Accessibility

VPAT & Section 508

Thursby's Apple Mac, iPad and iPhone clients are based on Apple's OS X and iOS platforms.

Details of Apple's accessibility programs can be found here.

There are no server or cloud based central components since Micrsoft's native tools for management of Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint and Lync  are used.

Details of MIcrosoft's accessibility programs can be found here.

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. Thursby remains dedicated to accessibility and 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

Criteria

Level of Support & Supporting Features

Remarks and explanations

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems

Please refer to details in Section 1194.21 

Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet Information and Applications

Not Applicable 

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

Not Applicable 

Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation and Support

Please refer to details in Section 1194.41 


Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems - Detail

Criteria

Level of Support & 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.

Supported 

(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.

Supported 

(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.

Supported 

(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.

Supported 

(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.

Supported 

(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.

OS X Supported, iOS not applicable. 

(g) Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes.

Supported 

(h) When animation is displayed, the information shall be displayable in at least one non-animated presentation mode at the option of the user.

Supported 

(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.

Supported 

(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.

Supported 

(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.

Supported 

(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.

Supported 


Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation and Support – Detail

Criteria

Level of Support & 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

SupportedDocumentation is available via several means.

(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.

Supported

A copy of the VPAT Section 1194.21 can be made available upon request.

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

SupportedSupport is available via phone, e-mail and discussion forum.