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Revised Edition Section 508 accessibility compliance

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template® (VPAT®)

Revised Section 508 Edition

Version 2.2

July 2018

About This Document 1

ARCHICAD 22 Accessibility Conformance Report 2

Revised Section 508 Report 11

About This Document

The VPAT is provided in four editions based on the guidelines/standards being evaluated. This is the Revised Section 508 edition of the VPAT. It includes the following standards/guidelines:

If you need a different combination of standards/guidelines then use the appropriate alternate edition of the VPAT found on https://www.itic.org/policy/accessibility/vpat. The choices are WCAG, Revised 508, EN 301 549 and International that includes all three.

“Voluntary Product Accessibility Template” and “VPAT,” including the template format, are Federally Registered Service Marks of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI). VPAT 2.2 users agree not to deviate materially from the template format provided by ITI, and to use the service mark (“®”) where appropriate.

ARCHICAD 22 Accessibility Conformance Report

Revised Section 508 Edition

VPAT® Version 2.2 – July 2018

Name of Product/Version: ARCHICAD 22

Product Description: Architectural BIM CAD software

Date: 20 November 2018

Contact information: GRAPHISOFT Product Management/+36704110903 /

Evaluation Methods Used: Hands-on keyboard operation, code and visual inspection

Applicable Standards/Guidelines

This report covers the degree of conformance for the following accessibility standard/guidelines:

Standard/Guideline

Included In Report

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, at http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-WCAG20-20081211/

Level A (Yes)

Level AA (Yes)

Level AAA (No)

Revised Section 508 standards as published by the U.S. Access Board in the Federal Register on January 18, 2017

Corrections to the ICT Final Rule as published by the US Access Board in the Federal Register on January 22, 2018

(Yes)

Terms

The terms used in the Conformance Level information are defined as follows:

WCAG 2.0 Report

Tables 1 and 2 also document conformance with:

Note: When reporting on conformance with the WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria, they are scoped for full pages, complete processes, and accessibility-supported ways of using technology as documented in the WCAG 2.0 Conformance Requirements.

Table 1: Success Criteria, Level A

Criteria

Conformance Level

Remarks and Explanations

1.1.1 Non-text Content (Level A)

All non-text content that is presented to the user has a text alternative that serves the equivalent purpose, except for the situations listed below. (Level A)

  • Controls, Input: If non-text content is a control or accepts user input, then it has a name that describes its purpose. (Refer to Guideline 4.1 for additional requirements for controls and content that accepts user input.)
  • Time-Based Media: If non-text content is time-based media, then text alternatives at least provide descriptive identification of the non-text content. (Refer to Guideline 1.2 for additional requirements for media.)
  • Test: If non-text content is a test or exercise that would be invalid if presented in text, then text alternatives at least provide descriptive identification of the non-text content.
  • Sensory: If non-text content is primarily intended to create a specific sensory experience, then text alternatives at least provide descriptive identification of the non-text content.
  • CAPTCHAIf the purpose of non-text content is to confirm that content is being accessed by a person rather than a computer, then text alternatives that identify and describe the purpose of the non-text content are provided, and alternative forms of CAPTCHA using output modes for different types of sensory perception are provided to accommodate different disabilities.
  • Decoration, Formatting, Invisible: If non-text content is pure decoration, is used only for visual formatting, or is not presented to users, then it is implemented in a way that it can be ignored by assistive technology.

Supports

The product does not use the following:

  • Non-text time-based media
  • CAPTCHA
  • Tests that contain non-textual content
  • Sensory non-text content
  • Decorative non-text content

Non-text content functioning as a control or for the purpose of accepting software specific user input (e.g. via ARCHICAD elements icons) do provide a text alternative by default, either by a fixed position (usually next to the non-text content) or via mouse hover over respective non-text content. The default settings of non-text content and their support by text alternatives can be individually toggled by the user in the work environment settings of the software.

Non-text content such as drawing-related elements (doors, walls, etc.) provide consistent equivalent textual information via mouse hover only.

1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded) (Level A)

Not Applicable

1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded) (Level A)

Not Applicable

1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded) (Level A)

Not Applicable

1.3.1 Info and Relationships (Level A)

1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence (Level A)

1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics (Level A)

1.3.1 Info and Relationships: Information, structure, and relationships conveyed through presentation can be programmatically determined or are available in text. (Level A)

1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence: When the sequence in which content is presented affects its meaning, a correct reading sequence can be programmatically determined. (Level A)

1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics: Instructions provided for understanding and operating content do not rely solely on sensory characteristics of components such as shape, size, visual location, orientation, or sound. (Level A)

Supports

Information conveyed through presentation (e.g. rendering of the content in a form to be perceived by users) can be programmatically determined to extract and present this information to users in different modalities (e.g. textual descriptions of the presentation)

The product does not present content whose meaning is affected by its sequence.

Instructions provided for general understanding and operations based on content is not solely relying on sensory characteristics but also on numerical and textual information.

1.4.1 Use of Color (Level A)

Color is not used as the only visual means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element. (Level A)

Supports

Color is not used as the only visual means of conveying information.

1.4.2 Audio Control (Level A)

If any audio on a Web page plays automatically for more than 3 seconds, either a mechanism is available to pause or stop the audio, or a mechanism is available to control audio volume independently from the overall system volume level. (Level A)

Supports

The product does not require user hearing to operate the system as there is no audio provided by the product beyond the use of standard operating system alerts that can be displayed visually using Windows/OS X Accessibility settings.

2.1.1 Keyboard (Level A)

All functionality of the content is operable through a keyboard interface without requiring specific timings for individual keystrokes, except where the underlying function requires input that depends on the path of the user's movement and not just the endpoints. (Level A)

Supports

All functionality of the content is operable through a keyboard interface, supporting standard shortcut keys for most functions as well as mouse keys for features not directly accessible through the keyboard interface.

The keyboard shortcuts functionality allows the customization and assignment of keyboard shortcuts for most functions.

2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap (Level A)

Supports

Movement of focus through each control can be done using only the keyboard, with no” keyboard trap” preventing focus from moving away from any control.

2.2.1 Timing Adjustable (Level A)

Not Applicable

2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide (Level A)

For moving, blinking, scrolling, or auto-updating information, all of the following are true: (Level A)

  • Moving, blinking, scrolling: For any moving, blinking or scrolling information that (1) starts automatically, (2) lasts more than five seconds, and (3) is presented in parallel with other content, there is a mechanism for the user to pause, stop, or hide it unless the movement, blinking, or scrolling is part of an activity where it is essential; and
  • Auto-updating: For any auto-updating information that (1) starts automatically and (2) is presented in parallel with other content, there is a mechanism for the user to pause, stop, or hide it or to control the frequency of the update unless the auto-updating is part of an activity where it is essential.

Supports

The product provides mechanisms for the user to pause, stop or hide information where applicable as well as mechanisms to pause, stop or hide auto-updated information for controlling the frequency of the automated update process.

2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below Threshold (Level A)

Not Applicable

2.4.1 Bypass Blocks (Level A)

Not Applicable

2.4.2 Page Titled (Level A

Not Applicable

2.4.3 Focus Order (Level A)

Product can be navigated sequentially and the navigation sequences affect meaning or operation, focusable components receive focus in an order that preserves meaning and operability. (Level A)

Supports

The product can be navigated sequentially through logical tab order to preserve meaning and operability of focusable components.

2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) (Level A)

Not Applicable

3.1.1 Language of Page (Level A)

The default human language of each Web page can be programmatically determined. (Level A)

Supports

The default human language of each interface in the product can be programmatically determined.

3.2.1 On Focus (Level A)

When any component receives focus, it does not initiate a change of context.

Supports

When an element or content receives focus, it does not result in a substantial change to the component in focus, an additional change of keyboard focus, or the spawning of a pop-up window, unless it is the case of standard operating system alerts.

3.2.2 On Input (Level A)

Changing the setting of any user interface component does not automatically cause a change of context unless the user has been advised of the behavior before using the component. (Level A)

Supports

Changes in the value of user interface components does not result in a substantial change to the component in focus, an additional change of keyboard focus, or the spawning of a pop-up window, unless it is the case of standard operating system alerts.

3.3.1 Error Identification (Level A)

If an input error is automatically detected, the item that is in error is identified and the error is described to the user in text. (Level A)

Supports

Input errors are automatically detected, erroneous items identified and immediately described to the user in text.

3.3.2 Labels or Instructions (Level A)

Labels or instructions are provided when content requires user input. (Level A)

Supports

The product consistently provides labels and instructions when content requires user input.

4.1.1 Parsing (Level A)

Not Applicable

4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (Level A)

Not Applicable

Table 2: Success Criteria, Level AA

Criteria

Conformance Level

Remarks and Explanations

1.2.4 Captions (Live) (Level AA)

Not Applicable

1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded) (Level AA)

Not Applicable

1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) (Level AA)

The visual presentation of text and images of text has a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1. (Level AA)

Supports

The visual presentation of text provides sufficient contrast, with the option to configure custom color schemes for the product.

1.4.4 Resize text (Level AA)

Except for captions and images of text, text can be resized without assistive technology up to 200 percent without loss of content or functionality. (Level AA)

Partially Supports

The product user interfaces support standard zoom capabilities built into the respective operating system only.

Manually entered text (e.g. via Text Tool can be resized without assistive technology in same fashion as user is used to when using official text editing tools (e.g. Microsoft Word)

1.4.5 Images of Text (Level AA)

If the technologies being used can achieve the visual presentation, text is used to convey information rather than images of text except for the following: (Level AA)

  • Customizable: The image of text can be visually customized to the user's requirements;
  • Essential: A particular presentation of text is essential to the information being conveyed. Note: Logotypes (text that is part of a logo or brand name) are considered essential.

Partially Supports

The product does not use images of text by default that cause substantial change or affect the operability, capability and meaning of the content in focus; areas utilizing image-based texts serve only the mere purpose of providing previews to certain operations (e.g. setting pen color of a Zone Stamp in the Zone Stamp Default Settings Dialogue).

In addition, the product displays the logo of the company on the bottom right corner of the drafting space, which falls under the category of essential image-based texts.

2.4.5 Multiple Ways (Level AA)

Not Applicable

2.4.6 Headings and Labels (Level AA)

Headings and labels describe topic or purpose. (Level AA)

Supports

The product displays headings and labels which always describe topics or purposes.

2.4.7 Focus Visible (Level AA)

Supports

The product uses visual changes including keyboard focus indicators to elements to indicate the current position of focus.

3.1.2 Language of Parts (Level AA)

The human language of each passage or phrase in the content can be programmatically determined except for proper names, technical terms, words of indeterminate language, and words or phrases that have become part of the vernacular of the immediately surrounding text. (Level AA)

Supports

The product uses human language of each passage or phrase in the content which can be programmatically determined except for words or phrases that are part of the vernacular of the immediately surrounding text.

3.2.3 Consistent Navigation (Level AA)

Not Applicable

3.2.4 Consistent Identification (Level AA)

Not Applicable

3.3.3 Error Suggestion (Level AA)

If an input error is automatically detected and suggestions for correction are known, then the suggestions are provided to the user, unless it would jeopardize the security or purpose of the content. (Level AA)

Supports

The product provides suggestions to the user in case of automatically detected input errors to assist troubleshooting.

3.3.4 Error Prevention (Legal, Financial, Data) (Level AA)

For products that cause legal commitments or financial transactions for the user to occur, that modify or delete user-controllable data in data storage systems, or that submit user test responses, at least one of the following is true: (Level AA)

  • Reversible: Submissions are reversible.
  • Checked: Data entered by the user is checked for input errors and the user is provided an opportunity to correct them.
  • Confirmed: A mechanism is available for reviewing, confirming, and correcting information before finalizing the submission.

Supports

The product ensures that all input errors are checked with an opportunity given to review, correct, reverse or confirm the entered data in focus.

Table 3: Success Criteria, Level AAA

Criteria

Conformance Level

Remarks and Explanations

1.2.6 Sign Language (Prerecorded) (Level AAA)

Not Applicable

1.2.7 Extended Audio Description (Prerecorded) (Level AAA)

Not Applicable

1.2.8 Media Alternative (Prerecorded) (Level AAA)

Not Applicable

1.2.9 Audio-only (Live) (Level AAA)

Not Applicable

1.4.6 Contrast Enhanced (Level AAA)

Not Applicable

1.4.7 Low or No Background Audio (Level AAA)

Not Applicable

1.4.8 Visual Presentation (Level AAA)

Not Applicable

1.4.9 Images of Text (No Exception) Control (Level AAA)

Not Applicable

2.1.3 Keyboard (No Exception) (Level AAA)

Not Applicable

2.2.3 No Timing (Level AAA)

Not Applicable

2.2.4 Interruptions (Level AAA)

Not Applicable

2.2.5 Re-authenticating (Level AAA)

Not Applicable

2.3.2 Three Flashes (Level AAA)

Not Applicable

2.4.8 Location (Level AAA)

Not Applicable

2.4.9 Link Purpose (Link Only) (Level AAA)

Not Applicable

2.4.10 Section Headings (Level AAA)

Not Applicable

3.1.3 Unusual Words (Level AAA)

Not Applicable

3.1.4 Abbreviations (Level AAA)

Not Applicable

3.1.5 Reading Level (Level AAA)

Not Applicable

3.1.6 Pronunciation (Level AAA)

Not Applicable

3.2.5 Change on Request (Level AAA)

Not Applicable

3.3.5 Help (Level AAA)

Not Applicable

3.3.6 Error Prevention (All) (Level AAA)

Not Applicable

Revised Section 508 Report

Chapter 3: Functional Performance Criteria (FPC) of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Criteria

Conformance Level

Remarks and Explanations

302.1 Without Vision

Where a visual mode of operation is provided, ICT shall provide at least one mode of operation that does not require user vision.

Supports with Exceptions

The product supports assistive technologies with some exceptions and inconsistencies, as some read-only texts are not accessible to screen readers. Commonly-used Assistive Technology (AT) may be used.

302.2 With Limited Vision

Where a visual mode of operation is provided, ICT shall provide at least one mode of operation that enables users to make use of limited vision.

Supports

The product works very well with the Windows/OS X Magnifier tool or other 3rd party provided screen magnifier tools.

302.3 Without Perception of Color

Where a visual mode operation is provided, ICT shall provide at least one visual mode of operation that does not require user perception of color.

Supports

Color is not used as the only means of conveying information and is usually accompanied by textual or numerical descriptions of the content/component/item in focus

302.4 Without Hearing

Where an audible mode of operation is provided, ICT shall provide at least one mode of operation that does not require user hearing.

Supports

The product does not require user hearing to operate the system, as there is only a non-substantial and very limited range of audio tunes provided by the product, besides the standard operating system alerts that can be displayed visually using Windows/OS X Accessibility settings.

302.5 With Limited Hearing

Where an audible mode of operation is provided, ICT shall provide at least one mode of operation that enables users to make use of limited hearing.

Supports

See 302.4

302.6 Without Speech

Where speech is used for input, control, or operation, ICT shall provide at least one mode of operation that does not require user speech.

Supports

The product does not require user speech to operate the system.

302.7 With Limited Manipulation

Where a manual mode of operation is provided, ICT shall provide at least one mode of operation that does not require fine motor control or simultaneous manual operations.

Supports with Exceptions

Keyboard navigation is provided for most commands or else the user can navigate by the help of MouseKeys/StickyKeys or other mouse-equivalent software.

302.8 With Limited Reach and Strength

Where a manual mode of operation is provided, ICT shall provide at least one mode of operation that is operable with limited reach and limited strength.

Supports with Exceptions

See 302.7

302.9 With Limited Language, Cognitive, and Learning Abilities

ICT shall provide features making its use by individuals with limited cognitive, language, and learning abilities simpler and easier.

Supports

The product consistently provides learning and training material in all kinds of formats (visually, textual and audible) to ensure total coverage of all common forms of learning methods preferred by individuals.

Chapter 4: Hardware

Notes: GRAPHISOFT ARCHICAD is a closed, non-web software application and is thus not subject to the requirements of this section.

Chapter 5: Software

Notes:

Criteria

Conformance Level

Remarks and Explanations

501.1 Scope – Incorporation of WCAG 2.0 AA

See WCAG 2.0 section

See information in WCAG section

502 Interoperability with Assistive Technology

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502.2.1 User Control of Accessibility Features

Platform software shall provide user control over platform features that are defined in the platform documentation as accessibility features.

Not Applicable

The product is not considered platform software and thus not subject to the requirement of this criteria.

502.2.2 No Disruption of Accessibility Features

Software shall not disrupt platform features that are defined in the platform documentation as accessibility features.

Supports

The product is compatible with operating system accessibility features configured by the user.

502.3 Accessibility Services (applicable for platform software)

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502.3.1 Object Information

Not applicable

The product is not considered platform software

502.3.2 Modification of Object Information

Not applicable

The product is not considered platform software

502.3.3 Row, Column, and Headers

Not applicable

The product is not considered platform software

502.3.4 Values

Not applicable

The product is not considered platform software

502.3.5 Modification of Values

Not applicable

The product is not considered platform software

502.3.6 Label Relationships

Not applicable

The product is not considered platform software

502.3.7 Hierarchical Relationships

Not applicable

The product is not considered platform software

502.3.8 Text

Not applicable

The product is not considered platform software

502.3.9 Modification of Text

Not applicable

The product is not considered platform software

502.3.10 List of Actions

Not applicable

The product is not considered platform software

502.3.11 Actions on Objects

Not applicable

The product is not considered platform software

502.3.12 Focus Cursor

Not applicable

The product is not considered platform software

502.3.13 Modification of Focus Cursor

Not applicable

The product is not considered platform software

502.3.14 Event Notification

Not applicable

The product is not considered platform software

502.4 Platform Accessibility Features

Not applicable

The product is not considered platform software

503 Applications

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503.2 User Preferences

Applications shall permit user preferences from platform settings for color, contrast, font type, font size, and focus cursor.

Supports

The product respects user preferences from platform or OS settings, e.g. if a user enables high contrast mode, ARCHICAD user interfaces will display with high contrast.

503.3 Alternative User Interfaces

Where an application provides an alternative user interface that functions as assistive technology, the application shall use platform and other industry standard accessibility services.

Not Applicable

The product does not provide any alternative user interfaces that function as assistive technology.

503.4 User Controls for Captions and Audio Description

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503.4.1 Caption Controls for Video/Audio descriptions

Not Applicable

The product does not display video with synchronized audio

503.4.2 Audio Description Controls

Not Applicable

The product does not display video with synchronized audio

504 Authoring Tools

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504.2 Content Creation or Editing (if not authoring tool, enter “not applicable”)

See WCAG 2.0 section

See information in WCAG section

504.2.1 Preservation of Information Provided for Accessibility in Format Conversion

Authoring tools shall, when converting content from one format to another or saving content in multiple formats, preserve the information required for accessibility to the extent that the information is supported by the destination format.

Supported

504.2.2 PDF Export

Authoring tools capable of exporting PDF files that conform to ISO 32000-1:2008 (PDF 1.7) shall also be capable of exporting PDF files that conform to ANSI/AIIM/ISO 14289-1:2016 (PDF/UA-1)

Supported

504.3 Prompts

Authoring tools shall provide a mode of operation that prompts authors to create content that conforms to Level A and Level AA Success Criteria and Conformance Requirements in WCAG 2.0 for supported features and, as applicable, to file formats supported by the authoring tool.

Supported

504.4 Templates

Where templates are provided, templates allowing content creation that conforms to Level A and Level AA Success Criteria and Conformance Requirements in WCAG 2.0 (incorporated by reference, see 702.10.1) shall be provided for a range of template uses for supported features and, as applicable, to file formats supported by the authoring tool.

Supported

Chapter 6: Support Documentation and Services

Criteria

Conformance Level

Remarks and Explanations

601.1 Scope

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602 Support Documentation

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602.2 Accessibility and Compatibility Features

Documentation shall list and explain how to use the accessibility and compatibility features required by Chapters 4 and 5.

Supported

The document is posted on our website at www.graphisoft.com/section-508

602.3 Electronic Support Documentation

See WCAG 2.0 section

See information in WCAG section

602.4 Alternate Formats for Non-Electronic Support Documentation

Where support documentation is only provided in non-electronic formats, alternate formats usable by individuals with disabilities shall be provided upon request.

Supported

Support services are available via webpage, e-mail, fax or phone.

603 Support Services

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603.2 Information on Accessibility and Compatibility Features

ICT support services shall include information on the accessibility and compatibility features required by 602.2

Supported

Support services are available via webpage, e-mail, fax or phone.

603.3 Accommodation of Communication Needs

Support services shall be provided directly to the user or through a referral to a point of contact.

Supported

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