oXygen XML Editor VPAT

Introduction

Updated : 01/11/2012

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Syncro Soft SRL is dedicated to developing software products that are usable for everyone including those with physical challenges and disabilities. Oxygen XML was designed to adhere to the U.S. Government Section 508 accessibility standards. The following document describes the accessibility features that address the Section 508 Standards. This VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template) is an informational tool developed by industry and government to help facilitate the understanding of compatibility issues under Section 508.

Summary Table

This table provides a summary view of the section 508 Standard and how these standards apply for Oxygen XML Editor product.

CriteriaSupporting FeaturesRemarks and Explanations
Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating SystemsApplicable.See section 1194.21 below.

Section 1194.22 Web-based internet information and applicationsNot Applicable.Oxygen XML Editor is not considered a web-based application.

Section 1194.23 Telecommunications ProductsNot Applicable.Oxygen XML Editor is not considered a telecommunications product.

Section 1194.24 Video and Multi-media ProductsNot Applicable.Oxygen XML Editor is not considered a multimedia product.

Section 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed ProductsNot Applicable.Oxygen XML Editor is not a self-contained product.

Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable ComputersNot Applicable.Oxygen XML Editor is software as defined under section 1194.21.

Section 1194.31 Functional Performance CriteriaApplicable.See section 1194.31 below.

Section 1194.41 (a) Information, Documentation and SupportApplicable.See section 1194.41 below

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems

CriteriaSupporting FeaturesRemarks 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.Supports with exceptions.Keyboard navigation is provided for most of the menu commands in Oxygen XML Editor Some of the functions, such as editing support over the schema diagram, or source navigation using the outliner are not accessible through the keyboard.

Fully customizable keyboard shortcuts.

(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.Supports with exceptions.Oxygen XML Editor is aware with high DPI settings and Retina displays.

Note that application settings in Oxygen XML Editor regarding the font and colors of the editing area may override the system settings.

(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.Supports.Oxygen XML Editor provides on-screen indication of current focus that moves among interactive interface elements as the input focus changes.Oxygen XML Editor does not programmatically expose the focus, but supports the accessibility settings of the host operating system.

(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.Supports with exceptions.Oxygen XML Editor does not provide programmatic access for assistive technology for user interface elements. All toolbar buttons provide a textual description through tooltips.

(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.Supports.Oxygen XML Editor user interface consistently uses bitmap images to identify controls, status indicators, and other programmatic elements.

(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.Supports with exceptions.Oxygen XML Editor provides textual information through text content, text caret location, and text attributes with some exceptions. The editing areas are not offering textual description of the content due to the large size of a typical XML document.

(g) Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes.Supports.Oxygen XML Editor does not override user selected contrast & color settings when they are available in the operating system.

(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.Oxygen XML Editor does not display any animations.

(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.Supports with exceptions.Oxygen XML Editor interface does not use in general color coding as the only means of conveying information, indicating an action, or distinguishing a visual element. Exceptions: validate and wellformed buttons distinguished through 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.Supports.Oxygen XML Editor allows users to customize the contrast & color settings of the text and background of a the edited text to a wide range of colors supported by their system.

(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.Not applicable.Oxygen XML Editor does not use flashing or blinking text, objects, or other elements in the software's user interface.

(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.Not applicable.Oxygen XML Editor does not use electronic forms for operation.

Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria

CriteriaSupporting FeaturesRemarks 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 with exceptions.Text to Speech assistive technologies supported by Microsoft Windows can be used with Oxygen XML Editor

(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 Windows operating systems can change the DPI settings or access Magnifier in the Accessibility Options or via the Ease of Access section.

(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 Not Applicable.No audio or sound is used.

(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.No audio or sound is used.

(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.No speech enabled features are used.

(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 with exceptionsNo fine motor control or simultaneous actions are required for our software. Oxygen XML Editor supports operating system tools such as StickyKeys and FilterKeys.

Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation, and Support

CriteriaSupporting FeaturesRemarks and Explanations
(a) Product support documentation provided to end-users shall be made available in alternate formats upon request, at no additional charge.Supported.Documentation for Oxygen XML Editor is provided in digital format both with the product and on the Oxygen XML Editor website (http://www.oxygenxml.com) at no additional charge. Oxygen XML Editor website provides mechanisms by which users can provide feedback about the documentation content.

(b) 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.Documentation for the Oxygen XML Editor product includes information about the accessibility features and options that are available in the product, customization options for the product, and a list of keyboard shortcuts for using product features. This information is also available on the Oxygen XML Editor Web site (http://www.oxygenxml.com) at no additional charge.

(c) Support services for products shall accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities. Supported.Oxygen XML Editor Customer and Support Service is familiar with such features as keyboard access and other options that are important to people with disabilities.

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