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SAS® Data Preparation 2.5

Accessibility Conformance Report

SAS® Data Preparation (hereafter the software) is surfaced inside SAS® Data Explorer. This VPAT covers the path inside SAS® Data Explorer to get to SAS® Data Preparation, and the SAS® Data Preparation specific software components.

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WCAG 2.0 Report

Table 1: Success Criteria, Level A

CriteriaConformance LevelRemarks and Explanations
1.1.1 Non-text Content (Level A)Partially Supported

All images on buttons or links are labeled. However, visualizations are not described. Frequency Distribution graphs for example do not have any form of text description without hovering over using the mouse.

1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded) (Level A)Not Applicable
1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded) (Level A)Not Applicable
1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded) (Level A)Not Applicable
1.3.1 Info and Relationships (Level A)Partially Supported

In the software itself, content conveyed through presentation is also presented via text. Progress bars in tables for example are also read as text.

1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence (Level A)Supported
1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics (Level A)Supported
1.4.1 Use of Color (Level A)Supported
1.4.2 Audio Control (Level A)Not Applicable
2.1.1 Keyboard (Level A)Partially Supported

Keyboard navigation is supported with some exceptions. Exceptions include but are not limited to:

  • Some controls are unable to be selected with only the keyboard.
  • Data Transforms and column tagging can be difficult to do with the keyboard due to the amount of tabbing required, but it is possible to perform these operations using the keyboard alone.
2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap (Level A)Supported
2.2.1 Timing Adjustable (Level A)Supported
2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide (Level A)Not Applicable
2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below Threshold (Level A)Supported

There is no content in the software flashing between 5hz and 55hz.

2.4.1 Bypass Blocks (Level A)Supported

The Landmarks systems enables the user to move to various points in the software, enabling bypassing of regions.

2.4.2 Page Titled (Level A)Supported
2.4.3 Focus Order (Level A)Partially Supported

Focus is consistent throughout the software with some exceptions. Exceptions include but are not limited to:

  • There are extra tab stops in tree menus (Transforms list).
  • There are a few instances where static text receives keyboard focus when it shouldn’t because objects actually requiring a link haven’t spawned (Data Sources when empty).
2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) (Level A)Partially Supported

There are some links where the immediate context of the link may not be clear. Example:

  • Multiple add buttons on a page.
3.1.1 Language of Page (Level A)Supported
3.2.1 On Focus (Level A)Supported
3.2.2 On Input (Level A)Supported
3.3.1 Error Identification (Level A)Supported
3.3.2 Labels or Instructions (Level A)Supported

When user input is required, there are label to describe what is required. This does not pertain to AT interaction. See 4.1.2.

4.1.1 Parsing (Level A)Partially Supported

Some parsing errors are present.

4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (Level A)Partially Supported

Screen readers are supported in a majority of the software. Exceptions include but are not limited to:

  • Some table cells are announced as “Contains controls” even when controls are not present.
  • Frequency Distribution visualizations are not read by assistive technology.

Table 2: Success Criteria, Level AA

CriteriaConformance LevelRemarks and Explanations
1.2.4 Captions (Live) (Level AA)Not Applicable
1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded) (Level AA)Not Applicable
1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) (Level AA)Supported
1.4.4 Resize text (Level AA)Supported
1.4.5 Images of Text (Level AA)Supported

There are no images of text in the software.

2.4.5 Multiple Ways (Level AA)Not Applicable

The software is a complex web software, and not a set of static pages. As such, there is explicitly only one way to do many of the paths of functionality within the software.

2.4.6 Headings and Labels (Level AA)Supported
2.4.7 Focus Visible (Level AA)Partially Supported

Focus is drawn and has sufficient contrast throughout the software with some exceptions. Exceptions include but are not limited to: Focus can be lost or travel in the wrong order in some areas

3.1.2 Language of Parts (Level AA)Not Supported

If there is an additional language on the page, that section does not have an additional lang= attribute.

3.2.3 Consistent Navigation (Level AA)Supported
3.2.4 Consistent Identification (Level AA)Supported
3.3.3 Error Suggestion (Level AA)Supported

When errors are present, there is a description of the issue and potential corrections. Note that this does not apply to AT interaction. See 4.1.2.

3.3.4 Error Prevention (Legal, Financial, Data) (Level AA)Supported

Table 3: Success Criteria, Level AAA

CriteriaConformance LevelRemarks and Explanations
1.2.6 Sign Language (Prerecorded) (Level AAA)Not Tested
1.2.7 Extended Audio Description (Prerecorded) (Level AAA)Not Tested
1.2.8 Media Alternative (Prerecorded) (Level AAA)Not Tested
1.2.9 Audio-only (Live) (Level AAA)Not Tested
1.4.6 Contrast Enhanced (Level AAA)Supported

The software itself does not contain a 7:1 theme. When switching to the High Contrast theme for the first time, some extra information may temporarily appear on screen when the theme is first loaded. This will go away as the software is used.

1.4.7 Low or No Background Audio (Level AAA)Not Tested
1.4.8 Visual Presentation (Level AAA)Not Tested
1.4.9 Images of Text (No Exception) Control (Level AAA)Not Tested
2.1.3 Keyboard (No Exception) (Level AAA)Not Tested
2.2.3 No Timing (Level AAA)Not Tested
2.2.4 Interruptions (Level AAA)Not Tested
2.2.5 Re-authenticating (Level AAA)Not Tested
2.3.2 Three Flashes (Level AAA)Not Tested
2.4.8 Location (Level AAA)Not Tested
2.4.9 Link Purpose (Link Only) (Level AAA)Not Tested
2.4.10 Section Headings (Level AAA)Not Tested
3.1.3 Unusual Words (Level AAA)Not Tested
3.1.4 Abbreviations (Level AAA)Not Tested
3.1.5 Reading Level (Level AAA)Not Tested
3.1.6 Pronunciation (Level AAA)Not Tested
3.2.5 Change on Request (Level AAA)Not Tested
3.3.5 Help (Level AAA)Not Tested
3.3.6 Error Prevention (All) (Level AAA)Not Tested

2017 Section 508 Report

Chapter 3: Functional Performance Criteria (FPC)

CriteriaConformance LevelRemarks and Explanations
302.1 Without Vision Partially Supported

Screen reader users should be able to successfully use most areas of the software. There are some edge cases where a user would have a roadblock in specific instances of functionality.

302.2 With Limited Vision Supported
302.3 Without Perception of Color Supported
302.4 Without Hearing Supported
302.5 With Limited Hearing Supported
302.6 Without Speech Supported
302.7 With Limited Manipulation Partially Supported

See WCAG 2.1.1, 2.1.2, and 2.4.3 for more details.

302.8 With Limited Reach and Strength Partially Supported

See WCAG 2.1.1, 2.1.2, and 2.4.3 for more details.

302.9 With Limited Language, Cognitive, and Learning Abilities Partially Supported

Users of a different language shouldn’t have too much trouble. Users with cognitive impairments may not be as successful.

Chapter 5: Software

CriteriaConformance LevelRemarks and Explanations
502 Interoperability with Assistive Technology

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502.2.1 User Control of Accessibility Features Not Applicable

Software is not platform software.

502.2.2 No Disruption of Accessibility Features Supported
502.3 Accessibility Services

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502.3.1 Object Information Not Applicable
502.3.2 Modification of Object Information Not Applicable
502.3.3 Row, Column, and Headers Not Applicable
502.3.4 Values Not Applicable
502.3.5 Modification of Values Not Applicable
502.3.6 Label Relationships Not Applicable
502.3.7 Hierarchical Relationships Not Applicable
502.3.8 Text Not Applicable
502.3.9 Modification of Text Not Applicable
502.3.10 List of Actions Not Applicable
502.3.11 Actions on Objects Not Applicable
502.3.12 Focus Cursor Not Applicable
502.3.13 Modification of Focus Cursor Not Applicable
502.3.14 Event Notification Not Applicable
503 Applications

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503.2 User Preferences Not Applicable
503.3 Alternative User Interfaces Not Applicable
503.4 User Controls for Captions and Audio Description

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503.4.1 Caption Controls Not Applicable
503.4.2 Audio Description Controls Not Applicable
504 Authoring Tools

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504.2 Content Creation or Editing (if not authoring tool, enter "not applicable")

See information in WCAG section

See information in WCAG section

504.2.1 Preservation of Information Provided for Accessibility in Format Conversion Not Applicable
504.2.2 PDF Export Not Applicable
504.3 Prompts Not Supported
504.4 Templates Not Applicable

Chapter 6: Support Documentation and Services

CriteriaConformance LevelRemarks and Explanations
602 Support Documentation

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602.2 Accessibility and Compatibility Features Supported

Accessibility information is included in the SAS Data Studio documentation.

602.3 Electronic Support Documentation

See information in WCAG section

See information in WCAG section

602.4 Alternate Formats for Non-Electronic Support Documentation Not Applicable

All support documentation is available in an electronic version.

603 Support Services

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603.2 Information on Accessibility and Compatibility Features Supported

SAS Technical Support has information on accessibility related features of software.

603.3 Accommodation of Communication Needs Supported

SAS Technical Support works with the communication needs of users.

EN 301 549 Report

Chapter 4: 4.2 Functional Performance Statements (FPS)

CriteriaConformance LevelRemarks and Explanations
4.2.1 Usage without vision Partially Supported

Screen reader users should be able to successfully use most areas of the software. There are some edge cases where a user would have a roadblock in specific instances of functionality.

4.2.2 Usage with limited vision Supported
4.2.3 Usage without perception of color Supported
4.2.4 Usage without hearing Supported
4.2.5 Usage with limited hearing Supported
4.2.6 Usage without vocal capability Supported
4.2.7 Usage with limited manipulation or strength Partially Supported

See WCAG 2.1.1, 2.1.2, and 2.4.3 for more details.

4.2.8 Usage with limited reach Partially Supported

See WCAG 2.1.1, 2.1.2, and 2.4.3 for more details.

4.2.9 Minimize photosensitive seizure triggers Supported

There is no content in the software flashing between 5hz and 55hz.

4.2.10 Usage with limited cognition Partially Supported

Users of a different language shouldn’t have too much trouble. Users with cognitive impairments may not be as successful.

4.2.11 Privacy Supported

User information is controlled by user and site admin team.

Chapter 5: Generic Requirements

CriteriaConformance LevelRemarks and Explanations
5.1.3 Non-visual access

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5.1.3.1 General Not Applicable

Software is not a closed system, so EN 301 5.1.3.1 - 5.1.5 do not apply.

5.1.3.2 Auditory output delivery including speech Not Applicable
5.1.3.3 Auditory output correlation Not Applicable
5.1.3.4 Speech output user control Not Applicable
5.1.3.5 Speech output automatic interruption Not Applicable
5.1.3.6 Speech output for non-text content Not Applicable
5.1.3.7 Speech output for video information Not Applicable
5.1.3.8 Masked entry Not Applicable
5.1.3.9 Private access to personal data Not Applicable
5.1.3.10 Non-interfering audio output Not Applicable
5.1.3.11 Private listening Not Applicable
5.1.3.12 Speaker volume Not Applicable
5.1.3.13 Volume reset Not Applicable
5.1.3.14 Spoken languages Not Applicable
5.1.3.15 Non-visual error identification Not Applicable
5.1.3.16 Receipts, tickets, and transactional outputs Not Applicable
5.1.4 Functionality closed to text enlargement Not Applicable
5.1.5 Visual output for auditory information Not Applicable

Chapter 7: ICT with Video Capabilities

CriteriaConformance LevelRemarks and Explanations
7.1 Caption processing technology

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7.1.1 Captioning playback Not Applicable
7.1.2 Captioning synchronization Not Applicable
7.1.3 Preservation of captioning Not Applicable
7.2.1 Audio description playback Not Applicable
7.2.2 Audio description synchronization Not Applicable
7.2.3 Preservation of audio description Not Applicable
7.3 User controls for captions and audio description Not Applicable

Chapter 9: Web (see WCAG 2.0 section)

Chapter 11: Software

CriteriaConformance LevelRemarks and Explanations
11.3.2.3 Use of accessibility services Supported
11.3.2.4 Assistive technology Partially Supported

The software works correctly with most assistive technologies. See WCAG 4.1.2 for more information.

11.3.2.5 Object information Partially Supported

Screen readers are supported in a majority of the software. Exceptions include but are not limited to:

  • Some table cells are announced as “Contains controls” even when controls are not present.
  • Frequency Distribution visualizations are not read by assistive technology.
11.3.2.6 Row, column, and headers Supported
11.3.2.7 Values Partially Supported

The current values of all objects are read correctly. However, some table cells are read as having controls when they do not.

11.3.2.8 Label relationships Supported

Inter-object labeling works correctly. Note that this does not pertain to objects with their own label. See. 502.3.1.

11.3.2.9 Parent-child relationships Supported
11.3.2.10 Text Partially Supported

Text is read correctly throughout the software. However, text attributes are not presented to assistive technology.

11.3.2.11 List of available actions Supported
11.3.2.12 Execution of available actions Supported
11.3.2.13 Tracking of focus and selection attributes Partially Supported

Focus order is consistent throughout most of the software.

11.3.2.14 Modification of focus and selection attributes Supported
11.3.2.15 Change notification Partially Supported

As noted in WCAG 4.1.2, there are some events in the software that do not correctly inform a screen reader user.

11.3.2.16 Modifications of states and properties Supported
11.3.2.17 Modifications of values and text Supported
11.4 Documented accessibility usage

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11.4.1 User control of accessibility features Not Applicable

Software is not platform software.

11.4.2 No disruption of accessibility features Supported
11.5 User preferences Partially Supported

There are user preferences in the software, but it does not contain the full breadth of specifics listed in this criterion.

11.6 Authoring tools

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11.6.1 Content technology

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11.6.2 Accessible content creation (if not authoring tool, enter "not applicable")

See information in WCAG section

See information in WCAG section

11.6.3 Preservation of accessibility information in transformations Not Applicable
11.6.4 Repair assistance Not Supported
11.6.5 Templates Not Applicable

Chapter 12: Documentation and Support Services

CriteriaConformance LevelRemarks and Explanations
12.1 Product documentation

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12.1.1 Accessibility and compatibility features Supported

Accessibility information is included in the SAS Data Studio documentation.

12.1.2 Accessible documentation

See information in WCAG section

See information in WCAG section

12.2 Support Services

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12.2.2 Information on accessibility and compatibility features Supported

SAS Technical Support has information on accessibility related features of software.

12.2.3 Effective communication Supported

SAS Technical Support works with the communication needs of users.

12.2.4 Accessible documentation

See information in WCAG section

See information in WCAG section