UWW Accessibility testing and section 1194.22 (m) 508 Standards, Section 1194.22, (m) says that a "When a web page requires that an applet, plug-in or other application be present on the client system to interpret page content, the page must provide a link to a plug-in or applet that complies with �1194.21(a) through (l)." In other words, every time you have a link to a document that is not automatically displayed in a web-browser, like a Word document or an Excel speadsheet, you must provide a link to a place where the user can download an application to view the content. The 508 Accessibility testing software used at UW-Whitewater is called AccMonitor, and it test for 508 Standards, Section 1194.22, (m) by checking all of the URLs on a page and seeing if any of them contain the following file extensions: asf, asx, avi, avi, avi, doc, mov, mp3, mpg, mpg, mpg, pdf, ppt, qt, ra, ram, rm, vsd, wav, wma, wml, wmv, wsx, or xls. If one of those extensions are found in a URL, then the software checks to see if the proper download link is also available on the web page. Therefore, in order to make your pages successfully pass the AccMonitor 508 Accessibility testing software, you need to ensure that you properly code your pages, using the following guidelines: When you have a link on a web page going to any of the following content, you need to make sure that the page also has a download link for the viewer software associated with the file type. In the following table, we provide the exact URL you need to use for the helper app, so that your page will pass the accessibility test. Type URL to the helper application asf http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/AllDownloads.aspx?displang=en&qstechnology= asx http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/AllDownloads.aspx?displang=en&qstechnology= avi http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/AllDownloads.aspx?displang=en&qstechnology= avi http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ avi http://forms.real.com/real/player/blackjack.html doc http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=95E24C87-8732-48D5-8689-AB826E7B8FDF&displaylang=en mov http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ mp3 http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/AllDownloads.aspx?displang=en&qstechnology= mpg http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/AllDownloads.aspx?displang=en&qstechnology= mpg http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ mpg http://forms.real.com/real/player/blackjack.html pdf http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html ppt http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=428D5727-43AB-4F24-90B7-A94784AF71A4&displaylang=en qt http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ ra http://forms.real.com/real/player/blackjack.html ram http://forms.real.com/real/player/blackjack.html rm http://forms.real.com/real/player/blackjack.html swf http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash&promoid=BIOW vsd http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=3FB3BD5C-FED1-46CF-BD53-DA23635AB2DF&displaylang=en wav http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/AllDownloads.aspx?displang=en&qstechnology= wma http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/AllDownloads.aspx?displang=en&qstechnology= wml http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=19676b18-1bcd-4852-93ba-0b5a203ea731&displaylang=en wmv http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/AllDownloads.aspx?displang=en&qstechnology= wsx http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/AllDownloads.aspx?displang=en&qstechnology= xls http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=C8378BF4-996C-4569-B547-75EDBD03AAF0&displaylang=en *Note that AVI and MPG file types have multiple listings because multiple applications support that particular format. You only need to include a link to one viewer for the Accessibility test to pass. **Also note that the AccMonitor software does not have the ability to search for all file types and all possible viewer applications that can handle those file types. The software has a limited query buffer, so we have tried to create the best possible search query, covering the most common file types used and the most common viewer applications.