Adobe Accessibility Conformance Report

(Based on VPAT® Version 2.4)

Product Information

Name of Product/Version: Adobe Photoshop version 21.1.2 (macOS)

Product Description: Photoshop is an industry leading imaging software for digital imagery; compositing, retouching, drawing, illustration, creative imaging and more.

Date: May 2020

Contact information: access@adobe.com
Notes: The information contained in this report applies to the product itself. Information about product help and support documentation is located at http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/compliance.html.

Evaluation Methods Used: Testing Adobe Photoshop involved extensive use of leading assistive technology, 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 standard/guidelines:

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.
  • Partially Supports: 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.x Report

All WCAG sections also document conformance with:

  • EN 301 549:  Chapter 9 - Web, Sections 10.1-10.4 of Chapter 10 - Non-Web documents, and Sections 11.1-11.4 and 11.8.2 of Chapter 11 - Non-Web Software (open and closed functionality), and Sections 12.1.2 and 12.2.4 of Chapter 12 – Documentation.
  • 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.x 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.  

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

  • 9.1.1.1 (Web)
  • 10.1.1.1 (Non-web document)
  • 11.1.1.1.1 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.1.1.1.2 (Closed Functionality Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Does Not Support

Authored Content (PDF): Does Not Support

Software: The product does not provide sufficient text alternatives for most non-text content, including images that are within the product screens and image buttons.

Authored Content (PDF): The product does not allow authors to provide text 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

  • 9.1.2.1 (Web)
  • 10.1.2.1 (Non-web document)
  • 11.1.2.1.1 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.1.2.1.2.1 and 11.1.2.1.2.2 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product does not contain prerecorded audio-only or video-only media.

Authored Content (PDF): The PDF formats that the product is capable of exporting do not allow multimedia content.

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

  • 9.1.2.2 (Web)
  • 10.1.2.2 (Non-web document)
  • 11.1.2.2 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.1.2.2 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product does not contain prerecorded synchronized media.

Authored Content (PDF): The PDF formats that the product is capable of exporting do not allow multimedia content.

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

  • 9.1.2.3 (Web)
  • 10.1.2.3 (Non-web document)
  • 11.1.2.3.1 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.1.2.3.2 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product does not contain prerecorded video content that would require audio description or a media alternative.

Authored Content (PDF): The PDF formats that the product is capable of exporting do not allow multimedia content.

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

  • 9.1.2.4 (Web)
  • 10.1.2.4 (Non-web document)
  • 11.1.2.4 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.1.2.4 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product does not contain live synchronized media.

Authored Content (PDF): Authored content does not contain live synchronized media.

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

  • 9.1.2.5 (Web)
  • 10.1.2.5 (Non-web document)
  • 11.1.2.5 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.1.2.5 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product does not contain prerecorded video content that would require audio description.

Authored Content (PDF): Authored content does not contain video content that would require 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

  • 9.1.3.1 (Web)
  • 10.1.3.1 (Non-web document)
  • 11.1.3.1.1 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.1.3.1.2 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Does Not Support

Authored Content (PDF): Does Not Support

Software: A clear hierarchy is represented in menus; however, most information and relationships conveyed through presentation in the product cannot be programmatically determined, nor are they available in text.

Authored Content (PDF): The product does not allow authors to provide appropriate programmatic or textual equivalents for most visual structure and relationship information.

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

  • 9.1.3.2 (Web)
  • 10.1.3.2 (Non-web document)
  • 11.1.3.2.1 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.1.3.2.2 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Does Not Support

Authored Content (PDF): Does Not Support

Software: The product does not have a meaningful reading sequence that can be programmatically determined.

Authored Content (PDF): The product does not allow authors to present content in a meaningful sequence.

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

  • 9.1.3.3 (Web)
  • 10.1.3.3 (Non-web document)
  • 11.1.3.3 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.1.3.3 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: Instructions do not rely solely on sensory characteristics.

Authored Content (PDF): Authors can ensure that content meets this criterion.

1.3.4 Orientation (Level AA 2.1 only)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.1.3.4 (Web)
  • 10.1.3.4 (Non-web document)
  • 11.1.3.4 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.1.3.4 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508 – Does not apply

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: Content does not restrict its view and operation to a single display orientation.

Authored Content (PDF): Responding to the display orientation is a function of the user’s viewer application, not the authored content.

1.3.5 Identify Input Purpose (Level AA 2.1 only)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.1.3.5 (Web)
  • 10.1.3.5 (Non-web document)
  • 11.1.3.5 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.1.3.5 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508 – Does not apply

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product’s technology does not have support for programmatic identification of input purpose.

Authored Content (PDF): The content technology does not have support for programmatic identification of input purpose.

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

  • 9.1.4.1 (Web)
  • 10.1.4.1 (Non-web document)
  • 11.1.4.1 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.1.4.1 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product does not convey information through color alone.

Authored Content (PDF): Authors can ensure that content meets this criterion.

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

  • 9.1.4.2 (Web)
  • 10.1.4.2 (Non-web document)
  • 11.1.4.2 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.1.4.2 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product does not contain audio that plays automatically.

Authored Content (PDF): Authored content does not contain audio that plays automatically.

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

  • 9.1.4.3 (Web)
  • 10.1.4.3 (Non-web document)
  • 11.1.4.3 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.1.4.3 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: Text within the product meets contrast requirements.

Authored Content (PDF): Authors can ensure that text meets contrast requirements.

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

  • 9.1.4.4 (Web)
  • 10.1.4.4 (Non-web document)
  • 11.1.4.4.1 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.1.4.4.2 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The text of interface increases in size appropriately.

Authored Content (PDF): Using the zoom function of a PDF reader application, text can be resized up to 200 percent without loss of content or functionality.

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

  • 9.1.4.5 (Web)
  • 10.1.4.5 (Non-web document)
  • 11.1.4.5.1 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.1.4.5.2 (Closed Software) - Does not apply
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Does not Support

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

Authored Content (PDF): All text is exported as an image with no alternative text. 

1.4.10 Reflow (Level AA 2.1 only)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.1.4.10 (Web)
  • 10.1.4.10 (Non-web document)
  • 11.1.4.10.1 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.1.4.10.2 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508 – Does not apply

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: At the required width of 320 CSS pixels, content is presented without loss of information or functionality, and without requiring scrolling in two dimensions.

Authored Content (PDF): Authored content requires two-dimensional layout for meaning.

1.4.11 Non-text Contrast (Level AA 2.1 only)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.1.4.11 (Web)
  • 10.1.4.11 (Non-web document)
  • 11.1.4.11 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.1.4.11 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508 – Does not apply

Software: Partially Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: Most meaningful non-text content elements have sufficient contrast. Exceptions include:

  • In some product functions, a control has a dark blue outline on a dark gray background.

Authored Content (PDF): Authors can ensure that content meets this criterion.

1.4.12 Text Spacing (Level AA 2.1 only)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.1.4.12 (Web)
  • 10.1.4.12 (Non-web document)
  • 11.1.4.12 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.1.4.12 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508 – Does not apply

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product is not implemented using markup languages.

Authored Content (PDF): Authored content is not implemented using markup languages.

1.4.13 Content on Hover or Focus (Level AA 2.1 only)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.1.4.13 (Web)
  • 10.1.4.13 (Non-web document)
  • 11.1.4.13 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.1.4.13 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508 – Does not apply

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: When content is triggered by hover or focus, it becomes visible and then hidden in a manner which meets this criterion.

Authored Content (PDF): Authored content does not contain content elements triggered by hover or focus.

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

  • 9.2.1.1 (Web)
  • 10.2.1.1 (Non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.1.1 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.2.1.1.2 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Does Not Support

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The main application menus are keyboard accessible. However, most complete product functions cannot be operated through a keyboard interface. Examples include:

  • The main tool bar does not have a method of access via the keyboard.
  • Most controls are not accessible with the keyboard.

Authored Content (PDF): Authored content does not contain controls that would require a keyboard interface.

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

  • 9.2.1.2 (Web)
  • 10.2.1.2 (Non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.2 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.2.1.2 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Does Not Support

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product contains keyboard traps. Examples include:

  • Focus is trapped at the library search box after creating a new document.

Authored Content (PDF): Authored content does not include keyboard traps.

2.1.4 Character Key Shortcuts (Level A 2.1 only)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.1.4 (Web)
  • 10.2.1.4 (Non-web document)
  • 11.2.1.4.1 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.2.1.4.2 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508 – Does not apply

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The software provides character key shortcuts and they can be remapped within the software.

Authored Content (PDF): Authored content does not provide character key shortcuts.

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

  • 9.2.2.1 (Web)
  • 10.2.2.1 (Non-web document)
  • 11.2.2.1 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.2.2.1 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product does not include time limits.

Authored Content (PDF): Authored content does not include time limits.

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

  • 9.2.2.2 (Web)
  • 10.2.2.2 (Non-web document)
  • 11.2.2.2 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.2.2.2 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product does not include elements which move, blink, scroll, or auto-update.

Authored Content (PDF): Authors can ensure that content meets this criterion.

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

  • 9.2.3.1 (Web)
  • 10.2.3.1 (Non-web document)
  • 11.2.3.1 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.2.3.1 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product does not contain flashing content.

Authored Content (PDF): Authors can ensure that content does not flash.

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

  • 9.2.4.1 (Web)
  • 10.2.4.1 (Non-web document) – Does not apply
  • 11.2.4.1 (Open Functionality Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.2.4.1 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised 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

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

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

Authored Content (PDF): This criterion does not apply to non-web documents.

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

  • 9.2.4.2 (Web)
  • 10.2.4.2 (Non-web document)
  • 11.2.4.2 (Open Functionality Software) - Does not apply
  • 11.2.4.2 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Does Not Support

Software: The title of the software and the titles of modal dialogs describe their purpose.

Authored Content (PDF): The product does not allow authors to customize the document title.

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

  • 9.2.4.3 (Web)
  • 10.2.4.3 (Non-web document)
  • 11.2.4.3 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.2.4.3 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: Where components receive focus, the focus order is consistent with the meaning of the content.

Authored Content (PDF): Authored content does not contain focusable elements.

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

  • 9.2.4.4 (Web)
  • 10.2.4.4 (Non-web document)
  • 11.2.4.4 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.2.4.4 (Closed Software
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Partially Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The purpose of most links in the product can be determined from the link text alone. Exceptions include:

  • Some links do not provide their purpose from link text alone, and information from the link’s context is not programmatically determined.

Authored Content (PDF): Authored content does not contain links.

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

  • 9.2.4.5 (Web)
  • 10.2.4.5 (Non-web document) – Does not apply
  • 11.2.4.5 (Open Functionality Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.2.4.5 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised 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

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

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

Authored Content (PDF): This criterion does not apply to non-web documents.

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

  • 9.2.4.6 (Web)
  • 10.2.4.6 (Non-web document)
  • 11.2.4.6 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.2.4.6 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: Headings and labels are descriptive.

Authored Content (PDF): Authors can ensure that content meets this criterion.

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

  • 9.2.4.7 (Web)
  • 10.2.4.7 (Non-web document)
  • 11.2.4.7 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.2.4.7 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: In those elements that can receive keyboard focus, focus is indicated visually.

Authored Content (PDF): Authored content does not contain focusable elements.

Guideline 2.5 Input Modalities:

Make it easier for users to operate functionality through various inputs beyond keyboard. 

Criteria

Conformance Level

Remarks and Explanations

2.5.1 Pointer Gestures (Level A 2.1 only)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.5.1 (Web)
  • 10.2.5.1 (Non-web document)
  • 11.2.5.1 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.2.5.1 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508 – Does not apply

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product does not rely on multipoint or path-based gestures.

Authored Content (PDF): Authored content does not rely on multipoint or path-based gestures.

2.5.2 Pointer Cancellation (Level A 2.1 only)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.5.2 (Web)
  • 10.2.5.2 (Non-web document)
  • 11.2.5.2 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.2.5.2 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508 – Does not apply

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: Product functions that use a single pointer are completed when the user releases the pointer.

Authored Content (PDF): Authors can ensure that content meets this criterion.

2.5.3 Label in Name (Level A 2.1 only)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.5.3 (Web)
  • 10.2.5.3 (Non-web document)
  • 11.2.5.3 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.2.5.3 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508 – Does not apply

Software: Does Not Support

Authored Content (PDF): Does Not Support

Software: In most product functions, user interface components do not provide programmatic name information.

Authored Content (PDF): Authored content does not include labels or other readable content. 

2.5.4 Motion Actuation (Level A 2.1 only)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.2.5.4 (Web)
  • 10.2.5.4 (Non-web document)
  • 11.2.5.4 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.2.5.4 (Closed Software
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508 – Does not apply

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product does not have functionality operated by device motion or user motion.

Authored Content: Authored content does not have functionality operated by device motion or user motion.

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

  • 9.3.1.1 (Web)
  • 10.3.1.1 (Non-web document)
  • 11.3.1.1.1 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.3.1.1.2 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Does Not Support

Software: The product relies on the features of the underlying operating system to set and indicate the language of the user interface.

Authored Content (PDF): The product does not allow authors to set the language of the document.

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

  • 9.3.1.2 (Web)
  • 10.3.1.2 (Non-web document)
  • 11.3.1.2 (Open Functionality Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.3.1.2 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Does Not Support

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

Authored Content (PDF): Authors have no method for changing language of the content inline. 

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

  • 9.3.2.1 (Web)
  • 10.3.2.1 (Non-web document)
  • 11.3.2.1 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.3.2.1 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: User interface components do not initiate a change of context when a control or input field receives focus.

Authored Content (PDF): Authored content does not contain focusable components.

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

  • 9.3.2.2 (Web)
  • 10.3.2.2 (Non-web document)
  • 11.3.2.2 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.3.2.2 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: User interface components do not initiate a change of context when a control or input field receives input except where appropriate.

Authored Content (PDF): Authored content does not contain user input controls.

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

  • 9.3.2.3 (Web)
  • 10.3.2.3 (Non-web document) – Does not apply
  • 11.3.2.3 (Open Functionality Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.3.2.3 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised 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

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

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

Authored Content (PDF): This criterion does not apply to non-web documents.

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

  • 9.3.2.4 (Web)
  • 10.3.2.4 (Non-web document) – Does not apply
  • 11.3.2.4 (Open Functionality Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.3.2.4 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised 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

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

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

Authored Content (PDF): 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

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

  • 9.3.3.1 (Web)
  • 10.3.3.1 (Non-web document)
  • 11.3.3.1.1 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.3.3.1.2 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: Where input errors are automatically detected, items in error are identified and error messages are provided visually.

Authored Content (PDF): Authored content does not detect input errors that are displayed to users.

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

  • 9.3.3.2 (Web)
  • 10.3.3.2 (Non-web document)
  • 11.3.3.2 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.3.3.2 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: Visual labels are provided for input fields.

Authored Content (PDF): Authored content does not contain user input controls that would require labels or instructions.

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

  • 9.3.3.3 (Web)
  • 10.3.3.3 (Non-web document)
  • 11.3.3.3 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.3.3.3 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: Where input errors are automatically detected, suggestions for correction are provided to the user.

Authored Content (PDF): Authored content does not detect input errors that are displayed to users.

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

  • 9.3.3.4 (Web)
  • 10.3.3.4 (Non-web document)
  • 11.3.3.4 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.3.3.4 (Closed Software)
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product does not process legal commitments or financial transactions. When editing files, changes to user-controllable data are reversible or can be confirmed before finalizing.

Authored Content (PDF): Authored content does not contain legal or financial data and does not modify user-controllable data.

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

  • 9.4.1.1 (Web)
  • 10.4.1.1 (Non-web document)
  • 11.4.1.1.1 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.4.1.1.2 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

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

Authored Content (PDF): The authored content is not implemented using markup languages.

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

  • 9.4.1.2 (Web)
  • 10.4.1.2 (Non-web document)
  • 11.4.1.2.1 (Open Functionality Software)
  • 11.4.1.2.2 (Closed Software) – Not required
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508

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

Software: Does Not Support

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: User interface components in most product functions do not provide programmatic information.

Authored Content (PDF): Authored content does not contain controls that would require programmatically determined name, role, state, property, and value information.

4.1.3 Status Messages (Level AA 2.1 only)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria

  • 9.4.1.3 (Web)
  • 10.4.1.3 (Non-web document) – Does not apply
  • 11.4.1.3 (Open Functionality Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.4.1.3 (Closed Software) – Does not apply
  • 11.8.2 (Authoring Tool)
  • 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
  • 12.2.4 (Support Docs)

Revised Section 508 – Does not apply

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

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

Authored Content (PDF): This criterion does not apply to non-web documents.

 

Revised Section 508 Report

Notes:

 

Chapter 3: Functional Performance Criteria (FPC)

Notes: This table documents instances of equivalent facilitation or instances of functions not addressed by technical requirements. Responses which cite technical requirements are informative only.

Criteria

Conformance Level

Remarks and Explanations

302.1 Without Vision

Software: Does Not Support

Authored Content (PDF): Does Not Support

Software: Most functions of the product are not usable without vision. Examples include:

  • As noted in 1.1.1 Non-text Content, the product does not provide sufficient text alternatives.
  • As noted in 1.3.1 Info and Relationships, most information and relationships conveyed through presentation in the product cannot be programmatically determined, nor are they available in text.
  • As noted in 1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence, the product does not have a meaningful reading sequence that can be programmatically determined.
  • As noted in 2.1.1 Keyboard, most product functionality cannot be operated using the keyboard alone for navigation. 
  • As noted in 2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap, a keyboard trap is present when creating a new document. 
  • As noted in 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value, user interface components in most product functions do not provide programmatic information.

Authored Content (PDF): The product does not allow authors to create content which is functional for users without vision. Examples include:

  • As noted in 1.1.1 Non-text Content, authors cannot provide alternative text that is exported. 
  • As noted in 1.3.1 Info and Relationships, the product does not allow authors to provide appropriate programmatic or textual equivalents for most visual structure and relationship information. 
  • As noted in 1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence, the product does not allow authors to present content in a meaningful sequence. 

302.2 With Limited Vision

Software: Partially Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: Most functions of the product are usable with limited vision. Exceptions include:

  • As noted in 1.1.1 Non-text Content, the product does not provide sufficient text alternatives.

Authored Content (PDF): Authors can create content which is functional for users with limited vision.

302.3 Without Perception of Color

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product is usable by people without perception of color.

Authored Content (PDF): Authors can create content which is functional for users without perception of color.

302.4 Without Hearing

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product does not require the use of hearing.

Authored Content (PDF): Authors can create content which is functional for users without hearing.

302.5 With Limited Hearing

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product does not require the use of hearing.

Authored Content (PDF): Authors can create content which is functional for users with limited hearing.

302.6 Without Speech

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product does not require the use of speech.

Authored Content (PDF): Authors can create content which is functional for users without speech.

302.7 With Limited Manipulation

Software: Does Not Support

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: Most functions of the product are not usable with limited manipulation. Examples include:

  • As noted in 2.1.1 Keyboard, most product functionality requires the use of a mouse.
  • As noted in 2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap, a keyboard trap is present when creating a new document.

Authored Content (PDF): Authors can create content which is functional for users with limited manipulation.

302.8 With Limited Reach and Strength

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product is functional with limited reach and strength.

Authored Content (PDF): Authors can create content which is functional with limited reach and strength.

302.9 With Limited Language, Cognitive, and Learning Abilities

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product is functional for users with limited language, cognitive, and learning abilities.

Authored Content (PDF): Authors can create content which is functional for users with limited language, cognitive, and learning abilities.

Chapter 4: Hardware

Notes: Not Applicable

 

Chapter 5: Software

Notes: 

Criteria

Conformance Level

Remarks and Explanations

501.1 Scope – Incorporation of WCAG 2.x AA

See information in WCAG 2.x section.

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 platform accessibility features.

502.3.1 Object Information

Does Not Support

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

502.3.2 Modification of Object Information

Does Not Support

Most states and properties of controls cannot be set programmatically through assistive technology.

502.3.3 Row, Column, and Headers

Not Applicable

The product does not contain tables. 

502.3.4 Values

Partially Supports

The product exposes the values of most input controls to assistive technology. Exceptions include:

  • Combo boxes.

502.3.5 Modification of Values

Does Not Support

Most values of controls cannot be set programmatically through assistive technology.

502.3.6 Label Relationships

Does Not Support

As noted in 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value, the product does not expose most label relationships to assistive technology.

502.3.7 Hierarchical Relationships

Does Not Support

As noted in 1.3.1 Info and Relationships, most information on screens is not exposed to assistive technology, which includes hierarchical parent-child relationships.

 

502.3.8 Text

Does Not Support

As noted in 1.3.1 Info and Relationships, most text information on screens is not exposed to assistive technology.

502.3.9 Modification of Text

Supports

Where text input controls are present, their text values can be set programmatically through assistive technology.

502.3.10 List of Actions

Does Not Support

Some controls, such as menus, provide role information. However, most controls in the product do not expose programmatic role information and actions which can be taken on objects to assistive technology.

502.3.11 Actions on Objects

Does Not Support

Though some actions can be executed on objects through assistive technology, most actions require the use of a mouse.

502.3.12 Focus Cursor

Supports

Where components receive focus, the product exposes focus, text insertion point, and selection attributes to assistive technology.

502.3.13 Modification of Focus Cursor

Partially Supports

The product allows assistive technology to move or modify focus, insertion point, and selection for most controls. Exceptions include:

  • As noted in 2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap, focus is trapped at the library search box after creating a new document.

502.3.14 Event Notification

Does Not Support

The product does not notify assistive technology about most attribute changes in user interface elements. Examples include:

  • The state change of checkboxes and radio buttons.

502.4 Platform Accessibility Features

Not Applicable

The product is not platform software.

503.2 User Preferences

Supports

System accessibility preferences are supported in the software, such as invert colors, high contrast, and others.

503.3 Alternative User Interfaces

Not Applicable

The product does not provide an alternative user interface that functions as assistive technology.

503.4.1 Caption Controls

Not Applicable

The product does not display video.

503.4.2 Audio Description Controls

Not Applicable

The product does not display video.

504.2 Content Creation or Editing

See information in WCAG 2.x section.

504.2.1 Preservation of Information Provided for Accessibility in Format Conversion

Does Not Support

When converting a Photoshop file into PDF format, the product does not preserve the alternative text of images or other textual information.

504.2.2 PDF Export

Does Not Support

The product exports PDF 1.7 files that do not conform to PDF/UA-1.

504.3 Prompts

Does Not Support

Most authoring functions do not prompt authors to create content which conforms to WCAG 2.0 Levels A and AA.

504.4 Templates

Does Not Support

Downloadable templates do not allow authors to create content which conforms to WCAG 2.0 Levels A and AA.

Chapter 6: Support Documentation and Services

Notes: Information regarding Support Documentation and Services is available in the Accessibility Conformance Report for the Adobe Help Center on the  Adobe Accessibility Compliance  website.

 

EN 301 549 Report

Notes: 

 

Chapter 4: Functional Performance Statements (FPS)

Notes:

Criteria

Conformance Level

Remarks and Explanations

4.2.1 Usage without vision

Software: Does Not Support

Authored Content (PDF): Does Not Support

Software: Most functions of the product are not usable without vision. Examples include:

  • As noted in 1.1.1 Non-text Content, the product does not provide sufficient text alternatives.
  • As noted in 1.3.1 Info and Relationships, most information and relationships conveyed through presentation in the product cannot be programmatically determined, nor are they available in text.
  • As noted in 1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence, the product does not have a meaningful reading sequence that can be programmatically determined.
  • As noted in 2.1.1 Keyboard, most product functionality cannot be operated using the keyboard alone for navigation. 
  • As noted in 2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap, a keyboard trap is present when creating a new document. 
  • As noted in 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value, user interface components in most product functions do not provide programmatic information.

Authored Content (PDF): The product does not allow authors to create content which is functional for users without vision. Examples include:

  • As noted in 1.1.1 Non-text Content, authors cannot provide alternative text that is exported. 
  • As noted in 1.3.1 Info and Relationships, the product does not allow authors to provide appropriate programmatic or textual equivalents for most visual structure and relationship information. 
  • As noted in 1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence, the product does not allow authors to present content in a meaningful sequence. 

4.2.2 Usage with limited vision

Software: Partially Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: Most functions of the product are usable with limited vision. Exceptions include:

  • As noted in 1.1.1 Non-text Content, the product does not provide sufficient text alternatives.
  • As noted in 1.4.11 Non-text Contrast, in some product functions a control has a dark blue outline on a dark gray background.

Authored Content (PDF): Authors can create content which is functional for users with limited vision.

4.2.3 Usage without perception of colour

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product is usable by people without perception of color.

Authored Content (PDF): Authors can create content which is functional for users without perception of color.

4.2.4 Usage without hearing

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product does not require the use of hearing.

Authored Content (PDF): Authors can create content which is functional for users without hearing. 

4.2.5 Usage with limited hearing

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product does not require the use of hearing.

Authored Content (PDF): Authors can create content which is functional for users with limited hearing.

4.2.6 Usage with no or limited vocal capability

Software: Supports 

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product does not require the use of speech.

Authored Content (PDF): Authors can create content which is functional for users without speech.

4.2.7 Usage with limited manipulation or strength

Software: Does Not Support

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: Most functions of the product are not usable with limited manipulation or strength. Examples include:

  • As noted in 2.1.1 Keyboard, most product functionality requires the use of a mouse.
  • As noted in 2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap, a keyboard trap is present when creating a new document.

Authored Content (PDF): Authors can create content which is functional for users with limited manipulation or strength.

4.2.8 Usage with limited reach

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product is functional with limited reach.

Authored Content (PDF): Authors can create content which is functional with limited reach.

4.2.9 Minimize photosensitive seizure triggers

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product does not contain flashing content.

Authored Content (PDF): Authors can create content which does not flash, or flashes within an acceptable threshold, in order to minimize the potential for triggering photosensitive seizures.

4.2.10 Usage with limited cognition, language or learning

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product is functional for users with limited language, cognitive, and learning abilities.

Authored Content (PDF): Authors can create content which is functional for users with limited language, cognitive, and learning abilities.

4.2.11 Privacy

Software: Supports

Authored Content (PDF): Supports

Software: The product maintains user privacy when accessibility features are used.

Authored Content (PDF): Authors can create content which maintains user privacy when accessibility features are used.

Chapter 5: Generic Requirements

Notes:

Criteria

Conformance Level

Remarks and Explanations

5.1.3.1 Audio output of visual information

Not Applicable

The product does not have closed functionality.

5.1.3.2 Auditory output delivery including speech

Not Applicable

The product does not have closed functionality.

5.1.3.3 Auditory output correlation

Not Applicable

The product does not have closed functionality.

5.1.3.4 Speech output user control

Not Applicable

The product does not have closed functionality.

5.1.3.5 Speech output automatic interruption

Not Applicable

The product does not have closed functionality.

5.1.3.6 Speech output for non-text content

Not Applicable

The product does not have closed functionality.

5.1.3.7 Speech output for video information

Not Applicable

The product does not have closed functionality.

5.1.3.8 Masked entry

Not Applicable

The product does not have closed functionality.

5.1.3.9 Private access to personal data

Not Applicable

The product does not have closed functionality.

5.1.3.10 Non-interfering audio output

Not Applicable

The product does not have closed functionality.

5.1.3.11 Private listening volume

Not Applicable

The product does not have closed functionality.

5.1.3.12 Speaker volume

Not Applicable

The product does not have closed functionality.

5.1.3.13 Volume reset

Not Applicable

The product does not have closed functionality.

5.1.3.14 Spoken languages

Not Applicable

The product does not have closed functionality.

5.1.3.15 Non-visual error identification

Not Applicable

The product does not have closed functionality.

5.1.3.16 Receipts, tickets, and transactional outputs

Not Applicable

The product does not have closed functionality.

5.1.4 Functionality closed to text enlargement

Not Applicable

The product does not have functionality that is closed to text enlargement.

5.1.5 Visual output for auditory information

Not Applicable

The product does not have closed functionality.

5.1.6.1 Closed functionality

See 5.1.3.1 through 5.1.3.16

See information in 5.1.3.1 through 5.1.3.16.

5.1.6.2 Input focus

Not Applicable

The product does not have functionality that is closed to keyboards.

5.2 Activation of accessibility features

Does Not Support

Text enlargement and interface color change (to increase contrast) rely on the user’s ability to perceive small menu text. Creation of additional keyboard shortcuts requires the mouse.

5.3 Biometrics

Not Applicable

The product does not rely on biological characteristics for user identification or for control of the product.

5.4 Preservation of accessibility information during conversion

Does Not Support

Alternative text information for images is only exported with HTML documents and not PDF.

5.5.1 Means of operation

Not Applicable

The product has only non-mechanical operable parts, such as on-screen buttons, which do not require grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. 

5.5.2 Operable parts discernibility

Does Not Support

The product has only non-mechanical operable parts, such as on-screen buttons. As noted in 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value, most operable parts lack an accessible name which would enable them to be discernible without user vision.

5.6.1 Tactile or auditory status

Not Applicable

This product does not have locking or toggle controls.

5.6.2 Visual status

Not Applicable

This product does not have locking or toggle controls.

5.7 Key repeat

Not Applicable

This product relies on platform software to turn off or adjust key repeat.

5.8 Double-strike key acceptance

Not Applicable

This product does not supply a keyboard or keypad.

5.9 Simultaneous user actions

Supports

The product relies on platform software features, such as Sticky Keys, to ensure simultaneous user actions are not required.

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 (see WCAG 2.x section)

Notes: Not Applicable

 

Chapter 10: Non-web Documents

Criteria

Conformance Level

Remarks and Explanations

10.1.1 through 10.4.1.3

See information in WCAG 2.x section.

10.5 Caption positioning

Authored Content (PDF): Not Applicable

Authored Content (PDF): Authored content does not contain video.

10.6 Audio description timing

Authored Content (PDF): Not Applicable

Authored Content (PDF): Authored content does not contain video.

Chapter 11: Software

Notes: 

Criteria

Conformance Level

Remarks and Explanations

11.1.1.1 through 11.4.1.3

See information in the WCAG 2.x section.

11.5.2.1 Platform accessibility service support for software that provides a user interface

See 11.5.2.5 through 11.5.2.17

See information in 11.5.2.5 through 11.5.2.17.

11.5.2.2 Platform accessibility service support for assistive technologies

See 11.5.2.5 through 11.5.2.17

See information in 11.5.2.5 through 11.5.2.17.

11.5.2.3 Use of accessibility services

See 11.5.2.5 through 11.5.2.17

See information in 11.5.2.5 through 11.5.2.17.

11.5.2.4 Assistive technology

Not applicable

The product is not assistive technology.

11.5.2.5 Object information

Does Not Support

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

11.5.2.6 Row, column, and headers

Not Applicable

The product does not contain tables.

11.5.2.7 Values

Partially Supports

The product exposes the values of most input controls to assistive technology. Exceptions include:

  • Combo boxes.

11.5.2.8 Label relationships

Does Not Support

As noted in 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value, the product does not expose most label relationships to assistive technology.

11.5.2.9 Parent-child relationships

Does Not Support

As noted in 1.3.1 Info and Relationships, most information on screens is not exposed to assistive technology, which includes hierarchical parent-child relationships.

11.5.2.10 Text

Does Not Support

As noted in 1.3.1 Info and Relationships, most text information on screens is not exposed to assistive technology. 

11.5.2.11 List of available actions

Does Not Support

Some controls, such as menus, provide role information. However, most controls in the product do not expose programmatic role information and actions which can be taken on objects to assistive technology.

11.5.2.12 Execution of available actions

Does Not Support

Though some actions can be executed on objects through assistive technology, most actions require the use of a mouse.

11.5.2.13 Tracking of focus and selection attributes

Supports

Where components receive focus, the product exposes focus, text insertion point, and selection attributes to assistive technology.

11.5.2.14 Modification of focus and selection attributes

Partially Supports

The product allows assistive technology to move or modify focus, insertion point, and selection for most controls. Exceptions include:

  • As noted in 2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap, focus is trapped at the library search box after creating a new document.

11.5.2.15 Change notification

Does Not Support

The product does not notify assistive technology about most attribute changes in user interface elements. Examples include:

  • The state change of checkboxes and radio buttons.

11.5.2.16 Modifications of states and properties

Does Not Support

Most states and properties of controls cannot be set programmatically through assistive technology.

11.5.2.17 Modifications of values and text

Does Not Support

Most values of controls cannot be set programmatically through assistive technology.

11.6.1 User control of accessibility features

Not Applicable

The product is not platform software.

11.6.2 No disruption of accessibility features

Supports

The product does not disrupt platform accessibility features.

11.7 User preferences

Supports

System accessibility preferences are supported in the software, such as invert colors, high contrast, and others.

11.8.2 Accessible content creation

The product enables authors to create content which partially conforms to WCAG 2.1 Levels A and AA. See details for individual criteria in the WCAG 2.x section. Most authoring functions in the product do not actively guide authors to create accessible content.

11.8.3 Preservation of accessibility information in transformations

Does Not Support 

When converting a Photoshop file into PDF format, the product does not preserve the alternative text of images or other textual information. 

11.8.4 Repair assistance

Not Applicable

The product does not have accessibility checking functionality.

11.8.5 Templates

Does Not Support

Downloadable templates do not allow authors to create content which conforms to WCAG 2.1 Levels A and AA.

Chapter 12: Documentation and Support Services

Notes: Information regarding Support Documentation and Services is available in the Accessibility Conformance Report for the Adobe Help Center on the Adobe Accessibility Compliance website.

 

Chapter 13: ICT Providing Relay or Emergency Service Access

Notes: Not Applicable

 

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