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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: June 23, 2014

Name of product: Adobe® Presenter 10

Contact for more information: access@adobe.com

Note: Presenter 10 now supports publishing content in HTML5 format in addition to SWF format. No support has been added to make the HTML5 output on mobile/desktop accessible, and support claims in this document are based on accessibility support when publishing in SWF format.

Summary Table
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

Supports with Exceptions

Section 1194.23 – Telecommunications Products

Not Applicable

Section 1194.24 – Video and Multimedia Products

Applicable

Supports

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.

Authoring:
Does not support

The main toolbar for Presenter 10 is fully keyboard accessible, but much of the functionality in the dialogs is not operable using the keyboard alone. These include, but are not limited to:

  • The tabs in the “Publish” dialog are not reachable using the keyboard.

  • The color pickers in the “Theme Editor” are not reachable or operable using the keyboard.

  • None of the configuration items in the “Learning interaction” dialog are operable using the keyboard.

  • Focus is removed from the dialog and cannot be returned after selecting a file from the “Add attachment” and “Add presenter” dialogs in the “Settings” dialog.

  • Audio controls and radio buttons in “Quiz Manager” cannot be operated using the keyboard.

Output:
Does not support

Some shortcuts are available to operate the player in the output from Presenter 10, but most output cannot be operated using the keyboard alone. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • By default, the player buttons cannot be activated using the keyboard (unless a screen reader is running or the presentation was published with “Use PowerPoint Theme Colors”)

  • Attachments cannot be opened using the keyboard.

  • None of the quiz questions are reachable or operable using the keyboard.

(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

Presenter 10 does not disrupt or disable activated 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.

Authoring:
Supports with exceptions

Presenter 10 provides a well-defined indication of the current focus with some exceptions. These include, but are not limited to:

  • There is no visual indication of focus on the files in the file picker from the “Import” dialog.

  • There is no visual indication of focus on the interaction list in the “Learning interactions” dialog.

  • There are several elements at the end of some of the configuration panes in the “Learning interactions” that are not visible on the screen.

Output:
Does not support

The output from Presenter 10 does not provide a visual indication of focus unless a screen reader is running or the presentation was published with “Use PowerPoint Theme Colors”. Many elements, such as input elements generated from the quiz, do not receive keyboard focus at all.

(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.

Authoring:
Does not support

Presenter 10 provides sufficient information for some elements, but many inputs and controls in the Presenter 10 interface do not provide sufficient information to assistive technology.

  • Apart from checkboxes and some, but not all, radio buttons, many of the elements in dialogs do not have an accessible name.

  • The Record and Play buttons in the Record Audio dialog box do not provide identity information and the state of the Play button is not conveyed.

  • Some controls are missing identity information in the Import Audio and Sync Audio dialogs.

  • Buttons and menu buttons in the Quiz Manager dialog box, such as “Add Quiz”, do not provide role information.

  • Controls in the Video Converter do not provide sufficient information to assistive technologies.

Output:
Supports with exceptions

Sufficient information is available for controls in the Presenter 10 Player and presentation content with some exceptions, including:

  • Information about some interactive features, such as Hotspots or Drag and Drop elements, is not available to Assistive Technology.

  • Some elements are not reachable using the keyboard.

(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

The meaning of images to identify controls, status indicators, and other programmatic elements is consistent in Presenter 10.

(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

Textual information is available to assistive technology throughout the Presenter 10 interface, with the exception of text input controls in the Video Creator.

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

Authoring:
Supports with exceptions

Presenter 10 does not override user selected contrast and color selections, with some exceptions. These include, but are not limited to:

  • The banners of some dialogs are displayed with white text on a white background in high contrast mode.

  • Checkbox and radio button labels in the dialogs do not honor high contrast.

  • The list view and configuration options in the “Learning interaction” dialogs do not honor high contrast.

  • Several panels in the dialogs of the “Quiz manager” do not honor high contrast.

Output:
Does not support

The output from Presenter 10 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.

Supports

Presenter 10 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

Presenter 10 does not rely on color alone as the only means of conveying 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.

Not applicable

Presenter 10 does not allow the user to adjust color and contrast settings.

(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

Presenter 10 does not use flashing or blinking text.

(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.

Authoring:
Does not support

While Presenter 10 provide sufficient information for assistive technologies to understand some elements, some controls within dialog boxes in Presenter 10 do not allow users of assistive technologies to access all information. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • The identities of “Name”, “Question” and “Score” inputs in the New Multiple Choice Question dialog box are not available to assistive technology.

  • Form controls in dialog boxes, such as Preferences in the Video Creator, do not provide sufficient information to assistive technologies.

  • Options in the category list in the Settings dialog box are not operable using a keyboard alone.

Output:
Does not support

Output from Presenter 10 provides sufficient information for assistive technologies to understand some elements, but many elements do not provide sufficient information. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Quiz questions can be located with virtual navigation in a screen reader, but are difficult to locate and understand in context.

  • When the volume is adjusted, the user has to navigate away from the control and back again to read the value.

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.

Authoring:
Does not support

The main toolbar for Presenter 10 is fully keyboard accessible, but much of the functionality in the dialogs is not operable using the keyboard alone. These include, but are not limited to:

  • The tabs in the “Publish” dialog are not reachable using the keyboard.

  • The color pickers in the “Theme Editor” are not reachable or operable using the keyboard.

  • None of the configuration items in the “Learning interaction” dialog are operable using the keyboard.

  • Focus is removed from the dialog and cannot be returned after selecting a file from the “Add attachment” and “Add presenter” dialogs in the “Settings” dialog.

  • Audio controls and radio buttons in “Quiz Manager” cannot be operated using the keyboard.

Output:
Does not support

Some shortcuts are available to operate the player in the output from Presenter 10, but most output cannot be operated using the keyboard alone. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • By default, the player buttons cannot be activated using the keyboard (unless a screen reader is running or the presentation was published with “Use PowerPoint Theme Colors”)

  • Attachments cannot be opened using the keyboard.

  • None of the quiz questions are reachable or operable using the keyboard.

(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

Presenter 10 does not disrupt or disable activated 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.

Authoring:
Supports with exceptions

Presenter 10 provides a well-defined indication of the current focus with some exceptions. These include, but are not limited to:

  • There is no visual indication of focus on the files in the file picker from the “Import” dialog.

  • There is no visual indication of focus on the interaction list in the “Learning interactions” dialog.

  • There are several elements at the end of some of the configuration panes in the “Learning interactions” that are not visible on the screen.

Output:
Does not support

The output from Presenter 10 does not provide a visual indication of focus unless a screen reader is running or the presentation was published with “Use PowerPoint Theme Colors”. Many elements, such as input elements generated from the quiz, do not receive keyboard focus at all.

(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.

Authoring:
Does not support

Presenter 10 provides sufficient information for some elements, but many inputs and controls in the Presenter 10 interface do not provide sufficient information to assistive technology.

  • Apart from checkboxes and some, but not all, radio buttons, many of the elements in dialogs do not have an accessible name.

  • The Record and Play buttons in the Record Audio dialog box do not provide identity information and the state of the Play button is not conveyed.

  • Some controls are missing identity information in the Import Audio and Sync Audio dialogs.

  • Buttons and menu buttons in the Quiz Manager dialog box, such as “Add Quiz”, do not provide role information.

  • Controls in the Video Converter do not provide sufficient information to assistive technologies.

Output:
Supports with exceptions

Sufficient information is available for controls in the Presenter 10 Player and presentation content with some exceptions, including:

  • Information about some interactive features, such as Hotspots or Drag and Drop elements, is not available to Assistive Technology.

  • Some elements are not reachable using the keyboard.

(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

The meaning of images to identify controls, status indicators, and other programmatic elements is consistent in Presenter 10.

(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

Textual information is available to assistive technology throughout the Presenter 10 interface, with the exception of text input controls in the Video Creator.

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

Authoring:
Supports with exceptions

Presenter 10 does not override user selected contrast and color selections, with some exceptions. These include, but are not limited to:

  • The banners of some dialogs are displayed with white text on a white background in high contrast mode.

  • Checkbox and radio button labels in the dialogs do not honor high contrast.

  • The list view and configuration options in the “Learning interaction” dialogs do not honor high contrast.

  • Several panels in the dialogs of the “Quiz manager” do not honor high contrast.

Output:
Does not support

The output from Presenter 10 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.

Supports

Presenter 10 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

Presenter 10 does not rely on color alone as the only means of conveying 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.

Not applicable

Presenter 10 does not allow the user to adjust color and contrast settings.

(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

Presenter 10 does not use flashing or blinking text.

(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.

Authoring:
Does not support

While Presenter 10 provide sufficient information for assistive technologies to understand some elements, some controls within dialog boxes in Presenter 10 do not allow users of assistive technologies to access all information. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • The identities of “Name”, “Question” and “Score” inputs in the New Multiple Choice Question dialog box are not available to assistive technology.

  • Form controls in dialog boxes, such as Preferences in the Video Creator, do not provide sufficient information to assistive technologies.

  • Options in the category list in the Settings dialog box are not operable using a keyboard alone.

Output:
Does not support

Output from Presenter 10 provides sufficient information for assistive technologies to understand some elements, but many elements do not provide sufficient information. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Quiz questions can be located with virtual navigation in a screen reader, but are difficult to locate and understand in context.

  • When the volume is adjusted, the user has to navigate away from the control and back again to read the value.

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 with exceptions

Alternate text descriptions can be attached to images in PowerPoint, and these descriptions are available to assistive technology in Presenter 10 movies.

Alternate text information is not available for some auto-generated content, such as Character images and Background images and the graphics created through the “Learning interaction” dialog.

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

Supports

Presenter 10 supports synchronized text and closed captions in video.

Video Creator also supports closed captions.

(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

By default, Presenter 10 does not rely on color alone to convey information.

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

Supports

Presenter 10 generated documents are readable without requiring the associated style sheets.

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

Not applicable

Presenter 10 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

Presenter 10 does not generate server-side image maps.

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

Not applicable

Presenter 10 does not generate data tables.

(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.

Not applicable

Presenter 10 does not generate data tables.

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

Not applicable

Presenter 10 does not generate 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.

Supports

By default Adobe Presenter 10 does not create content that causes the screen to flicker at a frequency greater than 2Hz or lower than 55Hz.

(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

Authors can provide text-only content with Presenter 10.

(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.

Supports

Presenter 10 uses scripting to display the content which is readable by assistive technologies. Refer to 1194.22(n) for detail about the content itself.

(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).

Supports

For movies generated in Presenter 10 there is a plug-in detection script included. If the Flash plug-in is not detected in the user’s browser, a link to download the plug-in is available.

(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.

Does not support

Output from Presenter 10 provides sufficient information for assistive technologies to understand some elements, but many elements do not provide sufficient information. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Quiz questions can be located with virtual navigation in a screen reader, but are difficult to locate and understand in context.

  • When the volume is adjusted, the user has to navigate away the control and back again to read the value.

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

Supports with exceptions

Output from Presenter 10 can be skipped on a slide-by-slide basis, but the content on a slide does not provide a method to skip repeated navigation sections. The “Change view” button can be used to remove the tabs in the sidebar, and can be toggled with the keyboard shortcut “F”.

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

Supports

Playback of output from Presenter 10 can be controlled by the user using shortcut “P” to play/pause content.

 

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 1194.24 Video and Multi-media Products - Detail
Criteria Supporting features Remarks and explanations

a) All analog television displays 13 inches and larger, and computer equipment that includes analog television receiver or display circuitry, shall be equipped with caption decoder circuitry which appropriately receives, decodes, and displays closed captions from broadcast, cable, videotape, and DVD signals. As soon as practicable, but not later than July 1, 2002, widescreen digital television (DTV) displays measuring at least 7.8 inches vertically, DTV sets with conventional displays measuring at least 13 inches vertically, and stand-alone DTV tuners, whether or not they are marketed with display screens, and computer equipment that includes DTV receiver or display circuitry, shall be equipped with caption decoder circuitry which appropriately receives, decodes, and displays closed captions from broadcast, cable, videotape, and DVD signals.

Not applicable

Presenter 10 does not include any display hardware.

(b) Television tuners, including tuner cards for use in computers, shall be equipped with secondary audio program playback circuitry.

Not applicable

Presenter 10 does not include any television tuner hardware.

(c) All training and informational video and multimedia productions which support the agency's mission, regardless of format, that contain speech or other audio information necessary for the comprehension of the content, shall be open or closed captioned.

Supports

Presenter 10 allows authors to provide open or closed captions.

Presenter also allows authors to include slide notes that can provide an equivalent to audio contained in the movie.

Video Creator supports closed captions.

(d) All training and informational video and multimedia productions which support the agency's mission, regardless of format, that contain visual information necessary for the comprehension of the content, shall be audio described.

Supports

Presenter 10 allows authors to include audio descriptions in Presenter movies when audio descriptions are provided as part of the original video.

(e) Display or presentation of alternate text presentation or audio descriptions shall be user-selectable unless permanent.

Supports

Alternative text and audio descriptions provided by Presenter 10 are permanent.

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.

Authoring:
Does not support

Many controls and inputs in the Presenter 10 user interface are not accessible to screen readers.

These include controls in the Record Audio and Sync Audio dialog boxes and most inputs and controls in the Video Creator.

Output:
Does not support

Most elements of Presenter 10 output is accessible via screen readers with some exceptions like - Drag & Drop Question type , HotSpot Question type, Collaboration feature makes the content inaccessible, PDF output of Presenter is inaccessible.

(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.

Authoring:
Supports with exceptions

Most items in the Presenter 10 interface provide a clear indication when focus is on them with some exceptions, including:

Objects in the Insert Interaction and Insert Character dialog boxes, do not provide an indication of focus until an item is selected.

The Video Creator interface does not expose focus information programmatically.

Output:
Supports

In most cases, the Player and Presenter 10 generated content, provide a sufficient indication of focus to screen magnifier users with some exceptions, including:

Player controls, depending on the skin used, may not provide a sufficient visual indication of focus.

(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

Authoring:
Supports

Presenter 10 does not require user hearing.

Output:
Supports

Output from Presenter 10 can include text descriptions and captions. It is also possible to provide text equivalents to audio in slides.

(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.

Authoring:
Supports

Presenter 10 does not require user hearing.

Output:
Supports

Output from Presenter 10 can include text descriptions and captions.

(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.

Authoring:
Supports

Presenter 10 does not require user speech.

Output:
Supports

Output from Presenter 10 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.

Authoring:
Supports

The main toolbar for Presenter 10 is fully keyboard accessible, but much of the functionality in dialogs is not operable using the keyboard alone. Refer to 1194.21(a) for detail.

Output:
Supports with exceptions

Some shortcuts are available to operate the output from Presenter 10, but most output cannot be operated using the keyboard alone. Refer to 1194.21(a) for detail.

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.