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RE: VPAT E-learning


From: Hoffman, Allen
Date: Feb 21, 2006 12:50PM

You would include provisions from 1194.21(a-l) only for "software" that
might include Java. Interactive elements would not require 1194.21
provisions as these are addressed by provisions from 1194.22. you also
probably would not need 1194.24 provisions as 1194.22(b) generally
addresses multimedia content.

The important aspect to completing VPAT(s) is to be clear, "yes", "no"
and if "yes", but these exceptions, be clear about where they occur, and
their impact.
You should consider completeing the 1194.31 functional performance
criteria as well as these are always applicable. Including answers to
applicable provisions from 1194.41 is helpful as well.

Allen Hoffman
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-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Gunderson [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 9:37 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] VPAT E-learning

Here is an example VPAT:

What VPAT you develop for a course would depend on the technologies.

If is just static HTML:
1194.22 Web-based intranet and internet information and applications. 16

If there are interactive components or other software:
1194.21 Software applications and operating systems.

If there is multi-media, some of these may apply:
1194.24 Video and multimedia products.

In any case you would probably want to state which requirements you
course needs to comply with and which they do not.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 18:41:46 +0530
>From: "priti" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>Subject: [WebAIM] VPAT E-learning
>To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Hi All,
> Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) is
> posted to state the company's stand on accessibility
> for different products and services. I have a query
> relating to the same. If a vendor wants to post the
> VPAT for an e-learning course, which section 508
> guidelines are applicable for e-learning course?
> Which of the section 508 standards will the VPAT of
> an e-learning course include? I would be also
> interested to view an on-line example of such a
> VPAT. Links for such examples would be of great
> help...
> Regards,
> Priti Rohra
> Accessibility Tester
> Net Systems Informatics (I) Pvt. Ltd.
> India
> Tel: 91-22-26860485/6 extn: 28
> Url: www.n-syst.com
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Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Disability Resources and Education Services (DRES)

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