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 6, 2013

Name of product: Adobe® Bridge CC

Contact for more information: access@adobe.com

 

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems - Detail
Criteria Supporting features Remarks and explanations

(a) When software is designed to run on a system that has a keyboard, product functions shall be executable from a keyboard where the function itself or the result of performing a function can be discerned textually.

Does not support

Keyboard shortcuts are provided for all menu commands, as well as for selecting and invoking tools, commands, and functions in Bridge CC. However, many elements of the interface are not reachable using a keyboard alone, including:

  • It is not possible to navigate between panels using the keyboard alone. Pressing the TAB key toggles the panel states, making that key unavailable for keyboard navigation.

  • Many controls in panels, such as the Filters panel, are not operable using a keyboard.

  • Some controls in dialog boxes are not operable using the keyboard alone, including color pickers, sliders and list controls. For example, lists such as Metadata, File Type Associations and Startup Scripts in the Preferences dialog box are not operable using a keyboard.

(b) Applications shall not disrupt or disable activated features of other products that are identified as accessibility features, where those features are developed and documented according to industry standards. Applications also shall not disrupt or disable activated features of any operating system that are identified as accessibility features where the application programming interface for those accessibility features has been documented by the manufacturer of the operating system and is available to the product developer.

Supports

Bridge CC does not interfere with or deactivate accessibility features of the operating system.

(c) A well-defined on-screen indication of the current focus shall be provided that moves among interactive interface elements as the input focus changes. The focus shall be programmatically exposed so that Assistive Technology can track focus and focus changes.

Supports with exceptions

There is a clear visual indication of focus for most controls in the Bridge CC interface with some exceptions including:

  • Some controls in panels, such as checkboxes, sliders and combo boxes in the Output panel, do not provide a visual indication of focus.

  • Focus is not programmatically exposed in all instances. For example, in the tree view in the Folders panel and the category list in the Preferences dialog box.

(d) Sufficient information about a user interface element including the identity, operation and state of the element shall be available to Assistive Technology. When an image represents a program element, the information conveyed by the image must also be available in text.

Does not support

With the exception of menus and some controls in dialog boxes and panels, the Bridge CC interface does not provide sufficient information to assistive technology.

For example:

  • Fields in the Metadata panel do not provide sufficient information.

  • Items in the Folders panel do not provide role or state information.

  • Controls in the Create Metadata Template dialog box do not include labels.

  • Documents and files in the Content panel do not provide information.

(e) When bitmap images are used to identify controls, status indicators, or other programmatic elements, the meaning assigned to those images shall be consistent throughout an application's performance.

Supports

 

(f) Textual information shall be provided through operating system functions for displaying text. The minimum information that shall be made available is text content, text input caret location, and text attributes.

Supports with exceptions

Textual information is programmatically exposed to assistive technologies with some exceptions including text in the Content and Folders panes such as metadata and file names.

(g) Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes.

Does not support

With the exception of menus and operating system dialog boxes, Bridge CC does not support Windows High Contrast Mode.

(h) When animation is displayed, the information shall be displayable in at least one non-animated presentation mode at the option of the user.

Not applicable

Bridge CC does not use animation in the user interface.

(i) Color coding shall not be used as the only means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element.

Supports with exceptions

Bridge CC does not use color as the only means of conveying information in the user interface, with the exception of workflow labels that users can add to assets within Bridge.

(j) When a product permits a user to adjust color and contrast settings, a variety of color selections capable of producing a range of contrast levels shall be provided.

Supports with exceptions

Bridge CC allows users to select a wide range of contrast levels and interface colors. However, the options may not be sufficient for some users.

(k) Software shall not use flashing or blinking text, objects, or other elements having a flash or blink frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz.

Supports

Bridge CC does not use flashing or blinking text, objects or other elements in the user interface. 

(l) When electronic forms are used, the form shall allow people using Assistive Technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues.

Supports with exceptions

Most form fields in dialog boxes, such as the Preferences dialog, provide state and role information to assistive technologies but in many cases do not include labels.

Some controls in dialog boxes such as sliders, color pickers and list controls are not operable using a keyboard alone.

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 menus and some controls in dialog boxes and panels, the Bridge CC interface does not provide sufficient information to assistive technology.

Some controls in panels and dialog boxes are not operable using a 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

Bridge CC supports the use of Screen Magnifiers. However, in some cases there is not a clear visual indication of focus and focus is not programmatically exposed to assistive technology.

Bridge CC has limited support for Windows High Contrast mode.

(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

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

However some operations, such as expanding and collapsing list items such as the Metadata panel in the Preferences dialog box, may require fine motor control and there is no keyboard equivalent.