Accessibility features in Adobe Connect
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- Change the timeout period
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- Closed captioning in Adobe Connect
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- Manage user content in Adobe Connect
Learn about how Adobe Connect provides assistance for visual, auditory, and mobility needs, and how Adobe Connect complies with key standards.
Adobe Connect allows trainers, presenters, and meeting hosts to deliver engaging and informative experiences. Adobe endeavors to include presenters and participants with disabilities by improving the accessibility of Adobe Connect. The software is continuously enhanced to meet the needs of all types of users and to adhere to the worldwide standards that include individuals with visual, auditory, mobility, or other impairments.
Adobe Connect publishes conformance information that describes the standards it adheres to, outlines the accessibility features in the product, and describes the level of compliance. The accessibility conformance reports help Adobe Connect users understand the level of adherence to various standards. The enhancements done in Adobe Connect let all users use the interfaces easily via keyboard, screen reader, magnifiers, and other assistive technology.
Adobe Connect provides varying levels of support for the following standards:
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.
- Revised Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
- Accessibility Initiative – Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) by W3C.
- EN 301 549.
To read individual reports with details of the level of compliance, see the following Accessibility Conformance Reports (ACRs).
Accessibility Conformance Reports (ACRs)
Assistive Technologies Supported
Users with disabilities frequently rely on hardware and software to access web content and use software products. These tools are known as assistive technologies. Adobe Connect can work with the following types of assistive technologies (AT):
- Screen readers
- Screen contrast and color tools
- Closed captioning
- Keyboard navigation and shortcuts
Adobe Connect Accessibility Features by Category
Users with vision challenges can:
- Use screen readers to hear user interface titles, notifications, and descriptions (menus, dialog boxes, etc.)
- Use screen readers to have meeting content (Notes, Chat, Polls, Q&A, and PDF documents) read aloud
- Enable audio triggers for certain events, such as the appearance of a new chat message
- Change the size of the meeting UI with keyboard shortcuts
- Use operating system settings or browser extensions to change the display color and/or contrast settings
Users with hearing challenges can view the following (if provided by the host):
- Display closed captions (see Closed Captions in Adobe Connect)
- Display subtitles on MP4 and MP3 content (see Adding Subtitles to Videos in Adobe Connect)
- View sign language or lip-reading presenters by video
Users with mobility challenges can use their keyboard to:
- Navigate to any part of the meeting interface – title bar, menus, pods, and layouts
- Open menus
- Navigate within dialogs boxes
- Make selections in dialog boxes and polls
- Press onscreen buttons
For more information, see keyboard shortcuts in Adobe Connect.
PDF Accessibility in Adobe Connect
Assistive technology such as JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver screen readers are now able to access the PDF documents being displayed in Adobe Connect meetings. This includes making titles, text, hyperlinks, and alt-text from placed graphics available to screen readers for users who are vision impaired.