Some Adobe products to be discontinued

Adobe Creative Cloud 6 (CS6), including Acrobat Pro XI, has been offered to UA students, staff, and faculty for many years at no cost through the OIT Keyserver. Unfortunately, support for Adobe CS6 was discontinued by Adobe in 2014 and Acrobat Pro XI in 2017. As a result, the software has become increasingly outdated and now lacks a number of features crucial to UA business processes, such as ADA and accessibility requirements, compatibility with newer macOS computers, and security safeguards. 

While access to PDF-authoring and creative suite tools is essential, the inherent issues have made continued use of these versions no longer possible. Adobe Acrobat Pro XI and Adobe CS6 will be discontinued at UA on May 9, 2022.

Between now and May 9, watch for information on alternatives to the old Adobe Acrobat Pro XI and Adobe CS6. OIT’s communication plan includes Cornerstone articles, conversations with administrative and academic groups, system-wide emails, and emails targeted to current users of the applications as they transition to another tool.

To learn more about your options as a current Adobe user, visit Adobe Creative Cloud @ UA.