508(c) compliance statement

FederalSoup.com recognizes the importance of technology accessibility standards to our federal employee users. We are committed to keeping our web site in compliance with section 508(c) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and 36 CFR 1194.22 (Web-based Internet Information and Applications). The Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) below outlines our compliance in detail.

Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet information and applications - Detail
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template


Supporting Features

Remarks and explanations

(a) A text equivalent for every non-text element shall be provided (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content).

Supported with exceptions

Federaldaily.com includes a small number of tables that are presented as .jpg files. Text or compliant PDF versions of these charts are available by request.

(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation.

Supported with exceptions

All editorial content complies, however federaldaily.com may occasionally contain 3rd party advertising which may or may not be in compliance.

(c) Web pages shall be designed so that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup.


(d) Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet.


(e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map.


(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.


(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables.


(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.


(i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation


(j) Pages shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz.


(k) 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.


(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.


(m) 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).


(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 with exceptions

We are working to identify and fix any non-compliant forms

(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links.

Does not support

This is currently being researched, work to allow users to skip navigation will be scheduled once the best solution is identified

(p) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required.


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.

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