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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: May 6, 2013

Name of product: Adobe® InCopy® 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.

Supports with exceptions

Customizable keyboard navigation is provided for all menu commands, as well as for selecting and invoking tools, commands and functions in InCopy CC.

Some commands, available in panels, such as creating a new style group in the Paragraph Styles panel, are not keyboard accessible.

Some panels are not reachable using a keyboard alone, such as the Hyperlink panel.

Some commands in panels, such as the alignment controls in the Character panel, are not part of the tab order.

Some story editing tasks, such as modifying tabs or navigating in and out of a table in layout view, require the use of a mouse.

Some controls in Dialog boxes, such as the slider controls in the Display Performance section and the icon buttons in the Dictionary section of the Preferences dialog are not operable using a keyboard alone.

(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

InCopy CC does not disrupt or disable activated 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

InCopy CC provides an onscreen indication of the current focus that moves among interactive interface elements as the input focus changes.

Focus location is programmatically exposed for most elements of the InCopy CC interface with some exceptions, including:

Focus information is not exposed to assistive technology in the Content Information dialog box.

Focus information is not exposed for objects on the canvas, in layout, story or galley view.

(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

InCopy CC provides “tool tips” that use text to reveal the identity and operation of user interface elements; however, these tool tips are not available to assistive technology.

Most controls in the InCopy CC interface provide role and state information, but many do not provide identity information to assistive technology.

There is no information provided to assistive technology for objects such as images or tables, inserted on to the canvas.

Some controls in dialog boxes do not provide role or state information, such as controls in the Content Information dialog.

(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.

Does not support

Textual information, within the document being authored, is not available to assistive technologies.

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

Does not support

InCopy CC inherits user selected Windows High Contrast settings in some areas of the interface, such as application menus, but there is limited support in panels and dialog boxes and the canvas does not inherit user display 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.

Not applicable

InCopy CC does not use animation.

(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

The InCopy CC user interface does not use color as the only means of conveying information. However, some document editing features, such as markup and tracking changes, do use color alone.

(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

InCopy CC provides only a small number of options for customizing document display, guides and grids etc. It does not permit the user to adjust color and contrast settings for the interface.

(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

By default, InCopy CC 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 with exceptions

Many forms in the InCopy CC interface are accessible to assistive technologies. However, there a some exceptions, including:

  • Some commands available in panels, such as creating a new style group in the Paragraph Styles panel, are not keyboard accessible.

  • Some controls in Dialog boxes, such as the slider controls in the Display Performance section, and the icon buttons in the Dictionary section of the Preferences dialog are not operable using a keyboard alone.

  • Many controls in panels and dialogs do not provide sufficient information to assistive technologies.

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

Many controls in the InCopy CC interface do not provide sufficient information to screen readers.

Text information in the document being authored is not available to screen readers.

(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

InCopy CC provides an onscreen indication of the current focus that moves among interactive interface elements as the input focus changes.

Focus location is programmatically exposed for most elements of the InCopy CC interface with some exceptions.

(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

There are some actions in the InCopy CC interface that require fine motor control, such as activating small icon buttons in panels, that have no keyboard equivalent.

Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation, and Support - Detail
Criteria Supporting features Remarks and explanations

(a) Product support documentation provided to end-users shall be made available in alternate formats upon request, at no additional charge.

Supports

Adobe provides electronic versions of all product support documentation.

(b) End-users shall have access to a description of the accessibility and compatibility features of products in alternate formats or alternate methods upon request, at no additional charge.

Supports

Adobe provides information on accessibility features in the documentation. Electronic versions of all product support documentation are provided.

(c) Support services for products shall accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities.

Supports

Product support for Adobe products is available in a variety of formats and from a number of online sources available from Adobe Systems.