Accessibility

PowerCom Accessibility Information

As of: 12/8/2008 the PowerCom addresses the Section 508 standards as follow:

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Summary Table
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
Supported
Section 1194.22 Web-based internet information and applications
Not Applicable
PowerCom is not considered a web-based internet information and applications.
Section 1194.23 Telecommunications Products
Not Applicable
PowerCom is not considered a telecommunications product according to the definition in 1194.23.
Section 1194.24 Video and Multi-media Products
 
PowerCom does not use multimedia except as covered in section 1194.21.
Section 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed Products
Not Applicable
PowerCom is not a self-contained product according to the definition in Section 1194.25.
Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable Computers
 
PowerCom is software as defined under section 1194.21
Supported
Section 1194.41 (a) Information, Documentation and Support
Supported

 

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems - Detail
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
Supported with exceptions:
PowerCom is an Office PowerPoint 2007 add-in. PowerCom inherits Office 2007 feature that supports Windows® accessibility features including StickyKeys, FilterKeys, MouseKeys, SerialKeys, and ToggleKeys.

Keyboard access is provided in a number of areas throughout PowerCom for Office PowerPoint 2007. Keyboard shortcuts, shortcut keys, and menu commands are available in PowerCom for Office PowerPoint 2007.

PowerCom for Office PowerPoint 2007 Help functionality includes an accessible reference guide for keyboard accessibility.

PowerCom for Office PowerPoint 2003 Keyboard Accelerators no longer work. Instead, use the new Office PowerPoint 2007 keyboard commands and keytips.

Additionally, keyboard access is limited in Slide Master via the keyboard and when using motion paths.

Supported:
 
Supported with exceptions:
PowerCom for Office PowerPoint 2007 supports Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) and the system caret in all instances with some exceptions involving inconsistent or loss of focus when switching between panes and using the slide canvas.

PowerCom for Office 2007 version, when click Poller, the Poller ribbon will not automatically switch on, user has to click the Poller Ribbon to change focus.

Supported with exceptions:
PowerCom for Office PowerPoint 2007 supports MSAA for all user interface elements with the exception of Presenter View controls which do not have MSAA support.

“Reuse Slides” task pane library does not expose the “Go” button thru MSAA.

“Publish Slide” dialog does not provide the sort state of headers thru MSAA.

Supported:
 
Supported:
 
Supported:
 
Supported:
 
Supported with exception:
When base station lost connection with computer, Poller Box back ground change to red and a popup message will be displayed.
Result graphic display is not supported.
Demographic display is not supported.
Supported:
 
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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.
Supported with exceptions:
Commonly-used Assistive Technology (AT) may be used with PowerCom for Office PowerPoint 2007. Users of AT should contact their AT vendor to assess the compatibility of their product with Microsoft products and to learn how to adjust their settings to optimize interoperability.*

In PowerCom for Office PowerPoint 2007 the viewer slideshow UI is not accessible to screen reader assistive aids.

(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:
Users of Windows® operating systems can change the DPI settings or access Magnifier in the Accessibility Options or via the Ease of Access section.
(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
Supported:
 
(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.
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.
Supported:
 
(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.
Supported with exceptions:
PowerCom for Office PowerPoint 2007 supports operating system tools such as StickyKeys and FilterKeys, as well as assistive technology that supports MSAA (save for the exceptions noted in 1194.21).

 

Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation, and Support - Detail
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
Section 1194.41 (a) Product Support Documentation provided to end-users shall be made available in alternate formats upon request, at no additional charge.
Supported

Documentation for the PowerCom programs is provided in digital format, both with the products and on the PowerCom Online Web site (http://www.powercomars.com) at no additional charge.
The documentation on PowerCom Online is most accessible when it is browsed by using Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 6.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 1.5, Netscape Navigator 6.0 or later, and Safari on Mac.
Technical troubleshooting information is also available on the Microsoft Help and Support Web site (http://www.powercomars.com) at no additional charge.
PowerCom Web site provides mechanisms by which customers can provide feedback about the content, including suggestions for additional information that may help people with disabilities.

Section 1194.41 (b) Accessibility and Compatibility Features. 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
Documentation for the PowerCom includes information about the accessibility features and options that are available in the program, customization options for the program, and a list of keyboard shortcuts for using program features. This information is also available on the PowerCom Online Web site (http://www.powercomars.com) at no additional charge.
1194.41 (c) Support Services for products shall accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities.
Supported:
PowerCom Customer Service and Support is familiar with such features as keyboard access and other options that are important to people with disabilities.

 

This document is for informational purposes only. DSI MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THIS DOCUMENT.

© 2008 Dynamic Services International, Inc. All rights reserved. PowerCom is a registered trademark of Dynamic Services International, Inc. Microsoft, Microsoft Office system, Office Logo, Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Windows, and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. The information contained in this document represents the current view of Dynamic Services International, Inc. on the issues discussed as of the date of publication. Because DSI must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of DSI, and DSI cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information presented after the date of publication.

Revised December 9, 2008. DSI regularly updates its websites and provides new information about the accessibility of products as that information becomes available

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