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    Section 508 Compliance
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    Section 508 requires that when Federal agencies develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology, Federal employees with disabilities have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to the access and use by Federal employees without disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency. Section 508 also requires that individuals with disabilities seeking information or services from a Federal agency have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that provided to the general public, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency.

    Summary

    Guideline Applicability Status Remarks and Explanations
    Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems Applicable End User Designers (C1DataDesigner, C1FlexReportDesigner, C1DictionaryEditor, C1ReportDesigner, C1ThemeDesigner), Windows Viewers (C1ReportsViewer), C1ReportsScheduler, ComponentOne SamplesExplorer, Windows controls (Windows Form, Windows Presentation Foundation, Universal Windows Platform).
    Controls are used to build Windows Form, WPF and Windows Universal Application respectively.
    Section 1194.22 Web-Based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications Applicable Web controls (MVC, HTML, HTML5, Silverlight). Controls are used to build Web-based applications.
    Section 1194.23 Telecommunications Products Not applicable none
    Section 1194.24 Video and Multimedia Products Not applicable none
    Section 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed Products Not applicable none
    Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable Computers Not applicable none
    Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria Applicable End User Designers (C1DataDesigner, C1FlexReportDesigner, C1DictionaryEditor, C1ReportDesigner, C1ThemeDesigner), Windows Viewers (C1ReportsViewer), C1ReportsScheduler, ComponentOne SamplesExplorer, Windows controls (Windows Form, Windows Presentation Foundation, Universal Windows Platform), Web controls (MVC, HTML, HTML5, Silverlight).
    Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation and Support Applicable Documentation and Support.

     

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    GRAPECITY MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THIS DOCUMENT. The following information reflects the general accessibility features of GrapeCity software components as related to the Section 508 standards. If you find that the information is not accurate, or if you have specific accessibility needs that our products do not meet, please contact us and we will attempt to rectify the problem, although we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so in every case.

    Software Applications and Operating Systems

    Section 1194.21

    Criteria Applicability 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. Supported with exceptions Not all screen elements and functions can be performed with keyboard. For example, drag and drop operations require mouse or touch interaction. But in most of such cases application can provide an alternative by showing popup or dialog to edit information or something of this kind.
    (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. Supported The controls do not disrupt or disable industry standard accessibility features of other products.
    (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. Supported with exceptions Some elements in WPF Edition cannot track focus (eg. BarCode, Bitmap, Imaging, OrgChart, FlexChart, and Gauges).
    (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. Supported with exceptions Partial support for Assistive Technology is provided for some interface elements.
    UI Automation for WPF Edition (C1.WPF.Automation) supports some complex controls and all other parts have basic support inherited from MS implementation. It allows  to create a simple coded UI test.
    (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. Supported Image used to identify a programmatic element has a consistent meaning throughout an application's performance.
    (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. Supported Textual information such as text content, caret location, and any text attribute (i.e. bold, italic, size, color, etc.) is available for all the viewer, grids, and input elements.
    (g) Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes. Supported Supports a variety of colors, themes and styles that can be applied to controls.
    (h) When animation is displayed, the information shall be displayable in at least one non-animated presentation mode at the option of the user. Not supported
    (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. Supported
    (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. Supported WPF Edition supports a set of themes with different 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. Supported WPF Edition does not use flashing or blinking text or objects.
    (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. Supported

    Functional Performance Criteria

    Section 1194.31

    Criteria Applicability 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. Supported with exceptions Partial support is provided for assistive technologies like screen readers.
    (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. Supported WPF Edition does not require visual acuity greater than 20/70. It is exposed to magnification tools like the Screen Magnifier that can be used for magnifying the screen. 
    (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 supported C1.WPF.MediaPayer plays video and audio files and requires hearing.
    (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 supported
    (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 WPF Edition does not provide any functionality that make use of 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. Not applicable WPF Edition does not provide any functionality that requires fine motor control or simultaneous action.

    Information, Documentation and Support

    Section 1194.41

    Criteria Applicability Remarks and Explanations
    (a) Product support documentation provided to end-users shall be made available in alternate formats upon request, at no additional charge. Supported Documentation is available in two formats: HTML(Web) and *.PDF
    (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. Supported WPF Edition provides information about accessibility and compatibility features in the documentation. The documentation is exposed to screen readers.
    (c) Support services for products shall accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities. Supported Support services such as telephone, email and forum support are provided to the customers.