Voluntary Product Accessibility Template iSpring Presenter 7 Section 508 Compliance

iSpring software allows you to accommodate your learners special needs, and our company provides detailed info on Section 508 compliancy using the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT). Please see the table below describing iSpring Presenter compatibility with Section 508 accessibility standards.

Summary Table

Guideline Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
Section 1194.21
Software Applications and Operating Systems
Applicable Supports with exceptions
Section 1194.22
Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications
Applicable Supports with exceptions
Section 1194.23 Telecommunications Products Not applicable
Section 1194.24
Video and Multimedia Products
Applicable Supports
Section 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed Products Not applicable
Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable Computers Not applicable
Section 1194.31
Functional Performance Criteria
Applicable Supports with exceptions
Section 1194.41
Information, Documentation, and Support
Applicable Supports

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems

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. Authoring: Supports with exceptions Most commands and functions in the iSpring Presenter 7 user interface are accessible by keyboard or through the application menu or customizable shortcuts. However, there are some exceptions, including:
Focus movements on controls of Presentation Explorer and Narration Editor.
Some controls, such as video narration clips, are not reachable using a keyboard alone.
Output: Supports with exceptions Most elements of iSpring Presenter 7 output are accessible via screen readers with some exceptions. Quizzes and Surveys do not support Assistive Technology.
(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. Supports iSpring Presenter 7 does not disrupt or disable accessibility features.
(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. Authoring: Supports with exceptions Focus can be exposed visually or programmatically with some exceptions, including:
Controls in Presenter and Resources dialog windows don’t indicate focus and it cannot be set programmatically.
HTML5-based output: Supports with exceptions Focus can be exposed visually or programmatically on PowerPoint slides. The indication of focus is shown when a screen reader is activated.
(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. Authoring: Supports with exceptions Some inputs and controls in the iSpring Presenter 7 interface do not provide sufficient information to Assistive Technology. Play, Stop, Previous Slide and Next Slide buttons in the Record Audio/Video dialog do not provide identity information. Some Sync controls are missing identity information in Narration Editor. The buttons for controlling media resources and answer cases in QuizMaker editor don’t have a text equivalent.
HTML5-based output: Supports with exceptions Sufficient information is available for controls in the iSpring Presenter Player and presentation content with some exceptions, including:
Text labels are not available for buttons Play, volume control and Full screen.
Quizzes and Surveys don’t support Assistive Technology.
(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. Authoring: Supports  
HTML5-based output: Supports It’s possible to set ALT text for PowerPoint content.
(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. Authoring: Supports with exceptions With the exception of some text input controls in certain dialog boxes, text information is available to Assistive Technology.
HTML5-based output: Supports with exceptions Quizzes and Surveys do not support Assistive Technology.
(g) Applications shall not override user-selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes. Authoring: Supports with exceptions The iSpring Presenter 7 interface provides nearly full support for Windows High Contrast mode with the exception of some dialog boxes. Quiz editor does not inherit user display settings.
Output: Does not support The Player does not inherit user display 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. Authoring: Not applicable The iSpring Presenter 7 interface does not use animation.
Output: Supports Animations are optional. Authors can create a content without animations.
(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. Authoring: Supports The iSpring Presenter 7 user interface never uses a color solely for conveying information. There is always an image or a caption for controls.
Output: Supports The iSpring Presenter player interface never uses a color solely for conveying information. There is always an image or a caption for controls.
A content author can duplicate color information with other methods.
(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. Authoring: Not applicable The iSpring Presenter 7 does not permit the user to adjust color and contrast settings.
Output: Not applicable It is not possible for users to adjust color and contrast settings in the iSpring Presenter player. However, content creator may use contrast colors as a player theme.
(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. Authoring: Supports The iSpring Presenter 7 user interface does not use flashing or blinking text, objects, or other elements.
Output: Supports Animations are optional for the output content. Author can create presentations without animations. Moreover, there is a special option in Publish settings that will disregard all animations.
(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. Authoring: Supports with exceptions Most of the control elements and forms in the iSpring Presenter 7 user interface can be used with just a keyboard and provide sufficient information for Assistive Technology with some exceptions.
Output: Does not support  

Section 1194.22 Web-Based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications

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). HTML5-based output: Supports with exceptions

Alternate text descriptions can be attached to images in PowerPoint, and these descriptions are available to assistive technology in iSpring Presenter 7 generated content.

Alternate text information is not available for some auto-generated content and inserted media objects, such as Flash Movies, Web Objects and Background images.

(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation. Supports A course author can provide synchronized captions for audio and video narrations.
(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 iSpring Presenter 7 allows to create presentations where a color is not the only way for conveying information.
(d) Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet. Supports iSpring Presenter 7 generated content is readable without requiring an associated style sheet.
(e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map. Not applicable iSpring Presenter 7 does not create server-side image maps.
(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 iSpring Presenter 7 does not create server-side image maps.
(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables. Not applicable iSpring Presenter 7 presentations do not contain data tables.
(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 iSpring Presenter 7 presentations do not contain data tables.
(i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation. Not applicable iSpring Presenter 7 does not create frames.
(j) Pages shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. Supports By default iSpring Presenter 7 does not create content that causes the screen to flicker at a frequency greater than 2Hz or lower than 55Hz.
(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. Supports Authors can create text-only versions of their presentations.
(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 Content elements in the iSpring Presenter player include functional text that can be read by Assistive Technology.
(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). Not applicable The HTML5 content support is performed by an Internet browser without third-party plugins.
(n) When electronic forms are designed to be completed online, 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. Does not support  
(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links. HTML5-based output: Supports with exceptions iSpring Presenter 7 provides a show/hide button, which enables users to skip many navigation options.
(p) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required. Supports

Playback controls in the iSpring Presenter player user interface allow users to pause slides, move forward and backwards.

An author can turn on time restrictions, however, it’s optional.

Section 1194.24 Video and Multimedia Products

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. Not applicable iSpring Presenter 7 does not include display ha rdware.
(b) Television tuners, including tuner cards for use in computers, shall be equipped with secondary audio program playback circuitry. Not applicable iSpring Presenter 7 does not include television tuner hardware.
(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. Supports iSpring Presenter 7 allows authors to add a video with open captions. Slide Notes can duplicate audio information in a written form.
(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. Supports An author can synchronize text with audio and video.
(e) Display or presentation of alternate text presentation or audio descriptions shall be user-selectable unless permanent. Supports Alternate text can be displayed or hidden using Player interface.

Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria

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. Authoring: Supports with exceptions Many controls in the iSpring Presenter 7 user interface are accessible to screen readers. However, some of their functions cannot be accessed with a keyboard.
HTML5-based output: Supports with exceptions The main controls in the iSpring Presenter 7 player user interface can be accessible with a keyboard and provide sufficient Assistive Technology information with some exclusions. Quizzes and surveys are not supported. A slide content can be audio narrated.
(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. Authoring: Supports with exceptions Most items of iSpring Presenter 7 support Screen Magnifiers. Some modes don’t utilize programmatic focus control, including:
Switching between audio and video tracks in Narration Editor.
Output: Supports In most cases the Player and generated content provide sufficient indication of focus to screen magnifier users with some exceptions, including:
Player controls, depending on the skin used, may not provide a sufficient visual indication of focus. A slide content can be audio narrated.
(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. Authoring: Supports The iSpring Presenter 7 user interface does not require user hearing.
Output: Supports It is possible to add slide notes or captions to slides containing audio or video.
(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. Authoring: Supports The iSpring Presenter 7 user interface does not require user hearing.
Output: Supports It is possible to add slide notes or captions to slides containing audio.
(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. Supports Authoring tools and generated content 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. Authoring: Supports with exceptions Certain controls in the iSpring Presenter 7 interface are difficult to reach using a keyboard alone.
Output: Supports with exceptions Some operations, such as drag and drop in quizzes, may require fine motor control and no keyboard alternative is available.

Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation, and Support

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 iSpring provides electronic version of a user manual.
(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 The description of accessibility features is included in the documentation. iSpring provides electronic version of a user manual.
(c) Support services for products shall accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities. Supports Support is provided via email and phone. Service TTY is not provided.