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 23, 2012

Name of product: Adobe® Flash® Professional CS6

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 actions in Flash Professional CS6 related to timeline editing and content editing cannot be performed with a screen reader.

Some controls in dialog boxes and panels do not provide sufficient information to assistive technologies.

Many controls in panels are not reachable using a keyboard alone.

Flash based Output:
Form controls can be made accessible for screen readers.

Some events used by assistive technology are not fired by default in the combo box. The text of an editable combo box cannot be reviewed character by character via a screen reader.

The roles of the numeric stepper, slider, and color picker are not indicated to users of screen readers.

DataGrids that are editable are difficult to navigate via the keyboard by default. Authors are able to extend and customize the DataGrid component to improve the keyboard access.

(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
(Flash based content)

Flash Professional CS6 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.

Flash Professional CS6 has limited support for Windows High Contrast mode.

Flash based Output:
All elements in Flash based content can be made focusable and can provide a visual indication of focus.

Although Flash content does not inherit color and contrast settings specified by the operating system, the Flash author can provide such color schemes manually.

(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 content)

Flash Professional CS6 does not require hearing for operation.

Flash based Output:
Flash Professional CS6 allows caption files to be added to Flash multimedia content.

For content that uses auditory cues, the Flash author can provide visual cues manually.

(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 content)

Flash Professional CS6 does not require hearing for operation.

Flash based Output:
Flash Professional CS6 allows caption files to be added to Flash multimedia content.

For content that uses auditory cues, the Flash author can provide visual cues manually.

(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 content)

Flash Professional CS6 does not require user speech.

Flash based Output:
Flash content can be created that does not require user speech.

(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 content)

Flash Professional CS6 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 sections in the Properties panel, may require fine motor control and there is no keyboard equivalent.

Some editing operations on the stage, such as constraining selections and drawing objects require simultaneous mouse and keyboard actions.

Flash based Output:
Flash provides built-in controls that are keyboard accessible, and allow authors to manually implement keyboard support for custom controls.