Acronis Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)

The purpose of the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template, or VPAT, is to assist Federal contracting officials and other buyers in making preliminary assessments regarding the availability of commercial "Electronic and Information Technology" products and services with features that support accessibility. Acronis remains dedicated to accessibility and will provide additional contact information to facilitate more detailed inquiries.

The first table of the Template provides a summary view of the section 508 Standards. The subsequent tables provide more detailed views of each subsection. There are three columns in each table. Column one of the Summary Table describes the subsections of subparts B and C of the Standards. The second column describes the supporting features of the product or refers you to the corresponding detailed table, "e.g., equivalent facilitation." The third column contains any additional remarks and explanations regarding the product. In the subsequent tables, the first column contains the lettered paragraphs of the subsections. The second column describes the supporting features of the product with regard to that paragraph. The third column contains any additional remarks and explanations regarding the product.

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Summary Table
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

CriteriaSupporting FeaturesRemarks and Explanations
Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating SystemsPlease refer to details in Section 1194.21 
Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet Information and ApplicationsNot Applicable 
Section 1194.23 Telecommunications ProductsNot Applicable 
Section 1194.24 Video and Multi-media ProductsNot Applicable 
Section 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed ProductsNot Applicable 
Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable ComputersNot Applicable 
Section 1194.31 Functional Performance CriteriaNot Applicable 
Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation, and SupportPlease refer to details in Section 1194.41 

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Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems — Detail
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

CriteriaSupporting FeaturesRemarks 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 with minor exceptions.The Acronis Backup and Recovery application allows for the navigation of menu options via the [Tab] key and any of the arrow keys, with the addition of shortcut keys that are used in conjunction with the keyboard [Alt] key. Exception: The usage of application buttons requires mouse usage. However, all functionality is accessible through the application menu and/or screen menus.
(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.SupportedAcronis products do not interfere with neither Microsoft Windows operating systems’ accessibility features nor the accessibility features of other applications. Furthermore, the Acronis Backup and Recovery application allows for the migration of accessibility settings when pushing an image wherein the settings are retained.
(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.SupportedMany of the core features of Acronis Backup and Recovery are easily defined as having focus. It is some of the lesser features that, while they may have focus, are only somewhat noticeable as being focused on. Navigation is provided by a navigation panel which always displays the item in focus.
(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.Not SupportedAll button options that are represented by an icon allow for text equivalent labels to be associated with them on the button itself.

However, Assistive Technology is not supported.
(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.SupportedIcons (bitmaps) maintain their meanings throughout an application’s usage.
(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.SupportedTextual descriptions (text content, text input caret location, and text attributes) for displaying text are provided for applications that adhere to standard Windows Application Program Interfaces (APIs).
(g) Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes.SupportedUser selected color and contrast schemes and other individual display attributes set through Microsoft Windows are maintained while running Acronis Backup and Recovery.
(h) When animation is displayed, the information shall be displayable in at least one non-animated presentation mode at the option of the user.SupportedAnimation is not the only means of conveying 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.SupportedAcronis Backup and Recovery does not use color-coding as the sole method to convey information, actions, prompting responses or distinguishing visual elements.
(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 
(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.SupportedNo blinking text is utilized in Acronis Backup and Recovery.
(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.Not SupportedThe only form-type screens are screens within the individual functional wizards that may require manual input of information that extends beyond activating a radio button or checkbox.

Regardless, we do not support Assistive Technology.

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Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation and Support — Detail
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

CriteriaSupporting FeaturesRemarks and Explanations
(a) Product support documentation provided to end-users shall be made available in alternate formats upon request, at no additional chargeSupportedDocumentation is available via several means.
(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.SupportedA copy of the VPAT Section 1194.21 can be made available upon request.
(c) Support services for products shall accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities.SupportedSupport is available via phone, e-mail, chat, online knowledgebase and discussion forum.

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