Adobe Accessibility Conformance Report

VPAT® Version 2.0 – October 2017

Product Information

Name of Product/Version: Adobe Audition CC, 2017.1.1

Product Description: Adobe Audition CC is a digital audio editing software.

Date: October 2017

Contact information: access.adobe.com

Notes: The information contained in this report applies to the product itself. Information about product help and support documentation related to 602.3 (Support Docs) for Section 508 as published in 2017 is located at: http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/compliance.html.

Evaluation Methods Used: Testing Adobe Audition CC involved extensive use of leading assistive technologies such as screen readers, screen magnifiers, and speech recognition software, as well exclusive use of the keyboard. Native platform accessibility features were also used to assist with testing. These were supplemented with techniques such as manual inspection of Accessibility API output.

Applicable Standards/Guidelines

This report covers the degree of conformance for the following accessibility standards/guidelines:

Standard/Guideline Included In Report

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, at http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-WCAG20-20081211/

Level A - Yes
Level AA - Yes
Level AAA - No

Section 508 as published in 2017, at http://www.Section508.gov

Yes

EN 301 549 Accessibility requirements suitable for public procurement of ICT products and services in Europe, at http://mandate376.standards.eu/standard

Yes

Terms

The terms used in the Conformance Level information are defined as follows:

  • Supports: The functionality of the product has at least one method that meets the criterion without known defects or meets with equivalent facilitation.
  • Supports with Exceptions: Some functionality of the product does not meet the criterion.
  • Does Not Support: The majority of product functionality does not meet the criterion.
  • Not Applicable: The criterion is not relevant to the product.
  • Not Evaluated: The product has not been evaluated against the criterion. This can be used only in WCAG 2.0 Level AAA.

WCAG 2.0 Report

Sections 1 and 2 also document conformance with:

  • EN 301 549:  Chapter 9 - Web, Chapter 10 - Non-Web documents, Section 11.2.1- Non-Web Software (excluding closed functionality), and Section 11.2.2 - Non-Web Software (closed functionality).
  • Revised Section 508: Chapter 5 – 501.1 Scope, 504.2 Content Creation or Editing, and Chapter 6 – 602.3 Electronic Support Documentation.

Note: When reporting on conformance with the WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria, they are scoped for full pages, complete processes, and accessibility-supported ways of using technology as documented in the WCAG 2.0 Conformance Requirements.

Section 1: Success Criteria, Level A

Notes:

Guideline 1.1 Text Alternatives:
Provide text alternatives for any non-text content so that it can be changed into other forms people need, such as large print, braille, speech, symbols or simpler language.
Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

1.1.1 Non-text Content (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.1 (Web)
  • 10.2.1 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.1 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.1 (Closed Functionality Software)
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Does Not Support

Software: Icons used within menus and some dialog boxes provide textual descriptions; however, the product generally does not supply alternatives for non-text content.

Guideline 1.2 Time-based Media:
Provide alternatives for time-based media.
Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded) (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.2 (Web)
  • 10.2.2 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.2 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.2.1 and 11.2.2.2.2 (Closed Software)
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Supports

Software: The product does not provide prerecorded audio-only or video-only content.

1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded) (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.3 (Web)
  • 10.2.3 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.3 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.3 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Supports

Software: The product does not provide prerecorded media that requires captions.

1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded) (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.4 (Web)
  • 10.2.4 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.4 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.4 (Closed Software)
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Supports

Software: The product does not provide prerecorded media that requires audio description.

Guideline 1.3 Adaptable:
Create content that can be presented in different ways (for example simpler layout) without losing information or structure.
Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

1.3.1 Info and Relationships (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.7 (Web)
  • 10.2.7 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.7 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.7 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Supports with Exceptions

Software: A clear hierarchy represented in menus, and in some dialog boxes; however, in the multitrack view, controls are not associated with the track on which they are operating.

Selection in tracks can only be determined visually.

While the order of effects placement will impact audio, the effects order has no programmatic hierarchy established.

1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.8 (Web)
  • 10.2.8 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.8 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.8 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Supports

Software: The product presents content in a meaningful sequence.

1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.9 (Web)
  • 10.2.9 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.9 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.9 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Does Not Support

Software: Many aspects of the user interface are communicated only through sensory characteristics.

The indication of track controls and status (Muted, Soloed, and Armed to Record) are only conveyed through the use of color.

Keyframes for when effects occur are only indicated by position.

Cuts, selection and track movements are only indicated by position.
Guideline 1.4 Distinguishable:
Make it easier for users to see and hear content including separating foreground from background.
Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

1.4.1 Use of Color (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.10 (Web)
  • 10.2.10 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.10 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.10 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Does Not Support

Software: Color is used in many critical places to indicate the status of tabs, waveforms, and active controls.  For example, whether a track is muted, soloed, or armed to record is indicated only by color.

1.4.2 Audio Control (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.11 (Web)
  • 10.2.11 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.11 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.11 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Supports

Software: Audio content can be controlled by the user.

Guideline 2.1 Keyboard Accessible:
Make all functionality available from a keyboard.
Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

2.1.1 Keyboard (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.15 (Web)
  • 10.2.15 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.15 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.15 (Closed Software)
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Does Not Support

Software: The product provides keyboard support for some operations; however, most functions such as activating wave form context menus, manipulating wave form effect curves, marquee and paint brush selection, and switching between panes, can only be achieved with the mouse.

2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.16 (Web)
  • 10.2.16 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.16 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.16 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Supports

Software: The product does not include keyboard traps.

Guideline 2.2 Enough Time:
Provide users enough time to read and use content.
Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

2.2.1 Timing Adjustable (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.17 (Web)
  • 10.2.17 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.17 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.17 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Supports

Software: The product does not include time limits.

2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.18 (Web)
  • 10.2.18 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.18 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.18 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Supports

Software: Moving, blinking, scrolling, and auto-updating information can be paused, stopped or hidden by the user.

Guideline 2.3 Seizures:
Do not design content in a way that is known to cause seizures.
Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below Threshold (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.19 (Web)
  • 10.2.19 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.19 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.19 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Supports

Software: The product does not include flashing content.

Guideline 2.4 Navigable:
Provide ways to help users navigate, find content, and determine where they are.
Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

2.4.1 Bypass Blocks (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.20 (Web)
  • 10.2.20 (non-web document) – Does not apply
  • 11.2.1.20 (Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.2.2.20 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software) – Does not apply to non-web software
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs) – Does not apply to non-web docs

Software: Supports

Software: This criterion does not apply to non-web documents.

2.4.2 Page Titled (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.21 (Web)
  • 10.2.21 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.21 (Software) - Does not apply
  • 11.2.2.21 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Supports

 

2.4.3 Focus Order (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.22 (Web)
  • 10.2.22 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.22 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.22 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Supports

Software: Components receive focus in a meaningful order.

2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.23 (Web)
  • 10.2.23 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.23 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.23 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Supports

Software: The purpose of link text can be determined in context.

Guideline 3.1 Readable:
Make text content readable and understandable.
Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

3.1.1 Language of Page (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.27 (Web)
  • 10.2.27 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.27 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.27 (Closed Software)
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Supports

Software: The language is programmatically determinable within the product.

Guideline 3.2 Predictable:
Make Web pages appear and operate in predictable ways.
Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

3.2.1 On Focus (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.29 (Web)
  • 10.2.29 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.29 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.29 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Supports

 

3.2.2 On Input (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.30 (Web)
  • 10.2.30 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.30 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.30 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Supports

 
Guideline 3.3 Input Assistance:
Help users avoid and correct mistakes.
Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

3.3.1 Error Identification (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.33 (Web)
  • 10.2.33 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.33 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.33 (Closed Software)
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Supports with Exceptions

Software: Most errors are clearly identified and described to users; however, some form fields, such as the gain field within the Amplitude effect, will round values to the last acceptable value, maximum or minimum, rather than identify an error in text.

3.3.2 Labels or Instructions (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.34 (Web)
  • 10.2.34 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.34 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.34 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Does not Support

Software: While in some cases, textual equivalents are displayed on mouse hover, many controls do not have programmatically associated labels. Sufficient information about controls must be found elsewhere for users to interact with a given control for many functions.

Guideline 4.1 Compatible:
Maximize compatibility with current and future user agents, including assistive technologies.
Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

4.1.1 Parsing (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.37 (Web)
  • 10.2.37 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.37 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.37 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Supports

Software: The software is not implemented using markup languages.

4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.38 (Web)
  • 10.2.38 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.38 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.38 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Does Not Support

Software: Many controls do not have programmatically determinable labels, including:

  • Mute, Solo, and Arm to Record, in the multi-track view.
  • Import file, New file, Loop Play back and Auto-play, in the file management view.
  • Save effects, such as Preset, Delete Preset, and Toggle power to effects, in the effects view.

Section 2: Success Criteria, Level AA

Notes:

Guideline 1.2 Time-based Media:
Provide alternatives for time-based media.
Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

1.2.4 Captions (Live) (Level AA)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.5 (Web)
  • 10.2.5 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.5 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.5 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Supports

Software: The product does not provide live media that requires captions.

1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded) (Level AA)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.6 (Web)
  • 10.2.6 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.6 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.6 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Supports

Software: The product does not provide prerecorded video content that requires audio description.

Guideline 1.4 Distinguishable:
Make it easier for users to see and hear content including separating foreground from background.
Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) (Level AA)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.12 (Web)
  • 10.2.12 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.12 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.12 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Supports with Exceptions

Software: Most text meets minimum contrast requirements; however, in some instances, light gray text is used on a dark background, not meeting contrast standards. It is also possible for wave forms to not meet color contrast luminosity standards; however, this can be changed by the user.

1.4.4 Resize text (Level AA)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.13 (Web)
  • 10.2.13 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.13 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.13 (Closed Software)
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Does Not Support

 

1.4.5 Images of Text (Level AA)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.14 (Web)
  • 10.2.14 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.14 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.14 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Supports

Software: The product uses text instead of images of text.

Guideline 2.4 Navigable:
Provide ways to help users navigate, find content, and determine where they are.
Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

2.4.5 Multiple Ways (Level AA)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.24 (Web)
  • 10.2.24 (non-web document) – Does not apply
  • 11.2.1.24 (Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.2.2.24 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software) – Does not apply to non-web software
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs) – Does not apply to non-web docs

Software: Supports

Software: This criterion does not apply to non-web documents.

2.4.6 Headings and Labels (Level AA)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.25 (Web)
  • 10.2.25 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.25 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.25 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Does not Support

Software: Headings are not used in the application. Labels are not present for most input fields, including:

  • Gain
  • Panning
  • EQ Bands
  • Frequency
  • Search Fields
  • Drop-down selections.

2.4.7 Focus Visible (Level AA)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.26 (Web)
  • 10.2.26 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.26 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.26 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Supports with Exceptions

Software: Focus is indicated visually on menu items and on most control buttons, such as Mute, Solo, and Arm to record; however, focus is not indicated on containers, including when the user is in the mixer view and effects rack.

Guideline 3.1 Readable:
Make text content readable and understandable.
Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

3.1.2 Language of Parts (Level AA)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.28 (Web)
  • 10.2.28 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.28 (Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.2.2.28 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Supports

Software: Content is only presented in one language at a time.

Guideline 3.2 Predictable:
Make Web pages appear and operate in predictable ways.
Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

3.2.3 Consistent Navigation (Level AA)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.31 (Web)
  • 10.2.31 (non-web document) – Does not apply
  • 11.2.1.31 (Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.2.2.31 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software) – Does not apply to non-web software
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs) – Does not apply to non-web docs

Software: Supports

Software: This criterion does not apply to non-web documents.

3.2.4 Consistent Identification (Level AA)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.32 (Web)
  • 10.2.32 (non-web document) – Does not apply
  • 11.2.1.32 (Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.2.2.32 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software) – Does not apply to non-web software
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs) – Does not apply to non-web docs

Software: Supports

Software: This criterion does not apply to non-web documents.

Guideline 3.3 Input Assistance:
Help users avoid and correct mistakes.
Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

3.3.3 Error Suggestion (Level AA)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.35 (Web)
  • 10.2.35 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.35 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.35 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Supports

 

3.3.4 Error Prevention (Legal, Financial, Data) (Level AA)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.36 (Web)
  • 10.2.36 (non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.36 (Software)
  • 11.2.2.36 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

2017 Section 508

  • 501 (Web)(Software)
  • 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 602.3 (Support Docs)

Software: Supports

Software: The product does not process legal commitments or financial transactions. Changes to user-controllable data can be reversed.

2017 Section 508 Report

Notes:

Chapter 3: Functional Performance Criteria (FPC)

Notes:

Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

302.1 Without Vision

Software: Does Not Support

Software: As noted in 2.4.6 Headings and Labels, most input fields are not labeled, preventing the communication of required input to screen readers. Additionally, as described in 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value, many controls are missing names and roles.

302.2 With Limited Vision

Software: Does Not Support

Software: As described in 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum), the product does not meet the minimum standards for color contrast on many of its controls. Additionally, as noted in 1.4.4 Resize Text, and in 2.4.7 Focus Visible, the text cannot be resized and focus is occasionally lost in containers for effects.

302.3 Without Perception of Color

Software: Does Not Support

Software: The state of some critical controls, such as Mute, Solo, and Arm to Record, is only indicated by color, as noted in 1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics. This status is also reflected only in color in the waveform of the applied track.

302.4 Without Hearing

Software: Does Not Support

Software: Given the nature of the product as an audio editing tool, users with no hearing will not be able to fully use the tool.

302.5 With Limited Hearing

Software: Supports with Exceptions

Software: The product visualizes audio in the form of wave forms and provides the ability to adjust volume and gain in specific EQs. Users with limited hearing may be able to use the product as intended.

302.6 Without Speech

Software: Supports

Software: The product does not require speech input.

302.7 With Limited Manipulation

Software: Supports with Exceptions

Software: The product provides keyboard shortcuts for many controls and functionality. It also allows users to create their own keyboard shortcuts. However, as described in 2.1.1 Keyboard, some tasks can only be completed with a mouse, such as manipulating wave form effect curves, marquee selection, and paint brush selection. This may require fine motor control.

302.8 With Limited Reach and Strength

Software: Supports with Exceptions

Software: The product provides keyboard shortcuts for much of it functionality, in addition to the ability to customize shortcuts. As noted in 2.1.1 Keyboard, some tasks can only be completed with a mouse, such as manipulating wave form effect curves, marquee selection, and paint brush selection. This may require fine motor control.

302.9 With Limited Language, Cognitive, and Learning Abilities

Software: Supports with Exceptions

Software: Users with cognitive disabilities have varying needs for features that allow them to adapt content and work with assistive technology or accessibility features of the platform. The product does not provide labels for its controls, as noted in 3.3.2 Labels and Instructions, which may prevent users with limited cognitive abilities from understanding the controls. Additionally, language used, such as “high pass filter” may be difficult for some users to understand.

Chapter 4: Hardware

Notes: Not Applicable

Chapter 5: Software

Notes:

501 General

Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

501.1 Scope – Incorporation of WCAG 2.0 AA

See WCAG 2.0 section.

See information in the WCAG section

502 Interoperability with Assistive Technology

502.1 General. Software shall interoperate with assistive technology and shall conform to 502.

Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

502.2 Documented Accessibility Features

See 502.2.1-502.2.2

 

502.2.1 User Control of Accessibility Features

Not Applicable

The product is not platform software.

502.2.2 No Disruption of Accessibility Features

Supports

The product does not disrupt accessibility features of platform software.

502.3 Accessibility Services

See 502.3.1-502.3.14

 

502.3.1 Object Information

Does Not Support

The product does not provide names and roles for many of its controls, as noted in 1.3.1 Info and Relationships and 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value.

502.3.2 Modification of Object Information

Supports

State and properties of controls can be modified in the product. Tracks and effect presets can be renamed and controls for turning off and on, tracks, effects and plugins are provided.

502.3.3 Row, Column, and Headers

Supports

The product does not contain tables.

502.3.4 Values

Supports

Values within the product can be programmatically determined.

502.3.5 Modification of Values

Supports

The product supports the modification of named values such as track names, effects presets, clip names, and file names.

502.3.6 Label Relationships

Does Not Support

As described in 1.3.1 Info and Relationships, 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value, and 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions, many labels cannot be programmatically determined.

502.3.7 Hierarchical Relationships

Supports with Exceptions

As described in 1.3.1 Info and Relationships, relationships in menus are clearly communicated. However, relationships between tracks and hierarchy or track effects are not programmatically determined.

502.3.8 Text

Supports

Text content is exposed to assistive technologies.

502.3.9 Modification of Text

Supports

The product allows assistive technology to edit text content.

502.3.10 List of Actions

Supports with Exceptions

Menus and submenu items communicate that multiple actions are possible; however, as described in 1.3.1 Info and Relationships and 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value, controls do not communicate their purpose to screen readers.

502.3.11 Actions on Objects

Supports

The product allows assistive technology to execute actions on objects.

502.3.12 Focus Cursor

Supports with Exceptions

The product provides an indication of focus on most objects. However, as noted in 2.4.7 Focus Visible, focus is not visible on certain containers in the mixer view and effects rack.

502.3.13 Modification of Focus Cursor

Supports

The product allows assistive technologies to move or modify focus, insertion point, selection.

502.3.14 Event Notification

Supports

The product notifies assistive technologies of user interaction events.

502.4 Platform Accessibility Features

Not Applicable

The product is not platform software.

503 Applications

503.1 General. Applications shall conform to 503.

Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

503.2 User Preferences

Supports with Exceptions

The product supports some platform accessibility settings; however, the product does not fully support Windows High Contrast mode. Only the menus and popup windows change their theme.

503.3 Alternative User Interfaces

Not Applicable

The product does not function as an assistive technology.

503.4 User Controls for Captions and Audio Description

See 503.4.1-503.4.2

 

503.4.1 Caption Controls

Supports

The product does not have any pre-recorded video content.

503.4.2 Audio Description Controls

Supports

The product does not have any pre-recorded video content.

504 Authoring Tools

504.1 General. Where an application is an authoring tool, the application shall conform to 504 to the extent that information required for accessibility is supported by the destination format.

Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

504.2 Content Creation or Editing  (if not authoring tool, enter “not applicable”)

See WCAG 2.0 section

See information in the WCAG section

504.2.1 Preservation of Information Provided for Accessibility in Format Conversion

Supports

When audio content is converted from one file type into another, its contents may be preserved through the mix, and through metadata.

504.2.2 PDF Export

Not Applicable

The product does not export PDF files.

504.3 Prompts

Not Applicable

There are no WCAG requirements applicable to the product’s export formats.

File formats exported by the product cannot, as a standalone file, contain features that support WCAG 2.0.

504.4 Templates

Not Applicable

Templates are provided to assist users in the creation of content, however, as noted in 504.3 Prompts, there are no WCAG requirements applicable to the product’s export formats.

Chapter 6: Support Documentation and Services

Notes: Conformance information for Support Documentation and Services is available in the Adobe Accessibility Conformance Report for HelpX documentation.

EN 301 549 Report

Notes:

Chapter 4: 4.2 Functional Performance Statements (FPS)

Notes:

Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

4.2.1 Usage without vision

Software: Does Not Support

Software: As noted in 2.4.6 Headings and Labels, most input fields are not labeled, preventing the communication of required input to screen readers. Additionally, as described in 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value, many controls are missing names and roles.

4.2.2 Usage with limited vision

Software: Does Not Support

Software: As described in 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum), the product does not meet the minimum standards for color contrast on many of its controls. Additionally, as noted in 1.4.4 Resize Text, and in 2.4.7 Focus Visible, the text cannot be resized and focus is occasionally lost in containers for effects.

4.2.3 Usage without perception of colour

Software: Does Not Support

Software: Color is used in many critical places to indicate the status of tabs, waveforms, and active controls.

For example, whether a track is muted, soloed, or armed to record is indicated solely by color.

4.2.4 Usage without hearing

Software: Does Not Support

Software: Given the nature of the product as an audio editing tool, users with no hearing will not be able to fully use the tool.

4.2.5 Usage with limited hearing

Software: Supports with Exceptions

Software: The product visualizes audio in the form of wave forms and provides the ability to adjust volume and gain in specific EQs. Users with limited hearing may be able to use the product as intended.

4.2.6 Usage without vocal capability

Software: Supports

Software: The product does not require speech input.

4.2.7 Usage with limited manipulation or strength

Software: Supports with Exceptions

Software: The product provides keyboard shortcuts for many controls and functionality. It also allows users to create their own keyboard shortcuts. However, as described in 2.1.1 Keyboard, some tasks can only be completed with a mouse, such as manipulating wave form effect curves, marquee selection, and paint brush selection. This may require fine motor control.

4.2.8 Usage with limited reach

Software: Supports with Exceptions

Software: The product provides keyboard shortcuts for much of it functionality, in addition to the ability to customize shortcuts. As noted in 2.1.1 Keyboard, some tasks can only be completed with a mouse, such as manipulating wave form effect curves, marquee selection, and paint brush selection. This may require fine motor control.

4.2.9 Minimize photosensitive seizure

Software: Supports

Software: The product does not contain flashing content.

4.2.10 Usage with limited cognition

Software: Supports with Exceptions

Software: Users with cognitive disabilities have varying needs for features that allow them to adapt content and work with assistive technology or accessibility features of the platform. The product does not provide labels for its controls, as noted in 3.3.2 Labels and Instructions, which may prevent users with limited cognitive abilities from understanding the controls. Additionally, language used in effects, such as “compression ratio”, “high pass filter”, “Panning” and many others, are audio jargon that is not directly described in the application.

4.2.11 Privacy

Software: Supports

Software: The product does not ask for legal, financial, or personal data.

Chapter 5: Generic Requirements

Notes:

Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

5.1 Closed Functionality

Not Applicable

5.1.2.2-5.1.6.2 are not applicable for this product.

5.2 Activation of accessibility features

Not Applicable

The product is not closed software.

5.3 Biometrics

Not Applicable

The product does not utilize biometrics.

5.4 Preservation of accessibility information during conversion

Supports

When audio content is imported into the product, its contents may be preserved through the mix, and through metadata.

5.5.1 Means of operation

Not Applicable

The product does not have operable parts.

5.5.2 Operable parts discernibility

Not Applicable

The product does not have operable parts.

5.6.1 Tactile or auditory status

Not Applicable

The product is not hardware.

5.6.2 Visual status

Not Applicable

The product is not hardware.

5.7 Key repeat

Not Applicable

The product is not hardware.

5.8 Double-strike key acceptance

Not Applicable

The product is not hardware.

5.9 Simultaneous user actions

Supports

Custom keyboard shortcuts can be adjusted by users to ensure users can accomplish tasks.

Chapter 6: ICT with Two-Way Voice Communication

Notes: Not Applicable

Chapter 7: ICT with Video Capabilities

Notes: Not Applicable

Chapter 8: Hardware

Notes: Not Applicable

Chapter 9: Web

Notes: See WCAG 2.0 section.

Chapter 10: Non-web Documents

Notes:

Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

10.2.1 - 10.2.38

See WCAG 2.0 section

See information in the WCAG section

10.2.39 Caption positioning

Supports

No video content is used in the product.

10.2.40 Audio description timing

Supports

No video content is used in the product.

Chapter 11: Software

Notes:

Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

11.2.1 Software success criteria (excluding closed functionality)

See WCAG 2.0 section.

See information in the WCAG section

11.2.2 Software success criteria (closed functionality)

Not Applicable

 

11.3.2.3 Use of accessibility services

Supports

Object information is exposed to accessibility services.

11.3.2.4 Assistive technology

Not Applicable

The product is not an assistive technology.

11.3.2.5 Object information

Does Not Support

As noted in 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value, many critical components do not have properly created object information.

11.3.2.6 Row, column, and headers

Not Applicable

The product does not use headers, rows, or columns.

11.3.2.7 Values

Does Not Support

The product does not provide names and roles for many of its control’s values, as noted in 1.3.1 Info and Relationships and 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value.

11.3.2.8 Label relationships

Does Not Support

As described in 1.3.1 Info and Relationships, 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value and 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions, many labels cannot be programmatically determined.

11.3.2.9 Parent-child relationships

Supports with Exceptions

As described in 1.3.1 Info and Relationships, relationships in menus are clearly communicated. However, relationships between tracks and hierarchy or track effects are not programmatically determinable.

11.3.2.10 Text

Supports

Text content is exposed to assistive technologies.

11.3.2.11 List of available actions

Does Not Support

As described in 1.3.1 Info and Relationships and 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value, controls do not communicate their purpose to screen readers.

11.3.2.12 Execution of available actions

Supports

The product allows assistive technology to execute actions on objects.

11.3.2.13 Tracking of focus and selection attributes

Supports with Exceptions

The product provides an indication of focus on most objects. However, as noted in 2.4.7 Focus Visible, focus is not visible on certain containers in the mixer view and effects rack.

11.3.2.14 Modification of focus and selection attributes

Supports

The product allows assistive technologies to move or modify focus, insertion point, selection.

11.3.2.15 Change notification

Supports

The product notifies assistive technologies of user interaction events.

11.3.2.16 Modifications of states and properties

Supports

State and properties of controls can be modified in the product. Tracks and effect presets can be renamed and controls for turning off and on, tracks, effects and plugins are provided.

11.3.2.17 Modifications of values and text

Supports

The product supports the modification of named values like track names, effects presets, clip names, and file names.

11.4.1 User control of accessibility features

Not Applicable

The product is not platform software.

11.4.2 No disruption of accessibility features

Supports

The product does not disrupt the accessibility features of platform software.

11.5 User preferences

Supports with Exceptions

The product provides the ability for users to set color and contrast for its text and waveform components. However, font size and style cannot be modified.

11.6.2 Accessible content creation (if not authoring tool, enter “not applicable”)

See WCAG 2.0 section.

See information in the WCAG section

11.6.3 Preservation of accessibility information in transformations

Supports

When audio content is imported into the product, its contents may be preserved through the mix, and through metadata.

11.6.4 Repair assistance

Does Not Support

The product does not include a mode which prompts authors to create content which conforms to WCAG 2.0 Levels A and AA, or to fix issues to conform.

11.6.5 Templates

Not Applicable

Content produced through the product are audio files.

Chapter 12: Documentation and Support Services

Notes: Conformance information for Documentation and Support Services is available in the Adobe Accessibility Conformance Report for HelpX documentation.

Chapter 13: ICT Providing Relay or Emergency Service Access

Notes: Not Applicable