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SAS® Visual Analytics 8.5.2

Accessibility Conformance Report

SAS Visual Analytics (hereafter the software) provides a complete platform for analytics visualization, enabling you to identify patterns and relationships in data that weren’t initially evident. Interactive, self-service BI and reporting capabilities are combined with out-of-the-box advanced analytics so everyone can discover insights from any size and type of data.

SAS Visual Analytics is an authoring tool. It enables users to analyze data, author reports and view reports. The scope of this VPAT is limited to analyzing data and authoring reports. For information about the conformance of viewing reports, see the separate VPAT for SAS Visual Analytics - View Mode. For guidelines on how to author accessible reports, see Creating Accessible Reports Using SAS Visual Analytics.

This VPAT covers accessibility of the user interface of the software as well as the report content that authors create using this interface. Where criteria are listed below as supported, this means that:

  1. The user interface of the Visual Analytics app meets the criterion, and
  2. Report authors can broadly use the features of Visual Analytics while creating content that meets the criterion.

Otherwise, the criterion is listed as partially supported or not supported.

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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

Exceptions include:

  • The templates that appear in the Start from a Page Template section when creating a new page in a report do not have text alternatives that serve the equivalent purpose.
  • If report authors include purely decorative images, there is no way to mark them such that they are ignored by assistive technology.
1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded) (Level A)Supported
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

Exceptions include:

  • The boundaries of certain complex objects that consist of multiple sub-objects are defined through visual presentation and cannot be programmatically determined.
1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence (Level A)Supported
1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics (Level A)Supported
1.4.1 Use of Color (Level A)Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • Most objects support use of pattern or shape in addition to color to distinguish elements from one another. This is achieved via the High Contrast theme and other mechanisms. A limited set of objects, including Geo maps in some configurations, use color alone and do not support using patterns or shapes.
1.4.2 Audio Control (Level A)Not Applicable
2.1.1 Keyboard (Level A)Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • Geo maps are partially keyboard-accessible.
  • It is not possible to create or edit custom categories using only the keyboard.
  • Users cannot manipulate the position of nodes in a network analysis object using only the 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)Supported
2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below Threshold (Level A)Supported

The software itself contains no flashing content. It is possible that report authors could violate this criterion with animated graphs using particular settings and data. It's unlikely that this could be done accidentally.

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

Exceptions include:

  • Focus is lost after saving a data view.
  • Focus can be lost when importing a data file.
  • The tab order inside the Data pane is incorrect.
2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) (Level A)Supported
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)Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • Changing a data item's type to Geography initiates an unexpected change of context.
3.3.1 Error Identification (Level A)Supported
3.3.2 Labels or Instructions (Level A)Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • There are no labels associated with some slider controls used to set transparency values for some colors within objects.
4.1.1 Parsing (Level A)Supported

Any non-unique IDs present are not used in ways that are known to cause problems for assistive technologies when they are trying to interact with content.

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

Exceptions include:

  • Some controls within the Data pane do not communicate their role and value when using a screen reader.
  • When legends within graphs are collapsed due to space constraints, they do not have an accessible name or role.
  • In the Incoming Filters dialog that's available after following a page link, some names and values of controls are not available to screen reader users.
  • Total rows in List tables are not accessible to screen reader users.

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

Exceptions include:

  • At 200% zoom, some content in Neural Networks and Cluster objects may be hidden.
1.4.5 Images of Text (Level AA)Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • Key-value objects are images of text.
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 web app, not a set of static web pages.

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

Exceptions include:

  • If a report author reduces the amount of visual padding around objects within a report to less than the default, the focus indicator may not be displayed, or may be partially displayed.
  • When adding an image to a report, after selecting a local image file to upload, focus lands in an invisible location.
  • After duplicating a page, focus lands in an invisible location.
3.1.2 Language of Parts (Level AA)Not Supported

Single-language reports are correctly supported in languages into which SAS translates Visual Analytics. Mixed-language reports do not include additional lang= attributes on subsections of the report.

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

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)Supported
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

Exceptions include:

  • Some controls within the Data pane do not communicate their role and value when using a screen reader.
  • When legends within graphs are collapsed due to space constraints, they do not have an accessible name or role.
  • In the Incoming Filters dialog that's available after following a page link, some names and values of controls are not available to screen reader users.
  • Total rows in List tables are not accessible to screen reader users.
302.2 With Limited Vision Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • Some objects that are not subject to WCAG 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum), such as geographic maps, may be difficult to use for people with limited vision.
  • The Search dialog, available from the banner, is difficult to use at 200% browser zoom.
302.3 Without Perception of Color Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • Most objects support use of pattern or shape in addition to color to distinguish elements from one another. This is achieved via the High Contrast theme and other mechanisms. A limited set of objects, including Geo maps in some configurations, use color alone and do not support using patterns or shapes.
302.4 Without Hearing Supported
302.5 With Limited Hearing Supported
302.6 Without Speech Supported
302.7 With Limited Manipulation Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • Geo maps are partially keyboard-accessible.
  • It is not possible to create or edit custom categories using only the keyboard.
  • Users cannot manipulate the position of nodes in a network analysis object using only the keyboard.
302.8 With Limited Reach and Strength Supported
302.9 With Limited Language, Cognitive, and Learning Abilities Partially Supported

People with limited language, cognitive and learning abilities can use the software. They may have varying levels of difficulty based on their particular abilities and needs.

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. 502.2.1-503.4.2 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")

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See information in WCAG section

504.2.1 Preservation of Information Provided for Accessibility in Format Conversion Not Applicable

The software does not support converting content from one format to another or saving content in multiple formats, other than PDF, covered in 504.2.2.

504.2.2 PDF Export Supported
504.3 Prompts Not Supported

There are no prompts in the software advising the user of WCAG 2 A and AA requirements.

504.4 Templates Partially Supported

While the software provides templates, these templates require modification to produce content that complies with WCAG 2.0.

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

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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

Exceptions include:

  • Some controls within the Data pane do not communicate their role and value when using a screen reader.
  • When legends within graphs are collapsed due to space constraints, they do not have an accessible name or role.
  • In the Incoming Filters dialog that's available after following a page link, some names and values of controls are not available to screen reader users.
  • Total rows in List tables are not accessible to screen reader users.
4.2.2 Usage with limited vision Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • Some objects that are not subject to WCAG 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum), such as geographic maps, may be difficult to use for people with limited vision.
  • The Search dialog, available from the banner, is difficult to use at 200% browser zoom.
4.2.3 Usage without perception of color Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • Most objects support use of pattern or shape in addition to color to distinguish elements from one another. This is achieved via the High Contrast theme and other mechanisms. A limited set of objects, including Geo maps in some configurations, use color alone and do not support using patterns or shapes.
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

Exceptions include:

  • Geo maps are partially keyboard-accessible.
  • It is not possible to create or edit custom categories using only the keyboard.
  • Users cannot manipulate the position of nodes in a network analysis object using only the keyboard.
4.2.8 Usage with limited reach Supported
4.2.9 Minimize photosensitive seizure triggers Supported

The software itself contains no flashing content. It is possible that report authors could violate this criterion with animated graphs using particular settings and data. It's unlikely that this could be done accidentally.

4.2.10 Usage with limited cognition, language or learning Partially Supported

People with limited cognition, language, or learning can use the software. They may have varying levels of difficulty based on their particular abilities and needs.

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

The software is not a closed system. EN 301 549 5.1.3.1 through 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

The software does not include video with synchronized audio. EN 301 549 7.1 through 7.3 do not apply.

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

Exceptions include:

  • Some controls within the Data pane do not communicate their role and value when using a screen reader.
  • When legends within graphs are collapsed due to space constraints, they do not have an accessible name or role.
  • In the Incoming Filters dialog that's available after following a page link, some names and values of controls are not available to screen reader users.
  • Total rows in List tables are not accessible to screen reader users.
11.5.2.6 Row, column, and headers Supported
11.5.2.7 Values Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • Some controls within the Data pane do not communicate their role and value when using a screen reader.
11.5.2.8 Label relationships Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • Labels in the Options pane are not all programmatically associated with the fields they label.
11.5.2.9 Parent-child relationships Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • The boundaries of certain complex objects that consist of multiple sub-objects may not be clear to screen reader users.
11.5.2.10 Text Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • Text attributes such as weight, italics, and color, are not programmatically determinable by assistive technologies.
11.5.2.11 List of available actions Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • Actions within some data visualizations.
  • Screen reader announcements for the Data pane are confusing.
11.5.2.12 Execution of available actions Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • Actions within some data visualizations.
  • It is not possible to create or edit custom categories using some assistive technologies.
11.5.2.13 Tracking of focus and selection attributes Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • Focus and selection in some data visualizations.
11.5.2.14 Modification of focus and selection attributes Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • It is difficult to control text insertion point and selection in some editor controls within the software using certain assistive technology.
11.5.2.15 Change notification Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • In limited areas of the product, changes to the user interface might occur based on user input. These changes are not always announced by screen readers.
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

The software is not a platform.

11.6.2 No disruption of accessibility features Supported
11.7 User preferences Not Applicable

The software is web-based and does not have access to user settings in the platform.

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 Not Applicable

The software does not provide restructuring transformations or re-encoding transformations.

11.8.4 Repair assistance Partially Supported

The software includes a feature that checks for certain accessibility problems in reports. For some of these problems, repair assistance is provided.

11.8.5 Templates Partially Supported

While the software provides templates, these templates require modification to produce content that complies.

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

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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