508 Compliance

 

DataWalk is committed to making our products accessible. For guidance, we look to the accessibility best practices and standards defined by Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act.

 

The following table provides a summary of DataWalk’s 508 compliance status.

 
 

1194.21 Software applications and operating systems

 

Section 508 Reference DataWalk

(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.

Commands can be accessed through the keyboard using the CTRL, ALT, TAB, arrow keys as well as keyboard shortcuts. However, icon-driven commands and all graphical interactions require use of the mouse.

(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.

The application is thin client, which means it is accessed via a web browser. Web browsers that are compliant with this requirement can be used to access the system. This means that there is no possibility to interrupt, disrupt or disable features of other products or the operating system.

(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.

The system provides on-screen indication of the current focus (box highlighting, reverse bold, etc.) in various areas throughout the application.

(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.

All user interface elements are clearly identified by text that is available to assistive technology like screen readers.

(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.

The user interface consistently uses images (SVG/PNG/Custom fonts) to identify controls, status indicators, or other programmatic elements.

(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.

The application is accessible via a web browser, so every option there for managing text is available. System can also output data to text, html, XLSX formats.

(G) APPLICATIONS SHALL NOT OVERRIDE USER SELECTED CONTRAST AND COLOR SELECTIONS AND OTHER INDIVIDUAL DISPLAY ATTRIBUTES.

The system does not override user-selected contrast and color settings when they are available 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.

The system does not employ animated presentations or components.

(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.

Color coding is not used as the only means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element.

(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.

DataWalk uses the contrast settings applicable by the operating system, as web browsers support these 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.

The system does not use flashing or blinking text, objects, or other elements with a frequency greater than 2 Hz.

(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.

DataWalk allows users to use assistive technologies to access information and field elements for submission of forms.

 
 

1194.23 Telecommunications products

DataWalk does not provide telecommunications products and therefore these guidelines are not applicable to our technologies.

1194.24 Video and multimedia products

DataWalk does not provide video or multimedia products and therefore these guidelines are not applicable to our technologies.

 
 

1194.21 Web-based intranet and internet information and applications

Section 508 ReferenceDataWalk

(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.

DataWalk provides APIs (RESTful, JDBC/ODBC) that allow people who are blind or visually impaired to use the tools to retrieve information and present it in any assistive technology tool that allows these types of requests. There are web browsers that support assistive technologies which can be used to access the system.

(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.

Assistive Technology, in the form of screen enlargers, is available for people who are visually impaired. Users can also use Assistive Technologies embedded in various web browsers.

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.

The system can be operated by people who are deaf or hearing-impaired as it does not use audio as a means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response or distinguishing a program element.

(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.

The system does not use audio as a mode of operation and information retrieval.

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.

The system does not require user speech as a mode of operation and information retrieval.

(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.

The system does not require fine motor control or simultaneous actions and is operable with limited reach and strength.

 

 
 

1194.25 Self-contained, closed products

DataWalk does not produce self-contained, closed products and therefore these guidelines are not applicable to our technologies.

SUBPART C - FUNCTIONAL PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1194.31 Functional performance criteria

SUBPART D - INFORMATION, DOCUMENTATION, AND SUPPORT

1194.31 Functional performance criteria

 
 

Section 508 Reference

DataWalk

(A) PRODUCT SUPPORT DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED TO END-USERS SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE IN ALTERNATE FORMATS UPON REQUEST, AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.

Product support documentation can be made available in large font format for visually impaired persons 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.

Descriptions of the accessibility and compatibility features of products in alternate formats or alternative methods are available upon request.

(C) SUPPORT SERVICES FOR PRODUCTS SHALL ACCOMMODATE THE COMMUNICATION NEEDS OF END-USERS WITH DISABILITIES.

Support services can accommodate the communications needs of end users with hearing impairment disabilities.

 
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