Wiris Accessibility Conformance Report
International Edition
VPAT® Version 2.2 — July 2018

Name of product/version

MathType Desktop 7

Product description

MathType is a powerful equation editor for Windows and Mac that lets you create mathematical notation for word processing, presentations and many of your other favorite applications.

Date

December 2018

Contact information

Notes

MathType Desktop is a non-web application that allows users to create equation images in several formats. When integrated with Microsoft Word, it also allows creating web content containing equation images from a Word document. In consequence, requirements labeled in the standards included in this report as "Software" or "Authoring tool" apply to MathType Desktop.

You can find MathType Desktop support documentation at docs.wiris.com. Thus, requirements labeled as "Support Docs" also apply to MathType Desktop.

In order to ease the reading of this report, each cell in the column "Conformance Level" and "Remarks and Explanations" is divided in three rows, corresponding to the three scopes of applicable requirements: "Software", "Authoring tool" and "Support Docs".

Requirements related to "Web", "Closed Functionality Software", "non-web document" or "Product Docs" don't apply because MathType Desktop is not a web application, it is not a closed functionality software, and all its documentation is web.

"Voluntary Product Accessibility Template" and "VPAT" are registered service marks of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI).

Evaluation Methods Used: Visual inspection using assistive technologies. Testing is based on general product knowledge.

For each of the standards, the criteria are listed by chapter in a table. The structures of the tables are: the first column contains the criteria being evaluated, the second column describes the level of conformance of the product regarding the criteria and the third column contains any additional remarks and explanations regarding the product.

  • When sections of criteria do not apply, or deemed by the customer as not applicable, the section is noted as such and the rest of that table may be removed for that section.
  • When multiple standards are being recorded in this document, the duplicative sections are noted and responded to only one time. The duplicate entry will note the cross reference to the data.

This report covers the degree of conformance for the following accessibility standard/guidelines:

Standard/Guideline Included In Report
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, at http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-WCAG20-20081211/ Level A (Yes)
Level AA (Yes)
Level AAA (No)
Revised Section 508 standards as published by the U.S. Access Board in the Federal Register on January 18, 2017 Corrections to the ICT Final Rule as published by the US Access Board in the Federal Register on January 22, 2018 Yes
EN 301 549 Accessibility requirements suitable for public procurement of ICT products and services in Europe, - V1.1.2 (2015-04) at http://mandate376.standards.eu/standard Yes

The terms used in the Conformance Level information are defined as follows:

  • Supports: The functionality of the product has at least one method that meets the criterion without known defects or meets with equivalent facilitation.
  • Partially Supports: Some functionality of the product does not meet the criterion.
  • Does Not Support: The majority of product functionality does not meet the criterion.
  • Not Applicable: The criterion is not relevant to the product.
  • Not Evaluated: The product has not been evaluated against the criterion. This can be used only in WCAG 2.0 Level AAA.

Tables 1 and 2 also document conformance with:

  • EN 301 549: Chapter 9 - Web, Chapter 10 - Non-Web documents, Section 11.2.1- Non-Web Software (excluding closed functionality), and Section 11.2.2 - Non-Web Software (closed functionality).
  • Revised Section 508: Chapter 5 -- 501.1 Scope, 504.2 Content Creation or Editing, and Chapter 6 -- 602.3 Electronic Support Documentation.

Note: When reporting on conformance with the WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria, they are scoped for full pages, complete processes, and accessibility-supported ways of using technology as documented in the WCAG 2.0 Conformance Requirements.

Table 1 and 2: Success Criteria, Level A and Level AA

Criteria

Conformance Level

Remarks and Explanations

1.1.1 Non-text Content (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.1 (Web)
• 10.2.1 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.1 (Software)
• 11.2.2.1 (Closed Functionality Software)
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Partially supports
"Fence alignment" command uses images of several fences and fence alignments without alternative text.
Any other image used in MathType Desktop interface has alternative text.
Authoring Tool:
Partially supports
Images: Authors are responsible for including alternative text to equation images created by MathType when they include them in their documents or applications.

Web documents: Equation images inside web documents don't have alternative text. However, using MathPlayer will expose these equations to accessibility technologies.
MathPlayer is a universal math reader that enables math to be spoken in assistive technology products.
You can download MathPlayer for free from the WIRIS
website.
1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded) (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.2 (Web)
• 10.2.2 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.2 (Software)
• 11.2.2.2.1 and 11.2.2.2.2 (Closed Software)
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
MathType Desktop doesn't present information in any playable medium.
Authoring Tool:
Not applicable
Images or web documents generated by MathType Desktop don't contain content in any playable medium.
1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded) (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.3 (Web)
• 10.2.3 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.3 (Software)
• 11.2.2.3 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
MathType Desktop doesn't present information as audio content.
Authoring Tool:
Not applicable
Images or web documents generated by MathType Desktop don't contain audio content
1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded) (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.4 (Web)
• 10.2.4 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.4 (Software)
• 11.2.2.4 (Closed Software)
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
MathType Desktop doesn't provide information in multimedia.
Authoring Tool:
Not applicable
Images or web documents generated by MathType Desktop don't contain information in multimedia.
1.2.4 Captions (Live) (Level AA)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.5 (Web)
• 10.2.5 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.5 (Software)
• 11.2.2.5 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
There's no live audio content in MathType Desktop.
Authoring Tool:
Not applicable
There's no live audio content in MathType-generated equation images or web pages.
1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded) (Level AA)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.6 (Web)
• 10.2.6 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.6 (Software)
• 11.2.2.6 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
There's no video content in MathType Desktop.
Authoring Tool:
Not applicable
There's no video content in MathType-generated equation images or web pages.
1.3.1 Info and Relationships (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.7 (Web)
• 10.2.7 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.7 (Software)
• 11.2.2.7 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Partially supports
MathType Desktop commands and menus have been implemented using standard UI objects, so they inherit accessibility properties implemented in their OS.
As a consequence, information displayed visually such as headings, labels, tables, lists, emphasis, hyperlinks… is exposed to screen readers and other assistive technologies.

However, MathType toolbars and editing area are not exposed to assistive technologies.
Authoring Tool:
Partially supports
Images: Images don't contain visual cues such as labels, headings, etc. Not applicable.
Web documents: Headings in web documents respect size and format from the original Word document, but they are not tagged in HTML as header or section in the web page.
1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.8 (Web)
• 10.2.8 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.8 (Software)
• 11.2.2.8 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
MathType Desktop doesn't contain information where the visual order is important to its meaning such as text in columns.
Reading sequence in commands is top to bottom, but in fact it is not relevant for its understanding.
Authoring Tool:
Supports
Images: Reading sequence is not applicable for images.

Web documents: Web pages keep the top to bottom reading sequence from the original Word document.
1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.9 (Web)
• 10.2.9 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.9 (Software)
• 11.2.2.9 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
MathType Desktop doesn't use visual cues such as shape, size or physical location in its instructions to provide context.
Authoring Tool:
Not applicable
Content generated by MathType Desktop doesn't use visual cues such as shape, size or physical location to provide context.
1.4.1 Use of Color (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.10 (Web)
• 10.2.10 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.10 (Software)
• 11.2.2.10 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
MathType Desktop doesn't use color to convey information.
Authoring Tool:
Not applicable
Content created by MathType doesn't use color to convey information.
1.4.2 Audio Control (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.11 (Web)
• 10.2.11 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.11 (Software)
• 11.2.2.11 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
MathType Desktop doesn't play any audio.
Authoring Tool:
Not applicable
Content created by MathType Desktop doesn't include any audio.
1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) (Level AA)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.12 (Web)
• 10.2.12 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.12 (Software)
• 11.2.2.12 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
MathType Desktop UI is black over white background.
Additionally, MathType Desktop editing area allows the user to customize its background color.
Authoring Tool:
Not applicable
Color and background in images and web pages are defined by the user.
1.4.4 Resize text (Level AA)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.13 (Web)
• 10.2.13 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.13 (Software)
• 11.2.2.13 (Closed Software)
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
Menus, toolbars and editing area contents can be resized up to 200 percent without loss of content or functionality.
Authoring Tool:
Supports
Images and web pages created by MathType Desktop can be resized up to 200 percent without loss of content or functionality.
1.4.5 Images of Text (Level AA)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.14 (Web)
• 10.2.14 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.14 (Software)
• 11.2.2.14 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
MathType Desktop doesn't use images of text in its UI.
Authoring Tool:
Supports
Images: Images are the resulting content of MathType Desktop.

Web documentation: Text in the original Word document is included in web pages generated by MathType Desktop as HTML text and not images.
2.1.1 Keyboard (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.15 (Web)
• 10.2.15 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.15 (Software)
• 11.2.2.15 (Closed Software)
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
MathType Desktop is fully operable through keyboard.
Authoring Tool:
Not applicable
Keyboard operation does not apply to content generated by MathType Desktop.
2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.16 (Web)
• 10.2.16 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.16 (Software)
• 11.2.2.16 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
MathType Desktop is fully operable through keyboard. There's no keyboard trap.
Authoring Tool:
Not applicable
Keyboard operation does not apply to content generated by MathType Desktop.
2.2.1 Timing Adjustable (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.17 (Web)
• 10.2.17 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.17 (Software)
• 11.2.2.17 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
MathType Desktop is not time-dependent.
Authoring Tool:
Not applicable
Content generated by MathType Desktop is static and time
or motion do not apply to it.
2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.18 (Web)
• 10.2.18 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.18 (Software)
• 11.2.2.18 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
MathType Desktop doesn't use any moving, blinking or
scrolling information that starts automatically.
MathType Desktop doesn't use any auto-updating
information that starts automatically.
Authoring Tool:
Not applicable
Content generated by MathType Desktop is static and time or motion do not apply to it.
2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below Threshold (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.19 (Web)
• 10.2.19 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.19 (Software)
• 11.2.2.19 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
MathType Desktop content doesn't flash.
Authoring Tool:
Not applicable
MathType Desktop generates image files or objects. These are static objects and time or motion do not apply to them.
2.4.1 Bypass Blocks (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.20 (Web)
• 10.2.20 (non-web document)—Does not apply
• 11.2.1.20 (Software)—Does not apply
• 11.2.2.20 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)—Does not apply to non-web software
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)—Does not apply to non-web docs
Software: Not applicableThis requirement is only applicable for web.
Authoring Tool:
Not applicable
Images: This requirement is only applicable for web.

Web documents: MathType Desktop generates single web pages so this is not an applicable requirement.
2.4.2 Page Titled (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.21 (Web)
• 10.2.21 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.21 (Software) - Does not apply
• 11.2.2.21 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
MathType dialogs contain descriptive titles.
Authoring Tool:
Supports
Images: This requirement does not apply to images.

Web document: MathType Desktop generates a single web page with the original Word document name as title.
2.4.3 Focus Order (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.22 (Web)
• 10.2.22 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.22 (Software)
• 11.2.2.22 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
When users navigate sequentially through MathType Desktop content, they encounter information in an order that is consistent with the meaning of the content and can be operated from the keyboard.
Authoring Tool:
Supports
Images: Sequential navigation doesn't apply to images.

Web document: The sequence of navigation of the web page is top to bottom and it is coherent with its reading sequence.
2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.23 (Web)
• 10.2.23 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.23 (Software)
• 11.2.2.23 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
For every link, a link text that describes its purpose is provided.
Authoring Tool:
Supports
Images: There are no links in equation images generated by MathType Desktop.

Web document: Links in web pages generated by MathType Desktop come from the original Word document.
2.4.5 Multiple Ways (Level AA)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.24 (Web)
• 10.2.24 (non-web document)—Does not apply
• 11.2.1.24 (Software)—Does not apply
• 11.2.2.24 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)—Does not apply to non-web software
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)—Does not apply to non-web docs
Software: Not applicableThis requirement doesn't apply to non-web software.
Authoring Tool:
Supports
Images: This requirement doesn't apply to non-web.

Web documentation: MathType generates web pages just as defined by user in the original Word document.
2.4.6 Headings and Labels (Level AA)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.25 (Web)
• 10.2.25 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.25 (Software)
• 11.2.2.25 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
Headings and labels used in MathType Desktop are descriptive for the content or issues they are associated with.
Authoring Tool:
Supports
Images: This requirement does not apply to equation images generated by MathType Desktop.

Web documents: Headings in web pages are those defined by the user in the original Word document.
2.4.7 Focus Visible (Level AA)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.26 (Web)
• 10.2.26 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.26 (Software)
• 11.2.2.26 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
All focus indicators in MathType Desktop are highly visible and distinguishable.
Authoring Tool:
Supports
Images: This requirement does not apply to equation images created by MathType Desktop.

Web documents: All focus indicators in web pages created by MathType Desktop are highly visible and distinguishable.
3.1.1 Language of Page (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.27 (Web)
• 10.2.27 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.27 (Software)
• 11.2.2.27 (Closed Software)
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software: Doesn't supportScreen readers will read MathType Desktop UI with the rules and pronunciation of the language that they have been set.
Authoring Tool:
Supports
Images: Language is not applicable to images generated by MathType Desktop.

Web documents: Web pages generated by MathType include HTML lang attribute in order to let assistive technologies identify its language. The language is inherited from the original Word document language.
3.1.2 Language of Parts (Level AA)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.28 (Web)
• 10.2.28 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.28 (Software)—Does not apply
• 11.2.2.28 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software: Does not supportScreen readers will read MathType Desktop UI with the rules and pronunciation of the language that they have been set.
Authoring Tool:
Supports
Images: Language is not applicable to images generated by MathType Desktop.

Web documents: Web pages generated by MathType include HTML lang attribute in order to let assistive technologies identify its language. The language is inherited from the original Word document language.
3.2.1 On Focus (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.29 (Web)
• 10.2.29 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.29 (Software)
• 11.2.2.29 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
UI components receiving focus don't automatically change the context of MathType Desktop UI content.
Authoring Tool:
Supports
Changes of context triggered by changes in focus don't apply to content generated by MathType Desktop.
3.2.2 On Input (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.30 (Web)
• 10.2.30 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.30 (Software)
• 11.2.2.30 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
When a user changes a setting in MathType Desktop UI or inputs a value, it only causes predictable changes of context.
Authoring Tool:
Not applicable
Changes of context triggered by changes in setting or input values don't apply to content generated by MathType Desktop.
3.2.3 Consistent Navigation (Level AA)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.31 (Web)
• 10.2.31 (non-web document)—Does not apply
• 11.2.1.31 (Software)—Does not apply
• 11.2.2.31 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)—Does not apply to non-web software
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)—Does not apply to non-web docs
Software: Not applicableThis requirement only applies to web.
Authoring Tool:
Not applicable
Images: This requirement only applies to web.

Web documents: MathType Desktop generates single images or web pages.
3.2.4 Consistent Identification (Level AA)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.32 (Web)
• 10.2.32 (non-web document)—Does not apply
• 11.2.1.32 (Software)—Does not apply
• 11.2.2.32 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)—Does not apply to non-web software.
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)—Does not apply to non-web docs
Software: Not applicableThis requirement only applies to web.
Authoring Tool:
Not applicable
Images: This requirement only applies to web.

Web documents: MathType Desktop generates single images or web pages.
3.3.1 Error Identification (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.33 (Web)
• 10.2.33 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.33 (Software)
• 11.2.2.33 (Closed Software)
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
When MathType Desktop identifies automatically an input error, it is notified to the user through dialog boxes.
Authoring Tool:
Not applicable
Automatic detection of input errors does not apply to content generated by MathType Desktop.
3.3.2 Labels or Instructions (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.34 (Web)
• 10.2.34 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.34 (Software)
• 11.2.2.34 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
MathType Desktop uses unambiguous labels and units in its input fields.
Authoring Tool:
Not applicable
Content generated by MathType doesn't have input fields.
3.3.3 Error Suggestion (Level AA)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.35 (Web)
• 10.2.35 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.35 (Software)
• 11.2.2.35 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
When an input error is automatically detected, MathType Desktop doesn't suggest any correction.
Authoring Tool:
Not applicable
Automatic error detection is not applicable to content generated by MathType Desktop.
3.3.4 Error Prevention (Legal, Financial, Data) (Level AA)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.36 (Web)
• 10.2.36 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.36 (Software)
• 11.2.2.36 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software: Not applicableMathType Desktop doesn't work with content that causes legal commitments or financial transactions.
Authoring Tool:
Not applicable
MathType Desktop doesn't generate content that causes legal commitments or financial transactions.
4.1.1 Parsing (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.37 (Web)
• 10.2.37 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.37 (Software)
• 11.2.2.37 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
All technologies in MathType Desktop are used according to specification.
Authoring Tool:
Supports
Images: This requirement does not apply to equation images.

Web document: Web pages MathType Desktop are compliant with HTML specification.
4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (Level A)
Also applies to:
EN 301 549 Criteria
• 9.2.38 (Web)
• 10.2.38 (non-web document)
• 11.2.1.38 (Software)
• 11.2.2.38 (Closed Software)—Does not apply
• 11.6.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 12.1.2 (Product Docs)
• 12.2.4 (Support Docs)
Revised Section 508
• 501 (Web)(Software)
• 504.2 (Authoring Tool)
• 602.3 (Support Docs)
Software:
Supports
MathType Desktop is developed with standard controls according to specification, so they inherit accessibility OS properties.
Authoring Tool:
Not applicable
There are no user interface contents in content generated by MathType Desktop.

Table 3: Success Criteria, Level AAA

Notes: Not evaluated.

Notes: Only chapters 3, 5 and 6 apply to MathType Desktop.

Chapter 3: Functional Performance Criteria (FPC)

Criteria

Conformance Level

Remarks and Explanations

302.1 Without Vision Partially supports Menus and dialogs are available to assistive technologies. For toolbars and editing area MathType Desktop displays text help information in its status bar upon mouse-over or keyboard focus. However, these text descriptions aren't available to assistive technology.
302.2 With Limited Vision Supports MathType Desktop supports limited vision accessibility features: magnifier, color contrast filters, high contrast mode…
302.3 Without Perception of Color Supports MathType Desktop supports accessibility features suitable to users without perception of color like color filters or other.
302.4 Without Hearing Supports MathType Desktop does not require user hearing.
302.5 With Limited Hearing Supports MathType Desktop does not require user hearing.
302.6 Without Speech Supports MathType Desktop does not require user speech.
302.7 With Limited Manipulation Supports All MathType Desktop commands, features, symbols, and templates are fully accessible via fully customizable keyboard shortcuts and do not require fine motor control or simultaneous manual operations.
302.8 With Limited Reach and Strength Supports MathType is fully operable by people with limited reach and limited strength
302.9 With Limited Language, Cognitive, and Learning Abilities Supports MathType is fully operable by people with limited language, cognitive or learning abilities.

Chapter 4: Hardware

Notes: MathType Desktop is a desktop software application. This chapter does not apply.

Chapter 5: Software

Criteria

Conformance Level

Remarks and Explanations

501.1 Scope -- Incorporation of WCAG 2.0 AA See WCAG 2.0 section See information in WCAG section
502 Interoperability with Assistive TechnologyHeading cell -- no response requiredHeading cell -- no response required
502.2.1 User Control of Accessibility Features Not Applicable MathType is not platform software.
502.2.2 No Disruption of Accessibility Features Partially supports MathType Desktop doesn't disrupt OS accessibility features, including the keyboard commands to control these options. However, some shortcuts used to enable/disable accessibility features containing special Windows key may be disrupted if MathType Desktop is in first plane.
502.3 Accessibility ServicesHeading cell -- no response requiredHeading cell -- no response required
502.3.1 Object Information Partially supports Menus and dialogs are available to assistive technologies. MathType Desktop displays text help information in its status bar about program icons and editing area upon mouse-over or keyboard focus. However, these text descriptions aren't available to assistive technologies.
502.3.2 Modification of Object Information Partially supports Menus and dialogs are available to assistive technologies because they've been implemented with standard OS user interface objects. However, toolbars and editing area aren't available to assistive technologies.
502.3.3 Row, Column, and Headers Supports MathType Desktop doesn't have objects in tables. Tables in MathType Desktop are just a result of MathType's editing feature.
502.3.4 Values Supports Any value and range of values is displayed in command dialog boxes, which are compatible to assistive technologies.
502.3.5 Modification of Values Supports Any value and range of values is displayed in command dialog boxes, which are compatible to assistive technologies and can be modified through them.
502.3.6 Label Relationships Supports Any object in command dialogs has labels that identify it and its purpose.
502.3.7 Hierarchical Relationships Supports MathType Desktop allows users to understand how to navigate through and interact with the user interface controls and its child components. For example, in command dialogs containing folder views, assistive technologies announce the number of items under every folder, so users can then use the arrow keys to move through the items under the parent folder and discover the folder's contents.
502.3.8 Text Partially supports MathType Desktop menus and commands are compatible with screen readers. However, MathType Desktop editing area is not compatible with screen readers.
502.3.9 Modification of Text Partially supports MathType Desktop menus and commands are compatible with screen readers. However, MathType Desktop toolbars and editing area are not compatible with screen readers.
502.3.10 List of Actions Does not support The list of executable actions offered by drop down list or similar user object components aren't exposed to assistive technology. However, users can operate them with common keyboard actions or context menu. For example, a drop-down list is opened when the user presses Down Arrow.
502.3.11 Actions on Objects Supports MathType is fully operable through keyboard.
502.3.12 Focus Cursor Does not support MathType Desktop toolbars and editing area are not exposed to assistive technologies.
502.3.13 Modification of Focus Cursor Does not support MathType Desktop toolbars and editing area are not exposed to assistive technologies.
502.3.14 Event Notification Supports All events in MathType Desktop are triggered by the user. No need to notify them.
502.4 Platform Accessibility Features Not applicable MathType Desktop isn't platform software.
503 ApplicationsHeading cell -- no response requiredHeading cell -- no response required
503.2 User Preferences Supports MathType menus and toolbars inherit OS accessibility custom features related to screen size, and color. Additionally, different sizes for toolbars can be chosen. MathType Desktop editing area has its own workspace configuration command, which allows the user customize background color, and several zoom levels for toolbars and editing area.
503.3 Alternative User Interfaces Supports MathType doesn't offer any alternative user interface.
503.4 User Controls for Captions and Audio DescriptionHeading cell -- no response requiredHeading cell -- no response required
503.4.1 Caption Controls Not applicable MathType doesn't have any control for volume adjustment.
503.4.2 Audio Description Controls Not applicable MathType doesn't have any controls related to audio descriptions.
504 Authoring ToolsHeading cell -- no response requiredHeading cell -- no response required
504.2 Content Creation or Editing (if not authoring tool, enter "not applicable") See WCAG 2.0 section See information in WCAG section
504.2.1 Preservation of Information Provided for Accessibility in Format Conversion Partially supports Images: Equation images do not contain accessible information. The author creating other contents is responsible for adding this info to the images when including them in a document.

Web pages: Equation images in web pages do not contain accessible information. However, MathPlayer (free plugin) provides accessibility for blindness, low vision, or learning disabilities.
504.2.2 PDF Export Does not support PDF equation images do not contain accessibility information.
504.3 Prompts Does not support MathType Desktop does not prompt authors to add alternative text to equation images.
504.4 Templates Supports MathType Desktop does not provide templates allowing content creation.

Chapter 6: Support Documentation and Services

Notes: You can find MathType Support Documentation VPAT at docs.wiris.com.

Chapter 4: 4.2 Functional Performance Statements (FPS)

Criteria

Conformance Level

Remarks and Explanations

4.2.1 Usage without vision Partially supports Menus and dialogs are available to assistive technologies.
For toolbars and editing area MathType Desktop displays text help information in its status bar upon mouse-over or keyboard focus. However, these text descriptions are not available to assistive technology.
4.2.2 Usage with limited vision Supports MathType Desktop supports limited vision accessibility features: magnifier, color contrast filters, high contrast mode…
4.2.3 Usage without perception of color Supports MathType Desktop supports accessibility features suitable to users without perception of color like color filters or others.
4.2.4 Usage without hearing Supports MathType Desktop does not require hearing.
4.2.5 Usage with limited hearing Supports MathType Desktop does not require hearing.
4.2.6 Usage without vocal capability Supports MathType Desktop does not require vocal capability.
4.2.7 Usage with limited manipulation or strength Supports All MathType Desktop commands, features, symbols and templates are fully accessible via fully customizable keyboard shortcuts and do not require fine motor controls or simultaneous manual operations.
4.2.8 Usage with limited reach Supports MathType is fully operable by people with limited reach and limited strength.
4.2.9 Minimize photosensitive seizure triggers Supports MathType Desktop does not trigger photosensitive seizures.
4.2.10 Usage with limited cognition Supports MathType is fully operable by people with limited cognition.
4.2.11 Privacy Supports Privacy is guaranteed although using accessibility specific features.

Chapter 5: Generic Requirements

Notes: MathType Desktop is a desktop software application and does not have closed functionalities. This chapter does not apply.

Chapter 6: ICT with Two-Way Voice Communication

Notes: MathType Desktop is a desktop software application and does not support voice communication. This chapter does not apply.

Chapter 7: ICT with Video Capabilities

Notes: MathType Desktop is a desktop software application without ICT video capabilities. This chapter does not apply.

Chapter 8: Hardware

Notes: MathType Desktop is a desktop software application. This chapter does not apply.

Chapter 9: Web (see WCAG 2.0 section)

Notes: See WCAG 2.0 section in this document.

Chapter 10: Non-web Documents

Notes: MathType Desktop support documentation is web-based. You can find it at docs.wiris.com. This chapter does not apply.

Chapter 11: Software

Criteria

Conformance Level

Remarks and Explanations

11.2.1 Software success criteria (excluding closed functionality) See WCAG 2.0 section See information in WCAG section
11.2.2 Software success criteria (closed functionality) See WCAG 2.0 section See information in WCAG section
11.3 Interoperability with assistive technologyHeading cell -- no response requiredHeading cell -- no response required
11.3.1 Closed functionality (informative)Heading cell -- no response requiredHeading cell -- no response required
11.3.2 Accessibility servicesHeading cell -- no response requiredHeading cell -- no response required
11.3.2.1 Platform accessibility service support for software that provides a user interface See 11.3.2.5 through 11.3.2.17 See information in 11.3.2.5 through 11.3.2.17
11.3.2.2 Platform accessibility service support for assistive technologies See 11.3.2.5 through 11.3.2.17 See information in 11.3.2.5 through 11.3.2.17
11.3.2.3 Use of accessibility services Partially supports MathType Desktop toolbars and editing area are not exposed to assistive technologies.
11.3.2.4 Assistive technology Not applicable MathType Desktop is not assistive technology.
11.3.2.5 Object information Partially supports MathType Desktop toolbars and editing area are not exposed to assistive technologies.
11.3.2.6 Row, column, and headers Supports MathType Desktop does not have objects in tables. Tables in MathType Desktop are just a result of MathType's editing feature.
11.3.2.7 Values Supports Any value and range of values is displayed in command dialog boxes, which are compatible to assistive technologies.
11.3.2.8 Label relationships Supports Any object in command dialogs has labels that identify it and its purpose
11.3.2.9 Parent-child relationships Supports MathType Desktop allows user to understand how to navigate through and interact with the user interface controls and its child components. For example, in command dialogs containing folder views, assistive technologies announce the number of items under every folder, so users can then use the arrow keys to move through the items under the parent folder and discover the folder's content.
11.3.2.10 Text Partially supports MathType Desktop menus and commands are compatible with screen readers. However, MathType Desktop editing area is not compatible with screen readers.
11.3.2.11 List of available actions Does not support The list of executable actions offered by drop down list or similar user object components aren't exposed to assistive technology. However, users can operate them with common keyboard actions or context menu. For example, a drop-down list is opened when the user presses Down Arrow.
11.3.2.12 Execution of available actions Supports MathType Desktop is fully operable through keyboard.
11.3.2.13 Tracking of focus and selection attributes Does not support MathType Desktop toolbars and editing area are not exposed to assistive technologies.
11.3.2.14 Modification of focus and selection attributes Does not support MathType Desktop toolbars and editing area are not exposed to assistive technologies.
11.3.2.15 Change notification Supports All events in MathType Desktop are triggered by the user. No need to notify them.
11.3.2.16 Modifications of states and properties Partially supports MathType Desktop menus and commands are compatible with screen readers. However, MathType Desktop editing area is not compatible with screen readers.
11.3.2.17 Modifications of values and text Partially supports MathType Desktop menus and commands are compatible with screen readers. However, MathType Desktop editing area is not compatible with screen readers.
11.4 Documented accessibility usageHeading cell -- no response requiredHeading cell -- no response required
11.4.1 User control of accessibility features Not applicable MathType Desktop is not platform software.
11.4.2 No disruption of accessibility features Partially supports MathType Desktop doesn't disrupt OS accessibility features, including the keyboard commands to control these options. However, some shortcuts used to enable/disable accessibility features containing special Windows key may be disrupted if MathType Desktop is in first plane.
11.5 User preferences Supports MathType menus and toolbars inherit OS accessibility custom features related to screen size, and color. Additionally, different sizes for toolbars can be chosen. MathType Desktop editing area has its own workspace configuration command, which allows the user customize background color, and several zoom levels for toolbars and editing area.
11.6 Authoring toolsHeading cell -- no response requiredHeading cell -- no response required
11.6.1 Content technologyHeading cell -- no response requiredHeading cell -- no response required
11.6.2 Accessible content creation (if not authoring tool, enter "not applicable") See WCAG 2.0 section See information in WCAG section
11.6.3 Preservation of accessibility information in transformations Partially supports Images: Equation images do not contain accessible information. The author creating other contents is responsible for adding this info to the images when including them in a document.

Web pages: Equation images in web pages do not contain accessible information. However, MathPlayer (free plugin) provides accessibility for blindness, low vision, or learning disabilities.
11.6.4 Repair assistance Supports MathType Desktop doesn't have any accessibility checking functionality.
11.6.5 Templates Supports MathType Desktop does not provide templates allowing content creation.

Chapter 12: Documentation and Support Services

Notes: You can find MathType Support Documentation VPAT at docs.wiris.com.