KLAS v7.4 - Staff Functions VPAT

Date: 08 March 2010

Name of Product: KLAS® v7.4

Summary Table

Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems Supported Please see attached VPAT Detail
Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet Information and Applications Supported While KLAS v7.4 Staff Functions are not considered a web-based internet information and applications product, report output is generated in HTML format. The use of HTML format is to allow the user a variety of options for saving, printing and manipulating the data.

Please see attached VPAT Detail

Section 1194.23 Telecommunications Products KLAS v7.4 is not considered a telecommunications product according to the definition in 1194.23.
Section 1194.24 Video and Multi-media Products KLAS v7.4 does not use multimedia except as covered in section 1194.21.
Section 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed Products KLAS v7.4 is not a self-contained product according to the definition in Section 1194.25.
Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable Computers KLAS v7.4 is software as defined under section 1194.21
Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria Supported Please see attached VPAT Detail
Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation and Support Supported Please see attached VPAT Detail

 

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems – Detail

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.

Supported

Menu options, Shortcut Keys, Logical Tab Order, Smart Tab

All Functions that are activated by buttons on the toolbar are also available via pull down menus that can be easily operated via the keyboard. Most of these functions also have associated shortcut keys or control sequences so that frequently used functions can be quickly activated via the keyboard.

The Tab order on all screens is reviewed to ensure that navigation progresses in a logical manner. All buttons in dialogue boxes are part of the tab order. Also a feature called Smart Tab allows users to set points of frequent interest on the screen. Users can jump to these points using the Smart Tab key.

(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

Shortcut keys in KLAS have been selected to make use of Windows standards where possible.

KLAS uses Function keys and shorcut key sequences using Ctrl and Alt. Care has been taken to avoid key sequences that are used by AT software and standard Windows functions.

(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 with exceptions

Use of windows cursor and highlight.

KLAS uses the windows standard cursor and highlight for all controls except for the Browse View (grid/table).

Highlight in the Browse View moves a whole row at a time, therefore KLAS publishes an additional set of messages to allow AT uses access to the data cell by cell as well as row by row.

(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

Field Labels, Tool Tips, Alt text

Elements on KLAS screens are labeled when focus is applied to them. In addition field labels are published in MSAA data.

All images in KLAS have associated text and/or tool tips.

(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

Central graphic repository

KLAS uses a centralized set of icons to ensure that graphics are consistently used throughout the system.
(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.

Supported

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

Supported

Coloring of objects is based upon the Windows display settings.
(h) When animation is displayed, the information shall be displayable in at least one non-animated presentation mode at the option of the user.

N/A

KLAS does not use animations.
(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

Color Coding is used as a supplemental effect only. The primary effect is to place text or change the text attribute.
(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

Color settings in KLAS are changed via the Windows display 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.

Supported

The only blinking object is the cursor which is inherited from the windows settings. KLAS does not use flashing and/or blinking texts or graphics.
(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

All fields in a form are enabled for access via the tab order at all times. When the user is in view mode the elements are set to read-only and become fully active when the user switches to update mode.

 

Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet information and applications – Detail

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).

Supported

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

N/A

KLAS Reports do not use multimedia.
(c) Web pages shall be designed so that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup.

Supported

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

Supported

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

N/A

KLAS Reports do not use 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.

N/A

KLAS Reports do not use client-side image maps
(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables.

Supported

(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.

Supported

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

N/A

KLAS Reports do not use frames.
(j) Pages shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz.

Supported

(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.

Supported

(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.

Supported

( 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).

Supported

(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.

Supported

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

Supported

 

Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria – Detail

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.

Supported

Commonly used Assistive Technology (AT) may be used with KLAS. Users of AT should plan on working with Keystone and their AT software to adjust settings to maximize interoperability.
(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.

Supported

Users can work with the Windows display settings to change the screen resolution and DPI settings.
(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

Supported

(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.

Supported

Audible alerts are used by KLAS especically in situations where the user's attention would not be on the screen. These alerts use the Windows standard sounds and are always accompanied by on screen messages/dialog boxes.
(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.

Supported

(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.

Supported

KLAS supports operating system tools such as StickyKeys and FilterKeys.

 

Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation and Support – Detail

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

Supported

(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

The accessibility and compatability features of KLAS are described in documents that are provided to AT users as part of introductory training. These documents can also be downloaded from the klasusers.com website.
(c) Support services for products shall accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities.

Supported

Keystone support staff work with all of our customers to provide information in the most appropriate format for the user.