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SAS® Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning 8.5

Accessibility Conformance Report

SAS® Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning (hereafter ‘the software’) on SAS® Viya® combines data wrangling, data exploration, visualization, feature engineering, and modern statistical, data mining and machine-learning techniques all in a single, scalable in-memory processing environment. This provides faster, more accurate answers to complex business problems, increased deployment flexibility and one easy-to-administer and fluid IT environment.

SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning extends the capabilities of SAS Visual Analytics by adding new objects. This VPAT covers the accessibility of these objects: Bayesian network, Factorization machine, Forest, Gradient Boosting, Neural network, and Support vector machine. It does not cover any aspects of the software outside of SAS Visual Analytics. For more information on accessibility of SAS Visual Analytics, see the SAS Visual Analytics VPAT.

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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)Supported
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

Exceptions include:

  • The scope of VDMML objects within the user interface is not well-defined by means other than visual presentation. It is not always clear to screen reader users whether a given control or graph is within a VDMML object or outside of it.
  • The toolbar that appears for each object in a report, that allows users to maximize the object as well as perform other actions, is not programmatically associated with the object itself.
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:

  • The error plot in the Forest object uses color alone to distinguish one line from another.
  • The assessment plot in the Factorization Machine object uses color alone to distinguish one line from another.
1.4.2 Audio Control (Level A)Not Applicable
2.1.1 Keyboard (Level A)Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • Within the data tables that appear when you maximize a VDMML object (or a chart within a VDMML object), you cannot change the sort order of the data using the keyboard alone.
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

Exceptions include:

  • After restoring a maximized object, focus can appear in an unexpected location.
  • Focus is incorrect on the data tables that appear when you maximize a VDMML object (or a chart within a VDMML object). Each table consists of two tab stops rather than one.
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)Supported
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 the fit statistic and event menu buttons in the information bar at the top of VDMML objects.
4.1.1 Parsing (Level A)Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • Some parsing errors are present in the software.
4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (Level A)Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • When objects are added to the report, before data items are assigned to their data roles, the "Assign Data" button that appears on the object is not announced correctly. It is not announced as being a button.
  • The types of charts within VDMML objects are not always communicated to screen reader users. For instance, when a VDMML object contains a line chart, when you tab to the line chart, it is not announced as a line chart by screen readers.
  • Some fields that appear in the Options pane when you select a VDMML object are not programmatically associated with their labels.

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)Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • Text within charts may not meet minimum contrast requirements.
1.4.4 Resize text (Level AA)Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • At 200% zoom, elements such as legends in charts might be hidden to save space, depending on screen size.
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 a web app, not a set of static pages.

2.4.6 Headings and Labels (Level AA)Supported
2.4.7 Focus Visible (Level AA)Supported
3.1.2 Language of Parts (Level AA)Not Supported

If there is a secondary 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
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)Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • Text within colored cells within a confusion matrix might be low contrast against its background.
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:

  • The scope of VDMML objects within the user interface is not well-defined by means other than visual presentation. It is not always clear to screen reader users whether a given control or graph is within a VDMML object or outside of it.
  • The toolbar that appears for each object in a report, that allows users to maximize the object as well as perform other actions, is not programmatically associated with the object itself.
302.2 With Limited Vision Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • At 200% zoom, elements such as legends in charts might be hidden to save space, depending on screen size.
302.3 Without Perception of Color Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • The error plot in the Forest object uses color alone to distinguish one line from another.
  • The assessment plot in the Factorization Machine object uses color alone to distinguish one line from another.
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:

  • Within the data tables that appear when you maximize a VDMML object (or a chart within a VDMML object), you cannot change the sort order of the data using the keyboard alone.
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

The software is not platform software.

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

The software is a web application.

503.3 Alternative User Interfaces Not Applicable

The software does not provide 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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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 Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • The large majority of the content from VDMML objects works well when exported (printed) to PDF. Network diagrams included in some objects, for example the Bayesian network object, are not read correctly by screen readers within PDFs.
504.3 Prompts Not Applicable
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
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:

  • The scope of VDMML objects within the user interface is not well-defined by means other than visual presentation. It is not always clear to screen reader users whether a given control or graph is within a VDMML object or outside of it.
  • The toolbar that appears for each object in a report, that allows users to maximize the object as well as perform other actions, is not programmatically associated with the object itself.
4.2.2 Usage with limited vision Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • At 200% zoom, elements such as legends in charts might be hidden to save space, depending on screen size.
4.2.3 Usage without perception of color Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • The error plot in the Forest object uses color alone to distinguish one line from another.
  • The assessment plot in the Factorization Machine object uses color alone to distinguish one line from another.
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:

  • Within the data tables that appear when you maximize a VDMML object (or a chart within a VDMML object), you cannot change the sort order of the data using the keyboard alone.
4.2.8 Usage with limited reach Supported
4.2.9 Minimize photosensitive seizure triggers Supported
4.2.10 Usage with limited cognition, language or learning 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.

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 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
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 Partially Supported

See 11.3.2.5 to 11.3.2.17 below.

11.5.2.4 Assistive technology Not Applicable

The software is not assistive technology.

11.5.2.5 Object information Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • When objects are added to the report, before data items are assigned to their data roles, the "Assign Data" button that appears on the object is not announced correctly. It is not announced as being a button.
  • The types of charts within VDMML objects are not always communicated to screen reader users. For instance, when a VDMML object contains a line chart, when you tab to the line chart, it is not announced as a line chart by screen readers.
11.5.2.6 Row, column, and headers Supported
11.5.2.7 Values Supported
11.5.2.8 Label relationships Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • Some fields that appear in the Options pane when you select a VDMML object are not programmatically associated with their labels.
11.5.2.9 Parent-child relationships Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • The scope of VDMML objects within the user interface is not well-defined by means other than visual presentation. It is not always clear to screen reader users whether a given control or graph is within a VDMML object or outside of it.
  • The toolbar that appears for each object in a report, that allows users to maximize the object as well as perform other actions, is not programmatically associated with the object itself.
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 data visualizations are not all programmatically determinable by assistive technologies.
11.5.2.12 Execution of available actions Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • Within the data tables that appear when you maximize a VDMML object (or a chart within a VDMML object), you cannot change the sort order of the data using the keyboard alone.
11.5.2.13 Tracking of focus and selection attributes Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • After restoring a maximized object, focus can appear in an unexpected location.
  • Focus is incorrect on the data tables that appear when you maximize a VDMML object (or a chart within a VDMML object). Each table consists of two tab stops rather than one.
11.5.2.14 Modification of focus and selection attributes Partially Supported

Exceptions include:

  • After restoring a maximized object, focus can appear in an unexpected location.
  • Focus is incorrect on the data tables that appear when you maximize a VDMML object (or a chart within a VDMML object). Each table consists of two tab stops rather than one.
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 Not Applicable

The software does not include accessibility checking functionality.

11.8.5 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
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

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See information in WCAG section