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: 05/20/2011

Name of product:Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5.5

Contact for more information: access@adobe.com

       

       

       

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
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 (Application)

Supports with exceptions (Flash Based Output)

Most content authoring actions in Flash Catalyst 5.5 cannot be performed with a screen reader.

Many controls in the interface cannot be accessed with a screen reader.

Flash Based Output:

Form controls created in Flash Catalyst 5.5 can be made accessible to users of screen readers. Reading order, tab order, and accessible names can be assigned to components.

The role, value, and state of components are exposed to assistive technology.

The reading order of graphics and text cannot be directly set in Flash Catalyst 5.5.

(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 (Application)

Supports with exceptions (Flash Based Output)

Focus is indicated visually, but not always exposed programmatically in the Flash Catalyst CS5.5 interface.

Many portions of the application do not follow the color and contrast setting of the operating system.

Flash Based Output:

All elements created with Flash Catalyst 5.5, can be made focusable, which is indicated through a clear highlight box and programmatic focus. All components can be made keyboard accessible.

By default, components do not inherit the color and contrast settings of the operating system. However, developers can create additional components, with different color contrast settings, to meet the needs of users with visual impairments.

(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 (Application)

Supports (Flash Based Output)

Flash Catalyst CS5.5 does not use sound.

Flash Based Output:

Flash Catalyst CS5.5 allows captions to be embedded in multimedia.

Visual cues can be applied manually as alternatives for sound cues.

(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 (Application)

Supports (Flash Based Output)

Flash Catalyst CS5.5 does not use sound.

Flash Based Output:

Flash Catalyst CS5.5 allows captions to be embedded in multimedia.

Visual cues can be applied manually as alternatives for sound cues

(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 (Application)

Supports (Flash Based Output)

Flash Catalyst does not require speech.

Flash Based Content:

Content developers of speech based applications need to provide a non-speech based alternative.

(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.

Does not support (Application)

Supports (Flash Based Output)

Content editing often requires fine motor controls using a mouse, or a combination of multiple keys and a mouse. Many user interface screens cannot be accessed solely via the keyboard.

Flash Based Content:

Standard Flash components provide keyboard focus to the component and provide keyboard access within the component.