[Athen] [Adobe Spark Support] Re: Accessibility for Adobe Spark

Hunziker, Dawn A - (hunziker) hunziker at email.arizona.edu
Mon Oct 23 13:32:19 PDT 2017

Hi Rachel,

While I don’t like the fact that a second site needs to be available to ensure accessibility, it’s better to have information than to encounter no information. We are an Adobe campus and are currently navigating this topic as well. Our Adobe Spark content is not at a huge level (yet) and what has been created isn’t at the level of university news… I might reconsider using Spark in that venue since it has a wider audience reach (my opinion).

Thanks for the link to upvote Spark accessibility!


Dawn Hunziker
IT Accessibility Consultant

Disability Resource Center
University of Arizona
hunziker at email.arizona.edu<mailto:hunziker at email.arizona.edu>

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Hi, all.

Our marketing team has started using Adobe Spark for some of their news stories/brochures/PR pieces. Have you dealt with this tool before? Any recs on dealing with its accessibility problems? If this were being used at your institution, would you consider acceptable if there were an accessible version of the same content offered in a prominent way?

You might also want to upvote accessibility on the Spark forum<https://adobespark.uservoice.com/forums/329007-spark-post-feature-suggestion/suggestions/17608135-accessibility>.

Happy Monday,

Dr. Rachel S. Thompson
Director, Emerging Technology and Accessibility
The Office of Information Technology
The University of Alabama
A207 Gordon Palmer Hall
Box 870248
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Phone 205-348-0216
rsthompson2 at ua.edu<mailto:rsthompson2 at ua.edu> | http://accessibility.ua.edu

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[Spark Team]

Spark Team (Adobe Spark Support)

Oct 10, 11:27 PDT
Hi there,

Thank you for reaching out to us.

Unfortunately, Adobe Spark is not compliant to accessibility at the moment, but it is something we are looking into!

I want to connect you to our Adobe Spark Community Voice page- if you go to https://adobespark.uservoice.com, you will find a direct line to the developers for sharing suggestions that you think of as you use our apps. They are watching closely over there and are always looking out for new ideas!

Team Spark



Oct 5, 08:29 PDT

I need accessibility documentation for Adobe Spark. Please send a link to the VPAT for this tool as well as answers to the following questions:
Can users perform all functions without a mouse?
Has the tool, product, or site been tested using assistive technologies?
If so, which assistive technology tools? What methods were used? What were the findings? Who did the testing?
If the product supports audio, does it support captions?
If the product produces output, is the output accessible?
What other accessibility documentation is available?
What are common accessibility-related issues with the products?

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