Section 508 VPAT for Freezerworks

The following Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) document describes how Freezerworks’® features address the accessibility standards described in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

VPAT is a standardized form developed by the Information Technology Industry Council to show how software products meet key regulations of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

For more information about the accessibility of Freezerworks or the information in this VPAT, contact the Dataworks Development, Inc. Support staff at 425-673-1974.

Section Overview
CriteriaLevel of Support & Supporting FeaturesRemarks and Explanations
Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating SystemsSupports with ExceptionsSee Section 1194.21-Detail below
Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet Information and ApplicationsSupports with ExceptionsSee Section 1194.21-Detail below
Section 1194.23 Telecommunications ProductsNot ApplicableFreezerworks does not require or include any Telecommunications functionality.
Section 1194.24 Video and Multi-media ProductsNot ApplicableFreezerworks does not require or include any Video or Multi-media functionality.
Section 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed ProductsNot ApplicableFreezerworks does not require or include the use of any Self-Contained, Closed Products.
Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable ComputersNot ApplicableCustomers must provide their own hardware and operating systems for Freezerworks installations.
Section 1194.31 Functional Performance CriteriaSupports with ExceptionsSee Section 1194.21-Detail below
Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation and SupportSupportsSee Section 1194.21-Detail below

Updated: June 18, 2018

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems – Detail
Criteria Level of Support & 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.SupportsFreezerworks is designed to run on a system that has a keyboard. All functions and results of functions can be discerned textually.
(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.SupportsFreezerworks does not disable or disrupt activated accessibility features of other products, nor operating system 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.SupportsFreezerworks provides a visual focus indicator within the application that is programmatically exposed.
(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 with ExceptionsFreezerworks has not been tested with any Assistive Technology tools.
While the majority of representative visual images in Freezerworks are displayed simultaneously in text, a few user interface elements, such as generally accepted icons for Search and Settings tools, are missing text property values.
(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.SupportsBitmap images are associated with consistent labels and text descriptions throughout Freezerworks.
(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.SupportsFreezerworks uses standard operating system calls to display textual information.
(g) Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes.SupportsWhile Freezerworks provides optional color settings and display preferences, the program will not alter color or display attributes set in the operating system.
(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 ApplicableFreezerworks’ user interface does not use animation.
(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.SupportsColor coding is used only as an enhancement to textual elements and images. No meaning of feature, action, or prompt elements is conveyed exclusively by color.
(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.SupportsFreezerworks provides a wide range of user selectable color associations for fields, entry forms, and individual vial storage indicators.
(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 ApplicableFreezerworks’ user interface does not use flashing or blinking text.
(l) When electronic forms are used, the form shallallow 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.Does Not SupportFreezerworks has not been tested withanyAssistive Technology tools.

Updated: June 18, 2018

Section 1194.22 Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Application – Detail
Criteria Level of Support & 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 with ExceptionsWhile the majority of representative visual images in Freezerworks are displayed simultaneously in text, a few user interface elements, such as generally accepted icons for Trashand Settingstools, are missing text property values.
(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation.Not ApplicableFreezerworks Web Services do not use multimedia presentations.
c) Web pages shallbe designed so that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup.SupportsColor is used only as an enhancement to textual elements and images. No meaning of feature, action, or prompt elements is conveyed exclusively by color.
(d) Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet.SupportsFreezerworks Web Services information is readable without a style sheet.
(e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map.Not ApplicableFreezerworks Web Services do not use 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.Not ApplicableFreezerworks Web Services do not use image maps.
(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables.SupportsColumn headers are configurable by users in Freezerworks Web Services. Row identifiers are contained within the data listed in the table.
(h) Markup shall be used to associate data cells and header cells for data tables that have two or more logical levelsof row or column headers.Not ApplicableFreezerworks Web Services only has one logical level of row and column indicators.
(i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation./td>SupportsFreezerworks Web Services frames are identified textually.
(j) Pages shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 HzSupports with ExceptionsFreezerworks Web Services complies with the hardware on which it operates. Refresh rates on monitors are outside the scope of Freezerworks’ control. The loading of some .gif files could cause flickering.
(k) A text-only page, with equivalent information orfunctionality, 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.Does Not SupportFreezerworks Web Services have not been tested without page styling.
(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 SupportFreezerworks Web Services havenot been tested withanyAssistive Technology tools.
(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).Not ApplicableFreezerworks Web Services do not use plug-ins.
(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.Does Not SupportFreezerworks Web Services havenot been tested withanyAssistive Technology tools.
(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links.SupportsUsers may skip navigation links.
(p)When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required.Not ApplicableFreezerworks Web Services does not contain timed responses.

Updated: June 18, 2018

Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria –Detail
Criteria Level of Support & 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.Does Not SupportFreezerworks has not been tested withanyAssistive Technology tools for userswho are visually impaired.
(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.Does Not SupportFreezerworks has not been tested withany Assistive Technology tools for users who are visually impaired.
(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.SupportsFreezerworks functionality and information retrieval do not require user hearing or auditory interaction.
(d) Where audio information is important for the use of the 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 ApplicableFreezerworks functionality and information retrieval do not require user hearing or auditory interaction.
(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.SupportsFreezerworks functionality and information retrieval do not require user speech.

Updated: June 18, 2018

Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation, and Support – Detail
Criteria Level of Support & Supporting Features Remarks and Explanations
(a) Product support documentation provided to end-users shall be made available inalternate formats upon request, at no additional charge.SupportsFreezerworks provides all user documentation (Help Guides) in digital format. Printed formats are available upon request.
(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.SupportsFreezerworks will provide access to a description of the accessibility and compatibility features upon request at no additional charge.
(c) Support services for products shall accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities.SupportsFreezerworks support is available via email, phone, or web meeting tools to accommodate the communication needs of users with disabilities.

Updated: June 18, 2018