The purpose of the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template is to assist Federal contracting officials in making preliminary assessments regarding the availability of commercial Electronic and Information Technology products and services with features that support accessibility. It is assumed that offerers will provide additional contact information to facilitate more detailed inquiries.

The first table of the Template provides a summary view of the section 508 Standards. The subsequent tables provide more detailed views of each subsection. There are three columns in each table. Column one of the Summary Table describes the subsections of subparts B and C of the Standards. The second column describes the supporting features of the product or refers you to the corresponding detailed table, "e.g., equivalent facilitation." The third column contains any additional remarks and explanations regarding the product. In the subsequent tables, the first column contains the lettered paragraphs of the subsections. The second column describes the supporting features of the product with regard to that paragraph. The third column contains any additional remarks and explanations regarding the product.

Date: February 1, 2010

Name of product: Adobe® Shockwave® Player 11.5

Contact for more information: access@adobe.com

Summary Table

Guideline

Applicable

Compliance

Applicable

Supports with exceptions

Not Applicable

-

Section 1194.23 Telecommunications Products

Not Applicable

-

Section 1194.24 Video and Multimedia Products

Not Applicable

-

Section 1194.25 Self-Contained, Closed Products

Not Applicable

-

Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable Computers

Not Applicable

-

Applicable

Supports

Applicable

Supports

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems — Detail

Criteria

Supporting features

Remarks and explanations

(a) When software is designed to run on a system that has a keyboard, product functions shall be executable from a keyboard where the function itself or the result of performing a function can be discerned textually.

Supports

It is possible for an author to add built-in accessibility behaviors to Shockwave movies which enable sprites to receive keyboard focus and to set the tab order of sprites on the stage.

Authors can fully enable keyboard access to all elements in a Shockwave movie through custom Lingo scripts.

(b) Applications shall not disrupt or disable activated features of other products that are identified as accessibility features, where those features are developed and documented according to industry standards. Applications also shall not disrupt or disable activated features of any operating system that are identified as accessibility features where the application programming interface for those accessibility features has been documented by the manufacturer of the operating system and is available to the product developer.

Supports with Exceptions

Shockwave movies do not disable or deactivate accessibility features of other products.

However, Shockwave movies do not inherit Windows High Contrast mode settings.

(c) A well-defined on-screen indication of the current focus shall be provided that moves among interactive interface elements as the input focus changes. The focus shall be programmatically exposed so that Assistive Technology can track focus and focus changes.

Supports with Exceptions

When the Accessibility Target behavior is applied to a sprite on the stage a clear default focus rectangle appears when that sprite has focus, although it is not programmatically exposed to assistive technologies.

(d) Sufficient information about a user interface element including the identity, operation, and state of the element shall be available to Assistive Technology. When an image represents a program element, the information conveyed by the image must also be available in text.

Supports through Equivalent Faciliation

Adobe Director® provides a method of self-voicing text and interface elements in a movie but name, role and state of interface elements is not provided to assistive technologies.

(e) When bitmap images are used to identify controls, status indicators, or other programmatic elements, the meaning assigned to those images shall be consistent throughout an application's performance.

Supports

Adobe Director enables authors to create uniform GUIs in their Shockwave movies.

(f) Textual information shall be provided through operating system functions for displaying text. The minimum information that shall be made available is text content, text input caret location, and text attributes.

 

Does not support

Text can be voiced in Shockwave movies but it is not available through operating system functions.

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

Supports through Equivalent Facilitation

Shockwave does not fully support high contrast mode, but authors can implement support for high-contrast views within Shockwave applications.

(h) When animation is displayed, the information shall be displayable in at least one non-animated presentation mode at the option of the user.

Supports

(i) Color coding shall not be used as the only means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element.

Supports

(j) When a product permits a user to adjust color and contrast settings, a variety of color selections capable of producing a range of contrast levels shall be provided.

Supports

Authors can add controls to Shockwave movies to enable users to choose from a variety of color and font settings, as well as a range of contrast levels.

(k) Software shall not use flashing or blinking text, objects, or other elements having a flash or blink frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz.

Supports

(l) When electronic forms are used, the form shall allow people using Assistive Technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues.

Supports through Equivalent Facilitation

Authors of Shockwave movies can add text labels and information that can be voiced through the Director Speech Xtra.

Form inputs can receive keyboard focus and using custom Lingo scripts authors can enable full keyboard access to controls.

However, name, role and state information for inputs is not available to Assistive Technology through the operating system. This limits a user’s ability to interact with a form through their Assistive Technology.

Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria — Detail

Criteria

Supporting features

Remarks and explanations

(a) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require user vision shall be provided, or support for Assistive Technology used by people who are blind or visually impaired shall be provided.

Supports

Through the Speech Xtra sprites on the stage can be voiced.

Though Shockwave movies do not support screen readers the Speech Xtra allows each sprite in a movie to be read through the operating system speech interface when focus is on the sprite.

Authors can attach this Accessibility Speak behavior to any sprite on the stage to fully enable audio equivalents for each element in a movie.

Authors can provide controls to the user to turn speech on or off.

(b) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require visual acuity greater than 20/70 shall be provided in audio and enlarged print output working together or independently, or support for Assistive Technology used by people who are visually impaired shall be provided.

Supports

(c) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require user hearing shall be provided, or support for Assistive Technology used by people who are deaf or hard of hearing shall be provided.

Supports

(d) Where audio information is important for the use of a product, at least one mode of operation and information retrieval shall be provided in an enhanced auditory fashion, or support for assistive hearing devices shall be provided.

Supports

(e) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require user speech shall be provided, or support for Assistive Technology used by people with disabilities shall be provided.

Supports

(f) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require fine motor control or simultaneous actions and that is operable with limited reach and strength shall be provided.

Supports

Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation, and Support — Detail

Criteria

Supporting features

Remarks and explanations

(a) Product support documentation provided to end-users shall be made available in alternate formats upon request, at no additional charge.

Supports

Adobe provides electronic versions of all product support documentation.

(b) End-users shall have access to a description of the accessibility and compatibility features of products in alternate formats or alternate methods upon request, at no additional charge.

Supports

Adobe provides information on accessibility features in the documentation. Electronic versions of all product support documentation are provided.

(c) Support services for products shall accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities.

Supports

Product support for Adobe products is available in a variety of formats and from a number of online sources available from Adobe Systems.