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 With Exceptions Most images have the “alt” and “title” tags, such as HTML source “IMG” tags, “alt” is ALT=“”, etc. We will need to identify the remaining non-text elements that require text alternatives for all images on the site
(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation. Not Applicable There is no multimedia used in the application
(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 All information can be printed in black and white, or viewed on a black and white monitor. Links are not distinguished by color alone, an underline also appears before they can be clicked
(d) Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet. Supports Style sheets can be turned off and the application remains functional
(e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map. Not Applicable  
    There are no server-side image maps used in the application
(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 There are no client-side maps used in the application
(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables. Support With Exceptions Row and Column headers are identified in all tables throughout the application, certain tags such as “th” need to substitute “td” tags
(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. Supports With Exceptions Some use of attributes such as “head” and “id” is used, but the “th”, “axis”, and others need to be added.
(i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation Supports There is no use of frames in the government version of the application. Wherever they are used, they are identified through the “title” attribute of the <frame> or <iframe> element
(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 We do not make use of any animated gif’s, Java applets, or third-party plug-ins
(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 With Exceptions The style sheets can be turned off for text only viewing. The screen font may have to be lowered to reduce text size, but other than that all normal functions of the application are available for use. A link to an alternative text only page needs to be established to activate this feature on every page.
(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 With Exceptions HTML INPUT elements contain the ‘onclick’ event handler, and FORM elements contain ‘onsubmit’ event handler. The missing item is that we will need to validate all pages with forms contain a privacy policy link, and that the web site privacy policy is available for viewing without digging through the site
(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 All page content is browser based. Most pages that have links to files contain the specified text indicating the type of file. Some downloads from our system require to be read in Excel or PDF. A link to the reader or plug-in needs to be established on those pages
(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 With Exceptions On a few pages, the INPUT Elements TEXT, PASSWORD, IMAGE need to be changed in our forms to use use the ‘accesskey’ and ‘tabindex’ attributes wherever it makes sense.
(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links. Supports With Exceptions This element needs to be inserted in the include directory for serving as a global template
(p) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required. Does Not Support Will need to be implemented