Accessibility Features of SAS Universal Viewer 1.4


SAS Universal Viewer 1.4 has been tested against the accessibility standards for electronic information technology that were adopted by the U.S. Government under Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (2008 draft proposal initiative update). It was also tested against Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 levels A and AA, part of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C). For detailed information about the accessibility of this product, send e-mail to or call SAS Technical Support.

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Using Assistive Technology via a Remote Server

If you have questions about running SAS Universal Viewer and operating assistive technology via a remote server such as Citrix, contact your assistive technology vendor.


An application’s theme is the collection of colors, graphics, and fonts that appear in the application. SAS Universal Viewer does not override user-selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes.

Exceptions to Accessibility Standards

Some exceptions to accessibility standards are documented in the following table.
Note: The JAWS issues occur when JAWS is used with Internet Explorer. Other browsers were not tested with JAWS, unless noted.
Exceptions to Accessibility Standards
Accessibility Issue
With the Windows High Contrast #2 built-in theme, the text in the list on the Properties tab is not initially visible.
Use the High Contrast #1, White, or Black built-in theme.
JAWS cannot read column headings in some tables.
No workaround is available.
JAWS does not announce when you expand or collapse a node, and it does not announce the node’s current state when the node receives the focus.
No workaround is available.
Some of the controls do not receive the focus as you navigate through the product.
No workaround is available.
Some controls do not receive the focus when you are viewing a data set.
Use Ctrl+F to access the Search field. After the Search field receives the focus, use the Tab key to reach all controls.
The File and Tools menus for both the main application window and the main text window have the same access keys (F for both File menus and T for both Tools menus).
No workaround is available.
Keyboard focus can be trapped in the main text field.
Use an access key to move the focus to a menu and get out of the field.
JAWS does not fully read some form fields.
No workaround is available.
JAWS might not read some error messages.
No workaround is available.
JAWS does not read the Delete button on the Formats tab in the Options dialog box when the Delete button is disabled.
No workaround is available.