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Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

Criteria

Supporting Features

Remarks and explanations

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems

 

See section 1194.21 below.

Section 1194.22 Web-based internet information and applications

 

RFFlow is not considered a web-based internet information and applications product, although it does support saving in HTML format. See section 1194.22 below.

Section 1194.23 Telecommunications Products

 

RFFlow is not considered a telecommunications product.

Section 1194.24 Video and Multi-media Products

 

RFFlow does not use multimedia except as covered in section 1194.21.

Section 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed Products

 

RFFlow is not a self-contained product.

Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable Computers

 

RFFlow is software as defined under section 1194.21.

Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria

Supported with minor exceptions. Please refer to the attached VPAT.

See section 1194.31 below.

Section 1194.41 (a) Information, Documentation and Support

Supported with  exceptions. Please refer to the attached VPAT.

See section 1194.41 below.

 

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems - Detail

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

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:

RFFlow supports Microsoft Windows® accessibility features including StickyKeys, FilterKeys, MouseKeys, High Contrast, and more. 

Keyboard access is provided throughout RFFlow. Keyboard shortcuts, shortcut keys, and menu commands are readily available in RFFlow.

RFFlow Help functionality includes easily accessible reference guides for keyboard accessibility. 

General features

  • All buttons have corresponding menu items accessible via the keyboard using ALT + arrow keys and ENTER key.

  • All text is entered via the keyboard.

  • To click on shapes in a stencil or draw lines using the keyboard, MouseKeys should be used. MouseKeys allows the numeric pad to move the cursor and perform click and drag operations instead of using the mouse.

  • Shapes are grouped, selected, and moved using the mouse or using the keyboard via MouseKeys.

(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 with minor exceptions:

In the vast majority of user scenarios, RFFlow does not disrupt or disable accessibility features of the operating system.

RFFlow enables individuals to customize their desktop elements, including resizing and rearranging toolbars and menus, choosing color, size, and format options.

RFFlow supports large fonts in the title bar, toolbars and some dialogs. 

General features
  •  RFFlow does not extend operating system user-defined font settings to the document frame due to the need to preserve the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) User Interface (UI) model and the ability to zoom in and out on a chart. By zooming in the fonts and chart become larger. Zooming out makes everything smaller.

  •  RFFlow does not support large font mode in dialogs where large fonts would render the dialog impossible to read. The operating systems magnifier application is available to magnify dialog text.

  • RFFlow tool tips do not have an adjustable timeout period.

(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. Supported:

Visual on-screen focus and tracking is provided in RFFlow

 
(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 with exceptions:

RFFlow User Interface elements include menu bars, toolbars, check boxes and buttons, to name a few.

  • The drawing window does not expose shape information to screen reader applications when focus is on a shape.

  • The stencil window does not expose information to screen reader applications when focus is on a stemcil.

  • The Help button in RFFlow dialogs is not exposed to 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. Supported:
Images used throughout the RFFlow application for controls, status indicators, or other programmatic elements are consistent throughout the application and, where applicable, consistent with those found throughout the operating system.
 
(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:

RFFlow uses standard functions to send text to the operating system.

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

RFFlow supports system-wide color settings as identified in the operating system display properties.

RFFlow does not extend operating system user-defined font settings to the document frame due to the need to preserve the WYSIWYG (What You See is What You Get) User Interface (UI) model, however, RFFlow does enable the user to zoom in to the chart making it larger and the fonts larger.

RFFlow does not support large font mode in dialogs where large fonts would render the dialog impossible to read.  The operating system magnifier application is available to magnify dialog text.

  •   The size of the text editor caret does not follow the appropriate system setting.

  • The size of shape selection handles in the drawing window does not follow the appropriate system setting.

  • Some stencils are drawn with a black pen and will not show up in the Stencils and Shapes dialog box if High Contrast Black is used. Changing to High Contrast White will resolve this problem. Once the stencil is in the chart, the color of all the lines can be changed and then High Contrast Black can be used. This is another possible solution to the problem.

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

RFFlow does no 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 with minor exceptions:

RFFlow uses color coding as an exclusive means to convey focus or selection of shapes in the drawing area.

  • When the cursor passes over a shape, it becomes light blue to show that this shape would be selected if a user clicked the left mouse button. The width and intensity of the shape's lines also changes so there is more than one indicator other than color.

  •   Selected objects are drawn in the Windows selection 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. Supported: 

All controls provided for color formatting of content or the custom assignment of color to UI elements in RFFlow allow for a wide range of color and contrast selections.

(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:

RFFlow does not contain any flashing or 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. Supported:

RFFlow forms provide access through Assistive Technology.

 

 

Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet information and applications - Detail

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

Note: RFFlow charts can be saved as web pages.

Criteria 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). Not supported:

RFFlow does not automatically generate a text equivalent to diagrams.

RFFlow charts may reflect attributes such as shape, color, size, or position that may not be effectively represented through an automatically generated, exclusively non-visual format. Users can provide text alternatives to diagrams if desired.
(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation. Not applicable RFFlow does not support the inclusion of multimedia in diagrams.
(c) Web pages shall be designed so that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup. Supported:

RFFlow includes functionality that allows users to create web pages that conform to these criteria.

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

RFFlow includes functionality that allows users to create web pages that conform to these criteria.

 
(e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map. Not applicable:

Web output generated by RFFlow does not include 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. Supported:

RFFlow includes functionality that allows users to create web pages that conform to these criteria.

 
(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables. Not applicable:

RFFlow does not generate data tables when a diagram is saved as a Web page.

 
(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. Not applicable:

Web output generated by RFFlow does not incorporate data tables.

 
(i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation Not applicable:

Web output generated by RFFlow does not include Frames.

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

RFFlow includes functionality that allows users to create web pages that conform to these criteria.

 
(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. Supported:

RFFlow includes functionality that allows users to create web pages that conform to these criteria.

 
(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:

Web output generated by RFFlow does not include scripting languages.

 

(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 section 1194.21(a) through (l). Not applicable:

Web pages generated with RFFlow do not include applets or 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.  Not applicable:

Web pages generated with RFFlow do not include electronic forms

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

RFFlow includes functionality that allows web designers to create web pages that conform to these criteria.

 
(p) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required. Not applicable:

RFFlow does not require the user to respond within a specified time for any operation.

 

 

Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria - Detail

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

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. Not supported:

Due to the visual nature of diagrams, RFFlow documents may reflect attributes such as shape, color, size, or position that may not be effectively represented through an automatically generated, exclusively non-visual format.

Commonly used assistive technologies may be used with RFFlow. Users of assistive technology should contact their assistive technology vendor to assess the compatibility of specific assistive technology with RFFlow and to learn how to adjust their settings to optimize interoperability.
(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 with minor exceptions:

RFFlow supports the use of screen readers to access user interface information. RFFlow, with few exceptions, supports system large font settings.

  • The drawing window does not expose shape information to screen reader applications when focus is on a shape.

  • The stencil window does not expose information to screen reader applications when focus is on a stencil.

  • The Help button in RFFlow dialogs is not exposed to screen readers.

  •  RFFlow does not extend operating system user-defined font settings to the document frame due to the need to preserve the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) User Interface (UI) model and the ability to zoom in and out on a chart. By zooming in the fonts and chart become larger. Zooming out makes everything smaller.

  •  RFFlow does not support large font mode in dialogs where large fonts would render the dialog impossible to read. The operating systems magnifier application is available to magnify dialog text.

(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:

RFFlow does not require user hearing for access to any application functionality.

(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.

Supported:

RFFlow does not require user hearing for access to any application functionality.

Volume controls are available through the operating system.

(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.

Supported:

RFFlow does not require speech recognition.

 

(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:

RFFlow supports operating system tools such as StickyKeys and FilterKeys as well as other assistive technologies.

When the StickyKeys feature is on, the user can press a modifier key (SHIFT, CTRL, or ALT) and then another key in sequence rather than at the same time, to enter shifted (modified) characters and other key combinations. Pressing a modifier key once latches the key down until the user presses a non-modifier key or clicks a mouse button. Pressing a modifier key twice locks the key until the user presses the key a third time.

The FilterKeys accessibility feature allows the user to set the keyboard repeat rate, acceptance delay and bounce rate.

 

 

Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation, and Support - Detail

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

Section 1194.41 (a) Product Support Documentation Supported Full product documentation for RFFlow is provided in printed form and electronic form. RFFlow also includes an in-program Help Facility. Documentation for RFFlow is available at www.rff.com/documentation.
Section 1194.41 (b) Accessibility and Compatibility Features To be supported The RFFlow in-program Help Facility doesn't currently provide accessibility and compatibility information. This will be corrected in RFFlow 5.04 which will be introduced in early 2009. An individual may access and view Help File topics online or may select a topic for print.
1194.41 (c) Support Services Supported RFFlow Technical Support people are familiar with such features as keyboard access and other options important to people with disabilities. Support questions can be sent via e-mail, phone, or regular mail.

 

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