StudyMate Class Accessibility

StudyMate Class accessibility falls into two areas: the accessibility of the StudyMate Class application (View, Edit, Settings and Grade tabs), and the accessibility of the StudyMate Flash activities available on the View tab.

The StudyMate Class application is supportive of accessible and assistive technologies. The application supports screen magnifiers, alternative input devices, and is compatible with standard screen readers.

StudyMate Activities

StudyMate content can be made available in two formats (Flash and Text View). If both formats are used, they together offer full support for assistive technologies.

Flash activities support the following assistive technologies:

The Text View activity creates a web page of content that fully supports all assistive technologies compatible with web browsers, including input, magnification and screen reader technologies.

Our goal is to make StudyMate Class easy for everyone to use. The Voluntary Product Accessibility Template provided below is intended to assist contracting and compliance officials in making preliminary assessments regarding the accessibility support of StudyMate Class. This document is not intended to be a certification of compliance, but rather, a starting point for determining accessibility compliance.

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

StudyMate Class

Summary Table
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

Checkpoint Pass/Fail
A. 508 Standards, Section 1194.22, (a) A text equivalent for every non-text element shall be provided (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content).

  • Rule: 1.1.1 - All IMG elements are required to contain either the alt or the longdesc attribute.
  • Rule: 1.1.2 - All INPUT elements are required to contain the alt attribute or use a LABEL.
  • Rule: 1.1.3 - All OBJECT elements are required to contain element content.
  • Rule: 1.1.4 - All APPLET elements are required to contain both element content and the alt attribute.
  • Rule: 1.1.6 - All IFRAME elements are required to contain element content.
  • Rule: 1.1.7 - All Anchor elements found within MAP elements are required to contain the alt attribute.
  • Rule: 1.1.8 - All AREA elements are required to contain the alt attribute.
  • Rule: 1.1.9 - When EMBED Elements are used, the NOEMBED element is required in the document.
B. 508 Standards, Section 1194.22, (b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation.

  • Rule: 1.4.1 - Identify all OBJECT Elements that have a multimedia MIME type as the type attribute value.
  • Rule: 1.4.2 - Identify all OBJECT Elements that have a 'data' attribute value with a multimedia file extension.
  • Rule: 1.4.3 - Identify all EMBED Elements that have a 'src' attribute value with a multimedia file extension.

C. 508 Standards, Section 1194.22, (c) Web pages shall be designed so that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup. Pass
D. 508 Standards, Section 1194.22, (d) Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet. Pass
E. 508 Standards, Section 1194.22, (e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map. N/A
F. 508 Standards, Section 1194.22, (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. N/A
G. 508 Standards, Section 1194.22, (g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables. N/A
H. 508 Standards, Section 1194.22, (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. N/A
I. 508 Standards, Section 1194.22, (i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation. N/A
J. 508 Standards, Section 1194.22, (j) Pages shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. Pass
K. 508 Standards, Section 1194.22, (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. Pass
L. 508 Standards, Section 1194.22, (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. Pass
M. 508 Standards, Section 1194.22, (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 ยง1194.21(a) through (l). Pass
N. 508 Standards, Section 1194.22, (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. Pass
O. 508 Standards, Section 1194.22, (o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links. Pass
P. 508 Standards, Section 1194.22, (p) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required. N/A