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Voluntary Product Assessment Template (VPAT)

Portfolium is committed to making its tools accessible for all users, including those with disabilities. Our tools comply with Federal Section 508 guidelines for full accessibility as well as WCAG 2.0 AAA recommendations for web content. Please view the Voluntary Product Assessment Template (VPAT) below to gain a more detailed view of Portfolium's features that are fully accessible to users with disabilities.

In addition to making technical changes to our websites to provide greater accessibility, we continually test with multiple assistive technologies such as screen readers and screen enlarging software to analyze and modify our pages accordingly. Additionally, we also engage accessibility experts and those with disabilities to further test and modify our platform for optimal usability.


Criteria

Supporting Features

Remarks


Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems

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: Portfolium includes support for accessing functions using only the keyboard with minor exceptions.


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: Portfolium supports large fonts/zoom and it fully supports operating system accessibility features including StickyKeys, FilterKeys, MouseKeys, Serial Keys, and Toggle Keys. It also supports Online Help and the ability to automatically reset options.

Remark: Portfolium does not disrupt or disable accessibility features of the operating system.


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: Portfolium provides a well-defined on-screen indication of the current focus that moves among interactive interface elements as the input focus changes.

Remark: Portfolium provides Quicktips in the title tags and other attribute tags that Assistive Technology can track.


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: Portfolium provides sufficient information about user interface elements and program elements represented by images are available in text in virtually all cases.

Remark: Tooltips will be tracked with Assistive Technology.


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.

Not Applicable: Portfolium does not use bitmap images to identify controls, status indicators or other programmatic elements.

Remark: Icons are used to identify controls and statuses with appropriate title tags to be tracked with Assistive Technology.


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: Portfolium provides textual information through operating system functions for displaying text at required minimum levels with minor exceptions.


Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes.

Supported: Portfolium does not override user selected contrast and color selections or display attributes.


When animation is displayed, the information shall be displayable in at least one non-animated presentation mode at the option of the user.

Supported: Portfolium provides functionality that conforms to these criteria.


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: Portfolium does not use color-coding as the only means of conveying information to users in virtually all situations.


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: Portfolium provides functionality that conforms to these criteria.


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: Portfolium provides functionality that conforms to these criteria.


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: Portfolium provides functionality that conforms to these criteria.


Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet information and applications

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

Supported: Portfolium provides a text equivalent for every non-text element.


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

Supported: Portfolium provides functionality that conforms to these criteria.

Remark: Third party multimedia presentations added by individual users may or may not have text alternatives.


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

Supported: Portfolium provides functionality that conforms to these criteria.


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

Supported: Portfolium provides functionality that conforms to these criteria.


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

Supported: Portfolium provides functionality that conforms to these criteria.


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.

Supported: Portfolium provides functionality that conforms to these criteria.


Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables.

Supported: Portfolium provides functionality that conforms to these criteria.


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.

Supported: Portfolium provides functionality that conforms to these criteria.


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

Supported: Portfolium provides functionality that conforms to these criteria.


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

Supported: Portfolium provides functionality that conforms to these criteria.


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.

Supported: Portfolium provides functionality that conforms to these criteria.


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.

Supported: Portfolium provides functionality that conforms to these criteria.


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 Û1194.21(a) through (l).

Supported: Portfolium provides functionality that conforms to these criteria.


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: Portfolium provides functionality that conforms to these criteria.


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

Supported: Portfolium provides functionality that conforms to these criteria.


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

Not Applicable: Portfolium does not have timed response forms.


Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria

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.

Supported: Portfolium provides functionality that conforms to these criteria.


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.

Supported: Portfolium provides functionality that conforms to these criteria.


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

Supported: Portfolium provides functionality that conforms to these criteria.


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.

Supported: Portfolium provides functionality that conforms to these criteria.


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.

Supported: Portfolium provides functionality that conforms to these criteria.


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.

Supported: Portfolium provides functionality that conforms to these criteria.


Section 1194.41 Information, documentation, and support

Product support documentation provided to end-users shall be made available in alternate formats upon request, at no additional charge.

Supported: Documentation is provided in digital format for customers on the web.


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: Portfolium includes Help File documentation listing accessibility and compatibility features.


Support services for products shall accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities.

Supported: Portfolium's Help Desk supports various communication tools for end-users with disabilities.

Remark: We use features such as, keyboard input (chat & email), voice to text messaging, and other options important to people with disabilities.


WCAG 2.0 AAA Compliance Claim

Level Triple-A conformance, W3C WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

On 28 August 2015, https://portfolium.com conforms to W3C's WCAG 2.0, Conformance Level AAA. The baseline for this claim is HTML 5. The specification that this content "relies upon" is: HTML 5. The specifications that this content "uses but does not rely on" are: CSS3. This content was tested using the following user agents and assistive technologies: Chrome 40 with OS X 10.10.5, Firefox 40 with OS X 10.10.5, Safari 8.0.8 with OS X 10.10.5, Firefox 40 on Windows 10 with Jaws 16, Chrome 45 on Windows 8.1 with Jaws 16, and Internet Explorer 11 with Windows 8.1.

Support & Suggestions

We strive to provide equal access to all users of our site. If you feel like we can improve on any features, please reach out to us at accessibility@portfolium.com.

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We’re employing analytics to link students to careers that match their individual abilities and Portfolium as a platform for students to document their career readiness at scale.

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Portfolium is LinkedIn on steroids, with way more functionality.

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What's clear is that it’s a brand new world for job seekers and those who would look to hire them. Portfolium is one of the technologies we’re very pleased to include in our offerings.

Dr. Barbara LoMonaco

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Portfolium is the ePortfolio platform that resonates with the needs of higher education in a post-2008 world.

Dr. Tim Rhodus

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Not only is Portfolium’s ePortfolio platform a multimedia communication tool, but it also has the built-in flexibility required to meet the various needs of our student population.

Jeffrey D. Armstrong

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Proud to say that Cal Poly has launched one of the largest career resources to date, Portfolium!

Andrea Taylor

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Portfolium will be our one unifying tool embedded into the DNA and culture of our university. There will be a true ‘stickiness factor’ as the tool will be utilized by faculty and students within the classroom, by career services, alumni relations and student affairs.

Armin Afsahi

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Portfolium provides features to showcase the incredible amount of skills students acquire. It brings their one-dimensional transcript to life by incorporating videos, photos and work samples in a beautifully organized portfolio.

John Makevich

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An LMS used to be a nice to have, and now everyone has one. The same will happen with Portfolium.

Dr. Kelley Shaffer

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Portfolium enables students to demonstrate skills in digital form, something that is increasingly critical in the modern age.

Neal Hoss

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We are very pleased with the ease of implementation of Portfolium and their entire team’s responsiveness before, during, and after the launch.