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Re: comprehensive list of keyboard accessible software?


From: Jonathan Metz
Date: Jul 30, 2013 3:30PM

Debra makes some good points about what to look out for. A lot of VPATs
seem to be marketing propaganda too, but they should read like a technical
spec sheet.

The purpose of VPATs should be to highlight what makes one product or
service more accessible than another. I recently found a relatively decent
example from Articulate’s Storyline eLearning software
(http://www.articulate.com/products/storyline-section-508-vpat.php). I
think it’s important to highlight where accessibility exceeds (for
example, if something hits WCAG AAA level, it should be mentioned), and if
it doesn’t meet a provision, then it should be mentioned or a workaround
suggested (i.e. “Final delivered PDFs will not include comments”).

My rule is, if it doesn’t inform me of what the thing does or doesn’t do,
it’s not a good VPAT.