SPS Section 508 Compliance
Enhancements to Secure Payment System (SPS) were made to comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendment of 1998 for Americans with Disabilities (ADA). This ensures that individuals with disabilities are provided comparable access or the same accessibility to all software information and data as individuals without disabilities.
The SPS consists of two modules:
- SPS online and SPS offline.
The SPS online software is a Java-based, Internet-accessible application. The SPS offline is also Java based but only includes the Data Entry Operator (DEO) functions of the online system. The SPS user interface was designed to follow 508 requirements when used in conjunction with specific assistive technology software.
The testing conducted used the JAWS (Job Access with Speech) for Windows and assistive technology product NVDA from nvaccess.org.
Formal reports were provided with specific 508 deficiencies identified. These items were reviewed and prioritized for possible enhancements in future releases.
The Bureau of the Fiscal Service does not provide technical support for assistive technology software and does not endorse any specific assistive technology software.