11.3.2.16: Modifications of states and properties

When permitted by security requirements, software that provides a user interface shall, by using the services as described in clause 11.3.2.3, allow assistive technologies to programmatically modify states and properties of user interface elements, where the user can modify these items.

Notes

  1. In some cases the security requirements imposed on a software product may forbid external software from interfering with the ICT product and so this requirement would not apply. Examples of systems under strict security requirements are systems dealing with intelligence activities, cryptologic activities related to national security, command and control of military forces.
  2. Assistive technologies may be required to maintain the same level of security as the standard input mechanisms supported by the platform.

Testing methods

Type of complianceTesting
Pre-conditions
  1. The software evaluated is software that provides a user interface.
  2. There are user interface elements whose state or properties can be modified by a user without the use of assistive technology.
  3. The security requirements permit assistive technology to programmatically modify states and properties of user interface elements.
Procedure
  1. Check that the state of user interface elements, whose state can be modified by a user without the use of assistive technology, can be programmatically modified by assistive technologies.
  2. Check the properties of user interface elements, whose properties can be modified by a user without the use of assistive technologies, can be programmatically modified by assistive technologies.
Result Pass: All checks are true.
Fail: Any check is false.

Requirement details

Reference number: 11.3.2.16

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