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SAS® Enterprise Guide 8.3

Accessibility Conformance Report

SAS® Enterprise Guide® 8.3 (hereafter ‘the software’) is a project-oriented Microsoft Windows® application that enables users to access data locally or on SAS servers, manage the data, perform basic reporting and summaries, perform basic and complex data analyses, utilize SAS graphics and export or publish results to SAS servers and other Windows or server-based applications.

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WCAG 2.1 Report

Table 1: Success Criteria, Level A

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

Images are on buttons or links and are labeled. It is possible to include alt text on user generated content. Visualizations created using ODS Graphics can be sonified using the SAS Graphics Accelerator.

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, content conveyed through presentation is also presented via text.

1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence (Level A)Supported
1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics (Level A)Partially Supported

In the software, content conveyed through presentation is also presented via text. However, some output types can not fulfill this criterion.

1.4.1 Use of Color (Level A)Partially Supported

In the software itself, content conveyed through color is also presented via text. However, some output types can not fulfill this criterion.

1.4.2 Audio Control (Level A)Not Applicable

There are no audio only components in the software.

2.1.1 Keyboard (Level A)Partially Supported

Keyboard navigation is supported with some exceptions.

  • Tasks do not fully support keyboard navigation.
  • In the table creation interface of the Summary Tables task, the Preview area on the Tables tab of this task does not provide keyboard equivalents to the drag-and-drop positioning of elements.
  • Page up/down keys do not cycle through tabs.
  • Unable to select summary columns in query builder using keyboard.
  • Several locations have duplicate access keys. Some access keys are missing or do not function as intended.
2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap (Level A)Supported
2.1.4 Character Key Shortcuts (Level A)Not Evaluated

The software was not tested against WCAG 2.1 criteria.

2.2.1 Timing Adjustable (Level A)Supported
2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide (Level A)Not Applicable

There is no autoplaying content in the software.

2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below Threshold (Level A)Supported
2.4.1 Bypass Blocks (Level A)Supported
2.4.2 Page Titled (Level A)Not Applicable
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:

  • In some wizard controls, the order of focus is hard to follow or the indication of the location of focus is missing.
  • The Prompts window does not have correct tab order.
  • Focus is lost after tabbing through the random samples task.
  • Focus becomes stuck when navigating the data explorer
2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) (Level A)Supported

The software is an installed software, so there are no links as such in the software itself. However, it is possible for user generated content to have links. The description of the link is left to the user.

2.5.1 Pointer Gestures (Level A)Not Evaluated
2.5.2 Pointer Cancellation (Level A)Not Evaluated
2.5.3 Label in Name (Level A)Not Evaluated
2.5.4 Motion Actuation (Level A)Not Evaluated
3.1.1 Language of Page (Level A)Supported

The language of the software is determined by the specific .exe installed on the machine. The language that a screen reader will use for an installed software is determined by the locale setting in Windows. As long as the software is running in the same language as the OS setting, a screen reader will read the software in the correct language.

3.2.1 On Focus (Level A)Supported
3.2.2 On Input (Level A)Partially Supported

The user’s context is not changed without notification throughout most of the software. The Errors, Warnings, and Notes tabs can sometimes move keyboard focus when selected.

3.3.1 Error Identification (Level A)Supported
3.3.2 Labels or Instructions (Level A)Supported
4.1.1 Parsing (Level A)Partially Supported

Some parsing errors are present.

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

User interface object information is available to assistive technology throughout some of the software.

Visualizations created using ODS Graphics can be sonified using the SAS Graphics Accelerator.

Exceptions include but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Text and labels read incorrectly in the Map Chart task and the Property List control.
  • Status bar messages are not read by the screen reader.
  • Sometimes the screen reader will stop reading the software after the mouse cursor is moved.
  • Sometimes the screen reader has trouble reading results after running code
  • Tasks are not correctly read by the screen reader.

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
1.3.4 Orientation (Level AA)Not Evaluated
1.3.5 Identify Input Purpose (Level AA)Not Evaluated
1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) (Level AA)Supported
1.4.4 Resize text (Level AA)Partially Supported

The software does inherit OS text resizing in some locations. However, some text may be truncated or misplaced when text size is increased. In addition, there are settings within the software to set text size of some elements.

1.4.5 Images of Text (Level AA)Supported
1.4.10 Reflow (Level AA)Not Evaluated
1.4.11 Non-text Contrast (Level AA)Not Evaluated
1.4.12 Text Spacing (Level AA)Not Evaluated
1.4.13 Content on Hover or Focus (Level AA)Not Evaluated
2.4.5 Multiple Ways (Level AA)Not Applicable

The software is an installed software, and not a set of static web 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 travel can be lost in some areas.
3.1.2 Language of Parts (Level AA)Not Supported

If there is an additional language in the software, 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
3.3.4 Error Prevention (Legal, Financial, Data) (Level AA)Supported
4.1.3 Status Messages (Level AA)Not Evaluated

Software was not tested against WCAG 2.1 criteria.

Table 3: Success Criteria, Level AAA

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

The software itself does not contain a 7:1 theme. However, it is possible for the software to inherit the OS High Contrast theme. In addition, report content can be generated in various High Contrast themes.

1.4.7 Low or No Background Audio (Level AAA)Not Evaluated
1.4.8 Visual Presentation (Level AAA)Not Evaluated
1.4.9 Images of Text (No Exception) (Level AAA)Not Evaluated
2.1.3 Keyboard (No Exception) (Level AAA)Not Evaluated
2.2.3 No Timing (Level AAA)Not Evaluated
2.2.4 Interruptions (Level AAA)Not Evaluated
2.2.5 Re-authenticating (Level AAA)Not Evaluated
2.2.6 Timeouts (Level AAA)Not Evaluated
2.3.2 Three Flashes (Level AAA)Not Evaluated
2.3.3 Animation and Interactions (Level AAA)Not Evaluated
2.4.8 Location (Level AAA)Not Evaluated
2.4.9 Link Purpose (Link Only) (Level AAA)Not Evaluated
2.4.10 Section Headings (Level AAA)Not Evaluated
2.5.5 Target Size (Level AAA)Not Evaluated
2.5.6 Concurrent Input Mechanisms (Level AAA)Not Evaluated
3.1.3 Unusual Words (Level AAA)Not Evaluated
3.1.4 Abbreviations (Level AAA)Not Evaluated
3.1.5 Reading Level (Level AAA)Not Evaluated
3.1.6 Pronunciation (Level AAA)Not Evaluated
3.2.5 Change on Request (Level AAA)Not Evaluated
3.3.5 Help (Level AAA)Not Evaluated
3.3.6 Error Prevention (All) (Level AAA)Not Evaluated

2017 Section 508 Report

Chapter 3: Functional Performance Criteria (FPC)

CriteriaConformance LevelRemarks and Explanations
302.1 Without Vision Partially Supported

There are some cases where a user would have a blockage 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 Partially Supported

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

  • Screen readers do not correctly read the Add a Column list in the tasks pane
  • Screen readers do not always notify users when autocomplete windows are available in the code editor.
  • Some dialog boxes contain edit fields where screen readers can’t read the label
502.3.2 Modification of Object Information Partially Supported

Most objects and components can be modified correctly using assistive technology. There are a few that may require a screen reader user to switch cursor modes or other work arounds to complete a task.

502.3.3 Row, Column, and Headers Partially Supported

Tables in the software are identified as tables, and relevant information is read correctly in most places.

502.3.4 Values Partially Supported

The current values of most objects are read correctly.

502.3.5 Modification of Values Partially Supported

The modification of values using assistive technology is read correctly.

502.3.6 Label Relationships Supported
502.3.7 Hierarchical Relationships Supported
502.3.8 Text Partially Supported

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

502.3.9 Modification of Text Supported
502.3.10 List of Actions Supported
502.3.11 Actions on Objects Supported
502.3.12 Focus Cursor Partially Supported

Focus order is consistent throughout most of the software.

502.3.13 Modification of Focus Cursor Supported
502.3.14 Event 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.

503 Applications

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503.2 User Preferences Partially Supported

The software supports some of the requirements for this criterion.

503.3 Alternative User Interfaces Not Applicable

There is no an alternative user interface.

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")

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504.2.1 Preservation of Information Provided for Accessibility in Format Conversion Supported

The ODS HTML5 option enables the user to create content that preserves accessibility information.

504.2.2 PDF Export Supported
504.3 Prompts Supported

The accessiblecheck option provides accessibility reminders in the log output.

504.4 Templates Supported

Chapter 6: Support Documentation and Services

CriteriaConformance LevelRemarks and Explanations
602 Support Documentation

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602.2 Accessibility and Compatibility Features Supported
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
603.3 Accommodation of Communication Needs Supported

EN 301 549 Report

Chapter 4: 4.2 Functional Performance Statements (FPS)

CriteriaConformance LevelRemarks and Explanations
4.2.1 Usage without vision Partially Supported

There are some cases where a user would have a roadblock in specific instances of functionality. Some screen reader users may not be able to use the software.

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
4.2.10 Usage with limited cognition, language or learning 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

Chapter 5: Generic Requirements

CriteriaConformance LevelRemarks and Explanations
5.1.3 Non-visual access

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5.1.3.1 Audio output of visual information 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 volume 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
7.1.4 Captions characteristics Not Applicable
7.1.5 Spoken subtitles 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.x section)

Chapter 11: Software

CriteriaConformance LevelRemarks and Explanations
11.5.2.3 Use of accessibility services Supported

The software works with OS level accessibility services.

11.5.2.4 Assistive technology Partially Supported

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

11.5.2.5 Object information Partially Supported

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

  • Screen readers do not correctly read the Add a Column list in the tasks pane
  • Screen readers do not always notify users when autocomplete windows are available in the code editor.
  • Some dialog boxes contain edit fields where screen readers can’t read the label
  • Some configurations can prevent the code editor from communicating with screen readers.
11.5.2.6 Row, column, and headers Partially Supported

Tables in the software are identified as tables, and relevant information is read correctl in most places.

11.5.2.7 Values Supported
11.5.2.8 Label relationships Supported
11.5.2.9 Parent-child relationships Supported
11.5.2.10 Text Partially Supported

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

11.5.2.11 List of available actions Supported
11.5.2.12 Execution of available actions Supported
11.5.2.13 Tracking of focus and selection attributes Partially Supported

Focus order is consistent throughout most of the software.

11.5.2.14 Modification of focus and selection attributes Supported
11.5.2.15 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.

11.5.2.16 Modifications of states and properties Supported
11.5.2.17 Modifications of values and text Supported
11.6 Documented accessibility usage

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11.6.1 User control of accessibility features Not Applicable

Software is not platform software.

11.6.2 No disruption of accessibility features Supported

The software does not disrupt accessibility features of the OS. Note that the software was tested with third party screen readers. See WCAG 4.1.2.

11.7 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.

11.8 Authoring tools

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11.8.1 Content technology

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

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See information in WCAG section

11.8.3 Preservation of accessibility information in transformations Supported

The ODS HTML5 option enables the user to create content that preserves accessibility information.

11.8.4 Repair assistance Supported

The accessiblecheck option provides accessibility reminders in the log output.

11.8.5 Templates Supported

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
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
12.2.3 Effective communication Supported
12.2.4 Accessible documentation

See information in WCAG section

See information in WCAG section