508 Compliance

STATEMENT OF 508 COMPLIANCE

Federal Data Systems’ website meets the “Section 508″ technical standards of 1194.22 (Web-based Internet Information and Applications and to the extent stated in the accompanying Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (“VPAT”). We therefore certify compliance with the following solicitation requirement, or similar solicitation requirements: 

“All electronic and information technology (EIT) procured through this Statement of Work/Bill of Materials and any resulting contract, task order, delivery order, or purchase order must meet the applicable accessibility standards at 36 CFR 1194, unless an agency exception to this requirement exists. 36 CFR 1194 implements Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and is viewable here. The contractor shall indicate for each line item in the schedule whether each product or service is compliant or noncompliant with the accessibility standards at 36 CFR 1194. Further, the proposal must indicate where full details of compliance can be found (e.g., vendor’s website or other exact location).”

 

VOLUNTARY PRODUCT ACCESSIBILITY TEMPLATE (VPAT)

Voluntary Product Accessibility

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). Supported: Website provides a text equivalent for every non-text element
(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation. Not Applicable Website system does not contain multimedia presentations
(c) Web pages shall be designed so that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup. Not Applicable: Website system does not convey actions via changes of color
(d) Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet. Not Applicable: Website does not require an associated style sheet.
(e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map. Not Applicable: Website does not employ links via image map
(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 Applicable: Website does not employ links via image map
(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables. Supported: Website always uses row and 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. Supported: Website uses markups to identify row and column headers
(i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation Not Applicable: Website does not employ 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: Website avoids screen flicker problems
(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 Website does not need an equivalent text only web page
(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. Supported: Website scripting can be understood by most Assistive Technology
(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 Website does not require 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: Website does not employ electronic forms
(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links. Supported: Website permits users to skip repetitive 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 Applicable: Website does not require timed responses