Section 508 - Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

The purpose of the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template, or VPAT, 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 and recommended 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 sub-parts 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.


Date: August 7, 2014

Product Name: MechDesigner 7 (Basic and Professional Edition)

Product Version Number: Version 7

Vendor: PSMotion Ltd

Contact for more information: Kevin J Stamp, PSMotion Ltd.

tog_plusSummary Table for Help & Manual

Criteria

Supporting Features

Remarks and explanations

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems

Completed

See Section Detail for 1194.21

Section 1194.22 Web-based internet information and applications

Completed

See Section Detail for 1194.22.

Section 1194.23 Telecommunications Products

Not applicable

MechDesigner is not a Telecommunications Product.

Section 1194.24 Video and Multi-media Products

Not applicable

MechDesigner is not a Video or Multi-media Product

Section 1194.25 Self-Contained,Closed Products

Not applicable

MechDesigner is not a Self-Contained or Closed Product

Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable Computers

Not applicable

MechDesigner is not a Desktop or Portable Computer.

Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria

Not applicable

MechDesigner does not have a Function Performance Criteria.

Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation, and Support

Completed

See Section Detail for 1194.41.

tog_minusSection 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.

Criteria fully met.

All actions are executable from the keyboard.

(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.

Criteria fully met.

MechDesigner does not disrupt any accessibility features of 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 pro grammatically exposed so that Assistive Technology can track focus and focus changes.

Criteria fully met.


(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.

Criteria fully met.

Information about user interface elements including the identity, operation and state of the element is available to Assistive Technology.

(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.

Criteria fully met.

Similar actions are given similar icons.

(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.

Criteria fully met.

All tools and commands have hints, and help topics via the F1 Function key to assist with further understanding.

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

Criteria fully met.


(h) When animation is displayed, the information shall be displayable in at least one non-animated presentation mode at the option of the user.

Criteria fully met.

It is possible to run animations continuously, or use the keyboard to advance step-by-step, and to define the number or size of the step.

The Master-Machine-Angle indicates the progress of the animation in a simple way.

(i) Colour coding shall not be used as the only means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element.

Criteria Fully met.

All Tools have a Short Hint and a Long Hint as well as further Help accessed with the F1 Keyboard Function Key.

(j) When a product permits a user to adjust colour and contrast settings, a variety of colour selections capable of producing a range of contrast levels shall be provided.

Criteria fully met.

Colours for elements can be changed with the standard Windows Colour Picker.

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.

Criteria Fully Met

There is no blinking text or objects.

(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.

Criteria Met

Help Files give all the information.

tog_plusSection 1194.22 Web-based Internet information and applications - Detail

Criteria

       Supporting Features

Remarks and explanations

Notes to section 1194.22: this section applies to MechDesigner's HTML based output formats, such as Webhelp and compiled HTML Help.

(a) A text equivalent for every non-text element shall be provided (e.g., Assembly-Tree, Kinematics-Tree, Geometry-Tree, Selection-Window).

Criteria fully met.

MechDesigner by default creates a text equivalent for every non-text element. This option is user customizable.

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

Criteria fully met.

All Videos are clearly indicated and synchronized with the Help Topic.

(c) Web pages shall be designed so that all information conveyed with colour is also available without colour, for example from contextual or markup.

Criteria fully met.


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

Criteria fully met.

MechDesigner Help Topics are readable without an associated style sheet.

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

Not applicable.

 

MechDesigner does not create 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.

Criteria Met

All icons have Hints, these can be turned on and off.

(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables

Criteria Met

Cam Coordinate Data And Motion Data have column headers.

(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.

 

Criteria not met.


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

 

Not Applicable


(j) Pages shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz.

Criteria fully met.


(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.

 

Not applicable.


(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.

Not Applicable


(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 Applicable


(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.

Not applicable.


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

Criteria fully met.


(p) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required.

Criteria fully met.


tog_minusSection 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.

Criteria fully met.

PSMotion provides electronic versions of the product documentation, with mechanisms available for the conversion of these documents to alternate formats, such as Print, and eBook.

(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.

Criteria fully met.

PSMotion  provides electronic versions the product documentation, in various formats: CHM, .html, PDF, .eBook.

(c) Support services for products shall accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities.

Criteria fully met.

Support for PSMotion products is available in electronic form, and by phone, and TeamViewer one-to-one.

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