Froala Editor Accessibility

Section 508 Compliance

1194.21 Software applications and operating systems


Requirement Level of Support Details Comments
(a) When software is designed to run on a system that has a keyboard, product functions shall be executable from a keyboard where the function itself or the result of performing a function can be discerned textually. Froala Editor is designed to be easily used by keyboard. Most important features are accessible through keyboard shortcuts, a list with all of them being available straight from toolbar.
(b) Applications shall not disrupt or disable activated features of other products that are identified as accessibility features, where those features are developed and documented according to industry standards. Applications also shall not disrupt or disable activated features of any operating system that are identified as accessibility features where the application programming interface for those accessibility features has been documented by the manufacturer of the operating system and is available to the product developer. Froala Editor features does not interfere in any way with browser accessibility built in features. E.g.: the user can refresh the web page even though an element from the page is on focus.
(c) A well-defined on-screen indication of the current focus shall be provided that moves among interactive interface elements as the input focus changes. The focus shall be programmatically exposed so that assistive technology can track focus and focus changes. Every element of Froala Editor interface displays a distinctive visual feedback to the user when in focus. Assistive technology can track focus and focus changes on the currently focused element.
(d) Sufficient information about a user interface element including the identity, operation and state of the element shall be available to assistive technology. When an image represents a program element, the information conveyed by the image must also be available in text. Froala Editor interface elements convey identity, operation and state through WAI-ARIA bindings. Also, every image element has an “alt” attribute. E.g.: a button from the interface has “aria-pressed”, “role”, “aria-disabled” attributes.
(e) When bitmap images are used to identify controls, status indicators, or other programmatic elements, the meaning assigned to those images shall be consistent throughout an application's performance. Besides that Froala Editor has different icons for every feature, they are commonly used icons throughout the software world and their use is generally considered a best practice.
(f) Textual information shall be provided through operating system functions for displaying text. The minimum information that shall be made available is text content, text input caret location, and text attributes. Textual information is provided by the browser since Froala Editor is built for web and meant to run in a web browser. Therefore, the user is provided with all the necessary information.
(g) Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes. Froala Editor can be used when High Contrast mode is activated (in an appropriate browser) and can also be used with user own stylesheets.
(h) When animation is displayed, the information shall be displayable in at least one non-animated presentation mode at the option of the user. N/A Froala Editor is not using any kind of animations.
(i) Color coding shall not be used as the only means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element. Every piece of information that is conveyed to the user through color also has a textual counterpart, so that the user is provided with all the necessary information.
(j) When a product permits a user to adjust color and contrast settings, a variety of color selections capable of producing a range of contrast levels shall be provided. Froala Editor can be used when High Contrast mode is activated (in an appropriate browser) and can also be used with user own stylesheets.
(k) Software shall not use flashing or blinking text, objects, or other elements having a flash or blink frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. N/A Dropdowns actions are built to be slow and smooth for the user.
(l) When electronic forms are used, the form shall allow people using assistive technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues. When Froala Editor is used within a form:
  • Tab button can be used for navigating through it
  • Enter button can be used to submit it
  • Screen readers can read its content properly.

1194.22 Web based intranet and Internet information and applications


Requirement Level of Support Details Comments
(a) A text equivalent for every non-text element shall be provided (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content). Froala Editor is designed to have “alt” attributes for every image conveying information or icon from the editor toolbar. Also, thanks to the “alt” attribute, screen readers can read them easily.
(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation. N/A The editor does not have any audio or video type of content.
(c) Web pages shall be designed so that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup. Froala Editor can be used when High Contrast mode is activated (in an appropriate browser) and can also be used with user own stylesheets.
Toolbar icons are becoming textual when users are using High Contrast mode.
(d) Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet. Froala Editor is designed to be used with no stylesheet at all or to be used with user own stylesheets.
(e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map. N/A The editor does not have any server-side image map.
(f) Client-side image maps shall be provided instead of server-side image maps except where the regions cannot be defined with an available geometric shape. N/A The editor does not have any client-side image map.
(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables. N/A Froala Editor UX does not consist of data tables.
(h) Markup shall be used to associate data cells and header cells for data tables that have two or more logical levels of row or column headers. N/A Froala Editor UX does not consist of data tables.
(i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation. Froala Editor iframe elements are easily identifiable and readable by a screen reader throughout accessible attributes.
(j) Pages shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. N/A Dropdowns actions are built to be smooth for the user.
(k) A text-only page, with equivalent information or functionality, shall be provided to make a web site comply with the provisions of this part, when compliance cannot be accomplished in any other way. The content of the text-only page shall be updated whenever the primary page changes. If Javascript is disabled in the web browser, the editor will not initialize and the default textarea can still be used for entering content.
(l) When pages utilize scripting languages to display content, or to create interface elements, the information provided by the script shall be identified with functional text that can be read by assistive technology. Froala Editor’s UI has accessible attributes.
(m) When a web page requires that an applet, plug-in or other application be present on the client system to interpret page content, the page must provide a link to a plug-in or applet that complies with §1194.21(a) through (l). N/A Froala Editor does not use any applet, plug-in or other application.
(n) When electronic forms are designed to be completed on-line, the form shall allow people using assistive technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues. When Froala Editor is used within a form:
  • Tab button can be used for navigating through it
  • Can be properly read by screen readers
(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links. Froala Editor is designed to be easily used by keyboard. Most important features are accessible through keyboard shortcuts, a list with all of them being available straight from toolbar.
Also, the editor toolbar can be accessed by using the ALT+F10 keyboard combination and then navigating through the icons using the TAB key.
(p) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required. N/A Froala Editor does not have any response type feature.

1194.23 Telecommunications products


Requirement Level of Support Details Comments
(a) Telecommunications products or systems which provide a function allowing voice communication and which do not themselves provide a TTY functionality shall provide a standard non-acoustic connection point for TTYs. Microphones shall be capable of being turned on and off to allow the user to intermix speech with TTY use. N/A Froala Editor doesn’t have any feature regarding voice communication.
(b) Telecommunications products which include voice communication functionality shall support all commonly used cross-manufacturer non-proprietary standard TTY signal protocols. N/A Froala Editor doesn’t have any feature regarding voice communication.
(c) Voice mail, auto-attendant, and interactive voice response telecommunications systems shall be usable by TTY users with their TTYs. N/A Froala Editor is not a interactive voice response telecommunications system.
(d) Voice mail, messaging, auto-attendant, and interactive voice response telecommunications systems that require a response from a user within a time interval, shall give an alert when the time interval is about to run out, and shall provide sufficient time for the user to indicate more time is required. N/A Froala Editor is not a interactive voice response telecommunications system.
(e) Where provided, caller identification and similar telecommunications functions shall also be available for users of TTYs, and for users who cannot see displays. N/A Froala Editor doesn’t have any telecommunication function.
(f) For transmitted voice signals, telecommunications products shall provide a gain adjustable up to a minimum of 20 dB. For incremental volume control, at least one intermediate step of 12 dB of gain shall be provided. N/A Froala Editor is not a telecommunications product.
(g) If the telecommunications product allows a user to adjust the receive volume, a function shall be provided to automatically reset the volume to the default level after every use. N/A Froala Editor is not a telecommunications product.
(h) Where a telecommunications product delivers output by an audio transducer which is normally held up to the ear, a means for effective magnetic wireless coupling to hearing technologies shall be provided. N/A Froala Editor is not a telecommunications product.
(i) Interference to hearing technologies (including hearing aids, cochlear implants, and assistive listening devices) shall be reduced to the lowest possible level that allows a user of hearing technologies to utilize the telecommunications product. N/A Froala Editor is not a telecommunications product.
(j) Products that transmit or conduct information or communication, shall pass through cross-manufacturer, non-proprietary, industry-standard codes, translation protocols, formats or other information necessary to provide the information or communication in a usable format. Technologies which use encoding, signal compression, format transformation, or similar techniques shall not remove information needed for access or shall restore it upon delivery. N/A Froala Editor does not transmit or conduct information or communication.
(k)(1) Products which have mechanically operated controls or keys shall comply with the following: Controls and Keys shall be tactilely discernible without activating the controls or keys. N/A Froala Editor does not have any mechanically operated controls or keys.
(k)(2) Products which have mechanically operated controls or keys shall comply with the following: Controls and Keys shall be operable with one hand and shall not require tight grasping, pinching, twisting of the wrist. The force required to activate controls and keys shall be 5 lbs. (22.2N) maximum. N/A Froala Editor does not have any mechanically operated controls or keys.
(k)(3) Products which have mechanically operated controls or keys shall comply with the following: If key repeat is supported, the delay before repeat shall be adjustable to at least 2 seconds. Key repeat rate shall be adjustable to 2 seconds per character. N/A Froala Editor does not have any mechanically operated controls or keys.
(k)(4) Products which have mechanically operated controls or keys shall comply with the following: The status of all locking or toggle controls or keys shall be visually discernible, and discernible either through touch or sound. N/A Froala Editor does not have any mechanically operated controls or keys.

1194.24 Video and multimedia products


Requirement Level of Support Details Comments
a) All analog television displays 13 inches and larger, and computer equipment that includes analog television receiver or display circuitry, shall be equipped with caption decoder circuitry which appropriately receives, decodes, and displays closed captions from broadcast, cable, videotape, and DVD signals. As soon as practicable, but not later than July 1, 2002, widescreen digital television (DTV) displays measuring at least 7.8 inches vertically, DTV sets with conventional displays measuring at least 13 inches vertically, and stand-alone DTV tuners, whether or not they are marketed with display screens, and computer equipment that includes DTV receiver or display circuitry, shall be equipped with caption decoder circuitry which appropriately receives, decodes, and displays closed captions from broadcast, cable, videotape, and DVD signals. N/A Froala Editor is not an analog television displays 13 inches and larger.
(b) Television tuners, including tuner cards for use in computers, shall be equipped with secondary audio program playback circuitry. N/A Froala Editor is not a television tuner.
(c) All training and informational video and multimedia productions which support the agency's mission, regardless of format, that contain speech or other audio information necessary for the comprehension of the content, shall be open or closed captioned. N/A There are no training or informational video on Froala’s website at the moment.
(d) All training and informational video and multimedia productions which support the agency's mission, regardless of format, that contain visual information necessary for the comprehension of the content, shall be audio described. N/A There are no training or informational video on Froala’s website at the moment.
(e) Display or presentation of alternate text presentation or audio descriptions shall be user-selectable unless permanent. N/A There are no training or informational video on Froala’s website at the moment.

1194.25 Self contained, closed products


Requirement Level of Support Details Comments
(a) Self contained products shall be usable by people with disabilities without requiring an end-user to attach Assistive Technology to the product. Personal headsets for private listening are not Assistive Technology. N/A Froala Editor is not a self contained product, it is built to be used in a web browser.
(b) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required. N/A Froala Editor does not have any timed response feature.
(c) Where a product utilizes touchscreens or contact-sensitive controls, an input method shall be provided that complies with 1194.23 (k) (1) through (4). N/A Being a software product, Froala Editor is not dependent on a hardware device.
(d) When biometric forms of user identification or control are used, an alternative form of identification or activation, which does not require the user to possess particular biological characteristics, shall also be provided. N/A Froala Editor does not have any biometric form of user identification or control.
(e) When products provide auditory output, the audio signal shall be provided at a standard signal level through an industry standard connector that will allow for private listening. The product must provide the ability to interrupt, pause, and restart the audio at anytime. N/A Froala Editor does not provide any auditory output.
(f) When products deliver voice output in a public area, incremental volume control shall be provided with output amplification up to a level of at least 65 dB. Where the ambient noise level of the environment is above 45 dB, a volume gain of at least 20 dB above the ambient level shall be user selectable. A function shall be provided to automatically reset the volume to the default level after every use. N/A Froala Editor does not deliver any voice output in a public area.
(g) Color coding shall not be used as the only means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element. Every piece of information that is conveyed to the user through color has also a textual counterpart, so that the user is provided with all the necessary information. Froala Editor is compliant to this requirement even though is not a self contained product.
(h) When a product permits a user to adjust color and contrast settings, a range of color selections capable of producing a variety of contrast levels shall be provided. N/A The user can make color adjustment inside Froala Editor when is used in a web browser.
(i) Products shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. N/A Dropdowns actions are built to be slow and smooth for the user.
(j) (1) Products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used in one location and which have operable controls shall comply with the following: The position of any operable control shall be determined with respect to a vertical plane, which is 48 inches in length, centered on the operable control, and at the maximum protrusion of the product within the 48 inch length on products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used in one location and which have operable controls. N/A Froala Editor is a software product, not a physical product.
(j)(2) Products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used in one location and which have operable controls shall comply with the following: Where any operable control is 10 inches or less behind the reference plane, the height shall be 54 inches maximum and 15 inches minimum above the floor. N/A Froala Editor is a software product, not a physical product.
(j)(3) Products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used in one location and which have operable controls shall comply with the following: Where any operable control is more than 10 inches and not more than 24 inches behind the reference plane, the height shall be 46 inches maximum and 15 inches minimum above the floor. N/A Froala Editor is a software product, not a physical product.
(j)(4) Products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used in one location and which have operable controls shall comply with the following: Operable controls shall not be more than 24 inches behind the reference plane. N/A Froala Editor is a software product, not a physical product.

1194.26 Desktop and portable computers


Requirement Level of Support Details Comments
(a) All mechanically operated controls and keys shall comply with 1194.23 (k) (1) through (4). N/A Froala Editor does not have any mechanically operated controls and keys.
(b) If a product utilizes touchscreens or touch-operated controls, an input method shall be provided that complies with 1194.23 (k) (1) through (4). N/A Froala Editor is not dependent on a hardware device beacause is a software product.
(c) When biometric forms of user identification or control are used, an alternative form of identification or activation, which does not require the user to possess particular biological characteristics, shall also be provided. N/A Froala Editor does not have any biometric forms of user identification or control.
(d) Where provided, at least one of each type of expansion slots, ports and connectors shall comply with publicly available industry standards. N/A Froala Editor is a software product, not a physical product.

Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria


Requirement Level of Support Details Comments
(a) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require user vision shall be provided, or support for Assistive Technology used by people who are blind or visually impaired shall be provided. Froala Editor is meant to be used in a browser, which has support for Assistive Technology.
(b) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require visual acuity greater than 20/70 shall be provided in audio and enlarged print output working together or independently, or support for Assistive Technology used by people who are visually impaired shall be provided. Froala Editor is meant to be used in a browser, which has support for Assistive Technology.
(c) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require user hearing shall be provided, or support for Assistive Technology used by people who are deaf or hard of hearing shall be provided. N/A Froala Editor has just a visual interface.
(d) Where audio information is important for the use of a product, at least one mode of operation and information retrieval shall be provided in an enhanced auditory fashion, or support for assistive hearing devices shall be provided. N/A Froala Editor does not have any audio feature.
(e) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require user speech shall be provided, or support for Assistive Technology used by people with disabilities shall be provided. Froala Editor is designed to be easily used by keyboard. Most important features are accessible through keyboard shortcuts, a list with all of them being available straight from toolbar. Also, Froala Editor can be used with a mouse.
(f) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require fine motor control or simultaneous actions and that is operable with limited reach and strength shall be provided. Froala Editor is designed to be easily used by keyboard. Most important features are accessible through keyboard shortcuts, a list with all of them being available straight from toolbar. Also, Froala Editor can be used with a mouse.

Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation and Support


Requirement Level of Support Details Comments
(a) Product support documentation provided to end-users shall be made available in alternate formats upon request, at no additional charge. Product support documentation is available in PDF format upon request, at no additional charge.
(b) End-users shall have access to a description of the accessibility and compatibility features of products in alternate formats or alternate methods upon request, at no additional charge. Description of the accessibility and compatibility features of products is available in PDF format upon request, at no additional charge.
(c) Support services for products shall accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities. Froala uses email for support services and mail clients have built-in accessibility.