Accessibility Features of SAS Factory Miner 14.1

Overview

SAS Factory Miner 14.1 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 email to accessibility@sas.com or call SAS Technical Support.
We recommend the following software for a better experience using our products with assistive technologies:
  • On iOS 8 or later, use VoiceOver with Safari.
  • On Mac OS X or later, use VoiceOver.
  • On Microsoft Windows, use the latest version of JAWS.
The following accessibility settings are available for your product:
  • Select Enable sounds to hear an audio indicator when the user interface is busy.
  • Prevent data from flowing into adjacent columns by clearing the Rearrange column content when space is limited selection. This enables screen readers to navigate tables more consistently.
  • Select Invert application colors to make the user interface easier to see.
  • Make the focus indicator easier to see by selecting Customize the focus indicator settings and adjusting the color, thickness, and opacity.

Documentation Format

Please contact accessibility@sas.com if you need this document in an alternative digital format.

User Interface Layout

The banner contains a side menu, which you can use to navigate around the product. Open the side menu and click the links contained within it to access different parts of the user interface. Use the first link in the side menu, Projects, to access the main page of your product. In some cases, the remaining links are preceded by text that helps categorize the links listed after it. If you cannot navigate the links using the arrow keys, use the Tab key.
In SAS Factory Miner, a project is a user-created entity that contains the components required to create data mining models. When you create a project, you must specify the name, location, data source, and whether the SAS Factory Miner application should perform the partitioning for you. The variables in your data source are checked against the factory metadata, and any applicable definitions are applied.
The Projects workspace lists the projects created by every user. The workspace indicates the data source, owner, when it was most recently modified, who made the most recent modification, and whether the project is locked. In the Projects workspace, you can open an existing project, create a new project, delete one or more projects, rename a project, register a project to the SAS model repository, cancel a running registration process, and search for a project.
Some table columns contain pop-up menus. You can access the menu by moving focus to the column heading and pressing Shift-F10. To access the pop-up menu in iOS, first move focus to the column heading and then double-tap and hold.

Exceptions to Accessibility Standards

Known Accessibility Limitations
Accessibility Issue
Workaround
JAWS announces the currently displayed application as a level two heading. For example, “Home, heading level 2.” The content that is announced as a level 2 heading is actually the name of the application that is currently displayed in the window and not a sub-section in the current window.
No workaround is available.
When VoiceOver is on and a pop-up window is open, you can move focus outside of it onto other elements on the page.
No workaround is available
When VoiceOver is on, it reads an extra (unseen) button after each real button.
Continue navigating to reach the next real UI control.
Focus indicators might not be available on check boxes.
No workaround is available.
With VoiceOver on, when you are selecting content in a pop-up window and you click a button like Cancel or Save, the pop-up window is dismissed. However, focus is not returned to the application.
Refresh the page.
There is limited screen reader support for dual selectors. Dual selectors enable you to move items from one list to another.
No workaround is available.
Sometimes, in Safari (especially on an iPad Mini in landscape mode), when VoiceOver is on, an extra text field is added to the left edge of the Safari window. When this field has the focus, VoiceOver reads it as an address text field.
Continue navigating to reach the next real UI control.
In a mobile browser, you cannot use zoom to change the size of what is displayed on the screen.
No workaround is available.
When using screen readers, check boxes embedded in lists or tables might be inaccessible.
No workaround is available.
With VoiceOver on, you cannot escape out of the Refine Search Filter pop-up window.
Select any deselected option to close the pop-up window. You can then reselect the original option to filter the results.
Search available from within the banner is not optimized for use with screen readers. Limitations include the following:
  • Screen readers might not announce when a search is running or when it has completed.
  • Search filters are announced as tabs. If you remove the tab, then you are removing the filter.
  • The Relevance button is sometimes announced as “sort by” and opens a pop-up menu that lists the different ways that you can sort the results. The currently selected sort method is not announced.
No workaround is available.
Most drop-down menus are not supported with screen readers.
No workaround is available.
Sliders are not supported with screen readers.
No workaround is available.
Tables are not fully supported with screen readers. Limitations include the following:
  • Columns cannot be resized.
  • Navigation order within a table might be incorrect.
  • Check boxes are not associated with the appropriate row.
  • Some tables contain rows that can be clicked to perform an action. Clicking on a row might open the item referenced in the row.
No workaround is available.
The focus indicator might be difficult to see or not visible when some interface elements are in focus, including:
  • switches set to the on position
  • check boxes
  • drop-down menus
  • icons
  • buttons
Use your computer’s accessibility settings to change how the focus indicator is displayed. For example, on Windows you can navigate to Control Panelthen selectEase of Access Center and click Make the computer easier to see. In the Make things on the screen easier to see section, select Make the focus rectangle thicker.
Custom focus indicator settings specified in Settingsthen selectAccessibility might not be visible in all parts of the product.
Use your computer’s accessibility settings to change how the focus indicator is displayed. For example, on Windows you can navigate to Control Panelthen selectEase of Access Center and click Make the computer easier to see. In the Make things on the screen easier to see section, select Make the focus rectangle thicker.
When creating a new model template, you cannot move property groups from the Ignore column to the Use column using the keyboard.
Use mouse keys to move the mouse pointer in order to move the model templates between columns.
Focus behaves erratically after selecting some interface elements, including radio buttons.
Use the Tab key to move the focus to the desired location.