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Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

Date: January 24, 2004

Name of Product:
Extreme Cross-Browser Compatible Menus and Web Site Navigational System
(Template and Menu Hot Sauce)

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Summary Table
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template
Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems Works with Dreamweaver MX  
Section 1194.22 Web-based internet information and applications Builds web sites that need eXtreme cross-browser compatibility Tools to help web masters comply with 508 Accessibility while still being able to have creative control over a web site
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Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet information and applications - Detail
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template
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). yes this task is made much easier for web masters to accomplish
(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation. n/a  
(c) Web pages shall be designed so that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup. n/a  
(d) Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet. yes Tools for making eXtreme cross-browser compatible web sites, including screen readers.
(e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map. n/a  
(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. n/a  
(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables. n/a  
(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. n/a  
(i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation    
(j) Pages shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. n/a  
(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. n/a  
(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. yes, product has a much better complete solution that address  
(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 ยง1194.21(a) through (l). n/a  
(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. n/a  
(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links. Yes, possible.....

depends upon the screen reader

this maybe possible, however more information is needed to see how this actually works for the visually impaired.

Nevertheless, the screen reader should be able to detect the ON state (or DOWN state) of the navigational link and easily jump to the desired menu item that the user wishes and start reading from there..
(p) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required. n/a  

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.

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Version 1.1

The purpose of the 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 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.

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