Accessibility refers to websites, tools, and technologies that are designed and developed so that people with disabilities can use them. Accessibility encompasses all disabilities that affect access to technology (e.g. auditory, visual, physical, speech, cognitive, neurological), but also benefits people who are temporarily or situationally limited (e.g. broken arm, lost glasses, loud environment), as well as our aging population of technology users.
The use of the tag “Accessibility” can include, but is not limited to, posts related to: the use of keyboard navigation; using assistive technology such as screen readers, voice control or screen magnification; implementation of alt text on images; color contrast and color patterns; and clarity of language and text. Accessibility topics often contain references to known standards and guidelines (e.g. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines [WCAG], section 508), as well as requests for information about accessibility feature documentation (e.g. Accessibility Conformance Report [ACR] or Voluntary Product Accessibility Report [VPAT]).
Interoperability has two dimensions. It means working well with external tools and systems, and working well across the ArcGIS product suite. On the external dimension, interoperability describes how ArcGIS works with third-party systems (e.g. Autodesk BIM 360), non-ArcGIS data sources (e.g. Knowledge Graph/Neo4J), and other data formats (e.g. KML, GeoJSON). On the internal dimensions, it describes how certain functionality in one product impacts the user experience or expectations of consistent functionality across other ArcGIS products (e.g. support for OGC standards, military symbology, branch versioning, data feature editing, ArcPy).
In the context of ArcGIS Ideas, the “Interoperability” tag should be used to refer to any ideas related to the definition above, including:
Productivity describes the following:
Software security means functionality, controls, and processes that in some way impact or facilitate aspects of an information system’s Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA). This topic encompasses Identity and Access Management, Encryption, Security and Risk Management, Security Architecture and Engineering, Communications and Network Security, Security Assessments and Testing, Dev-Sec Operations and Secure Software Development practices.
This tag should be used to identify ideas/questions that ask about configuration options or practices used to enforce CIA practices, in this context, defined as:
The tag “Security” should NOT be used for users who wish to discuss security vulnerabilities. If you wish to discuss security vulnerabilities, please do so by visiting the ArcGIS Trust Center.
Usability is a quality attribute that assesses how easy and pleasant user interfaces are to use and is defined by 5 quality components: