:SA are 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. DOES NOT SUPPORT Videos published for the training and/or informational purposes of Docsoft:SA do not have audio descriptions.
(e) Display or presentation of alternate text presentation or audio descriptions shall be user-selectable unless permanent. SUPPORTS All of Docsoft:SA’s videos that are published online have closed captioning, therefore can be turned off. See www.docsoft.com for more examples and details.
Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria — Detail
Criteria 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 WHEN COMBINED WITH COMPATIBLE AT All of Docsoft:SA’s information, field elements, and functionalities contain textual explanation that are compatible with Assistive Technology.
(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 Docsoft:SA allows for on-the-fly font size change via the web browser’s interface. In addition, the interfaces are compatible with Assistive Technology.
(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 All of Docsoft:SA’s interface can be operated either with a standard keyboard and/or mouse. In addition, the interfaces are compatible with Assistive Technology.
(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. SUPPORTS WHEN COMBINED WITH COMPATIBLE AT All of Docsoft:SA’s information, field elements, and functionalities contain textual explanation that are compatible with Assistive Technology.
(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 All of Docsoft:SA’s interface can be operated either with a standard keyboard and/or mouse. In addition, the interfaces are compatible with Assistive Technology.
(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 All of Docsoft:SA’s interface function by pressing a single button. For example, using the TAB key to navigate to a link, and pressing either the SPACE or ENTER key to activate a link.
Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation, and Support — Detail
Criteria Level Of Support 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 Every client is given a hardcopy of the Docsoft:SA Documentation Guide. Links to an online copy are also provided in each Docsoft:SA appliance, which is also available at: http://support.docsoft.com/help/DocsoftSA_Documentation.pdf
(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 This VPAT is available at Docsoft, Inc’s website: http://www.docsoft.com/Products/SA/VPAT/
(c) Support services for products shall accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities. SUPPORTS End-users are provided with all the contact information of Docsoft:SA technical support. Links to the Support page (www.docsoft.com/support) are also provided in each Docsoft:SA appliance.