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Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

Date: August 29, 2003
Name of Product: gh PLAYERâ„¢ for Digital Talking Books
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Summary Table
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

Criteria Total Standards Total Applicable Standards Standards Fully Supported Standards Partially Supported Remarks and explanations
Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems 12 12 12 0 0
Section 1194.22 Web-based internet information and applications 16 0 0 -- --
Section 1194.23 Telecommunications Products 14 0 0 -- --
Section 1194.24 Video and Multi-media Products 5 3 3 0 2
Section 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed Products 13 0 0 -- --
Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable Computers 4 0 0 -- --
Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria 6 6 0 -- 2

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Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems - Detail
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template
Criteria Supporting Features Remarks 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. This product supports:
Navigation of application menus from the keyboard.
Shortcut keys and/or menu commands exist for every element of the program interface.
 
(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. This application does not interfere with any accessibility features of Microsoft Windows operating systems or documented accessibility features of other applications.  
(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. This product supports on-screen focus tracking. The focus is programmatically exposed so assistive technology can track focus and focus changes.  
(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. Information about user interface elements is available to Assistive Technology both external and internal to the product. Text equivalents for program element images are available through standard Windows Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for other applications to access.  
(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. Bitmaps (graphical controls and icons) maintain consistent meaning throughout this product.  
(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. Textual information is displayed using operating system functions for displaying text.  This information is available through standard Windows Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for other applications to access.  
(g) Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes. Color and contrast schemes, font attributes and other visual settings are selected by the user through the program and through Microsoft Windows. This product does not override these settings  
(h) When animation is displayed, the information shall be displayable in at least one non-animated presentation mode at the option of the user. N/A - The product uses no animation.  
(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. This product does not use color coding as the only means of conveying information, indicating actions, prompting responses or distinguishing visual elements.  
(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. This product supports a wide range of color selections allowing the user to adjust color and contrast settings.  
(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. This product does not use flashing or blinking text, objects or other elements with a rate greater than 2Hz and less than 55Hz.
 
 
(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. N/A - This product does not use electronic forms.  

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Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet information and applications - Detail
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template
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). N/A - This product does not contain web based Internet information.  
(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation. N/A - This product does not contain web based Internet information.  
(c) Web pages shall be designed so that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup. N/A - This product does not contain web based Internet information.  
(d) Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet. N/A - This product does not contain web based Internet information.  
(e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map. N/A - This product does not contain web based Internet information.  
(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 - This product does not contain web based Internet information.  
(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables. N/A - This product does not contain web based Internet information.  
(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 - This product does not contain web based Internet information.  
(i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation N/A - This product does not contain web based Internet information.  
(j) Pages shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. N/A - This product does not contain web based Internet information.  
(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. N/A - This product does not contain web based Internet information.  
(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. N/A - This product does not contain web based Internet information.  
(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). N/A - This product does not support web based Internet information or applications.  
(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. N/A - This product does not support web based Internet information or applications.  
(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links. N/A - This product does not support web based Internet information or applications.  
(p) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required. N/A - This product does not support web based Internet information or applications.  



Note to 1194.22: The Board interprets paragraphs (a) through (k) of this section as consistent with the following priority 1 Checkpoints of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG 1.0) (May 5 1999) published by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium: Paragraph (a) - 1.1, (b) - 1.4, (c) - 2.1, (d) - 6.1, (e) - 1.2, (f) - 9.1, (g) - 5.1, (h) - 5.2, (i) - 12.1, (j) - 7.1, (k) - 11.4.


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Section 1194.23 Telecommunications Products - Detail
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template
Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
(a) Telecommunications products or systems which provide a function allowing voice communication and which do not themselves provide a TTY functionality shall provide a standard non-acoustic connection point for TTYs. Microphones shall be capable of being turned on and off to allow the user to intermix speech with TTY use. N/A - This product is not a Telecommunications Product.  
(b) Telecommunications products which include voice communication functionality shall support all commonly used cross-manufacturer non-proprietary standard TTY signal protocols. N/A - This product is not a Telecommunications Product.  
(c) Voice mail, auto-attendant, and interactive voice response telecommunications systems shall be usable by TTY users with their TTYs. N/A - This product is not a Telecommunications Product.  
(d) Voice mail, messaging, auto-attendant, and interactive voice response telecommunications systems that require a response from a user within a time interval, shall give an alert when the time interval is about to run out, and shall provide sufficient time for the user to indicate more time is required. N/A - This product is not a Telecommunications Product.  
(e) Where provided, caller identification and similar telecommunications functions shall also be available for users of TTYs, and for users who cannot see displays. N/A - This product is not a Telecommunications Product.  
(f) For transmitted voice signals, telecommunications products shall provide a gain adjustable up to a minimum of 20 dB. For incremental volume control, at least one intermediate step of 12 dB of gain shall be provided. N/A - This product is not a Telecommunications Product.  
(g) If the telecommunications product allows a user to adjust the receive volume, a function shall be provided to automatically reset the volume to the default level after every use. N/A - This product is not a Telecommunications Product.  
(h) Where a telecommunications product delivers output by an audio transducer which is normally held up to the ear, a means for effective magnetic wireless coupling to hearing technologies shall be provided. N/A - This product is not a Telecommunications Product.  
(i) Interference to hearing technologies (including hearing aids, cochlear implants, and assistive listening devices) shall be reduced to the lowest possible level that allows a user of hearing technologies to utilize the telecommunications product. N/A - This product is not a Telecommunications Product.  
(j) Products that transmit or conduct information or communication, shall pass through cross-manufacturer, non-proprietary, industry-standard codes, translation protocols, formats or other information necessary to provide the information or communication in a usable format. Technologies which use encoding, signal compression, format transformation, or similar techniques shall not remove information needed for access or shall restore it upon delivery. N/A - This product is not a Telecommunications Product.  
(k)(1) Products which have mechanically operated controls or keys shall comply with the following: Controls and Keys shall be tactilely discernible without activating the controls or keys. N/A - This product is not a Telecommunications Product.  
(k)(2) Products which have mechanically operated controls or keys shall comply with the following: Controls and Keys shall be operable with one hand and shall not require tight grasping, pinching, twisting of the wrist. The force required to activate controls and keys shall be 5 lbs. (22.2N) maximum. N/A - This product is not a Telecommunications Product.  
(k)(3) Products which have mechanically operated controls or keys shall comply with the following: If key repeat is supported, the delay before repeat shall be adjustable to at least 2 seconds. Key repeat rate shall be adjustable to 2 seconds per character. N/A - This product is not a Telecommunications Product.  
(k)(4) Products which have mechanically operated controls or keys shall comply with the following: The status of all locking or toggle controls or keys shall be visually discernible, and discernible either through touch or sound. N/A - This product is not a Telecommunications Product.  

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Section 1194.24 Video and Multi-media Products - Detail
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template
Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
a) All analog television displays 13 inches and larger, and computer equipment that includes analog television receiver or display circuitry, shall be equipped with caption decoder circuitry which appropriately receives, decodes, and displays closed captions from broadcast, cable, videotape, and DVD signals. As soon as practicable, but not later than July 1, 2002, widescreen digital television (DTV) displays measuring at least 7.8 inches vertically, DTV sets with conventional displays measuring at least 13 inches vertically, and stand-alone DTV tuners, whether or not they are marketed with display screens, and computer equipment that includes DTV receiver or display circuitry, shall be equipped with caption decoder circuitry which appropriately receives, decodes, and displays closed captions from broadcast, cable, videotape, and DVD signals. N/A - Product is not designed to use analog television display or display circuitry.  
(b) Television tuners, including tuner cards for use in computers, shall be equipped with secondary audio program playback circuitry. N/A - Product is not designed to use analog television display or display circuitry.  
(c) All training and informational video and multimedia productions which support the agency's mission, regardless of format, that contain speech or other audio information necessary for the comprehension of the content, shall be open or closed captioned. Product contains no video or multimedia productions. Note : Product displays and plays classes of Digital Talking Books containing audio synchronized with text.
(d) All training and informational video and multimedia productions which support the agency's mission, regardless of format, that contain visual information necessary for the comprehension of the content, shall be audio described. Product contains no video or multimedia productions. Note : Product displays and plays Digital Talking Books that may contain images with provided text equivalents.
(e) Display or presentation of alternate text presentation or audio descriptions shall be user-selectable unless permanent. Alternate text presentation and audio descriptions is user selectable unless permanent.  

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Section 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed Products - Detail
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template
Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
(a) Self contained products shall be usable by people with disabilities without requiring an end-user to attach Assistive Technology to the product. Personal headsets for private listening are not Assistive Technology. N/A - Product is not self-contained, closed.  
(b) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required. N/A - Product is not self-contained, closed.  
(c) Where a product utilizes touchscreens or contact-sensitive controls, an input method shall be provided that complies with ?1194.23 (k) (1) through (4). N/A - Product is not self-contained, closed.  
(d) When biometric forms of user identification or control are used, an alternative form of identification or activation, which does not require the user to possess particular biological characteristics, shall also be provided. N/A - Product is not self-contained, closed.  
(e) When products provide auditory output, the audio signal shall be provided at a standard signal level through an industry standard connector that will allow for private listening. The product must provide the ability to interrupt, pause, and restart the audio at anytime. N/A - Product is not self-contained, closed.  
(f) When products deliver voice output in a public area, incremental volume control shall be provided with output amplification up to a level of at least 65 dB. Where the ambient noise level of the environment is above 45 dB, a volume gain of at least 20 dB above the ambient level shall be user selectable. A function shall be provided to automatically reset the volume to the default level after every use. N/A - Product is not self-contained, closed.  
(g) Color coding shall not be used as the only means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element. N/A - Product is not self-contained, closed.  
(h) When a product permits a user to adjust color and contrast settings, a range of color selections capable of producing a variety of contrast levels shall be provided. N/A - Product is not self-contained, closed.  
(i) Products shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. N/A - Product is not self-contained, closed.  
(j) (1) Products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used in one location and which have operable controls shall comply with the following: The position of any operable control shall be determined with respect to a vertical plane, which is 48 inches in length, centered on the operable control, and at the maximum protrusion of the product within the 48 inch length on products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used in one location and which have operable controls. N/A - Product is not self-contained, closed.  
(j)(2) Products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used in one location and which have operable controls shall comply with the following: Where any operable control is 10 inches or less behind the reference plane, the height shall be 54 inches maximum and 15 inches minimum above the floor. N/A - Product is not self-contained, closed.  
(j)(3) Products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used in one location and which have operable controls shall comply with the following: Where any operable control is more than 10 inches and not more than 24 inches behind the reference plane, the height shall be 46 inches maximum and 15 inches minimum above the floor. N/A - Product is not self-contained, closed.  
(j)(4) Products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used in one location and which have operable controls shall comply with the following: Operable controls shall not be more than 24 inches behind the reference plane. N/A - Product is not self-contained, closed.  

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Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable Computers - Detail
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template
Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
(a) All mechanically operated controls and keys shall comply with ?1194.23 (k) (1) through (4). N/A - Product is not a Desktop or Portable Computer.  
(b) If a product utilizes touchscreens or touch-operated controls, an input method shall be provided that complies with ?1194.23 (k) (1) through (4). N/A - Product is not a Desktop or Portable Computer.  
(c) When biometric forms of user identification or control are used, an alternative form of identification or activation, which does not require the user to possess particular biological characteristics, shall also be provided. N/A - Product is not a Desktop or Portable Computer.  
(d) Where provided, at least one of each type of expansion slots, ports and connectors shall comply with publicly available industry standards N/A - Product is not a Desktop or Portable Computer.  

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Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria - Detail
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template
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. This product provides modes of operation that do not require user vision.  
(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. This product provides modes of operation that do not require user visual acuity greater than 20/70 using both audio and large print. (See Exception) Exception : Product displays and plays classes of Digital Talking Books containing Audio Only with no text equivalence for content.
(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 This product provides modes of operation that do not require user hearing. (See Exception) Exception : Product displays and plays classes of Digital Talking Books containing Audio Only with no text equivalence for 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. Audio information is not important for the use of this product.  
(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. This product provides modes of operation that do not require user speech.  
(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. This product provides modes of operation that do not require user fine motor control or simultaneous actions.  

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