Voluntary Product Accessibility Template – PowerBroker Auditing & Security Suite

The VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template) product is a tool developed by ITIC – Information Technology Industry Council and government GSA – Government Services Administration to help facilitate the market research responsibilities of Federal IT professionals, by enabling government requestors to compare vendor products. Below please find the BeyondTrust VPAT statement for BeyondTrust PowerBroker Auditing & Security Suite.
Date: April 11, 2016
Product Name: PowerBroker Auditing & Security Suite
Version: V4.0

Summary Table Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems Supported, PowerBroker Management Suite (PBMS) 4.x Windows Application for Desktop and Servers
Section 1194.22 Web-based internet information and applications Supported, PowerBroker Management Suite Web Console (PBMS) 4.x Optional reporting console for PBMS
Section 1194.23 Telecommunications Products Not Applicable
Section 1194.24 Video and Multi-media Products Not Applicable
Section 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed Products Not Applicable
Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable Computers Not Applicable
Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria Supported, Attached VPAT PowerBroker Management Suite (PBMS) 4.x

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

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. Supported The solution is a Windows Application that supports keyboard navigation and input once focus has been established with the application.
(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 The solution does not disrupt or disable and accessibility features in the OS or installed after market.
(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. Supported Input fields are properly highlighted for focus while navigating through the solution.
(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. Supported Graphical elements have supporting text to present the form, fit, and function of action or task.
(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. Supported The use bitmaps are used consistently throughout the product for identification and meaning.
(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 All textual information is displayed through the operating system and best practices for implementation. All minimum information requirements are met throughout the solution.
(g) Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes. Supported The application uses the OS defined settings for contrast, color, and fonts
(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 The solution does not use any animation to convey information
(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 When color is used to convey information, text is used as an alternative indicator
(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 The solution does not provide the option to adjust color and contrast settings – it uses the OS defined settings
(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. Not Applicable The solution does not use any flashing or blinking text to convey messages.
(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. Supported Electronic forms support these functions.

Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet Information and Applications - Detail Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

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 A text equivalent is provided via alt description for every non-text element
(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation. Not Applicable The application does not employ multimedia files
(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 When color is used to convey information, text is used as an alternative indicator
(d) Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet. Supported Style sheets are used for presentation effects and styling, but the audit data document is still understandable
(e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map. Not Applicable The solution does not include the use of 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 The solution does not include the use of client-side image maps.
(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 Table cells are associated with the appropriate column and row headers
(i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation Not Applicable The solution does not use HTML Frames for rendering data
(j) Pages shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. Not Applicable No elements on the page flicker at a rate of 2 to 55 cycles per second
(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 All information in the solution is conveyed with text, so a text-only page is not required
(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. Supported
(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 solution does not require any applet, plug-in or other application be present
(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 Form fields are displayed in a logical tab order and all information necessary to properly complete the form is viewable on the page and can be navigated with a keyboard, mouse, and assistive technology.
(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links. Not Applicable The solution does not use a repetitive navigation section.
(p) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required. Not Applicable The solution has no timed based response required input.
Note to 1194.22: The Board interprets paragraphs (a) through (k) of this section as consistent with the following priority 1 Checkpoints of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG 1.0) (May 5 1999) published by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium: Paragraph (a) - 1.1, (b) - 1.4, (c) - 2.1, (d) - 6.1, (e) - 1.2, (f) - 9.1, (g) - 5.1, (h) - 5.2, (i) - 12.1, (j) - 7.1, (k) - 11.4.

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 Comments The solution does allow screen reader solutions to assist with operations for individuals that are visually impaired or blind.
(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 Microsoft Windows operating systems can access Magnifier in the Accessibility Options. A 3rd party Assistive Technology may also be used.
(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 The solution does not contain any audible alerts
(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 The solution does not utilize or employ any audio or audio information
(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 The solution does not require any speech for normal operation
(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 The solution does not require fine motor controls or simultaneous actions – can be run with simple keystrokes (eg: alphanumeric keys, tab, ALT, CTRL)

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

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 Documentation is provided in PDF format only, however alternate formats can be made available upon request at no additional charge
(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 of end-users with disabilities. Supported BeyondTrust provides technical support via e-mail, voice (telephone), documentation, online Support Portal.
Software Applications and Operating Systems (1194.21) Most of the specifications for software pertain to usability for people with vision impairments. For example, one standard requires alternative keyboard navigation, which is essential for people with vision impairments who cannot rely on pointing devices, such as a mouse. Overview of Software Application and Operating Systems standards:
  • Execute product functions from a keyboard, when software is designed to run on a system with a keyboard and the function or the result of performing the function can be discerned textually.
  • Do not disrupt or disable activated accessibility features of other products, where those features developed and documented according to industry standards. Do not disrupt or disable activated accessibility features of any operating system, where application-programming interface for those features has been documented by the operating system manufacturer and is available to the product developer.
  • Visual focus indicators. Provide well-defined and programmatically exposed visual focus indicator for interactive interface elements as input focus changes so assistive technology can track focus and focus changes.
  • User interface element. Provide information to enable assistive technology to understand the identify, operation, and state of the element. When an image represents a program element, information conveyed by the image must also be available in text.
  • Bitmap images. Must be assigned consistent meaning throughout application's performance when used to identify controls, status indicators, or other programmatic elements.
  • Textual information. Provide textual information through operating system functions for displaying text, including text content, text input caret location, and text attributes.
  • Display attributes. Do not override user-selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes.
  • Animation. Display information in at least one non-animated presentation mode at option of user when animation displayed.
  • Color coding. Do not use color coding as only means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element.
  • Color and contrast settings. Provide variety of color selections capable of producing a range of contrast levels when a product permits a user to adjust color and contrast settings.
  • Flashing or blinking text. Do 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.
  • Electronic forms. Provide a format that allows access via assistive technology to information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including directions and cues.