CourseAvenue VPAT

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CourseAvenue Accessibility Player VPAT

Date: February 18, 2009
Product Name: CourseAvenue Inc. Flash Player
Vendor Company Name: CourseAvenue LLC.
Vendor Contact: 630-225-1222 | www.courseavenue.com

Index

Summary Table
Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems
Section 1194.24 Video and Multi-media Products
Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria
Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation and Support
Appendix A: Level of Support Definitions

Summary Table
CriteriaLevel of Support & Supporting Features
Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems Supports
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 Supports
Section 1194.25 Self-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
Section 1194.25 Self-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

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Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems
CriteriaLevel of Support & Supporting Features
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(g) Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes. Supports
(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
(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
(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. Supports
(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
(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

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Section 1194.24 Video and Multi-media Products
CriteriaLevel of Support & Supporting Features
(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. Supports
(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. Supports
(e) Display or presentation of alternate text presentation or audio descriptions shall be user-selectable unless permanent. Supports

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Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria
CriteriaLevel of Support & Supporting Features
(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
(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
(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. Supports
(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. Supports
(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
(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

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Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation and Support
CriteriaLevel of Support & Supporting Features
(a) Product support documentation provided to end-users shall be made available in alternate formats upon request, at no additional charge. Supports
(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
(c) Support services for products shall accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities. Supports

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Appendix A

Suggested Language for Filling out the VPAT

In order to simplify the task of conducting market research assessments for procurement officials or customers, ITIC (Information Technology Industry Council) has developed suggested language for use when filling out a VPAT.

Supports

Use this language when you determine the product fully meets the letter and intent of the Criteria.

Supports with Exceptions

Use this language when you determine the product does not fully meet the letter and intent of the Criteria, but provides some level of access relative to the Criteria.

Supports through Equivalent Facilitation

Use this language when you have identified an alternate way to meet the intent of the Criteria or when the product does not fully meet the intent of the Criteria.

Supports when combined with Compatible AT

Use this language when you determine the product fully meets the letter and intent of the Criteria when used in combination with Compatible AT. For example, many software programs can provide speech output when combined with a compatible screen reader (commonly used assistive technology for people who are blind).

Does not Support

Use this language when you determine the product does not meet the letter or intent of the Criteria.

Not Applicable

Use this language when you determine that the Criteria do not apply to the specific product.

Not Applicable - Fundamental Alteration Exception Applies

Use this language when you determine a Fundamental Alteration of the product would be required to meet the Criteria (see the access board standards for the definition of "fundamental alteration").

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