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Section 508 Compliance for Accessibility

Section 508 Compliance

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems - Detail Voluntary Product Accessibility Template
1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems
1194.21a
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.

CEI - Yes, all commands performed by the mouse are also recorded as text commands and can show the user that input is being correctly accepted.  If the user wishes, they can enter commands entirely by text command instead of using mouse/menu selections.

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1194.21b
yes
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.
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CEI - we do not disable accessibility features of a computing platform.

1194.21c
yes
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.
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CEI - yes ensight changes the screen cursor as "hotpoints" or "controls" in the model are reached when allow for interaction.

1194.21d
yes
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.
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CEI - yes we provide "help balloons" and "text/image" combos to help identify program functions.  There is also a help document which lists the icons and their functions available in the help menu which can also be printed if desired.

1194.21e
yes
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.
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CEI - yes. we do use images consistently in the program.

1194.21f
yes
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.
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CEI - yes all commands are recorded as text commands to a simple ascii text file. Including text attributes, text location, and content.

1194.21g
yes
Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes.
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CEI - we do not override these settings. In fact we also provide ability to customize these by the user whereas most other software in our field does not provide this - for example special palette for color vision deficiency.

1194.21h
yes
When animation is displayed, the information shall be displayable in at least one non-animated presentation mode at the option of the user.
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CEI - yes. All animations can be provided in single frame mode allowing the user to advance the animation at a rate they desire, even infinitely slow.

1194.21i
yes
Color coding shall not be used as the only means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element.
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CEI - some color coding was used in earlier versions of EnSight. It was phased out in EnSight version 10.0 and later.

1194.21j
yes
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.
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CEI - yes, In fact we also provide ability to customize these by the user whereas most other software in our field does not provide this - for example special palette for color vision deficiency (color blindness).

1194.21k
yes
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.
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CEI - yes, we do not use flashing or blinking.

1194.21l
yes
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.
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CEI - yes our electronic forms, such as requesting technical support leave in place all support using Assistive Technology of the underlying browser.

NOTE: In order for a product to be fully usable by person with disabilities, the information about the product and product support services must also be usable by person with disabilities.
Information, Documentation, and Support

1194.41a
Product support documentation provided to end-users shall be made available in alternate formats upon request, at no additional charges.

CEI Yes - we have phone, email, and web support methods at no additional charge.

1194.41b
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.

CEI Yes - we can provide phone, email, and web accessibility and compatibility feature list at no additional charge.

1194.41c
Support services for products shall accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities.

CEI Yes - we have phone, email, and web support methods at no additional charge.

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