US Federal Government – 508 Compliance • Codan Communications

Codan Radio Communications, based upon its interpretation of the Section 508 regulations, reasonably believes that it supports all of the required accessibility features as detailed in the tables displayed below.

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems – Detail

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. Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring
(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. Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring
(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.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(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.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(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.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(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.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(g) Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(h) When animation is displayed, the information shall be displayable in at least one non-animated presentation mode at the option of the user.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(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.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(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.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(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.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with theseSection 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards. standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(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.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with theseSection 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards. standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.

Section 1194.23 Telecommunications Products – Detail

CriteriaSupporting FeaturesRemarks and Explanations
(a) Telecommunications products or systems which provide a function allowing voice communication and which do not themselves provide a TTY functionality shall provide a standard non-acoustic connection point for TTYs. Microphones shall be capable of being turned on and off to allow the user to intermix speech with TTY useSection 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(b) Telecommunications products which include voice communication functionality shall support all commonly used cross-manufacturer non-proprietary standard TTY signal protocols.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(c) Voice mail, auto-attendant, and interactive voice response telecommunications systems shall be usable by TTY users with their TTYs.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(d) Voice mail, messaging, auto-attendant, and interactive voice response telecommunications systems that require a response from a user within a time interval, shall give an alert when the time interval is about to run out, and shall provide sufficient time for the user to indicate more time is required.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(e) Where provided, caller identification and similar telecommunications functions shall also be available for users of TTYs, and for users who cannot see displays.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(f) For transmitted voice signals, telecommunications products shall provide a gain adjustable up to a minimum of 20 dB. For incremental volume control, at least one intermediate step of 12 dB of gain shall be provided.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(g) If the telecommunications product allows a user to adjust the receive volume, a function shall be provided to automatically reset the volume to the default level after every use.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(h) Where a telecommunications product delivers output by an audio transducer which is normally held up to the ear, a means for effective magnetic wireless coupling to hearing technologies shall be provided.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(i) Interference to hearing technologies (including hearing aids, cochlear implants, and assistive listening devices) shall be reduced to the lowest possible level that allows a user of hearing technologies to utilize the telecommunications product.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(j) Products that transmit or conduct information or communication, shall pass through cross-manufacturer, non-proprietary, industry-standard codes, translation protocols, formats or other information necessary to provide the information or communication in a usable format. Technologies which use encoding, signal compression, format transformation, or similar techniques shall not remove information needed for access or shall restore it upon delivery.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(k)(1) Products which have mechanically operated controls or keys shall comply with the following: Controls and Keys shall be tactilely discernible without activating the controls or keys.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(k)(2) Products which have mechanically operated controls or keys shall comply with the following: Controls and Keys shall be operable with one hand and shall not require tight grasping, pinching, twisting of the wrist. The force required to activate controls and keys shall be 5 lbs. (22.2N) maximum.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(k)(3) Products which have mechanically operated controls or keys shall comply with the following: If key repeat is supported, the delay before repeat shall be adjustable to at least 2 seconds. Key repeat rate shall be adjustable to 2 seconds per character.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(k)(4) Products which have mechanically operated controls or keys shall comply with the following: The status of all locking or toggle controls or keys shall be visually discernible, and discernible either through touch or sound.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.

Section 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed Products – Detail

CriteriaSupporting FeaturesRemarks and Explanations
(a) Self contained products shall be usable by people with disabilities without requiring an end-user to attach Assistive Technology to the product. Personal headsets for private listening are not Assistive Technology.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(b) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(c) Where a product utilizes touchscreens or contact-sensitive controls, an input method shall be provided that complies with §1194.23 (k) (1) through (4).Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(d) When biometric forms of user identification or control are used, an alternative form of identification or activation, which does not require the user to possess particular biological characteristics, shall also be provided.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(e) When products provide auditory output, the audio signal shall be provided at a standard signal level through an industry standard connector that will allow for private listening. The product must provide the ability to interrupt, pause, and restart the audio at anytime.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(f) When products deliver voice output in a public area, incremental volume control shall be provided with output amplification up to a level of at least 65 dB. Where the ambient noise level of the environment is above 45 dB, a volume gain of at least 20 dB above the ambient level shall be user selectable. A function shall be provided to automatically reset the volume to the default level after every use.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(g) Color coding shall not be used as the only means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(h) When a product permits a user to adjust color and contrast settings, a range of color selections capable of producing a variety of contrast levels shall be provided.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(i) Products shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(j) (1) Products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used in one location and which have operable controls shall comply with the following: The position of any operable control shall be determined with respect to a vertical plane, which is 48 inches in length, centered on the operable control, and at the maximum protrusion of the product within the 48 inch length on products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used in one location and which have operable controls.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(j)(2) Products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used in one location and which have operable controls shall comply with the following: Where any operable control is 10 inches or less behind the reference plane, the height shall be 54 inches maximum and 15 inches minimum above the floor.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(j)(3) Products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used in one location and which have operable controls shall comply with the following: Where any operable control is more than 10 inches and not more than 24 inches behind the reference plane, the height shall be 46 inches maximum and 15 inches minimum above the floor.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(j)(4) Products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used in one location and which have operable controls shall comply with the following: Operable controls shall not be more than 24 inches behind the reference plane.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.

Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria – Detail

CriteriaSupporting FeaturesRemarks and Explanations
(a) 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.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(b) 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.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(c) 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.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(d) 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.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(e) 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.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
(f) 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.Section 508 Technical Assistance document General Exemption (f) Products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with these standards.Codan radio modules are generally located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance or monitoring.
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