Voluntary Product Accessibility Template – Retina Network Security Scanner

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. In recognition and support of the “Electronic and Information Accessibility Standards” defined by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, BeyondTrust publishes accessibility self-assessments of our products using VPATs. BeyondTrust’s engineering teams update the VPATs for their products during each major release cycle to reflect accessibility improvements contained in the latest release.
Date: January 4, 2016
Product Name: Retina Network Security Scanner
Version: 5.23

Summary Table Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems Supported, Retina Network Security Scanner 5.x Windows Application
Section 1194.22 Web-based internet information and applications Not applicable
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 - Appliance exception BeyondTrust Appliances are self-contained software with no user serviceable parts. The software installed is covered in 1194.21 and 1194.31.
Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria Supported, Attached VPAT Retina Network Security Scanner 5.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
(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 of tool tips and descriptions is used consistently throughout the product for navigation, performance, 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
(g) Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes. Supported
(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 Color-coding is supported by the style, shape, and text of bitmaps to convey information.
(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 have any functions that require or related to the adjusting of color and contrast for normal operations.
(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

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). Not applicable The solution is not a web-based application.
(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation. Not applicable The solution is not a web-based application nor provides any multimedia content.
(c) Web pages shall be designed so that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup. Not applicable The solution is not a web-based application.
(d) Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet. Supported with comments The solution is not a web-based application. Data export to web based solutions does not require a style sheet either.
(e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map. Supported with comments The solution is not a web based application and text links provided as output provide full text references.
(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 is not a web-based application.
(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables. Supported with comments The solution is not a web-based application but tables and forms rendered in exported HTML do provide proper labels for rows and columns.
(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 with comments The solution is not a web-based application and all data export does not contain any nested tables.
(I) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation Not applicable The solution is not a web-based application nor does any data export contain frames.
(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
(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 with comments All data export into web-based content also can be exported in plain text that is functionality equivalent using standard flat file formats.
(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 The solution is not a web-based application.
(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). Supported with comments Web page content can be displayed in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word, and Adobe Acrobat PDF. Accessibility features in each of these products complies per individual vendor with 1194.21.
(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. Not applicable The solution does not contain any online forms or web hosted content.
(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links. Supported with comments Data exported to web based forms allows navigation using a web browser that supports accessibility features referenced 1194.22.
(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 use.
(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
(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

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 with conditional exceptions Documentation can be provided in hard copy and electronic formats that are compatible with accessibility technology.
(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 with conditional exceptions This is supported to the extent that technical support can properly use diagnostic tools to support the solution.

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:
  • Keyboard. 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.
  • Compatibility. 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.