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Section 508 Compliance Statement

Section 508 of the United States Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by Congress in the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, requires that electronic and information technology used by Federal agencies be accessible to people with disabilities.

MVS Solutions is covered under section 1194.21 (Software Applications and Operating Systems) of Section 508 and is fully compliant with the guidelines set forth in Section 508. This page provides information about MVS Solutions' compliance, including a complete Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) documenting compliance.

All of MVS Solutions' capabilities are accessible to persons with disabilities through MVS Solutions' command line interface and plain ASCII output options. In addition, MVS Solutions is interoperable with common assistive technologies for vision-impaired users.


Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)

Summary Table

Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems Supported See section 1194.21 detail table below
Section 1194.22 Web-based internet information and applications Supported See Section 1194.22 detail table below
Section 1194.23 Telecommunications Products Not Applicable  
Section 1194.24 Video and Multimedia Products Not Applicable  
Section 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed Products Supported See section 1194.25 detail table below
Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable Computers Not Applicable  
Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria Supported See section 1194.31 detail table below
Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation and Support Supported See section 1194.41 detail table below

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems - Detail

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. Not Applicable  
(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 No features of any other products or operating systems are disrupted or disabled by Stata.
(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. Not Applicable  
(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. Not Applicable  
(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. Not Applicable  
(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 Standard operating system functions are used to output text by Stata. Output is available as plain ASCII text and may easily be accepted by Assistive Technology, such as a Screen Reader. Text input location at the text input caret is set and available using standard operating system functions.
(g) Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes. Not Applicable  
(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 Applicable  
(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 All output in Stata is available as noncolor-coded plain ASCII text. In addition, visual elements such as tool buttons and icons are also identified with textual tooltips to convey their meaning.
(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. Not Applicable  
(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 Stata does not use flashing or blinking text at any time.
(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. Not Applicable  

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 Only where needed
(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation. ??  
(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  
(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. Not Applicable  
(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. Supported  
(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. 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.
(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links. Supported  
(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 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed Products - Detail

Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
(a) Self-contained products shall be usable by people with disabilities without requiring an end-user to attach Assistive Technology to the product. Personal headsets for private listening are not Assistive Technology. Supported  
(b) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required. Supported  
(c) Where a product utilizes touch screens or contact-sensitive controls, an input method shall be provided that complies with #1194.23 (k) (1) through (4). Not Applicable  
(d) When biometric forms of user identification or control are used, an alternative form of identification or activation, which does not require the user to possess particular biological characteristics, shall also be provided. Not Applicable  
(e) When products provide auditory output, the audio signal shall be provided at a standard signal level through an industry standard connector that will allow for private listening. The product must provide the ability to interrupt, pause, and restart the audio at any time. Not Applicable  
(f) When products deliver voice output in a public area, incremental volume control shall be provided with output amplification up to a level of at least 65 dB. Where the ambient noise level of the environment is above 45dB, a volume gain of at least 20 dB above the ambient shall be user selectable. A function shall be provided to automatically reset the volume to the default level after every use. Not Applicable  
(g) 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  
(h)When a product permits a user to adjust color and contrast settings, a range of color selections capable of producing a variety of contrast levels shall be provided.  
(i) Products shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2Hz and lower than 55Hz. Supported  
(j)(1) Products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used in one location and which have operable controls shall comply with the following: The position of any operable control shall be determined with respect to a vertical plane, which is 48 inches in length, centered on the operable control, and at the maximum protrusion of the product within the 48 inch length on products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used in one location and which have operable controls. Not Applicable  
(j)(2) Products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used in one location and which have operable controls shall comply with the following: Where any operable control is 10 inches or less behind the reference plane, the height shall be 54 inches maximum and 15 inches minimum above the floor. Not Applicable  
(j)(3) Products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used in one location and which have operable controls shall comply with the following: Where any operable control is more than 10 inches and not more than 24 inches behind the reference plane, the height shall be 46 inches maximum and 15 inches minimum above the floor. Not Applicable  
(j)(4) Products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used in one location and which have operable controls shall comply with the following: Operable controls shall not be more than 24 inches behind the reference plane. Not Applicable  

Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria - 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 All features may be accessed by text input, and all results may be accessed as plain ASCII text. Assistive Technology can allow visually impaired people to submit commands via voice input or other means and can allow plain text results to be presented via speech synthesis or a Braille display.
(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 Using standard operating system features, enlarged print output is available in Stata. In addition, support for Assistive Technology is provided to allow users with visual acuity less than 20/70 to submit commands and retrieve results.
(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 Applicable MVS Solutions produces no sounds, and hearing is not necessary to use MVS Solutions' products.
(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 Stata produces no sounds, and hearing is not necessary to use Stata.
(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 All features of Stata may be accessed via keyboard text input. User speech is not required to access the full functionality of Stata.
(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 Stata interoperates with Assistive Technology to allow input of commands and retrieval of results via such methods as speech synthesis, speech interpretation, and any other Assistive Technology method that may submit plain text commands and present plain text results.

Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation and Support - Detail

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. Supported  
(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  
(c) Support services for products shall accommodate the communication needs to end-users with disabilities. Supported