Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility

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Nessus 508 Compliance - Summary Table

Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

Updated December 17, 2014

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Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and Explanations
Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet information and applications Supported:

Please refer to attached VPAT

Section 1194.24 Video and Multi-media Products Not applicable with exemptions. Tenable products do not use multimedia except as covered in section 1194.21 and 1194.22.
Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable Computers Not applicable Tenable products, except the Tenable Hardware Appliance, are wholly software and web-based as defined under 1194.21 and 1194.22. The Tenable Hardware Appliance is covered under 1194.21, 1194.22, 1194.25 and 1194.31.
Section 1194.41 Information, documentation, and support

Supported:

Please refer to attached VPAT.

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems –
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Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and Explanations
(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 with minor exceptions:

The product is browser-based; therefore the browser that is used will determine how well the application interacts with other applications.

Internet Explorer supports Windows Accessibility features and additional features that make Internet Explorer more accessible for people with disabilities. Firefox and Google Chrome also support features that make them more accessible for people with disabilities.
(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:

See 1194.22 (a).

(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 with exceptions:

Textual information can be provided through operating system functions, but some limitations exist for displaying text as rendered by the application.

This may depend on the browser that is used to access the product.
(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 product does not include animation.

((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:

This functionality is not permitted to the user.

(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:

Addressed throughout section 1194.22.

Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet Information and Applications -
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Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and Explanations
(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation. Not applicable
(d) Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet. Unsupported
(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 applications do not include the use of client-side image maps.

(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:

Header cells and data cells are properly identified in markup.

(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:

The product does not include the use of blinking or flashing user interface elements.

(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:

All pages in the product are generated using JavaScript. Text-only pages are not provided because the application either supports the other provisions of this part, or specific parts are Not applicable to the application.

The product will not work with scripts turned off.
(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 or within the structural markup.

(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 product does not include the use of timed responses.

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
(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.

Not applicable:

These settings are supported through the browser.

Users of Microsoft Windows operating systems can access Magnifier in the Accessibility Options. A third-party Assistive Technology may also be used.
(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 product does not provide information as audio.

(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

Standard Criteria and Checklist Questions Supporting Features Remarks and Explanations
(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. Meets standard A description of accessibility and compatibility product features will be made available in PDF, Microsoft Word, HTML, or ASCII text format upon request, at no additional charge.