Voluntary Product Accessibility Form

Date: June 7, 2005
Name of Product: SPEED Ferret 4.1
Contact for More Information: Black Moshannon Systems
114 Meadow Lark Road
Morrisdale PA 16858
814-345-5657
sales@moshannon.com

Summary Table

Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and Explanations
Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems Supported with Possible Exceptions  
Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet Information and Applications Not Applicable SPEED Ferret 4.1 is not a web-based application.
Section 1194.23 Telecommunications Products Not Applicable SPEED Ferret 4.1 is not a telecommunications product.
Section 1194.24 Video and Multimedia Products Not Applicable SPEED Ferret 4.1 does not use video or multimedia.
Section 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed Products Not Applicable SPEED Ferret 4.1 is not a self-contained product.
Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable Computers Not Applicable SPEED Ferret 4.1 is software as defined under section 1194.21.
Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria Supported with Possible Exceptions  
Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation and Support Supported  

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems

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  
(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  
(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  
(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 with Possible Exceptions SPEED Ferret 4.1 has not been tested for compatibility with Assistive Technology.
(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  
(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 Possible Exceptions SPEED Ferret 4.1 makes use of third-party components which might possibly display textual information without using operating system functions. SPEED Ferret 4.1 has not been tested for compatibility with Assistive Technology.
(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. Supported with exceptions SPEED Ferret optionally displays a splash screen at startup. The splash screen displays an animation of a ferret driving a race car. This animation is provided merely to reinforce the SPEED Ferret trademark identity. It does not convey any useful 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  
(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. Supported  
(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. Supported  
(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 with Possible Exceptions SPEED Ferret 4.1 has not been tested for compatibility with Assistive Technology.

Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria Detail

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. Unknown SPEED Ferret 4.1 does not provide special modes of operation for users with reduced vision. SPEED Ferret 4.1 has not been tested for compatibility with Assistive Technology.
(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. Unknown SPEED Ferret 4.1 does not provide special modes of operation for users with reduced vision. SPEED Ferret 4.1 has not been tested for compatibility with Assistive Technology.
(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 User hearing is not required to use SPEED Ferret.
(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. Audio information is not important for the use of SPEED Ferret 4.1.
(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 SPEED Ferret 4.1 does not have any modes of operation that require user speech.
(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. Unknown The use of SPEED Ferret 4.1 typically requires fine motor control and/or simultaneous actions. Many shortcut keys require the simultaneous use of the SHIFT or CONTROL keys plus one additional key. SPEED Ferret 4.1 has not been tested for compatibility with Assistive Technology.

Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation and Support Detail

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  
(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 Technical support may be obtained by electronic mail, telephone, or fax between 8am and 5pm Eastern US time on regular business days. An online technical knowledge base may be accessed via the worldwide web at any time.

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