Adobe Accessibility Conformance Report

VPAT® Version 2.0 – October 2017

Product Information

Name of Product/Version: After Effects CC

Product Description: Adobe After Effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application.

Date: December 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 After Effects 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: Textual descriptions are not provided for icons within the main panes of the product’s interface.

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

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: 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. When individual tools are selected additional options may appear in the product. Visual positioning is the sole means of indicating the connection between the options and the tools that spawned them.

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: Supports

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: Most controls with a selectable state, including the paragraph alignment, region of interest, or Primary viewer buttons, use color alone to denote selection.

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: The product does not include audio that plays automatically.

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 does not support the operation of critical functionality through a keyboard interface, including:

  • Moving elements within the Composition panel
  • Adjusting settings and properties within the Timeline
  • Setting and updating keyboard shortcuts.

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 contain 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

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 hex color inputs, Opacity, or Rotation 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: Supports

Software: Labels are provided for input fields.

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: Some objects, including most text input fields, provide appropriate role information; however, most objects do not have programmatic names or provide programmatic state information.

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

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: Supports

Software: Headings and labels are descriptive.

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

Software: The keyboard focus indicator is visible by default. The brightness of the focus indicator can be customized to best suit a user’s needs.

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

Software: When errors occur in the product, such as when linked media has been moved, the product does not know a solution and is unable to provide users with suggestions for correction. These scenarios are exempted from the criterion.

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, or modify user-controllable data.

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 2.1.1 Keyboard, many key functions such as manipulating objects in the Composition, adjusting values in the timeline, and switching between panels do not provide full keyboard access. Additionally, as described in 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value, many controls are missing names and roles.

302.2 With Limited Vision

Software: Supports with Exceptions

Software: As described in 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum), the product meets minimum color contrast requirements; however, the product does not respect High Contrast modes in all platforms, and does not support the resizing of text.

302.3 Without Perception of Color

Software: Supports with Exceptions

Software: Most content will not require perception of color to operate; however, as noted in 1.4.1 Use of Color, some components use color alone to denote selection.

302.4 Without Hearing

Software: Supports with Exceptions

Software: The product will be largely usable by authors without hearing as audio content is not included in the product, though it may be a component of individual projects. But, even if users have captions available for audio in a project, the product does not allow for playback of captions.

302.5 With Limited Hearing

Software: Supports with Exceptions

Software: The product will be largely usable by individuals with limited hearing. Platform features are relied upon for ensuring sufficient audio output. The product does not provide features to display closed captioning associated with audio content.

302.6 Without Speech

Software: Supports

Software: The product does not require speech input.

302.7 With Limited Manipulation

Software: Does Not Support

Software: Some controls in the product interface provide keyboard access. However, as noted in 2.1.1 Keyboard, most key functions, such as manipulating objects in the Composition, adjusting values in the timeline, and switching between panels, do not provide full keyboard access.

302.8 With Limited Reach and Strength

Software: Does Not Support

Software: Some controls in the product interface provide keyboard access.  However, as noted in 2.1.1 Keyboard, most key functions, such as manipulating objects in the Composition, adjusting values in the timeline, and switching between panels, do not provide full keyboard access. Strength is not required to use the product.

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. To assist with user understanding, most controls in the product interface provide tooltips on mouse hover. The product also provides tutorials to assist users with some of its basic and advanced functionality. In addition, users are able to customize the product interface to best suit their specific needs. However, the complexity of the product may prevent some users with cognitive disabilities from using all its functionality with ease. Additionally, language used, such as “Parametric EQ”, 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 with Exceptions

The product largely does not disrupt accessibility features of platform software; however, within the Windows platform, high contrast modes will not be respected.

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

Does Not Support

Some states and properties within the product can be set programmatically; however, most states of objects, such as checkboxes in the preferences window, cannot be.

502.3.3 Row, Column, and Headers

Does Not Support

The product contains a tabular interface within the timeline that does not have programmatically determinable rows, columns, or headers.

502.3.4 Values

Supports with Exceptions

The product allows current values to be programmatically determinable; however, the range of all allowable values for most objects is not programmatically determinable.

502.3.5 Modification of Values

Supports

The product allows values to be set programmatically, including through assistive technology.

502.3.6 Label Relationships

Does Not Support

Most label relationships in the product are not programmatically determinable.

502.3.7 Hierarchical Relationships

Does Not Support

As noted in 1.3.1 Info and Relationships, most hierarchical relationships are not programmatically determinable.

502.3.8 Text

Supports

The contents of text objects, text attributes, and the boundaries of text rendered on screen are all programmatically determinable in the product.

502.3.9 Modification of Text

Supports

Text within the product that can be set, can be programmatically modified.

502.3.10 List of Actions

Does Not Support

As noted in 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value, most controls do not contain programmatic roles, and do not provide a programmatic list of actions that can be taken on objects.

502.3.11 Actions on Objects

Does Not Support

Assistive technology cannot programmatically execute actions on most objects, such as those found in the timeline.

502.3.12 Focus Cursor

Supports

The product exposes a highly visual focus indicator as a mechanism to track focus. Text insertion point, and selection are tracked using native platform features.

502.3.13 Modification of Focus Cursor

Does Not Support

As noted in 2.1.1 Keyboard, very few controls receive keyboard focus within the product.

502.3.14 Event Notification

Does Not Support

Actions within the product, such as selecting Reset on a filter, causes changes in other components’ state or value; however, the change produced does not provide notification of these 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

Does Not Support

The product does not support platform settings, where available, for font type and focus cursor. On the macOS Platform, the invert colors preference is supported; however, high contrast and other color settings are not supported on Windows.

503.3 Alternative User Interfaces

Not Applicable

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

503.4 User Controls for Captions and Audio Description

See 503.4.1-503.4.2

503.4.1 Caption Controls

Does Not Support

The product does not provide user controls for the selection of captions.

503.4.2 Audio Description Controls

Not Applicable

The product does not contain features for program selection.

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

Not Applicable

The product does not convert content from one format to another.

504.2.2 PDF Export

Not Applicable

The product does not allow users to export PDF content.

504.3 Prompts

Does Not Support

The product does not provide a mode of operation that prompts authors to create content that conforms to the WCAG.

504.4 Templates

Not Applicable

The product does not provide templates.

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 2.1.1 Keyboard, many key functions, such as manipulating objects in the Composition, adjusting values in the timeline, and switching between panels, do not provide full keyboard access. 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: Supports with Exceptions

Software: As described in 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum), the product meets minimum color contrast requirements; however, the product does not respect high contrast modes in all platforms and does not support the resizing of text.

4.2.3 Usage without perception of colour

Software: Supports with Exceptions

Software: Most content will not require perception of color to operate; however, as noted in 1.4.1 Use of Color, some components use color alone to denote selection.

4.2.4 Usage without hearing

Software: Supports with Exceptions

Software: The product will be largely usable by authors without hearing, as audio content in not included in the product, though may be a component of individual projects. Though, even if users have captions available for audio in a project, the product does not allow for playback of captions.

4.2.5 Usage with limited hearing

Software: Supports with Exceptions

Software: The product will be largely usable by individuals the limited hearing. Platform features are relied upon for ensuring sufficient audio output. The product does not provide features to display closed captioning associated with audio content.

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: Does Not Support

Software: Some controls in the product interface provide keyboard access. However, as noted in 2.1.1 Keyboard, most key functions, such as manipulating objects in the Composition, adjusting values in the timeline, and switching between panels, do not provide full keyboard access. Strength is not required to use the product.

4.2.8 Usage with limited reach triggers

Software: Does Not Support

Software: Some controls in the product interface provide keyboard access. However, as noted in 2.1.1 Keyboard, most key functions, such as manipulating objects in the Composition, adjusting values in the timeline, and switching between panels, do not provide full keyboard access.

4.2.9 Minimize photosensitive seizure

Software: Supports

Software: As noted in 2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below Threshold, no content within the product blinks. Additionally, any flashing content within a project imported by authors can be paused with a key press.

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. To assist with user understanding, most controls in the product interface provide tooltips on mouse hover. The product also provides tutorials to assist users with some of its basic and advanced functionality. In addition, users are able to customize the product interface to best suit their specific needs. However, the complexity of the product may prevent some users with cognitive disabilities from using all its functionality with ease. Additionally, language used, such as “Parametric EQ”, may be difficult for some users to understand.

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

Does Not Support

The product contains keyboard shortcuts in order to assist users who use a keyboard as their primary mode of operation; however, it is not possible to effectively change keyboard shortcuts solely through the use of the keyboard.

5.3 Biometrics

Not Applicable

The product does not rely on biological characteristics.

5.4 Preservation of accessibility information during conversion

Not Applicable

The product does not convert content from one format to another.

5.5.1 Means of operation

Not Applicable

The product does not contain operable parts.

5.5.2 Operable parts discernibility

Not Applicable

The product does not contain operable parts.

5.6.1 Tactile or auditory status

Not Applicable

The product does not contain locking or toggle controls.

5.6.2 Visual status

Not Applicable

The product does not contain locking or toggle controls.

5.7 Key repeat

Not Applicable

The product relies on platform software to supply key repeat functionality.

5.8 Double-strike key acceptance

Not Applicable

The product does not provide a keyboard or keypad.

5.9 Simultaneous user actions

Supports with Exceptions

Most actions do not require simultaneous user action; however, some keyboard shortcuts require pressing multiple keys. As noted in 5.2 Activation of accessibility features, these cannot be changed from the keyboard alone.

Chapter 6: ICT with Two-Way Voice Communication

Notes: Not Applicable

Chapter 7: ICT with Video Capabilities

Notes:

Criteria Conformance Level Remarks and Explanations

7.1.1 Captioning playback

Does Not Support

The product does not provide a mode of operation to display available captions.

7.1.2 Captioning synchronization

Does Not Support

The product does not provide a mode of operation to display available captions.

7.1.3 Preservation of captioning

Not Applicable

The product does not convert media between formats.

7.2.1 Audio description playback

Does Not Support

The product does not provide a mechanism to select and play available audio description.

7.2.2 Audio description synchronization

Does Not Support

The product does not provide a mechanism to select and play available audio description.

7.2.3 Preservation of audio description

Not Applicable

The product does not convert media between formats.

7.3 User controls for captions and audio description

Does Not Support

The product does not provide a mode of operation to display available captions or provide a mechanism to select and play available audio description.

Chapter 8: Hardware

Notes: Not applicable

Chapter 9: Web

Notes: See WCAG 2.0 section.

Chapter 10: Non-web Documents

Notes: Not Applicable

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

The product uses the applicable accessibility services of the platform it is installed on.

11.3.2.4 Assistive technology

Not Applicable

The product is not assistive technology.

11.3.2.5 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.

11.3.2.6 Row, column, and headers

Does Not Support

The product contains a tabular interface within the timeline that does not have programmatically determinable rows, columns, and headers.

11.3.2.7 Values

Supports with Exceptions

The product allows current values to be programmatically determinable; however, the range of all allowable values.

11.3.2.8 Label relationships

Does Not Support

Most label relationships in the product are not programmatically determinable.

11.3.2.9 Parent-child relationships

Does Not Support

As noted in 1.3.1 Info and Relationships, most parent-child relationships are not programmatically determinable.

11.3.2.10 Text

Supports

The contents of text objects, text attributes, and the boundaries of text rendered on screen are all programmatically determinable in the product.

11.3.2.11 List of available actions

Does Not Support

As noted in 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value, most controls do not contain programmatic roles, and do not provide a programmatic list of actions that can be taken on objects.

11.3.2.12 Execution of available actions

Does Not Support

Assistive technology cannot programmatically execute actions on most objects, such as those found in the timeline.

11.3.2.13 Tracking of focus and selection attributes

Supports

The product exposes a highly visual focus indicator as a mechanism to track focus. Text insertion point and selection are tracked using native platform features.

11.3.2.14 Modification of focus and selection attributes

Does Not Support

As noted in 2.1.1 Keyboard, very few controls receive keyboard focus within the product.

11.3.2.15 Change notification

Does Not Support

Actions within the product, such as selecting Reset on a filter, causes changes in other component’s state, or value; however, the produce does not provide notification of these events.

11.3.2.16 Modifications of states and properties

Does Not Support

Some states and properties within the product can be set programmatically; however, most states of objects, such as checkboxes in the preferences window, cannot be.

11.3.2.17 Modifications of values and text

Supports

The product allows values to be set programmatically, including through assistive technology. Text within the product that can be set, can be programmatically modified.

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 with Exceptions

The product largely does not disrupt accessibility features of platform software; however, within the Windows platform, high contrast modes will not be respected.

11.5 User preferences

Does Not Support

The product does not support platform settings, where available, for font type and focus cursor. On the macOS Platform, the invert colors preference is supported; however, high contrast and other color settings are not supported on Windows.

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

Not Applicable

The product does not convert content from one format to another.

11.6.4 Repair assistance

Not Applicable

The accessibility checking functionality of the product cannot detect if content meets requirements of clauses 9 or 10.

11.6.5 Templates

Not Applicable

The product does not provide templates.

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 to this product.