Feature Pack 8: The Madisons store is deprecated. Most features demonstrated in the Madisons store are available in the Aurora store.

Accessibility in the Madisons starter store

The Madisons starter store, including all store enhancements, follows the IBM accessibility guidelines to implement accessibility features, helping users who have a physical disability, such as a visual impairment, hearing impairment, or limited mobility, successfully use the store.

For more information about IBM Accessibility, see the Human Ability and Accessibility Center.
Accessibility testing for the Madisons starter store was completed using Firefox 3 and JAWS 10.
Note: The following known accessibility limitation exists in the Madisons starter store:
  • Mozilla Firefox users are required to use a mouse as one of their input devices when interacting with the Madisons starter store's Flash content. That is, the Flash content is not fully accessible if the keyboard is the only usable input device. For more information, see Mozilla's Voluntary Product Accessibility Template.
  • Mozilla Firefox users are required to press the Alt+Shift+0 access keys to set the focus to the search field when browsing the Madisons starter store content. Users of Internet Explorer and Apple Safari browsers are required to press Alt+0 to set the focus to the search field
  • Some users might not have enough time to complete form information; because the default session timeout is 30 minutes. To allow users enough time to complete the form, a store administrator can change the session timeout properties in the wc-server.xml file to another value. The default value, as shown in the following snippet, is 1800000 milliseconds:
    <LoginTimeout enabled="true"> 
        <Timeout display="false" value="1800000"/> 
    Based on W3C and IBM standards, setting the limit to 20 hours will pass accessibility standards. For information see, http://www.w3.o../UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/time-limits-required-behaviors.html. Increasing the limit to 20 hours might cause a security issue.