DOGOnews Library Edition Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)

This Voluntary Product Accessibility Template, or VPAT, is a tool that administrators and decision-makers can use to evaluate DOGOnews Library Edition's conformance with the accessibility standards under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and WCAG 2.1 AA.

DOGOnews Library Edition Accessibility Conformance Report
Revised Section 508 Edition

VPAT® Version 2.3 (Revised) – April 2019

Name of Product/Version: DOGOnews Library Edition

Report Date: June 2019

Contact Information: Rupen Dolasia (

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


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

  • Supports: The functionality of the product has at least one method that meets the criterion without known defects or meets with equivalent facilitation.
  • Partially Supports: Some functionality of the product does not meet the criterion.
  • Does Not Support: The majority of product functionality does not meet the criterion.
  • Not Applicable: The criterion is not relevant to the product.

WCAG 2.1 Report

This table documents conformance of the DOGOnews Library Edition (including web content, electronic documents, software components, and authoring systems) with WCAG 2.1.

Principle 1: Perceivable
Information and user interface components must be presentable to users in ways they can perceive.

WCAG 2 Success Criterion Supports Remarks and Explanations
1.1.1 Non-text Content (Level A) Supports All non-text elements have equivalent text alternatives.
1.2.1 Prerecorded Audio-only and Video-only (Level A) Not Applicable Pre-recorded audio-only and video-only media is not present.
1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded) (Level A) Supports
1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded) (Level A) Does Not Support Application shows video embedded from external sources and has no way to support this criteria
1.2.4 Captions (Live) (Level AA) Not Applicable No live audio offered
1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded) (Level AA) Does Not Support Application shows video embedded from external sources and has no way to support this criteria
1.3.1 Info and Relationships (Level A) Supports
1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence (Level A) Supports The reading and navigation order is logical and intuitive.
1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics (Level A) Supports Instructions do not rely on shape, size, visual location, or sound.
1.3.4 Orientation (Level AA 2.1) Supports Orientation of web content is not restricted to only portrait or landscape.
1.3.5 Identify Input Purpose (Level AA 2.1) Supports
1.4.1 Use of Color (Level A) Supports
1.4.2 Audio Control (Level A) Not Applicable No audio plays automatically for more than 3 seconds.
1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) (Level AA) Supports
1.4.4 Resize text (Level AA) Supports Pages are readable and functional when zoomed to 200%
1.4.5 Images of Text (Level AA) Supports No images of text were encountered.
1.4.10 Reflow (Level AA 2.1) Supports
1.4.11 Non-text Contrast (Level AA 2.1) Supports Graphical objects, user interface elements meet or exceed minimum 3:1 contrast.
1.4.12 Text Spacing (Level AA 2.1) Supports No loss of content or functionality occurs when the user adapts text spacing.
1.4.13 Content on Hover or Focus (Level AA 2.1) Supports No issues with additional content presented on hover/focus

Principle 2: Operable
User interface components and navigation must be operable.

WCAG 2 Success Criterion Supports Remarks and Explanations
2.1.1 Keyboard (Level A) Supports
2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap (Level A) Supports No keyboard traps encountered.
2.1.4 Character Key Shortcuts (Level A 2.1) Not Applicable No keyboard shortcuts implemented.
2.2.1 Timing Adjustable (Level A) Supports
2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide (Level A) Supports
2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below Threshold (Level A) Supports Content does not flash.
2.4.1 Bypass Blocks (Level A) Supports ARIA landmarks used to identify regions of a page.
2.4.2 Page Titled (Level A) Supports Pages have appropriate titles.
2.4.3 Focus Order (Level A) Supports
2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) (Level A) Supports Link purpose can be determined from the link text, or from the link text in context
2.4.5 Multiple Ways (Level AA) Supports Multiple navigation methods are available.
2.4.6 Headings and Labels (Level AA) Supports Headings and labels describe topic or purpose.
2.4.7 Focus Visible (Level AA) Supports Form elements have visible keyboard focus indicators.
2.5.1 Pointer Gestures (Level A 2.1) Supports Content can be controlled without path-based gestures.
2.5.2 Pointer Cancellation (Level A 2.1) Supports No mousedown or similar events encountered.
2.5.3 Label in Name (Level A 2.1) Supports Interactive elements' visible labels are included in their accessible names.
2.5.4 Motion Actuation (Level A 2.1) Not Applicable No device motion was found to trigger functionality.

Principle 3: Understandable
Information and the operation of user interface must be understandable.

WCAG 2 Success Criterion Supports Remarks and Explanations
3.1.1 Language of Page (Level A) Supports Page language is specified.
3.1.2 Language of Parts (Level AA) Supports
3.2.1 On Focus (Level A) Supports Navigation is consistent, simple, and user-initiated.
3.2.2 On Input (Level A) Supports Form controls do not trigger page changes or navigation immediately when input is entered.
3.2.3 Consistent Navigation (Level AA) Supports Navigation elements are consistent across the site.
3.2.4 Consistent Identification (Level AA) Supports Functional elements are consistently identified.
3.3.1 Error Identification (Level A) Supports
3.3.2 Labels or Instructions (Level A) Supports
3.3.3 Error Suggestion (Level AA) Supports
3.3.4 Error Prevention (Legal, Financial, Data) (Level AA) Not Applicable No legal, financial, or test data encountered.

Principle 4: Robust
Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies.

WCAG 2 Success Criterion Supports Remarks and Explanations
4.1.1 Parsing (Level A) Supports
4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (Level A) Supports

Revised Section 508 Report

Functional Performance Criteria (FPC)

Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations
302.1 Without Vision Supports Works with screen readers
302.2 With Limited Vision Supports Supports screen magnification and browser-provided zoom functionality.
302.3 Without Perception of Color Supports
302.4 Without Hearing Supports
302.5 With Limited Hearing Supports
302.6 Without Speech Not Applicable
302.7 With Limited Manipulation Supports
302.8 With Limited Reach and Strength Supports
302.9 With Limited Language, Cognitive, and Learning Abilities Partially Supports Read Aloud-Read Along audio provided.


Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations
504 Authoring Tools Not Applicable