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ADA Compliance

This Voluntary Product Accessibility Template, or VPAT, is a tool that administrators and decision-makers can use to evaluate Study.com's conformance with the accessibility standards under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Act WCAG 2.0 AA Standards.

Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet information and applications - Detail
VPAT™
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template®
Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
A text equivalent for every non-text element shall be provided (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content). Supports with Exceptions Some elements do not yet have descriptive equivalents.
Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation. Supported Closed captioning and transcripts are available.
Web pages shall be designed so that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup. Supported Icons and Context provide information beyond color use.
Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet. Supported Pages are navigable and well-structured, however some have extraneous text and delayed layout
Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map. Supported We do not use server-side image maps.
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. Supported We do not use server-side image maps
Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables. Supports with Exceptions Most tables have column headers
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. Supports No tables have two levels or more.
Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation Supports Study.com does not use Frames.
Pages shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. Supports Study.com does not cause flicker
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 Exceptions There are currently no text-only versions of our pages, however lessons contain the entire transcript of the lesson and video use is not required
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 Supported We do not make heavy use of custom components
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). Supports Study.com does not require any plugins to function in modern browsers
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. Supports with Exceptions Many forms are standard HTML with well-formed markup; error messages are clearly displayed and identified
A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links. Supports with Exceptions Content is the main element of the page and navigation is straightforward
When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required. Supported Site use is not timed.