XPLG invests efforts in constantly enhancing its accessibility and usability for users of assistive technology (AT), both in accordance with Section 508 of the United States, and in terms of best practices.
This article discusses how XpoLog addresses accessibility within the product for users of AT.
VPAT™ - Voluntary Product Accessibility Template® - View XpoLog VPAT
Accessibility of XpoLog Web and the CLI
The XpoLog CLI and SDK is fully accessible, and covers many of the functions available in XpoLog GUI. The CLI is text-only by definition and designed for usability for all users, regardless of accessibility needs.
As GUI is sometime preferred, XpoLog GUI is designed with the following accessibility features:
- Form fields are labeled, and ALT text describes elements and images.
- Form fields and dialog boxes have on-screen indication of focus, as supported by the Web browser.
- XpoLog GUI does not override user-defined style sheets.
- No additional on-screen focus is implemented for links, buttons or other elements that do not have browser-implemented visual focus.
- Analyzed data and gadgets results are available via CSV for text only view without style sheets.
- Most data tables implemented with HTML use headers and markup to identify data as needed.
Accessibility and real-time search
Generally, XpoLog GUI does not include any blinking or flashing components. However, using real-time search or real-time gadgets causes the page to update constantly. Real-time search is easily disabled to avoid such behavior.