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EMS Software, LLC

VPAT 508 ADA Compliance

Section 508 Evaluation

This evaluation applies to Virtual EMS and EMS Master Calendar.

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Summary Table

Criteria
Supporting Features
Remarks and explanations

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems

Supports

 

Section 1194.22 Web-based internet information and applications

Supports with Exceptions

See section 1194.22 below

Section 1194.23 Telecommunications Products

Not Applicable

 

Section 1194.24 Video and Multi-media Products

Not Applicable

 

Section 1194.25Self-Contained, Closed Products

Not Applicable

 

Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable Computers

Not Applicable

 

** Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria

Supports

 

** Section 1194.41 Information, documentation, and support.

Supports

 

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

All functions of the application are available via the keyboard.  WAI-ARIA attributes are applied where necessary.

(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

There is nothing in the product that will cause disruption or disable activated features of other products or of the Operating System that are accessibility features.

(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

Focus can be controlled entirely through the keyboard.

(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

Alt and longdesc attributes are available on images.  WAI-ARIA attributes are in place to help with flow and state.

(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

Alt and longdesc attributes are available on images.  WAI-ARIA attributes are in place to help with flow and state.

(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

Textual information is provided through standard Windows methods.

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

Supports

User selected contrast or color selections or any individual display attributes are not overridden.

(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

Animation is not used.

(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

Color coding is not used as the only means of conveying 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.

Not Applicable

The user is not permitted to adjust color and contrast settings.

(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.

Not Applicable

Flashing or blinking text/objects are not used.

(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

All forms are labeled to be accessible, including the use of WAI-ARIA attributes where applicable.

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

 

All <img> elements have an alt tag or a logndesc attribute where appropriate.

(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation.

Not Applicable

 

No multimedia content is used.

(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

Color is only used only to enhance the usability of application.

(d) Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet.

Supports through Equivalent Facilitation

 

The Reservation Book becomes meaningless without the positioning style sheet being applied. However, content of the Reservation Book could be discovered from viewing the results of a search as a list.

(e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map.

Not Applicable

No server side image maps are used.

(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

No client side image maps are used.

(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables.

Supports

Tables are used only to display truly tabular data and have <th> headings.

(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.

Supports with Exceptions

Tables are used only to display truly tabular data and have the appropriate <th> tags.  Some tables in the system allow for “grouping” the table.  The grouping is applied as “row” of the table.

(i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation

Supports

The only frame used in the application is an I-Frame which displays itself based on user input.  The action that causes the I-Frame to display should make it clear what the content of the frame is.

(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

No elements in the application 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.

Supports with Exceptions

 

The Reservation Book and the Floor Map content is available in a list view when making a reservation.

(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.

Does not Support

Javascript is heavily utilized in the application to provide and update content. We have implemented the WAI-AIRA standard (now supported by Firefox and Safari, being implemented in IE 8) which should allow Assistive Technology the ability to be made aware of changes to content.

(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 with Exceptions

The optional Floor Plan module requires the user to have the flash player installed.  All content available in the Floor Plan module is also available via list results.

(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

 

All forms are labeled to be accessible, including the use of WAI-ARIA attributes where applicable.

(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links.

Supports

A skip link is in place to allow skipping the navigation links.  The navigation is also labeled as navigation via WAI-ARIA

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

Partially Compliant

Part of the application relies on session state and no warning is given before a session expires.

However, the session expiration time is dependent on customer server configuration and could be extremely long to prevent timed responses being an issue.

Note to 1194.22: The Board interprets paragraphs (a) through (k) of this section as consistent with the following priority 1 Checkpoints of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG 1.0) (May 5 1999) published by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium: Paragraph (a) - 1.1, (b) - 1.4, (c) - 2.1, (d) - 6.1, (e) - 1.2, (f) - 9.1, (g) - 5.1, (h) - 5.2, (i) - 12.1, (j) - 7.1, (k) - 11.4.

Criteria
Supporting Features
Remarks and explanations

(a) Telecommunications products or systems which provide a function allowing voice communication and which do not themselves provide a TTY functionality shall provide a standard non-acoustic connection point for TTYs. Microphones shall be capable of being turned on and off to allow the user to intermix speech with TTY use.

Not Applicable

 

(b) Telecommunications products which include voice communication functionality shall support all commonly used cross-manufacturer non-proprietary standard TTY signal protocols.

Not Applicable

 

(c) Voice mail, auto-attendant, and interactive voice response telecommunications systems shall be usable by TTY users with their TTYs.

Not Applicable

 

(d) Voice mail, messaging, auto-attendant, and interactive voice response telecommunications systems that require a response from a user within a time interval, shall give an alert when the time interval is about to run out, and shall provide sufficient time for the user to indicate more time is required.

Not Applicable

 

(e) Where provided, caller identification and similar telecommunications functions shall also be available for users of TTYs, and for users who cannot see displays.

Not Applicable

 

(f) For transmitted voice signals, telecommunications products shall provide a gain adjustable up to a minimum of 20 dB. For incremental volume control, at least one intermediate step of 12 dB of gain shall be provided.

Not Applicable

 

(g) If the telecommunications product allows a user to adjust the receive volume, a function shall be provided to automatically reset the volume to the default level after every use.

Not Applicable

 

(h) Where a telecommunications product delivers output by an audio transducer which is normally held up to the ear, a means for effective magnetic wireless coupling to hearing technologies shall be provided.

Not Applicable

 

(i) Interference to hearing technologies (including hearing aids, cochlear implants, and assistive listening devices) shall be reduced to the lowest possible level that allows a user of hearing technologies to utilize the telecommunications product.

Not Applicable

 

(j) Products that transmit or conduct information or communication, shall pass through cross-manufacturer, non-proprietary, industry-standard codes, translation protocols, formats or other information necessary to provide the information or communication in a usable format. Technologies which use encoding, signal compression, format transformation, or similar techniques shall not remove information needed for access or shall restore it upon delivery.

Not Applicable

 

(k)(1) Products which have mechanically operated controls or keys shall comply with the following: Controls and Keys shall be tactilely discernible without activating the controls or keys.

Not Applicable

 

(k)(2) Products which have mechanically operated controls or keys shall comply with the following: Controls and Keys shall be operable with one hand and shall not require tight grasping, pinching, twisting of the wrist. The force required to activate controls and keys shall be 5 lbs. (22.2N) maximum.

Not Applicable

 

(k)(3) Products which have mechanically operated controls or keys shall comply with the following: If key repeat is supported, the delay before repeat shall be adjustable to at least 2 seconds. Key repeat rate shall be adjustable to 2 seconds per character.

Not Applicable

 

(k)(4) Products which have mechanically operated controls or keys shall comply with the following: The status of all locking or toggle controls or keys shall be visually discernible, and discernible either through touch or sound.

Not Applicable

 

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.

Not Applicable

 

(b) Television tuners, including tuner cards for use in computers, shall be equipped with secondary audio program playback circuitry.

Not Applicable

 

(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.

Not Applicable

 

(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.

Not Applicable

 

(e) Display or presentation of alternate text presentation or audio descriptions shall be user-selectable unless permanent.

Not Applicable

 

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.

Not Applicable

 

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

Not Applicable

 

(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).

Not Applicable

 

(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.

Not Applicable

 

(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.

Not Applicable

 

(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.

Not Applicable

 

(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.

Not Applicable

 

(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.

Not Applicable

 

(i) Products shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz.

Not Applicable

 

(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.

Not Applicable

 

(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.

Not Applicable

 

(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.

Not Applicable

 

(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.

Not Applicable

 

Criteria
Supporting Features
Remarks and explanations

(a) All mechanically operated controls and keys shall comply with §1194.23 (k) (1) through (4).

Not Applicable

 

(b) If a product utilizes touchscreens or touch-operated controls, an input method shall be provided that complies with §1194.23 (k) (1) through (4).

Not Applicable

 

(c) 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.

Not Applicable

 

(d) Where provided, at least one of each type of expansion slots, ports and connectors shall comply with publicly available industry standards

Not Applicable

 

 
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.

Supports

Assistive Technology can allow visually impaired people to submit commands via voice input or other means and can allow plain text results to be presented via speech synthesis

(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

Using standard operating system and browser features, enlarged print output is available.

(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

Not Applicable

Audio information is not important/used in our application.

(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 important/used in our application.

(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 

User speech is not required to access the full functionality of our application.

(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

No fine motor control or simultaneous actions are required

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

Documentation is available in MS Word and PDF formats.

(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

Available by request.

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

Supports

Email and phone support are available.