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SAS® Studio 5.2

Accessibility Conformance Report

SAS® Studio software, version 5.2 (hereafter ‘the software’) is a SAS developer environment that runs in a Web browser, enabling developers to program and interact with SAS wherever and whenever they want. The software delivers a consistent experience from any computing device, with always-available productivity features integrated into the framework.

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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

All 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 itself, content conveyed through presentation is also presented via text. However, it is possible for the user to create content that does not adhere to this criterion.

  • The position of errors in code logs is not communicated to screen readers
1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence (Level A)Supported
1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics (Level A)Partially Supported

In the software itself, content conveyed through presentation is also presented via text. However, it is possible for the user to create content that does not adhere to this criterion.

1.4.1 Use of Color (Level A)Partially Supported

In the software itself, content conveyed through presentation is also presented via text. However, it is possible for the user to create content that does not adhere to this criterion.

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:

  • Some controls are unable to be selected with only the keyboard
  • No way to move tabs in the Work area into different positions
  • The expression builder may be difficult to use with only a keyboard
  • Buttons in toolbars may be difficult to reach with a keyboard
2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap (Level A)Supported
2.1.4 Character Key Shortcuts (Level A)Not Evaluated
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
2.4.1 Bypass Blocks (Level A)Supported
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:

  • Focus can be lost or travel in the wrong order in some areas
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.

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
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 labels 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:

  • 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
  • Suggested commands are not announced when using the command line
  • Screen readers may read extraneous information when tabbing among controls
  • Screen readers do not correctly scroll through lists of tables in the add a table dialogue *Visualizations created using ODS Graphics can be sonified using the SAS Graphics Accelerator.

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

The software itself has sufficient color contrast throughout. It is possible however for the user to create content that does not meet this criterion.

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. It is possible for the user to generate content that contains images of text, however.

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 a complex web application, 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
4.1.3 Status Messages (Level AA)Not Evaluated

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)Not Evaluated
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

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

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. 502.2.1-504.4 do not apply.

502.2.2 No Disruption of Accessibility Features Not Applicable
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

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

504.2.2 PDF Export Supported

There are ways for users to create PDF output that contains sufficient accessibility information.

504.3 Prompts Supported

The accessiblecheck option provides accessibility reminders in the log output.

504.4 Templates Supported

There are provided templates (report styles) and systems in place to enable users to create output with sufficient accessibility information.

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

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

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

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 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
11.5.2.4 Assistive technology Not Applicable

The software is not assistive technology.

11.5.2.5 Object information Partially Supported

Screen readers are supported in a majority of the software. Exceptions include:

  • 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
  • Suggested commands are not announced when using the command line
  • Screen readers may read extraneous information when tabbing among controls
  • Screen readers do not correctly scroll through lists of tables in the add a table dialogue
11.5.2.6 Row, column, and headers Supported
11.5.2.7 Values Partially Supported

The current values of most objects are read correctly. Some values for read-only input fields are not announced by screen readers.

11.5.2.8 Label relationships Supported

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

11.5.2.9 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.

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")

See information in WCAG section

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

There are provided templates (report styles) and systems in place to enable users to create output with sufficient accessibility information.

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

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