Last Updated: Sept. 5, 2018.
As of July 1st, 2014, Web Forms and Associated Public Pages created through the FormAssembly application satisfy the technical standards of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. 794d.
The technical standards for compliance with Section 508 are defined in Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 36, Part 1194. Web Forms and Associated Public Pages created with FormAssembly satisfy the technical criteria for Web-based intranet and internet information and applications at 36 CFR §1194.22 and Functional performance criteria at 36 CFR §1194.31.
FormAssembly Inc. does not make any compliance statement for parts of the FormAssembly application intended for form creators, including the form builder and the form management features.
For more information on Section 508 or WCAG 2.0 compliance, please contact FormAssembly Inc. at email@example.com.
The following definitions apply to this statement:
Web Forms. Any form created via the FormAssembly application and displayed to web users over an internet connection.
Associated Public Pages. Any web page served by the FormAssembly application that can be accessed through the course of a web user filling out and submitting a form (for instance, the submission confirmation page).
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template
Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet information and applications – Detail
|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).||Supported||Alternative text is provided for all non-text elements in the form.|
|(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation.||Not applicable|
|(c) Web pages shall be designed so that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup.||Supported|
|(d) Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet.||Supported||The forms perform their intended function even when the style sheets are disabled.|
|(e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map.||Not applicable|
|(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|
|(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables.||Supported|
|(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.||Supported|
|(i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation||Supported|
|(j) Pages shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz.||Supported|
|(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.||Not applicable|
|(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|
|(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.||Supported||The form information, the field elements, and the functionality required for completion and submission are conformant and accessible through assistive technology.|
|(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links.||Not applicable|
|(p) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required.||Not applicable|
Section 1194.31 Functional Performance – Detail
|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||An audio alternative to CAPTCHA is provided.|
|(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.
|(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.||Not applicable|
|(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.