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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: July 24, 2012

Name of product: Adobe® FrameMaker® 11

Contact for more information: access@adobe.com


Summary
Guideline Applicable Compliance

Section 1194.21 – Software Applications and Operating Systems

Applicable

Supports with exceptions

Section 1194.22 – Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Systems

Applicable
(Output only)

Supports with exceptions

Section 1194.23 – Telecommunications Products

Not Applicable

Section 1194.24 – Video and Multimedia Products

Not Applicable

Section 1194.25 – Self-Contained, Closed Products

Not Applicable

Section 1194.26 – Desktop and Portable Computers

Not Applicable

Section 1194.31 – Functional Performance Criteria

Applicable

Supports with exceptions

Section 1194.41 – Information, Documentation, Support

Applicable

Supports

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

Some elements of the Adobe FrameMaker 11 interface cannot be activated with keyboard-only controls.

For example, navigation of panel controls and toolbars is not possible using the keyboard alone.

It is not possible to switch between the Marker tabs and the Find/Change panel using the keyboard.

It is not possible to select and align multiple graphic objects using the keyboard alone.

Most drawing tasks are not possible using keyboard-only controls.

(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 with exceptions

Adobe FrameMaker 11 does not disrupt or disable most accessibility features of the operating system or accessibility applications.

However, some Windows accessibility features are not fully supported For example, the document editor does not support changes to cursor width.

(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 visual indication of focus for some controls in Adobe FrameMaker 11.

However, some controls do not have a focus indicator.

For example, there is no visual indication of focus for controls in dialog panels such as the textedit and checkboxes of the Find/Change panel.

Focus is not exposed programmatically for some controls, such those in the Text Formatting Toolbar and Object Properties toolbar.

(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

Some inputs and controls in the Adobe FrameMaker 11 interface provide identity, operation and state information to assistive technology.

However, some controls do not provide sufficient information to assistive technology.

For example, individual controls in the Text Formatting Bar do not provide identity, role, or state information.

The Workspace select, and WYSIWYG View buttons do not provide identity, operation, and state 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

Adobe FrameMaker 11 supports the consistent use of image icons throughout the application.

(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.

Does not support

Text information is available in controls and dialog boxes but text in the Workspace of Adobe FrameMaker 11 is not available to assistive technology.

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

Does not support

The Adobe FrameMaker 11 interface does not support Windows High Contrast Mode.

For example, the menu toolbar and panels do not inherit Windows High Contrast Mode schemes.

(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

The Adobe FrameMaker 11 interface does not use 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

The Adobe FrameMaker 11 interface does not use color coding  to convey information.

(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

The Adobe FrameMaker 11 interface allows the user to adjust UI Brightness on dark or light schemes but may not provide a sufficient range of contrast levels and color selections 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

The Adobe FrameMaker 11 interface does not use flashing or blinking text, objects, or other elements in the software's 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

The Adobe FrameMaker 11 interface allows keyboard access to most form fields. However, it is not always possible for assistive technology users to consistently identify field elements.

For example, properties of the Find Text, and Change Text fields in the Find/Change panel are not identified to assistive technologies.

The text field properties in the Spelling Options Preferences are not identified to assistive technologies.

Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet information and applications - Detail
Criteria Supporting features Remarks and explanations

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

Supports

Alternative text descriptions can be added to images in PDF and XML documents exported from Adobe FrameMaker 11.

It is also possible to add alternative text to non-text content embedded in anchored frames.

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

Not applicable

Adobe FrameMaker 11 does not create multimedia elements.

(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

Adobe FrameMaker 11 provides authors with control over color output.

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

Supports

Adobe FrameMaker 11 output can be read without style sheets.

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

Not applicable

Adobe FrameMaker 11 does not create server-side image maps.

(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

Adobe FrameMaker 11 does not create client-side image maps.

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

Supports with exceptions

Adobe FrameMaker 11 supports the use of column headers but not row headers for data tables in HTML output.

(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.

Does not support

Adobe FrameMaker 11 does not support two or more logical levels of row or column headers. In PDF output, the scope attribute is not set.

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

Not applicable

Adobe FrameMaker 11 does not create HTML frames.

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

Not applicable

Adobe FrameMaker 11 does not create flickering content.

(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.

Supports

Adobe FrameMaker 11 does not automatically generate text alternatives for web content. Authors can create text-only alternatives where appropriate.

(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.

Not applicable

Adobe FrameMaker 11 does not use scripting to display generated web content.

(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).

Not applicable

Adobe FrameMaker 11 can generate PDF documents but does not create web sites. Document authors may include links to plug-ins where appropriate.

(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.

Not applicable

Adobe FrameMaker 11 does not create forms.

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

Not applicable

Adobe FrameMaker 11 does not create repetitive navigation links.

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

Not applicable

Adobe FrameMaker 11 does not create content that requires a timed response.

 

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.

Supports with exceptions

FrameMaker 11 supports the use of screen readers. However, some features and controls are not operable using a keyboard alone or do not provide sufficient information to assistive technologies. For example:

For example, navigation of panel controls and toolbars is not possible using the keyboard alone.

Individual controls in the Text Formatting Bar do not provide identity, role, or state information.

(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

FrameMaker 11 supports the use of Screen Magnifiers. However, some controls do not have a visual focus indicator.

For example, there is no visual indication of focus for some controls in dialog panels such as the Find/Change panel.

Focus is not exposed programmatically for some controls, such those in the Text and Table toolbars.

(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

The operation of most of the Adobe FrameMaker 11 interface does not require fine motor control.

However, there are some exceptions, including:

Many of the drawing tools, such as Polyline, require fine motor control and do not have keyboard alternatives.

Placing objects, such as Anchored Frames, in the workspace requires fine motor control.