ConexED Accessibility Conformance Report

Revised Section 508 Edition

VPAT® Version 7.1 – May 2021

 

Name of Product/Version: ConexED System Version 7.1

Product Description: Unified student services platform

Date: May 2021

Contact information: Tracy Gorham, tracy@conexed.com

Evaluation Methods Used:

All software development at ConexED is expected to conform with WCAG 2.2 AA standards.  Accessibility is not something that is simply reviewed and incorporated after products and features have been built, but incorporated into every step of the development process.  Accessibility testing is incorporated into every step of the testing process including unit tests and integrations. A team of internal UI designers conduct, for all new releases, Integrated Accessibility Testing (IAT), Tool Based Testing (TBT), Color Contrast Testing (CBT), Screen Reader Testing (SRT), Screen Magnifier Testing (SMT), and Manual Accessibility Testing (MAT). Periodically a third party UI researcher is engaged to perform an independent review.

Applicable Standards/Guidelines

This report covers the degree of conformance for the following accessibility standard/guidelines:

Standard/Guideline

Included In Report

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.2, at https://www.w3.org/TR/2021/WD-WCAG22-20210521/

Level A (Yes)

Level AA (Yes)

Level AAA (No)

Revised Section 508 standards as published by the U.S. Access Board in the Federal Register on January 18, 2017

Corrections to the ICT Final Rule as published by the US Access Board in the Federal Register on January 22, 2018

(Yes)

Terms

The terms used in the Conformance Level information are defined as follows:

  • Supports: The functionality of the product has at least one method that meets the criterion without known defects or meets with equivalent facilitation.
  • Partially Supports: Some functionality of the product does not meet the criterion.
  • Does Not Support: The majority of product functionality does not meet the criterion.
  • Not Applicable: The criterion is not relevant to the product.
  • Not Evaluated: The product has not been evaluated against the criterion. This can be used only in WCAG 2.0 Level AAA

WCAG 2.2 Report

Tables 1 and 2 also document conformance with

  • Chapter 5 – 501.1 Scope, 504.2 Content Creation or Editing

  • Chapter 6 – 602.3 Electronic Support Documentation

Note: When reporting on conformance with the WCAG 2.2 Success Criteria, they are scoped for full pages, complete processes, and accessibility-supported ways of using technology as documented in the WCAG 2.2 Conformance Requirements.

Table 1: Success Criteria, Level A

Criteria

Conformance Level

Remarks and Explanations

1.1.1 Non-text Content (Level A)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Supports

Test methods: IAT, SBT, SRT

The product does not utilize the following:

  • Time-based media.

  • CAPTCHA.

  • Tests that contain non-textual content.

The product was tested for:

  • Non-text content that is presented to the user has a text alternative.

  • Controls that accept user input have meaningful labels and describes its purpose.

  • Non-text content that is for presentation purposes only is implemented in a way that it can be ignored by an AT.

1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded) (Level A)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Not Applicable

Test Methods: Not applicable

None of the ConexED system components utilize audio-only or prerecorded video-only media.

1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded) (Level A)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Not Applicable

Test Methods: Not applicable

None of the ConexED system components utilize audio-only or prerecorded video-only media.

1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded) (Level A)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Not Applicable

Test Methods: Not applicable

Neither Campus Calibrate, Cranium Café, or Classrooms utilize video synchronized media.

1.3.1 Info and Relationships (Level A)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Supports:

Test Methods: IAT, TBT, SRT, MAT

The product was tested for:

  • Column and Row headers on data tables

  • No information is solely conveyed through the style sheet.

  • Tables (Grids and Boxes) used for layout purposes.

1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence (Level A)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Supports

Test Methods: SRT, MAT

The product was tested to ensure that the sequence in which content is presented is in a logical tab order.

1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics  (Level A)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Supports

Test Methods: MAT

The products do not use color, shape, size or sound as the only means of conveying content to users. Testing was done for sensory characteristics such as visual location and orientation.

1.4.1 Use of Color (Level A)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Supports

Test Methods: CCT

The ConexED system does not use color alone to distinguish the importance of an element.

1.4.2 Audio Control (Level A)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Not Applicable

Test Methods: CCT

The ConexED system does not utilize audio based media.

2.1.1 Keyboard (Level A)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Partially Supports

Test Methods: MAT

The ConexED system does not disrupt features related to accessibility on the end users’ platform. Hotkey/keyboard shortcuts exist for all functions of the product with the exception of the Whiteboard.

2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap (Level A)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Supports

Test Methods: MAT

Movement of focus through each control can be done using only the keyboard with no “trap” preventing focus from moving away from any control.

2.2.1 Timing Adjustable (Level A)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Supports

Test Methods: MAT

Product was tested for:

  • Inactivity timeout options to continue or exit.

  • Inactivity timeout length is configurable by the Administrator

2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide (Level A)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Not Applicable

Test Methods: MAT

The ConexED system does not contain animation and does not utilize auto-updating that starts automatically or auto-updating that is presented in parallel with other content.

2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below Threshold (Level A)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Supports

Test Methods: MAT

The ConexED system does not use flashing or blinking text.

2.4.1 Bypass Blocks (Level A)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software) – Does not apply to non-web software

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs) – Does not apply to non-web docs

Supports

HTML headers are provided, enabling users to bypass blocks of content. Headers are provided for Page Titles, Scroll Areas, and Tables.

2.4.2 Page Titled (Level A)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Supports

Test Methods: IAT, MAT

Product was tested for meaningful titles that describe the purpose of the web page.

2.4.3 Focus Order (Level A)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Supports

Test Methods: MAT

Product was tested for:

  • Logical tab order through controls

  • Consistent use of keyboard keys to perform selection and action.

2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) (Level A)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Supports

Test Methods: IAT, MAT, SRT

Product was tested to ensure that the purpose of each link can be understood, and has a meaningful label.

3.1.1 Language of Page (Level A)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Supports

Test Methods: IAT, MAT, SRT

Product was tested to ensure the language of the page can be determined.

3.2.1 On Focus (Level A)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Supports

Test Methods: IAT, SRT, TBT

When an element receives focus, it does not result in a substantial change to the page, or the spawning of a pop-up window.

3.2.2 On Input (Level A)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Supports

Test Methods: MAT, SRT

Changes in the value of user inputs do not result in a substantial change to the page, or the spawning of a pop-up window.

3.3.1 Error Identification (Level A)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Supports

Test Methods: IAT, SRT, TBT

Input errors are described to the user in text.

3.3.2 Labels or Instructions (Level A)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Supports

Test Methods: IAT, SRT, TBT

Product was tested for meaningful labels, Instructions where applicable, and ALT text.

4.1.1 Parsing (Level A)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Supports

Test Methods: TBT

Product was tested for:

  • Duplicate IDs in the HTML.

  • Elements in the HTML have complete start and end tags, are properly nested, and have unique iDs

  • Pages validate to the HTML specification.

4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (Level A)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Supports:

Test Methods: IAT, SRT, TBT

The ConexED system is constructed to proper HTML 5 standards. For user-generated content, the Campus Calibrate Rich Content Editor supports users in generating proper HTML.

 

Product was tested for:

  • State information exposed for HTML controls.

  • Custom controls have appropriate state and property information conveyed using WAI-ARIA or HTML5 attribute.

  • Frames have a meaningful TITLE attribute.

Table 2: Success Criteria, Level AA

Notes:

Criteria

Conformance Level

Remarks and Explanations

1.2.4 Captions (Live) (Level AA)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Supports

Test Methods: MAT

ACS provides real time closed captioning utilizing a Chrome API. A caption editor allows any meeting participant to edit captions to ensure 100% accuracy

1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded) (Level AA)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Not Applicable

Test Methods: Not Applicable

ACS does not utilize prerecorded audio content.

1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) (Level AA)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Supports with exceptions.

ConexED Scheduler, Campus Calibrate has been styled with CSS to comply with Section 508’s contrast and color settings.  Cranium Café and Classrooms do not have color or contrast adjustment settings.

1.4.4 Resize text (Level AA)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Supports

Test Methods: IAT, CCT, SMT, TBT, MAT

Tested for browser zoom up to 200%

1.4.5 Images of Text (Level AA)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Not Applicable

Test Methods: IAT, MAT, SRT

No images of text are used.

2.4.5 Multiple Ways (Level AA)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software) – Does not apply to non-web software

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs) – Does not apply to non-web docs

Supports

Test Methods: MAT

Multiple methods are provided for page navigation:

  • Drop down menus

  • Links

  • Search feature

  • Keyboard shortcuts

2.4.6 Headings and Labels (Level AA)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Supports

Test Methods: MAT

Multiple methods are provided for page navigation:

  • Drop down menus

  • Links

  • Search feature

  • Keyboard shortcuts

2.4.7 Focus Visible (Level AA)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Supports

Test Methods: MAT

Product was tested for:

  • Structure and hierarchy conveys meaningful text in header elements on pages.

  • Column and Row headers on tables.

3.1.2 Language of Parts (Level AA)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Supports

Test Methods: MAT, IAT, TBT

Product was tested to ensure the language of the parts of the page can be determined.

3.2.3 Consistent Navigation (Level AA)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software) – Does not apply to non-web software

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs) – Does not apply to non-web docs

Supports

Test Methods: MAT

Product was tested for consistent navigation and order across pages.

3.2.4 Consistent Identification (Level AA)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software) – Does not apply to non-web software

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs) – Does not apply to non-web docs

Supports

Test Methods: MAT, SRT, SMT

Product was tested for a consistent user interface.

3.3.3 Error Suggestion (Level AA)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Supports

Test Methods: MAT

Product provides messages for input when input errors are automatically detected.

3.3.4 Error Prevention (Legal, Financial, Data) (Level AA)

Also applies to revised Section 508:

  • 501 (Web)(Software)

  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)

  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Not applicable

Test Methods: Not Applicable

No legal commitments or financial transactions occur within the product.

 

Table 3: Success Criteria, Level AAA

Notes: Deleted, not applicable

Revised Section 508 Report

Notes:

Chapter 3: Functional Performance Criteria (FPC)

Notes:

Criteria

Conformance Level

Remarks and Explanations

302.1 Without Vision

 Supports

Supports when combined with Compatible Assistive Technology. All interfaces are designed according to HTML5 standards. ARIA attributes are used throughout. Standard interface elements are made evident through proper HTML mark up.

302.2 With Limited Vision

Supports

Supports when combined with Compatible Assistive Technology. All product functionality perform well at 200% zoom level. Icons and text resize with zooming options.

302.3 Without Perception of Color

Supports

Color alone is not used to convey information.

302.4 Without Hearing

Supports

No auditory alerts are used

302.5 With Limited Hearing

Supports

No auditory alerts are used

302.6 Without Speech

Supports

Speech input is not required

302.7 With Limited Manipulation

Supports

Keyboard accessible alternatives are provided for all functions.

302.8 With Limited Reach and Strength

Supports

Large target sizes, adequate timeout times, and error tolerant routines help reduce unintended or incomplete interactions.

302.9 With Limited Language, Cognitive, and Learning Abilities

Supports

Simple language is used for text content. Visual illustrations are used along with text.

Chapter 4: Hardware

Notes: Deleted, Not Applicable

Chapter 5: Software

Notes:

Criteria

Conformance Level

Remarks and Explanations

501.1 Scope – Incorporation of WCAG 2.0 AA

See WCAG 2.0 section

See information in WCAG section

502 Interoperability with Assistive Technology

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502.2.1 User Control of Accessibility Features

Supports

Accessibility features native to the Browser or Operating System can be used with ConexED.

502.2.2 No Disruption of Accessibility Features

Supports

ConexED does not disrupt any Browser or OS accessibility features.

502.3 Accessibility Services

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502.3.1 Object Information

Not applicable

Not a platform software or tool

502.3.2 Modification of Object Information

Not applicable

 

502.3.3 Row, Column, and Headers

Not applicable

 

502.3.4 Values

Not applicable

 

502.3.5 Modification of Values

Not applicable

 

502.3.6 Label Relationships

Not applicable

 

502.3.7 Hierarchical Relationships

Not applicable

 

502.3.8 Text

Not applicable

 

502.3.9 Modification of Text

Not applicable

 

502.3.10 List of Actions

Not applicable

 

502.3.11 Actions on Objects

Not applicable

 

502.3.12 Focus Cursor

Not applicable

 

502.3.13 Modification of Focus Cursor

Not applicable

 

502.3.14 Event Notification

Not applicable

 

502.4 Platform Accessibility Features

Not applicable

 

503 Applications

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503.2 User Preferences

Supports

User is allowed to select preferences from Browser or OS for color, contrast, font type, font size, and focus cursor.

503.3 Alternative User Interfaces

Not applicable

Alternative user interface not provided.

503.4 User Controls for Captions and Audio Description

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503.4.1 Caption Controls

Supports

User controls are provided for closed captions.

503.4.2 Audio Description Controls

Supports

User controls are provided for speech to text.

504 Authoring Tools

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504.2 Content Creation or Editing (if not authoring tool, enter “not applicable”)

Not applicable

See information in WCAG section

504.2.1 Preservation of Information Provided for Accessibility in Format Conversion

Not applicable

ConexED is not an authoring tool

504.2.2 PDF Export

Not applicable

ConexED is not an authoring tool

504.3 Prompts

Not applicable

ConexED is not an authoring tool

504.4 Templates

Not Applicable

ConexED is not an authoring tool

Chapter 6: Support Documentation and Services

Notes:

Criteria

Conformance Level

Remarks and Explanations

601.1 Scope

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602 Support Documentation

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602.2 Accessibility and Compatibility Features

Supports

ConexED accessibility documentation is available https://blog.conexed.com/accessibility_ferpa_hippa/

602.3 Electronic Support Documentation

See WCAG 2.0 section

See information in WCAG section

602.4 Alternate Formats for Non-Electronic Support Documentation

Not applicable

Support documentation is provided electronically.

603 Support Services

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603.2 Information on Accessibility and Compatibility Features

Supports

ConexED accessibility documentation is available https://blog.conexed.com/accessibility_ferpa_hippa/

603.3 Accommodation of Communication Needs

Supports

Accessible support services are provided via phone, email and through accessible documentation as required.

 

Disclaimer

This document is for informational purposes only and the contents herein are subject to change without notice. ConexED does not warrant this document is error free and makes no warranties expressed or implied. The information contained in this document represents the current view of ConexED on the issues discussed at the date of publication. ConexED cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information presented herein after the date of the publication. ConexED specifically disclaims any liability with respect to this document and no contractual obligations are formed either directly or indirectly by this document

 

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