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Voluntary Product Accessbility Template (VPAT)
AcademicPub - VPAT for Student

AcademicPub uses this VPAT to report information on its accessibility for Students. A different VPAT is used to report information on our accessibility for educators and administrators - please visit Instructor VPAT for full details. This report was prepared using a standard form developed by the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) VPAT to make preliminary assessments regarding a product's compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (accessibility of data and information to people with disabilities.)

Definitions

Supports - Product FULLY meets the letter and intent of the Criteria.

Supports with Exceptions - Product does not ENTIRELY meet the letter and intent of the Criteria, but does provides some level of access.

Supports through Equivalent Facilitation - Product provides alternative methods to meet the intent of the Criteria.

Does not Support - Product does not meet the letter or intent of the Criteria.

Not Applicable - The Criteria does not apply to the product.

Summary Table

Section Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems Applicable All product software applications are web-based
1194.22 Web-based internet information and applications Supports through Equivalent Facilitation See Criteria Section Below
1194.23 Telecommunications Products Not Applicable No Telecommunication Products are included
1194.24 Video and Multi-media Products Not Applicable Product does not include video nor multi-media
1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed Products Not Applicable Product is not a Self-Contained Product
1194.26 Desktop and Portable Computers Not Applicable Product is not a computer of any kind
1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria Supports See Criteria Section Below
1194.41 Information, documentation, and support Supports through Equivalent Facilitation See Criteria Section Below

Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet information and applications

Row Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
A A text equivalent for every non-text element shall be provided (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content). Supports through Equivalent Facilitation Numerous examples of buttons and descriptive images that are lacking alt-text exist. (ex: the "Sign-In" button, and several "Submit" buttons). Nevertheless, students can request a book through an alternative process that is fully compliant with this requirement. All such requests are handled through the DSS.
B Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation. Not Applicable The student site and Book content do not contain any multi-media content.
C Web pages shall be designed so that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup. Supports The student site avoids dependence on color - and all information is delivered without reliance of color.
D Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet. Supports through Equivalent Facilitation The student site pages are organized and displayed with reliance on Cascading Style Sheets for the proper display. Book output will vary based on instructor choices. Nevertheless, students can request books through an alternative process that is fully compliant with this requirement and receive all book contents in an alternate - and accessible - format that meets their particular needs via request through the DSS.
E Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map. Not Applicable The student site does not make use of image maps in any way.
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. Not Applicable The student site does not make use of image maps in any way.
G Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables. Not Applicable The student site does not make use of data tables in any way.
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. Not Applicable The student site does not make use of multi-level tables in any way.
I Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation Supports through Equivalent Facilitation Student site book purchase pages make use of non-compliant framesets. Nevertheless, students can request books through an alternative process that is fully compliant with this requirement via request through the DSS.
J Pages shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. Not Applicable The student site does not cause screen to flicker
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. Not Applicable The student site does not offer a text-only page in order to comply with any provisions.
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. Supports through Equivalent Facilitation Site utilizes JavaScript functions throughout that may not adequately accommodate Assistive Technology to identify and interpret displays. Nevertheless, students can request books through an alternative process that is fully compliant with this requirement to request all book contents in an alternate - and accessible - format that meets their particular needs via request through the DSS.
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 1194.21(a) through (l). Supports through Equivalent Facilitation eBooks utilize third-party eReader software and associated devices. Links are supplied to suggested readers, however - these applications may or may not meet Section 1194 criteria. Nevertheless, students can request books through an alternative process that is fully compliant with this requirement to request all book contents in an alternate - and accessible - format that meets their particular needs via request through the DSS.
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. Supports through Equivalent Facilitation Student site forms (such as "Registration"), include sets of interacting and hierarchical drop-down lists that may not be compatible with assistive technology. Nevertheless, students can request books through an alternative process that is fully compliant with this requirement to request all book contents in an alternate - and accessible - format that meets their particular needs via request through the DSS.
O A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links. Not Applicable The student site does not make use of repetitive navigation.
P When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required. Not Applicable The student site does not perform timed responses.

Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria

Row Criteria Supporting Features Remarks 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. Supports The alternative process for requesting content was programmed to be fully WCAG compliant.
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. Supports Enlarged printed output is available as a core feature of the platform.
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 The student site does not include audio content.
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 The student site does not include audio content.
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 The student site does not require spoken responses.
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. Not Applicable The student site does not require fine motor control or simultaneous actions.

Section 1194.41 Information, documentation, and support

Row Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
A Product support documentation provided to end-users shall be made available in alternate formats upon request, at no additional charge. Supports through Equivalent Facilitation Instructional documentation is delivered via multiple web pages and many are available in Word or PDF format. Additional formats are available upon request. In addition, students can request all book contents in an alternate - and accessible - format that meets their particular needs via request through the DSS.
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. Supports Descriptions of Accessibility features are delivered via multiple formats, free of charge.
C Support services for products shall accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities. Supports through Equivalent Facilitation Support services are available through customer service representative via telephone, email, and text chat during standard business operating hours. Nevertheless, students can request books through an alternative process that is fully compliant with this requirement to request all book contents in an alternate - and accessible - format that meets their particular needs via request through the DSS.