Deque Accessibility Conformance Report, WCAG Edition

VPAT® for Deque University (in MS Word format)

  • VPAT® Version 2.3 – December 2018
  • Name of Product/Version: Deque University
  • Product Description: Online courses and learning materials on accessibility
  • Date: March 4, 2019
  • Contact information:
  • Notes: The Deque University website meets or exceeds WCAG 2.0 and WCAG 2.1 Level AA guidelines, and some Level AAA guidelines. Note that some parts of the Deque University instructional content intentionally include "bad" accessibility examples. The bad examples are designed to have accessibility flaws on purpose, to contrast them with the good examples.
  • Evaluation Methods Used: manual evaluation, axe browser extension

Applicable Standards/Guidelines

This report covers the degree of conformance for the following accessibility standard/guidelines:

Standard/Guideline Included In Report
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, at Level A (Yes)
Level AA (Yes)
Level AAA (Yes)
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 at Level A (Yes)
Level AA (Yes)
Level AAA (Yes)


The terms used in the Conformance Level information are defined as follows:

  • Supports: The functionality of the product has at least one method that meets the criterion without known defects or meets with equivalent facilitation.
  • Partially Supports: Some functionality of the product does not meet the criterion.
  • Does Not Support: The majority of product functionality does not meet the criterion.
  • Not Applicable: The criterion is not relevant to the product.
  • Not Evaluated: The product has not been evaluated against the criterion. This can be used only in WCAG 2.0 Level AAA.

WCAG 2.x Report

Note: When reporting on conformance with the WCAG 2.x Success Criteria, they are scoped for full pages, complete processes, and accessibility-supported ways of using technology as documented in the WCAG 2.0 Conformance Requirements.

Table 1: Success Criteria, Level A

Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations
1.1.1 Non-text Content (Level A) Supports  
1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded) (Level A) Supports  
1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded) (Level A) Supports  
1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded) (Level A) Supports  
1.3.1 Info and Relationships (Level A) Supports  
1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence (Level A) Supports  
1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics .(Level A) Supports  
1.4.1 Use of Color (Level A) Supports  
1.4.2 Audio Control (Level A) Supports  
2.1.1 Keyboard (Level A) Supports  
2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap (Level A) Supports  
2.1.4 Character Key Shortcuts (Level A 2.1 only) Supports  
2.2.1 Timing Adjustable (Level A) Supports  
2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide (Level A) Supports  
2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below Threshold (Level A) Supports  
2.4.1 Bypass Blocks (Level A) Supports  
2.4.2 Page Titled (Level A) Supports  
2.4.3 Focus Order (Level A) Supports  
2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) (Level A) Supports  
2.5.1 Pointer Gestures (Level A 2.1 only) Supports  
2.5.2 Pointer Cancellation (Level A 2.1 only) Supports  
2.5.3 Label in Name (Level A 2.1 only) Supports  
2.5.4 Motion Actuation (Level A 2.1 only) Supports  
3.1.1 Language of Page (Level A) Supports  
3.2.1 On Focus (Level A) Supports  
3.2.2 On Input (Level A) Supports  
3.3.1 Error Identification (Level A) Supports  
3.3.2 Labels or Instructions (Level A) Supports  
4.1.1 Parsing (Level A) Supports  
4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (Level A) Supports  

Table 2: Success Criteria, Level AA

Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations
1.2.4 Captions (Live) (Level AA) Not applicable Currently there are no live events associated with Deque University
1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded) (Level AA) Supports  
1.3.4 Orientation (Level AA 2.1 only) Supports  
1.3.5 Identify Input Purpose (Level AA 2.1 only) Supports  
1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) (Level AA) Supports  
1.4.4 Resize text (Level AA) Supports  
1.4.5 Images of Text (Level AA) Supports  
1.4.10 Reflow (Level AA 2.1 only) Supports  
1.4.11 Non-text Contrast (Level AA 2.1 only) Supports  
1.4.12 Text Spacing (Level AA 2.1 only) Supports  
1.4.13 Content on Hover or Focus (Level AA 2.1 only) Supports  
2.4.5 Multiple Ways (Level AA) Supports  
2.4.6 Headings and Labels (Level AA) Supports  
2.4.7 Focus Visible (Level AA) Supports  
3.1.2 Language of Parts (Level AA) Supports  
3.2.3 Consistent Navigation (Level AA) Supports  
3.2.4 Consistent Identification (Level AA) Supports  
3.3.3 Error Suggestion (Level AA) Supports  
3.3.4 Error Prevention (Legal, Financial, Data) (Level AA) Supports  
4.1.3 Status Messages(Level AA 2.1 only) Supports  

Table 3: Success Criteria, Level AAA

Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations
1.2.6 Sign Language (Prerecorded) (Level AAA) Does not support  
1.2.7 Extended Audio Description (Prerecorded) (Level AAA) Not applicable  
1.2.8 Media Alternative (Prerecorded) (Level AAA) Partially supports Video transcripts are posted directly below videos in most cases, or in links in the media player or directly below the video
1.2.9 Audio-only (Live) (Level AAA) Not applicable  
1.3.6 Identify Purpose (Level AAA 2.1 only) Partially supports ARIA landmarks are used to identify regions of a page
1.4.6 Contrast Enhanced  (Level AAA) Partially supports Most text meets the 7:1 threshold, but some UI elements and syntax highlighting features meet only WCAG AA contrast standards
1.4.7 Low or No Background Audio (Level AAA) Supports  
1.4.8 Visual Presentation (Level AAA) Partially supports Colors are selectable with custom CSS. Text is left justified in most cases, with some center justified text. Text can be resized to 200% -- either as full magnification or text-only magnification -- for most content without requiring horizontal scrolling, but some UI components may overlap or clip text when text-only is magnified to 200%
1.4.9 Images of Text (No Exception) Control (Level AAA) Partially supports Exception: Most images do not contain text, but many screenshots do contain text.
2.1.3 Keyboard (No Exception) (Level AAA) Supports  
2.2.3 No Timing (Level AAA) Supports  
2.2.4 Interruptions (Level AAA) Supports  
2.2.5 Re-authenticating (Level AAA) Supports  
2.2.6 Timeouts (Level AAA 2.1 only) Not applicable  
2.3.2 Three Flashes (Level AAA) Supports  
2.3.3 Animation from Interactions (Level AAA 2.1 only) Partially supports The only animated content is a roll-down feature that appears when a user re-enters a course, to let the user know what page was visited most recently.
2.4.8 Location (Level AAA) Supports Breadcrumbs are available in some locations (e.g. user guides); a site map is available; visual indicators in the navigation menu show current location within the menu
2.4.9 Link Purpose (Link Only) (Level AAA) Partially supports Most links are uniquely identifiable by the link text only
2.4.10 Section Headings (Level AAA) Supports  
2.5.5 Target Size (Level AAA 2.1 only) Partially supports  
2.5.6 Concurrent Input Mechanisms (Level AAA 2.1 only) Supports  
3.1.3 Unusual Words (Level AAA) Partially supports Glossaries are provided in some contexts, and inline definitions are provided in some other contexts
3.1.4 Abbreviations (Level AAA) Partially supports The full text of an abbreviation is often provided in the first instance and/or in an <abbr> element.
3.1.5 Reading Level (Level AAA) Partially supports  
3.1.6 Pronunciation (Level AAA) Does not support  
3.2.5 Change on Request (Level AAA) Supports  
3.3.5 Help (Level AAA) Partially supports Context-sensitive help is provided for Deque tools. Most of Deque University is content + navigation, so it does not require context-sensitive help in most cases
3.3.6 Error Prevention (All) (Level AAA) Supports  

Legal Disclaimer (Deque)

The information herein is provided in good faith based on Deque University at the time of the review and does not represent a legally-binding claim. Please contact us to report any accessibility errors or conformance claim errors for re-evaluation and correction, if necessary.