Results for Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editing program published by Adobe Systems, which is used for managing and editing images, videos, animations etc. The tools are designed to be used by Professionals but there are several versions of the program and some are simpler to use such as Adobe Photoshop Elements.
Accessibility Testing Results
This software has an accessible installation process and menus can be accessed using a keyboard and screen reader plus there are wizards to support users. However, Adobe Photoshop has so many functions, menus and windows which make it difficult for anyone to learn easily and realistically the image editing process is not possible with a screen reader. Adobe have provided a Photoshop Accessibility Overview.
|16||Built in accessibility checks||All elements of this software respond to built in AT|
|17||Application works with External Assistive Technologies||External assistive technologies work well with the menus but realistically it is hard for a screen reader user to manipulate features that edit images and videos.|
|18||Text or other alternatives for image elements.||Alternative text can be added to images as they are saved. It is possible to add captions and text descriptions to media files when they are uploaded into the Elements Organizer|
|19||Keyboard / Alternative input with focus||Although keyboard access provides information in screens and dialog boxes, tab order is not clearly visible.|
|20||Labels for objects, fields or controls||Some labels are missing which causes difficulties with navigation or usage when a screen reader is used.|
|21||Audio alerts have visual cues||Audio alerts have sounds and the windows respond to sound sentries.|
|22||Alternatives for Video / Animation||It is possible to add captions and text descriptions to media files when they are uploaded into the Elements Organizer|
|23||Media events offer user control||Files developed within Photoshop tend to be played by outside media players so this test is not applicable.|
|24||Textual Information for screen reader||When editing images or videos etc there is no way to make these aspects accessible to a screen reader, although menu items and some actions can be heard.|
|25||Keyboard shortcut keys offered||Some shortcut keys are available and there are good instructions but not all aspects are keyboard accessible.|
|26||Save user preferences for style and zoom||It is possible to change font size and style as well as overall zoom as part of the content generation and the program responds well to desktop settings.|
|27||Timed events can be altered||Not applicable|
|28||Change colours and contrast||The application responds to system colour changes but there are no colour options on the software application|
|29||Uniform and standardised presentation||All menus and dialog boxes etc are offered in a manner that is consistent with known operating systems|
|30||Documentation||Good Instructions and readable help file|
The following table shows how well the product performs for people with disabilities, as listed in the Disabilities section.
Percentages do not indicate how much of a site is accessible. They indicate the average figure of test results relevant to each disability. Select a disability to see which tests are relevant to it.
|Deaf/Hard of Hearing||100%|
|Cognitive Learning Disabilities||96%|
|Specific Learning Differences (including Dyslexia)||90%|
|Blind and Severe Visual Impairments||80%|
|Partially Sighted and Visual Acuity||78%|