11.3.2.17: Modifications of values and text

When permitted by security requirements, software that provides a user interface shall, by using the services as described in 11.3.2.3, allow assistive technologies to modify values and text of user interface elements using the input methods of the platform, where a user can modify these items without the use of assistive technology.

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 values or text can be modified by a user without the use of assistive technology.
  3. The security requirements permit assistive technology to programmatically modify values and text of user interface elements.
Procedure
  1. Check that the values of user interface elements, whose values can be modified by a user without the use of assistive technology, can be modified by assistive technologies using the input methods of the platform.
  2. Check that the text of user interface elements, whose text can be modified by a user without the use of assistive technology, can be modified by assistive technologies using the input methods of the platform.
Result Pass: all checks are true.
Fail: any check is false.

Requirement details

Reference number: 11.3.2.17

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