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: April 29, 2014

Name of product: Adobe® ColdFusion® 11

Contact for more information: access@adobe.com

 

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems - Detail

(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.

Supports with Exceptions (Administrator)

Most controls in the Administrator interface are fully operable using a keyboard alone with some exceptions including:

  • A number of controls in the Server Manager cannot be accessed with the keyboard including the application menus and tabs in dialog boxes.

Some controls in the Server and Multiserver monitors are not keyboard accessible, including items in the Tree menu and in data grids, which can be focused but not activated with the keyboard.

Supports with Exceptions (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 allows authors to generate keyboard accessible html/xhtml code. Most complex ColdFusion controls are fully operable using a keyboard alone with some exceptions, for example:

  • It is not possible to sort cfgrid header controls with the keyboard alone.

  • Use of the Flash version of the cfgrid, cfcalendar, and cftree controls may disrupt the keyboard navigation unless the author scripts focus control in and out of these Flash components.

  • Controls generated by the cftextarea tag (using the rich text attribute) are not keyboard accessible.

  • ColdFusion chart menus and mouseover tooltips are not keyboard accessible and can only be accessed using a mouse.

  • The default ColdFusion media player is not keyboard accessible although alternative playback controls can be coded by the author.

(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 (Authoring)

The Administrator interface does not interfere with or deactivate accessibility features of any operating system.

  • Some buttons and icons that use bitmap images, such as the Available Updates button and folder icons in a tree view do not appear when high contrast mode is enabled in the operating system.

The Server and Multiserver Monitors and the Server Manager do not inherit user display settings.

Supports (Administrator)

ColdFusion 11 applications and sites do not interfere with or deactivate accessibility features of any 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 (Administrator)

There is a visual indication of focus for most controls in the Administrator interface but the indication is dependent on the user’s web browser and is faint in some cases, such as links on the toolbar. Many buttons do not have a visual indicator of focus.

The indication of focus is clearer in the Server Manager and Server and Multiserver Monitors with some exceptions, such as the Tree Tabs in the Statistics and Alerts views.

The focus indicator in the Server Manager may not provide sufficient contrast for some users.

The current focus location is programmatically exposed with the exception of Server Manager and some controls in the Server and Multiserver Monitors.

Supports with Exceptions (Authoring)

There is a clear indication of focus for most ColdFusion 11 focusable elements. However, in some cases focus events are not programmatically exposed such as in the tables created by cfgrid.

Authors can add CSS styles to provide additional, visual indications of focus for HTML content.

(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.

Supports with Exceptions (Administrator)

Most interface elements in the Administrator Console interface provide identity, role and state information to Assistive Technology, with some exceptions, including:

  • The navigation tree does not provide sufficient information about the role and state of the tree.

  • A few controls do not provide sufficient information.

  • Identity, role and state information is not available for controls in the Server Manager.

Many controls in the Server and Multiserver Monitors, including the navigation tree and some buttons and icons, do not provide sufficient information.

Supports with Exceptions (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 enables authors to generate code that correctly provides identity, role and state information to Assistive Technology with the exception of some more complex controls, for example:

  • Identity information is not available for controls in the rich text editor version of cftextinput.

Identity role or state information is not available for the Flash based cfcalendar, cfgrid, or cftree controls. HTML versions of cfgrid and cftree do expose more information about the user interface.

ColdFusion charts do not provide any identity, role or state information. Chart text is presented in a flat text stream with no associative text or local order.

(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 (Administrator)

The meaning of images is consistently used throughout the administrator interface.

Supports (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 allows authors to use images consistently through content.

(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 (Administrator)

With the exception of inputs in the Server Manager text information is available to Assistive Technology.

Supports with Exceptions (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 allows authors to create text input controls that meet this requirement.

Text information for some fields in complex controls, such as the cftextarea tag (using the rich text attribute), is not available to Assistive Technology.

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

Supports with Exceptions (Administrator)

The Administrator interface inherits user settings selected in Windows High Contrast mode, with some exceptions including:

  • Some buttons and icons that use bitmap images, such as the ‘Available Updates’ button and folder icons in a tree view do not appear when high contrast mode is enabled in the operating system.

The Server and Multiserver Monitors and the Server Manager do not inherit user display settings.

Supports with Exceptions (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 allows authors to create pages that meet this requirement.

However, some tags that generate complex controls, such as the Flash based cfcalendar and cftree, do not respond to user-selected contrast and color selections.

ColdFusion charts do not respond to user selected color and contrast settings.

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

Supports (Administrator)

The Administrator interface does not use animation.

Supports (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 enables authors to provide an alternative to animated content.

(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 (Administrator)

The Administrator user interface does not use color as the only means of conveying information.

Supports with Exceptions (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 allows authors to avoid using color as the only means of conveying information for most ColdFusion tags and content, with some exceptions, including:

  • The cfcalendar tag only allows for the use of color in highlighting days

(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.

Not Applicable (Administrator)

The Administrator interface does not permit the user to adjust color and contrast settings.

Supports (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 allows authors to provide this functionality in their ColdFusion sites and applications. Code can be provided to enable users to set color and contrast based on a range of options provided by the ColdFusion author.

(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 (Administrator)

The Administrator interface does not use flashing or blinking text, objects, or other elements in the software’s user interface.

Supports (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 allows authors to generate code that does not use flashing or blinking text.

(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 (Administrator)

With the exception of some form controls in the Server Manager and the Server and Multiserver Monitors, form controls it the Administrator can be fully operated using a keyboard alone. Some controls in the Administrator interface do not provide identity, role and state information to Assistive Technology including:

  • Identity, role and state information is not available for controls in the Server Manager.

  • Many controls in the Server and Multiserver Monitors, such as the tree, lists, and some buttons and icons, do not provide sufficient information.

Supports with Exceptions (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 allows authors to generate keyboard accessible form controls that provide sufficient information to Assistive Technology, with some exceptions, including:

  • It is not possible to access grid header controls with the keyboard alone.

  • Controls generated with the cftextarea tag (using the rich text attribute) are not keyboard accessible.

  • Some Flash controls such as the cfgrid, cfcalendar, and cf tree do not provide sufficient information such as name, role, value, or state.

ColdFusion chart controls (context menu and tooltips) cannot be activated via the keyboard.

Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet Information and Applications – Detail

(a) A text equivalent for every non-text element shall be provided (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content).

Supports with Exceptions (Administrator)

There are text equivalents for most controls in the Administrator interface with some exceptions including:

  • Icons in the Tree menu, when in the expanded state, do not have text alternatives.

  • There are no text alternatives for icons and other non-text elements in the Server Manager.

  • Some icons such as the View options in the Statistics tab in the Server and Multiserver Monitors, do not provide text alternatives.

Supports with Exceptions (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 allows authors to assign equivalents to all relevant html and xhtml tags.

Generated PDF documents do not include text-equivalents.

Some complex controls such as cfmap and cfchart do not include text alternatives for some images.

ColdFusion charts do provide any text equivalents for non-text elements.

(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation.

Not applicable (Administrator)

The Administrator interface does not include multimedia.

Supports with Exceptions (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 supports the inclusion of multimedia content created with other tools. Authors can add accessibility features to their multimedia and CF10 supports the accessibility features of the third party tools.

ColdFusion 11’s built-in media player, cfmediaplayer, does support closed captioning and is not keyboard accessible.

(c) Web pages shall be designed so that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup.

Supports (Administrator)

The Administrator interface supports this requirement.

Supports (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 enables authors to convey meaning with alternatives or with additional text.

(d) Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet.

Supports (Administrator)

The Administrator interface is fully readable without requiring style sheets.

The Server Manager and the Server and Multiserver monitors do not use style sheets.

Supports (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 allows authors to create pages that meet this requirement.

(e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map.

Not Applicable (Administrator)

The Administrator interface does not use server-side image maps.

Supports (Authoring)

Cold Fusion 11 allows authors to create pages that meet this requirement.

(f ) Client-side image maps shall be provided instead of server-side image maps except where the regions cannot be defined with an available geometric shape.

Not Applicable (Administrator)

The Administrator interface does not use client-side image maps.

Supports (Authoring)

Cold Fusion 11 allows authors to create pages that meet this requirement.

(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables.

Supports (Administration)

Information about row and column headers for data tables is available in the Administrator interface.

Some elements, such as the tree, are identified as tables but do not provide tabular data.

Information is not available for headers in data grids in the Server Manager or the Server and Multiserver Monitors.

Supports with Exceptions (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 allows authors to assign headers to data tables.

Generated PDF documents do not include tags for table headers, but authors can add these tags in Acrobat Professional.

(h) Markup shall be used to associate data cells and header cells for data tables that have two or more logical levels of row or column headers.

Not Applicable (Administrator)

The Administrator does not use tables with two or more logical levels of row or column headers.

Supports with Exceptions (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 allows authors to associate data headers with table cells for complex tables.

Generated PDF documents do not include tags for table headers, but authors can add these tags in Acrobat Professional.

(i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation

Supports (Administrator)

Frames in the Administrator provide concise and descriptive titles.

Supports (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 allows authors to create pages that meet this requirement.

( j) Pages shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz.

Supports (Administrator)

No elements in the Administrator interface cause the screen to flicker.

Supports (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 allows authors to create pages that meet this requirement.

(k) A text-only page, with equivalent information or functionality, shall be provided to make a web site comply with the provisions of this part, when compliance cannot be accomplished in any other way. The content of the text-only page shall be updated whenever the primary page changes.

Not Applicable (Administrator)

Text-only pages are not used in the administrator interface.

Supports (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 allows authors to create pages that meet this requirement.

(l) When pages utilize scripting languages to display content, or to create interface elements, the information provided by the script shall be identified with functional text that can be read by Assistive Technology.

Supports (Administrator)

In most cases the information provided by scripts is identified with functional text with some minor exceptions including:

  • Icons in the navigation tree, when in the expanded state, do not have text alternatives.

Supports with Exceptions (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 allows authors to create pages that meet this requirement.

However, some complex controls do not provide functional text for scripted interface elements. For example, functional text is not available in the rich text editor version of cftextinput,, Flash based cftree, and cfgrid.

(m)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).

Supports (Administrator)

For Flash movies in the Administrator there is a plug-in detection script included. If the Flash plug-in is not detected in the user’s browser a link to download the plug-in is available.

Supports (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 allows authors to create links that meet this requirement.

(n) When electronic forms are designed to be completed on-line, 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 (Administrator)

With the exception of some form controls in the Server Manager and the Server and Multiserver Monitors, form controls it the Administrator can be fully operated using a keyboard alone. Some controls in the Administrator interface do not provide identity, role and state information to Assistive Technology including:

  • Identity, role and state information is not available for controls in the Server Manager.

  • Many controls in the Server and Multiserver Monitors, including the navigation tree and some buttons and icons, do not provide sufficient information.

Supports with Exceptions (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 allows authors to generate keyboard executable form controls that provide sufficient information to Assistive Technology, with some exceptions, including:

  • It is not possible to access cfgrid header controls with the keyboard alone.

  • Controls generated with the cftextarea tag (using the rich text attribute) are not keyboard accessible.

  • Identity information is not available for some complex controls, such as those in the rich text editor version of cftextinput, Flash versions of cftree, cfgrid, and cfcalendar.

ColdFusion chart controls (context menu and tooltips) do not provide keyboard access and require the use of a mouse.

(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links.

Supports with Exceptions (Administrator)

Frames and browser keystrokes to move between frames can be used to skip over the navigation items in the HTML portion of the administrator interface. Users can expand and contract nodes in the Tree menu and there is one heading element provided in the content frame.

There is no method provided to skip over navigation links in the Server Manager or Server and Multiserver Monitors. Users can, however, expand and collapse navigation tree.

Supports (Authoring)

Page anchors and links can be used to move focus beyond a group of links or data.

Authors can use structural tags, such as frames, headings, lists and tables that can be utilized by Assistive Technology to skip over repetitive blocks of content.

(p) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required.

Not Applicable (Administrator)

The Administrator interface does not require timed responses.

Supports (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 allows authors to implement accessible notifications that meet this requirement.

Note to 1194.22: The Board interprets paragraphs (a) through (k) of this section as consistent with the following Priority 1 checkpoints of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG 1.0) (May 5, 1999) published by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium: Paragraph (a) – 1.1, (b) – 1.4, (c) – 2.1, (d) – 6.1, (e) – 1.2, (f) – 9.1, (g) – 5.1, (h) – 5.2, (i) – 12.1, (j) – 7.1, (k) – 11.4.

Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria - Detail

(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.

Supports with Exceptions (Administrator)

Most commands and form controls in the Administrator user interface are accessible to users of screen readers with some exceptions including:

  • A small number of form controls, in the Administrator interface do not provide sufficient information to Assistive Technology.

  • The Server Manager and some controls in the Server and Multiserver monitors do not provide identity, role and state information to Assistive Technology and some elements are not keyboard accessible. Thus, the Server Manager as well as Server and Multiserver Monitor portions of the administrator interface are not available to users without vision.

Supports with Exceptions (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 allows authors to generate keyboard executable html/xhtml code.

Some complex controls are not fully keyboard accessible.

ColdFusion 11 authors can add identity, role and state information to interface elements with the exception of some complex controls.

(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 (Administrator)

Users with visual impairments may rely on magnified text, assistive technology, and/or custom style sheets or color themes to access content.

There is a visual indication of focus for most controls in the Administrator interface but the indication is dependent on the user’s web browser and is faint in some cases, such as links and buttons on the toolbar.

Current focus is programmatically exposed with the exception of controls in the Server Manager and some controls in the Server and Multiserver Monitors.

Server Manager as well as Server monitor and Multiserver monitor do not follow the high contrast settings of the operating system.

Supports with Exceptions (Authoring)

Content can be resized using browser zoom features and HTML based content can be adjusted by user styles.

Some controls such as the Flash based cfgrid, cftree, and cfcalendar controls do not follow high contrast settings specific in the operating system.

Users who are visually impaired may use screen magnification software. Screen magnification software move the magnified views based on programmatic focus being exposed. While there is an indication of programmatic focus for most Cold Fusion 11 focusable elements. However, in some cases focus events are not programmatically exposed such as in the tables created by flash versions of cfgrid, cftree, and

Authors can add CSS styles to provide additional, visual indications of focus to HTML content.

(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 (Administrator)

Use of the administrator interface does require audio.

Supports (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 allows authors to create content that meets this requirement.

The default media player does not support closed captions. Thus, another media player must be used to provide captions when multimedia is used.

(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 (Administrator)

Use of the administrator interface does not require audio.

Supports (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 allows authors to create content that meets this requirement.

(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 (Administrator)

The administrator interface does not require user speech..

Supports (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 allows authors to create content that meets this requirement.

(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 (Administrator)

Users with motor impairments often rely on the keyboard or assistive technology that users a keyboard interface.

  • Most controls in the Administrator interface are fully operable using a keyboard alone with some exceptions including:

  • Many controls in the Server Manager cannot be accessed with the keyboard including the application menus and tabs in dialog boxes.

Some controls in the Server and Multiserver monitors are not keyboard accessible, including items in the Tree menu and in data grids, which can be focused but not activated with the keyboard.

Supports (Authoring)

ColdFusion 11 allows authors to create content that meets this requirement.

Authors may need to providing scripts to support keyboard access for cfgrid header sorting, keyboard access to the default media player, and keyboard access to and from flash based controls such as cfgrid, cfcalendar, and cftree.