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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® SpeedGrade® CC

Contact for more information: access@adobe.com

 

Summary Table
Guideline Applicable Compliance

Section 1194.21 – Software Applications and Operating Systems

Applicable

Does not support

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

Not Applicable

-

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

Keyboard shortcuts are available for many commands and functions in the SpeedGrade CC interface. However, the tab key is not available for keyboard navigation and moving between panels and interface elements is not possible using the 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

SpeedGrade CC does not interfere with or deactivate accessibility 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.

Does not support

SpeedGrade CC provides an on-screen indication of mouse focus with the exception of some elements, such as panel tabs or slider controls such as the Thumbnail slider.

However, it is not possible to focus on controls using the keyboard and focus is not programmatically exposed.

(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

Interface elements in SpeedGrade CC interface do not provide sufficient information to assistive technology.

(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 is not available to assistive technology in SpeedGrade CC.

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

Does not support

SpeedGrade 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

SpeedGrade CC does not use animation in the user interface.

(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

SpeedGrade CC manipulates color in video and most of the controls in the interface, such as the color wheels, deal with color information using color alone.

However, many color settings also have numerical values.

(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

SpeedGrade CC does not allow users to change the interface 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.

Not applicable

SpeedGrade CC does not use flashing or blinking text, objects, or other elements in the 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

Forms in the SpeedGrade CC interface cannot be completed using assistive technology. Form controls are not keyboard accessible and do not provide sufficient information to assistive technology.

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

 

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

Not applicable

 

(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.

Not applicable

Authors exporting video from SpeedGrade CC can supply captions through a separate process, which depends on the destination of the video.

(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.

Not applicable

Authors can provide audio descriptions through a separate process.

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

Not applicable

Alternate display or presentation of alternate text can be provided by authors through a separate process.

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

Functions and commands in the SpeedGrade CC interface are not operable using screen readers.

Controls do not provide sufficient information to assistive technology and are not reachable using the keyboard alone.

(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

SpeedGrade CC supports screen magnifiers. However, focus is not programmatically exposed.

SpeedGrade 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.

Does not support

Some tasks in SpeedGrade CC may require fine motor control, such operating the color wheels, for which there is 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.