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Section 508 Compliance Statement Function Point WORKBENCH™

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by Congress in the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, requires that electronic and information technology used by Federal agencies be accessible to people with disabilities.

This statement of Section 508 Compliance is provided by CHARISMATEK Software Metrics for the software product, the Function Point WORKBENCH™.

If you have any questions about this Statement, please contact CHARISMATEK Software Metrics at:
 

Mail:

CHARISMATEK Software Metrics,
175 Dorcas Street,
South Melbourne, VIC, 3184
AUSTRALIA

Phone:

+61 3 9696 1255

Fax:

+61 3 9696 1204

Email:

support@charismatek.com

 

Summary

Criteria

Supporting Features

Remarks and explanations

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems

 Supported

See Section 1194.21 below.

Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet Information and Applications

 Not applicable

The Function Point WORKBENCH is not a web-based application.

Section 1194.23 Telecommunications Products

 Not applicable

The Function Point WORKBENCH is not a telecommunications product.

Section 1194.24 Video and Multi-media Products

 Not applicable

The Function Point WORKBENCH is not a video or multimedia product.

Section 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed Products

 Not applicable

The Function Point WORKBENCH is not a self-contained, closed product.

Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable Computers

 Not applicable

The Function Point WORKBENCH is software as defined under section 1194.21.

Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria

 Supported

 See Section 1194.31 below.

Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation and Support

 Supported

 See Section 1194.41 below.

 

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

The Function Point WORKBENCH is designed to run on a system with a keyboard. All menu items, navigation and data entry fields are accessible via the keyboard without requiring a mouse or other input device.

(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

The Function Point WORKBENCH does not disrupt or disable any 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 and focus changes.

Supported

The primary workspace for the Function Point WORKBENCH provides a current focus mechanism with a user definable colour, purposefully designed to make it easy to see. Elsewhere the WORKBENCH uses standard Windows mechanisms for the current focus. 

(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

All menu items and operations are described by status bar messages.

All toolbar image shortcuts are explained by tooltips and functionality provided by these shortcuts is accessible via menu items.

Context sensitive help is available at all times.

(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

Images, icons and other visual elements used to identify controls, indicate status or represent other data and information are used in a consistent way throughout the application.

(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

Textual information is provided through standard operating system functions for displaying text, including text content, text input caret location, and text attributes.

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

Supported

User-defined settings are fully respected by the Function Point WORKBENCH. 

(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

The Function Point WORKBENCH does not currently make use of 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. 

Supported

Where color coding is used, it is used only as an additional 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 colour selections capable of producing a range of contrast levels shall be provided. 

Supported

The Function Point WORKBENCH allows color selection using the standard Windows RGB color palette.

(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 Function Point WORKBENCH does not use flashing or blinking text within the specified frequency range.

(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 forms, including all directions and cues.

Supported

The Function Point WORKBENCH forms and dialogs allow people to use assistive technology.

 

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 

The Function Point WORKBENCH runs on systems using a version of the Microsoft Windows operating system and fully integrates with the Accessibility Resources that are built into Windows. The Narrator reads on-screen text, dialog boxes, menus, and buttons aloud when speakers or a sound output devices are installed.

(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 of Microsoft Windows operating systems can access Windows Magnifier and High Contrast Settings in the Accessibility Options to enlarge the screen display.

(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

Hearing is not necessary to use the Function Point WORKBENCH. 

(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. 

Not applicable

Hearing is not necessary to use the Function Point WORKBENCH.

(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. 

Not applicable

All features of the Function Point WORKBENCH may be accessed via keyboard text input. Audio input is not 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

The Function Point WORKBENCH work with Assistive Technology to allow input of commands and retrieval of results in plain text format.

 

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

The Function Point WORKBENCH documentation can be made available in alternate formats, upon request.

(b) Accessibility and Compatibility Features. 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 Function Point WORKBENCH documentation can be made available in alternate formats, upon request.

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

Supported

CHARISMATEK’s support services accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities.

 

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