For Immediate Release
Adobe and SSB Technologies Bring Web Accessibility Solution to Adobe GoLive Users

GoLive and InSightLE Help Web Sites Meet Accessibility Compliance Regulations for Section 508

SAN JOSE, Calif., (July 24, 2001) (Nasdaq: ADBE)--Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in Network Publishing, today announced an agreement with SSB Technologies, a leading web accessibility software provider, to distribute SSB's InSightLE™ Web accessibility compliance tool free of charge to all Adobe® GoLive® users. Through the agreement, GoLive users will be able to use InSightLE to automatically identify accessibility violations in Web pages created in GoLive to ensure compliance with standards mandated by the federal government's Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Section 508 requires all federal government agency Web sites, intranets and Web-enabled applications to be accessible to people with disabilities. Now, GoLive developers who use InSightLE will be able to save up to 90% of the time required to reach Section 508 compliance as compared to manually checking Web sites for accessibility violations.

"Adobe is committed to pursuing technological advances that promote accessibility for people with disabilities," said Bryan Lamkin, senior vice president of product marketing for Adobe. "Our alliance with SSB Technologies is a natural extension of that commitment. We are pleased to provide our developers with tools that will enable them to make their Web sites accessible to everyone."

"SSB has been at the forefront of providing unparalleled compliance solutions to the Web community and we recognize Adobe has a strong tradition of accessible technology," said Marco Sorani, President of SSB Technologies. "Together, Adobe and SSB will make it even easier for developers to address Section 508 requirements with the best tools and in the most cost-effective manner."

Pricing and Availability

InSightLE is immediately available free of charge to GoLive users. Additionally, GoLive users will receive up to a 50% discount on the entire SSB product line, including the InFocus 508/InSight 508 Bundle™. InFocus/InSight 508 Bundle is SSB's flagship software that enables developers to automatically insert accessibility enhancements into Web pages to make them compliant with Section 508 standards. The SSB product line is available from www.ssbtechnologies.com.

About SSB Technologies

SSB Technologies is the premier provider of web-related Section 508 compliance solutions. Our end-to-end capabilities include software, training and consulting services to help government and corporate IT organizations make their web sites, intranets, and web-enabled applications compliant with Federal accessibility standards. Founded by technologists with disabilities, SSB Technologies has established a deep understanding of assistive technologies and their use by people with disabilities, awareness of government accessibility regulations, and partnerships with leading technology-developing and standard-setting organizations. For more information on our suite of software and services, please visit www.ssbtechnologies.com or call 415/975-8000.

About Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Systems Incorporated (www.adobe.com) builds award winning software solutions for Network Publishing, including Web, print, video, wireless and broadband applications. Its graphic design, imaging, dynamic media and authoring tools enable customers to create, manage and deliver visually-rich, reliable content. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Adobe is the second largest PC software company in the U.S., with annual revenues exceeding $1.2 billion.

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Press/Analyst Contacts:
Stephanie Krueger
Adobe Systems Incorporated
408-536-3216
skrueger@adobe.com
http://www.adobe.com

Natalia Sandin
A+R Partners
650-762-2853
nsandin@arpartners.com

Marco Sorani
SSB Technologies
415-975-8000
marco@ssbtechnologies.com

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