The purpose of the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template is to assist Federal contracting officials in making preliminary assessments regarding the availability of commercial Electronic and Information Technology products and services with features that support accessibility. It is assumed that offerers will provide additional contact information to facilitate more detailed inquiries.

The first table of the Template provides a summary view of the section 508 Standards. The subsequent tables provide more detailed views of each subsection. There are three columns in each table. Column one of the Summary Table describes the subsections of subparts B and C of the Standards. The second column describes the supporting features of the product or refers you to the corresponding detailed table, "e.g., equivalent facilitation." The third column contains any additional remarks and explanations regarding the product. In the subsequent tables, the first column contains the lettered paragraphs of the subsections. The second column describes the supporting features of the product with regard to that paragraph. The third column contains any additional remarks and explanations regarding the product.

Date: May 12, 2010

Name of product: Adobe® Audition® CS5.5

Contact for more information: access@adobe.com

Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria — Detail
Criteria Supporting features Remarks and explanations

(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.

Does not support

With the exception of application menus and some controls in the Audition CS5.5 user interface are not accessible to screen readers.

Some controls in dialog boxes, such as the tree controls in the Metadata Display dialog (Metadata Panel) are not keyboard accessible.

Some controls in panels, such as the Editor panel, are not reachable using the keyboard alone.

(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.

Supports with exceptions

Audition CS5.5 supports the use of screen magnifiers but for some controls focus is not exposed programmatically.

(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.

Supports

 

(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.

Supports

 

(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.

Supports

 

(f) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require fine motor control or simultaneous actions and that is operable with limited reach and strength shall be provided.

Supports with exceptions

Audition CS5.5 supports accessibility features of the operating system such as Sticky Keys, which may be used during some editing operations that may require use of keyboard modifiers and mouse selections.

However some operations, such as constraining selection tools, require mouse and keyboard combinations that may not be possible for some users.