State of Oklahoma

Department of Central Services

Central Purchasing

Web-Based Internet

Information and Applications VPAT

The following VPAT provides a sample format used to evaluate IT Standards applicable to Web-Based Internet Information and Applications established in Section 4.3 of the official IT Standards. The standards are based on the Federal Section 508 Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards developed by the Access Board as well as the access guidelines, version 1.0, developed by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium. These provisions ensure access for people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive disabilities who rely on various assistive products to access computer-based information, such as screen readers. Screen readers translate the computer screen display into automated audible output and refreshable Braille displays. Certain conventions, such as verbal tags or identification of graphics and format devices, such as frames, are necessary so that these devices can "read" them for the user in a sensible way. The standards do not prohibit the use of Web site graphics or animation. Instead, the standards help ensure that such information is also available in an accessible format. Generally, this means use of text labels or descriptors for graphics and certain format

Responses to "Meet Standard and How" and "Not Applicable and Why" should be completed in detail. Simple "yes" or "comply" answers provide insufficient information necessary to conduct an informed assessment.

Product Name/Description:

DDSD Best of the Best

Date VPAT Completed:

6/14/2010

Supplier Name:

University of Oklahoma Center for Public Management

Name of Person Completing Form: Jer Brand

Telephone Number:

(405) 325-6257

Web-based Internet information and applications - IT Standards Section 4.3

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

Criteria: A meaningful text equivalent for every non-text element shall be provided (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content) except for captioning of audio information which shall comply with (b) of this section.

Supporting Features: Supports

Remarks and explanations:  The product supports this criteria.

Criteria: Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation.

Supporting Features: Supports

Remarks and explanations:  The product supports this criteria.

Criteria: Web pages shall be designed so that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup. Ensure that foreground and background color combinations provide sufficient contrast when viewed by someone having color deficits or when viewed on a black and white screen.

Supporting Features: Supports

Remarks and explanations:  The product supports this criteria. Body text lowest contrast ranking is 5.6:1 for links (body text is 8.2:1). Logo makes use of very large text with low contrast, but utilizes a shadow effect to increase readability.

Criteria: Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet.

Supporting Features: Supports

Remarks and explanations:  The product supports this criteria.

Criteria: Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map.

Supporting Features: Not Applicable

Remarks and explanations:  Image maps are not used in this product.

Criteria: 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.

Supporting Features: Not Applicable

Remarks and explanations:  Image maps are not used in this product.

Criteria: Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables.

Supporting Features: Supports

Remarks and explanations:  The product supports this criteria.

Criteria: 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.

Supporting Features: Supports

Remarks and explanations:  The product supports this criteria.

Criteria: Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation.

Supporting Features: Not Applicable

Remarks and explanations:  Frames are not used in this product.

Criteria: Pages and elements shall be designed so that screen flicker does not occur between frequencies 2 Hz and 55 Hz.

Supporting Features: Supports

Remarks and explanations:  The product supports this criteria. Video may contain cycling, but should be held to under ~21 FPS.

Criteria: A text-only page, with equivalent information or functionality, shall be provided to make a web site comply with the provisions of these standards when compliance cannot be accomplished in any other way. The content of the text-only page shall be updated whenever the primary page changes. The non-accessible version must be as accessible as possible.

Supporting Features: Supports

Remarks and explanations:  Text-only versions of the content are not necessary.

Criteria: When pages utilize scripting or other programmatic elements to display content, the information provided by the script shall also be provided in an equivalent text format that can be processed and interpreted by assistive technology. When pages utilize scripting or other programmatic elements to create user interfaces, user interaction shall be input device independent.

Supporting Features: Supports

Remarks and explanations:  The product supports this criteria.

Criteria: 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 Oklahoma Software Applications and Operating Systems standards (a) through (l).

Supporting Features: Supports

Remarks and explanations:  Any Flash content is paired with a link to the Adobe "get Flash Player" site in the event that the player is not available to the user.

Criteria: 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.

Supporting Features: Supports

Remarks and explanations:  The product supports this criteria.

Criteria: A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links.

Supporting Features: Supports

Remarks and explanations:  The product supports this criteria.

Criteria: When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required.

Supporting Features: Supports

Remarks and explanations:  The product supports this criteria.

Criteria: Use valid, industry recognized web programming standards including a document type definition or the equivalent.

Supporting Features: Supports

Remarks and explanations:  All pages conform to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards, including those standards for XHTML, CSS, Scripting and Accessibility.

Criteria: Identify the primary natural language of the document.

Supporting Features: Supports

Remarks and explanations:  The product supports this criteria.

Criteria: A link to the agency’s Web site accessibility policy (if existing) and contact information for compliance issues related to the accessibility of electronic and information technology shall be included on home pages and other key pages.

Supporting Features: Supports

Remarks and explanations:  The product contains a link to the privacy and accessibility policy in the footer of each page. The accessibility policy contains a link to this document.