Apple TV
The following Voluntary Product Accessibility information refers to the Apple TV 2nd Generation (“Apple TV”). For more
information on Apple TV, visit http://www.apple.com/AppleTV.
Summary Table
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template
Criteria
Supporting Features
Section 1194.21 Software applications and operating systems.
Section 1194.22 Web-based intranet and internet information and applications.
Section 1194.23 Telecommunications products.
Section 1194.24 Video and multimedia products.
Section 1194.25 Self contained closed products.
Section 1194.26 Desktop and portable computers.
Section 1194.31 Functional performance criteria.
Section 1194.41 Information, documentation, and support.
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Please refer to the attached VPAT
Not applicable
Please refer to the attached VPAT
Please refer to the attached VPAT
Remarks and explanation
Subpart B -- Technical Standards
Section 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed Products.
Criteria
Supporting Features
Remarks 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.
Supported with exception
Apple TV includes a screen reader called VoiceOver than enables the Apple
TV to be used without seeing the screen. VoiceOver is available in 18
languages.
(b) When a timed response is required, the user shall be
alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is
required.
(c) Where a product utilizes touchscreens or contactsensitive controls, an input method shall be provided
that complies with Section1194.23 (k) (1) through (4).
Not applicable
(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.
Not applicable
Apple TV includes support for closed captioning.
Apple TV VPAT (12.2010)
Supported with exception
Apple TV is controlled using a physical remote control (included).
As an alternative, it can also be controlled using an optional, downloadable
app called “Remote” on a touch-screen iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone
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(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(i) Products shall be designed to avoid causing the
screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and
lower than 55 Hz.
(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, nonportable, and intended to be used in one location and
which have operable controls.
(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.
(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
Apple TV VPAT (12.2010)
Supported
Apple TV uses industry-standard HDMI and optical digital audio outputs to
connect Apple TV to a television or AV receiver.
Not applicable
Supported
Not applicable
Supported
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
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height shall be 46 inches maximum and 15 inches
minimum above the floor.
(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.
Not applicable
Subpart C -- Functional Performance Criteria
Section 1194.31 Functional performance criteria.
Criteria
(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.
Supporting Features
Supported
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(f) At least one mode of operation and information
retrieval that does not require fine motor control or
Supported
Apple TV VPAT (12.2010)
Supported with exception
Remarks and explanations
Apple TV includes a built-in screen reader called VoiceOver that enables
Apple TV to be used by those who are blind or visually impaired. VoiceOver
is available in 18 languages.
The remote control supplied with Apple TV offers tactile buttons that allow
control of and access to all Apple TV features.
Apple TV includes a built-in screen reader called VoiceOver that enables
Apple TV to be used by those who are blind or visually impaired. VoiceOver
is available in 18 languages.
The remote control supplied with Apple TV offers tactile buttons that allow
control of and access to all Apple TV features.
Apple TV includes support for closed captioning. Apple TV features and
operation menus are presented visually.
Not applicable
Supported
Supported with exception
Using the Apple TV requires use of the supplied remote control or the iOS
Remote App. The remote control buttons are tactile, but some users with
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simultaneous actions and that is operable with limited
reach and strength shall be provided.
motor skills or other disabilities may have difficulty with their operation.
Subpart D -- Information, Documentation, and Support
Section 1194.41 Information, documentation, and support.
Criteria
Supporting Features
Remarks and explanations
(a) Product support documentation provided to endusers shall be made available in alternate formats upon
request, at no additional charge.
Supported
(b) End-users shall have access to a description of the
accessibility and compatibility features of products in
alternate formats or alternate methods upon request, at
no additional charge.
Supported
(c) Support services for products shall accommodate the
communication needs of end-users with disabilities.
Supported
Product and support documentation are available on the Web in an HTML
and PDF format that is compatible with screen readers for the blind and
visually impaired, can be displayed in large print using web browsers and
software magnifiers for those with low vision at
http://www.apple.com/support/ and can be printed using a personal
computer and suitable printing device (sold separately).
Product and support documentation are available on the Web in an HTML
and PDF format that is compatible with screen readers for the blind and
visually impaired, can be displayed in large print using web browsers and
software magnifiers for those with low vision at
http://www.apple.com/support/ and can be printed using a personal
computer and suitable printing device (sold separately).
E-mail, telephone, and support via the Web are available.
Apple TV VPAT (12.2010)
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