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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: December 12, 2013

Name of product: Adobe® Media Encoder 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

Controls in the Media Encoder CC interface are fully operable using a keyboard alone with some exceptions including:

  • Some controls in the Export Settings dialog are not keyboard accessible including tabs, the crop options and setting the source range.

  • The options in the Add After Effects Composition and Add Premiere Pro Sequence dialog boxes are not reachable using a keyboard alone.

  • Some controls, including links to documents in the Source list in the Queue panel, are not reachable using a keyboard, although there are alternative ways to access this information and functionality.

  • Tabs in dialog boxes, such as the Preset Settings dialog, are not reachable 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

Media Encoder CC does not interfere with operating system accessibility features.

(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

With the exception of some controls, such as tabs in dialog boxes, there is a clear visual indication of focus for controls in the Media Encoder interface.

However, focus is not programmatically exposed to assistive technologies in most cases, such as the items in the Category list in the Preferences dialog box and the Source list in the Queue panel.

(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

With the exception of some text edit fields, identity, role and state information is not available for controls in the Media Encoder CC interface.

(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.

Supports with exceptions

Textual information is available in the Media Encoder CC interface with some exceptions, including:

  • Textual information is not available for text in the Source list.

  • Text in links, such as the Output Name, 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

With the exception of application menus and tooltips, Media Encoder CC does not support Windows High Contrast mode.

(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 Media Encoder CC interface 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

The Media Encoder CC interface does not use color as the only means of conveying information that cannot be obtained via another method.

(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

Media Encoder CC allows users to change the contrast settings of the interface, but while there is variety in the brightness settings there is no option to select different color combinations or a range of contrast levels.

(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

Media Encoder 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.

Does not support

With the exception of some text edit fields, Media Encoder CC does not provide identity, role or state information for form controls.

Most form controls can be operated using a keyboard alone with some exceptions, including a number of options in the Export Settings dialog box.

Some forms however, are not reachable using a keyboard, such as those in the Add After Effects Composition and Add Premiere Pro Sequence dialog boxes.

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

With some exceptions, controls in the Media Encoder CC interface do not provide identity, role or state information to assistive technology.

Some controls in dialog boxes, such as tabs, cannot be operated using a keyboard alone and some dialog boxes, such as the Add After Effects Composition dialog are not keyboard accessible.

(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

Media Encoder CC supports the use of screen magnifiers.

With the exception of some controls, such as tabs in dialog boxes, there is a clear visual indication of focus for controls in the Media Encoder interface.

However, focus is not programmatically exposed to assistive technologies in most cases, such as the items in the Source list in the Queue panel.

Media Encoder CC does not support Windows High Contrast mode.

(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

Media Encoder CC 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 folder tree items in the Add After Effects Composition dialog box, may require fine motor control and there is no keyboard equivalent.