Oracle Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

Name of Product: Automated Cartridge System Library Software 8.2

Last Updated: 25-Jul-2012

 

This VPAT applies to only version 8.2. It does not apply to any versions of Automated Cartridge System Library Software after this.
This VPAT has been superseded by Automated Cartridge System Library Software 8.3

ACSLS (Automated Cartridge System Library Software) is a control server for Oracle StorageTek tape libraries. The ACSLS server accepts client requests for tape mounts and dismounts and related tape library operations. It provides APIs for client applications (such as backup software) using tcp/ip/rpc, and SCSI.  ACSLS offers an optional web-based graphical user interface (GUI) for many operational and administrative functions.  Additionally, all operational and administrative functions are accessible from a command-line interface for physical libraries or logical libraries.  Installation, configuration, and diagnostic functions are accessible by means of Unix shell commands.

Please refer to Appendix-O of the ACSLS 8.2 Administrator's Guide

When running on Microsoft Windows, the Java Access Bridge for Windows must be installed to support assistive technologies.

Steps required to configure accessibility modes in ACSLS.

GUI Tree Menu

The ACSLS GUI allows for an expanded or collapsed tree menu. By collapsing the tree menu, the complexity of the menu is hidden behind a few initial selections which become expanded as the menu portions are selected. But for some users who may rely on keyboard navigation or an audio summary of the menu, a collapsed tree menu may keep large portions of the GUI hidden from view. To enable an expanded tree menu, follow this procedure:

  1. Locate the 'Preferences' button which is the first of three buttons at the extreme top right corner of the ACSLS GUI Masthead. Asserting the 'Preferences' button will cause the Preferences page to be displayed in the right-hand frame of the GUI.

  2. In the 'Per-user Preferences' portion of the Preferences frame, locate the 'Default Tree Menu' drop-down menu.

  3. Assert the drop-down arrow and select "expanded".

  4. Once the 'expanded' choice has been selected, locate the two buttons at the top-right corner of the Preferences frame and assert the "set" button.

The information below describes this product's ability to support the applicable U.S. Section 508 standards and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0 Double-A Guidelines, subject to Oracle's interpretation of those standards and the remarks in this document.

For more information regarding the accessibility status of this product or other Oracle products, see http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/accessibility or contact: accessible_ww@oracle.com.

 


Note: This document is provided for information purposes only and the contents hereof are subject to change without notice. Oracle Corporation does not warrant that this document is error free, nor does it provide any other warranties or conditions, whether expressed orally or implied in law, including implied warranties and conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Oracle Corporation specifically disclaims any liability with respect to this document and no contractual obligations are formed either directly or indirectly by this document. Oracle further makes no representation concerning the ability of assistive technologies or other products to interoperate with Oracle products. This VPAT addresses the named product(s) only and not prerequisite products for which Oracle supplies restricted use licenses.

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems

Criteria
Supporting Features
Remarks (e.g., definition, equivalent facilitation, scope of support provided)
1194.21(a) When software is designed to run on a system that has a keyboard, product functions shall be executable from a keyboard where the function itself or the result of performing a function can be discerned textually. Product has been developed to conform to this standard subject to the remarks on the right.

The product was tested to verify:

  • the ability to navigate and operate functions solely from the keyboard
  • that focus of control is maintained during operation both at the frame level and the component level
  • the ability to assert unique keystrokes and access keys, including those listed in the product documentation.
1194.21(b) Applications shall not disrupt or disable activated features of other products that are identified as accessibility features, where those features are developed and documented according to industry standards. Applications also shall not disrupt or disable activated features of any operating system that are identified as accessibility features where the application programming interface for those accessibility features has been documented by the manufacturer of the operating system and is available to the product developer. Product has been developed to conform to this standard subject to the remarks on the right.

The two CLIs in ACSLS, cmd_proc and lib_cmd,  were specifically tested using the following Solaris accessibility features.

  • Gnome OnScreen Keyboard
  • Sticky Keys
  • Slow keys
  • magnifier
  • Screen reader

While ACSLS was running, these functions were also tested in a standard Unix (Xterm) shell to verify that the ACSLS application will not inhibit these features for other applications.

1194.21(c) A well-defined on-screen indication of the current focus shall be provided that moves among interactive interface elements as the input focus changes. The focus shall be programmatically exposed so that assistive technology can track focus and focus changes. Product has been developed to conform to this standard subject to the remarks on the right.

The product was tested for:

  • Visual indication of the active frame within the browser.
  • Visual indication of the current cursor location within the active frame.
1194.21(d) Sufficient information about a user interface element including the identity, operation and state of the element shall be available to assistive technology. When an image represents a program element, the information conveyed by the image must also be available in text. Product has been developed to conform to this standard subject to the remarks on the right.

Alt-text identifiers are supported behind each functional graphical component to describe its role, state or value. Using Java Server Faces (JSF) tooltips, each graphical component is exposed to assistive technology with interpretive text.

1194.21(e) When bitmap images are used to identify controls, status indicators, or other programmatic elements, the meaning assigned to those images shall be consistent throughout an application's performance. Product has been developed to conform to this standard subject to the remarks on the right.

Product inspection revealed that each unique graphical element in the ACSLS GUI is used to convey a consistent meaning throughout the application.  Product testing also verified that graphical elements in the ACSLS GUI are supported with meaningful alternative text, except where indicated in section 1194-22 (a).

1194.21(f) Textual information shall be provided through operating system functions for displaying text. The minimum information that shall be made available is text content, text input caret location, and text attributes. Product has been developed to conform to this standard subject to the remarks on the right.

The fields for text input are simple, single-line text boxes no larger than 32 characters. The location of the caret is pronounced in each of these input fields.

1194.21(g) Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes. Product has been developed to conform to this standard subject to the remarks on the right.

The product was tested for:

  • Response to the operating system High Contrast mode
  • Response to the operating system Large Fonts mode
1194.21(h) When animation is displayed, the information shall be displayable in at least one non-animated presentation mode at the option of the user. Product has been developed to conform to this standard subject to the remarks on the right.

ACSLS has no moving, blinking, or scrolling information.

1194.21(i) Color coding shall not be used as the only means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element. Product has been developed to conform to this standard subject to the remarks on the right.

Where colors are used, the image component includes alternate text to convey equivalent information.  Font styles are not used in the ACSLS GUI to convey information.

1194.21(j) When a product permits a user to adjust color and contrast settings, a variety of color selections capable of producing a range of contrast levels shall be provided. Product has been developed to conform to this standard subject to the remarks on the right.

Testing has verified that contrast ratios are consistently above 4.5:1 in the navigation tree frame, data tables, log pages, and operational pages.

Contrast ratios in the Masthead frame fall below 4.5:1 for several smaller text elements using white font over a blue background.

1194.21(k) Software shall not use flashing or blinking text, objects, or other elements having a flash or blink frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. Product has been developed to conform to this standard subject to the remarks on the right.

No such flickering or flashing is employed in the ACSLS application.

1194.21(l) When electronic forms are used, the form shall allow people using assistive technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues. Product has been developed to conform to this standard subject to the remarks on the right.

ACSLS form elements are clearly labeled.

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Section 1194.22 Web-based Internet Information and Applications

Criteria
Supporting Features
Remarks (e.g., definition, equivalent facilitation, scope of support provided)
1194.22(a) A text equivalent for every non-text element shall be provided (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content). Product has been developed to conform to this standard subject to the remarks on the right.

The functional images on data pages,  operational pages, and those on the Masthead include meaningful ALT text.

In the Navigation Tree frame, there are functional images which are not supported with ALT text. These are anchors to actions that expand the tree index. To eliminate the need for these anchors, it is possible for users to configure tree index so that it is completely expanded by default. This is accomplished by a preference setting asserted from the 'preferences' button in the Masthead.

 

There are decorative images that are not marked with ALT="". These include:

  • Product logo images on the Login screen.
  • A Java icon on the Masthead.
  • Folder images in the Navigation Tree frame.

 

Product inspection has verified that data tables include a summary caption at the top of the table.

Inspection verified that data pages and operational pages include a meaningful title. The Navigation Tree frame includes a title.

1194.22(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation. Not Applicable

There is no video provided from this application.

1194.22(c) Web pages shall be designed so that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup. Product has been developed to conform to this standard subject to the remarks on the right.

The Masthead includes color coded dashboard elements to indicate faulty status conditions. Users can look beside each status icon where any number higher than zero signifies the same alert by displaying how many library resources share the errant status.

1194.22(d) Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet. Product has been developed to conform to this standard subject to the remarks on the right.

No custom style sheets are used in this application.

1194.22(e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map. Not Applicable

Image maps are not used in this application.

1194.22(f) Client-side image maps shall be provided instead of server-side image maps except where the regions cannot be defined with an available geometric shape. Not Applicable

Image maps are not used.

1194.22(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables. Product has been developed to conform to this standard subject to the remarks on the right.

Data tables are designed with identified row and column headers.

1194.22(h) Markup shall be used to associate data cells and header cells for data tables that have two or more logical levels of row or column headers. Not Applicable

No such complex tables exist with multiple levels of table headings.

1194.22(i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation. Product has been developed to conform to this standard subject to the remarks on the right.

With the exception of the Masthead frame, the pages in each frame are identified by means of a meaningful title element.

1194.22(j) Pages shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. Not Applicable

No such flickering is employed in this application.

1194.22(k) A text-only page, with equivalent information or functionality, shall be provided to make a web site comply with the provisions of this part, when compliance cannot be accomplished in any other way. The content of the text-only page shall be updated whenever the primary page changes. Product has been developed to conform to this standard subject to the remarks on the right.

Text–only pages are not necessary because pages have been coded to meet other applicable standards, to the extent indicated.

1194.22(l) When pages utilize scripting languages to display content, or to create interface elements, the information provided by the script shall be identified with functional text that can be read by assistive technology. Product has been developed to conform to this standard subject to the remarks on the right.

The product was tested to verify that content generated by JavaScript has been coded to meet other applicable standards, to the extent indicated.

1194.22(m) When a web page requires that an applet, plug-in or other application be present on the client system to interpret page content, the page must provide a link to a plug-in or applet that complies with §1194.21(a) through (l). Not Applicable

No plugin is required for http clients of the ACSLS GUI.

1194.22(n) When electronic forms are designed to be completed on-line, the form shall allow people using assistive technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues. Product has been developed to conform to this standard subject to the remarks on the right.

Form elements are identified with meaningful labels.

1194.22(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links. Product has been developed to conform to this standard subject to the remarks on the right. Repetitive data does not reside on the top of any page. Header markup is not used for formatting effects. Pages are rendered by Woodstock Java classes into standard html format.
1194.22(p) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required. Product has been developed to conform to this standard subject to the remarks on the right.

The ACSLS application uses client-side AJAX technology for updating the alarms components on the masthead. AJAX initiates retrieval of data from the server asynchronously in the background without interfering with the display and behavior of the existing page. The client probes the server once every few seconds for alarm updates. Only the alarms icons on the masthead will be impacted by this activity. No other pages are affected.

These changes are dynamically visible to a magnifier, but a screen reader must focus on the specific alarm element that might be updated. Since there are four different alarm elements on the masthead such a monitoring method is not practical. To stay current with any alarm status, the screen reader user can monitor either the system event table or the log viewer for audible updates regarding any possible alarm condition.

Note to 1194.22: The Board interprets paragraphs (a) through (k) of this section as consistent with the following priority 1 Checkpoints of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG 1.0) (May 5 1999) published by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium: Paragraph (a) - 1.1, (b) - 1.4, (c) - 2.1, (d) - 6.1, (e) - 1.2, (f) - 9.1, (g) - 5.1, (h) - 5.2, (i) - 12.1, (j) - 7.1, (k) - 11.4.

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Section 1194.23 Telecommunications Products

Criteria
Supporting Features
Remarks (e.g., definition, equivalent facilitation, scope of support provided)
1194.23(a) Telecommunications products or systems which provide a function allowing voice communication and which do not themselves provide a TTY functionality shall provide a standard non-acoustic connection point for TTYs. Microphones shall be capable of being turned on and off to allow the user to intermix speech with TTY use. Not Applicable  
1194.23(b) Telecommunications products which include voice communication functionality shall support all commonly used cross-manufacturer non-proprietary standard TTY signal protocols. Not Applicable  
1194.23(c) Voice mail, auto-attendant, and interactive voice response telecommunications systems shall be usable by TTY users with their TTYs. Not Applicable  
1194.23(d) Voice mail, messaging, auto-attendant, and interactive voice response telecommunications systems that require a response from a user within a time interval, shall give an alert when the time interval is about to run out, and shall provide sufficient time for the user to indicate more time is required. Not Applicable  
1194.23(e) Where provided, caller identification and similar telecommunications functions shall also be available for users of TTYs, and for users who cannot see displays. Not Applicable  
1194.23(f) For transmitted voice signals, telecommunications products shall provide a gain adjustable up to a minimum of 20 dB. For incremental volume control, at least one intermediate step of 12 dB of gain shall be provided. Not Applicable  
1194.23(g) If the telecommunications product allows a user to adjust the receive volume, a function shall be provided to automatically reset the volume to the default level after every use. Not Applicable  
1194.23(h) Where a telecommunications product delivers output by an audio transducer which is normally held up to the ear, a means for effective magnetic wireless coupling to hearing technologies shall be provided. Not Applicable  
1194.23(i) Interference to hearing technologies (including hearing aids, cochlear implants, and assistive listening devices) shall be reduced to the lowest possible level that allows a user of hearing technologies to utilize the telecommunications product. Not Applicable  
1194.23(j) Products that transmit or conduct information or communication, shall pass through cross-manufacturer, non-proprietary, industry-standard codes, translation protocols, formats or other information necessary to provide the information or communication in a usable format. Technologies which use encoding, signal compression, format transformation, or similar techniques shall not remove information needed for access or shall restore it upon delivery. Not Applicable  
1194.23(k)(1) For products which have mechanically operated controls or keys, controls and keys shall be tactilely discernible without activating the controls or keys. Not Applicable  
1194.23(k)(2) For products which have mechanically operated controls or keys, controls do not require tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist to operate. Not Applicable  
1194.23(k)(3) If key repeat is supported, the delay before repeat shall be adjustable to at least 2 seconds. Key repeat rate shall be adjustable to 2 seconds per character. Not Applicable  
1194.23(k)(4) The status of all locking or toggle controls or keys shall be visually discernible, and discernible either through touch or sound. Not Applicable  

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Section 1194.24 Video and Multimedia Products

Criteria
Supporting Features
Remarks (e.g., definition, equivalent facilitation, scope of support provided)
1194.24(a) All analog television displays 13 inches and larger, and computer equipment that includes analog television receiver or display circuitry, shall be equipped with caption decoder circuitry which appropriately receives, decodes, and displays closed captions from broadcast, cable, videotape, and DVD signals. As soon as practicable, but not later than July 1, 2002, widescreen digital television (DTV) displays measuring at least 7.8 inches vertically, DTV sets with conventional displays measuring at least 13 inches vertically, and stand-alone DTV tuners, whether or not they are marketed with display screens, and computer equipment that includes DTV receiver or display circuitry, shall be equipped with caption decoder circuitry which appropriately receives, decodes, and displays closed captions from broadcast, cable, videotape, and DVD signals. Not Applicable  
1194.24(b) Television tuners, including tuner cards for use in computers, shall be equipped with secondary audio program playback circuitry. Not Applicable  
1194.24(c) All training and informational video and multimedia productions which support the agency's mission, regardless of format, that contain speech or other audio information necessary for the comprehension of the content, shall be open or closed captioned. Not Applicable  
1194.24(d) All training and informational video and multimedia productions which support the agency's mission, regardless of format, that contain visual information necessary for the comprehension of the content, shall be audio described. Not Applicable  
1194.24(e) Display or presentation of alternate text presentation or audio descriptions shall be user-selectable unless permanent. Not Applicable  

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Section 1194.25 Self Contained, Closed Products

Criteria
Supporting Features
Remarks (e.g., definition, equivalent facilitation, scope of support provided)
1194.25(a) Self contained products shall be usable by people with disabilities without requiring an end-user to attach assistive technology to the product. Personal headsets for private listening are not assistive technology. Not Applicable  
1194.25(b) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required. Not Applicable  
1194.25(c) Where a product utilizes touchscreens or contact-sensitive controls, an input method shall be provided that complies with Section 1194.23 (k) (1) through (4). Not Applicable  
1194.25(d) When biometric forms of user identification or control are used, an alternative form of identification or activation, which does not require the user to possess particular biological characteristics, shall also be provided. Not Applicable  
1194.25(e) When products provide auditory output, the audio signal shall be provided at a standard signal level through an industry standard connector that will allow for private listening. The product must provide the ability to interrupt, pause, and restart the audio at anytime. Not Applicable  
1194.25(f) When products deliver voice output in a public area, incremental volume control shall be provided with output amplification up to a level of at least 65 dB. Where the ambient noise level of the environment is above 45 dB, a volume gain of at least 20 dB above the ambient level shall be user selectable. A function shall be provided to automatically reset the volume to the default level after every use. Not Applicable  
1194.25(g) Color coding shall not be used as the only means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element. Not Applicable  
1194.25(h) When a product permits a user to adjust color and contrast settings, a range of color selections capable of producing a variety of contrast levels shall be provided. Not Applicable  
1194.25(i) Products shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. Not Applicable  
1194.25(j)(1) The position of any operable control shall be determined with respect to a vertical plane, which is 48 inches in length, centered on the operable control, and at the maximum protrusion of the product within the 48 inch length on products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used in one location and which have operable controls. Not Applicable  
1194.25(j)(2) Where any operable control is 10 inches or less behind the reference plane, the height shall be 54 inches maximum and 15 inches minimum above the floor. Not Applicable  
1194.25(j)(3) Where any operable control is more than 10 inches and not more than 24 inches behind the reference plane, the height shall be 46 inches maximum and 15 inches minimum above the floor. Not Applicable  
1194.25(j)(4) Operable controls shall not be more than 24 inches behind the reference plane. Not Applicable  

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Section 1194.26 Desktop and Portable Computers

Criteria
Supporting Features
Remarks (e.g., definition, equivalent facilitation, scope of support provided)
1194.26(a) All mechanically operated controls and keys shall comply with Section 1194.23 (k) (1) through (4). Not Applicable  
1194.26(b) If a product utilizes touchscreens or touch-operated controls, an input method shall be provided that complies with Section 1194.23 (k) (1) through (4). Not Applicable  
1194.26(c) When biometric forms of user identification or control are used, an alternative form of identification or activation, which does not require the user to possess particular biological characteristics, shall also be provided. Not Applicable  
1194.26(d) Where provided, at least one of each type of expansion slots, ports and connectors shall comply with publicly available industry standards. Not Applicable  

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Section 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria

Criteria
Supporting Features
Remarks (e.g., definition, equivalent facilitation, scope of support provided)
1194.31(a) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require user vision shall be provided, or support for assistive technology used by people who are blind or visually impaired shall be provided. Yes Subject to the information provided in this document, this product has been developed to conform to the applicable technical provisions of the 508 standards.
 
1194.31(b) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require visual acuity greater than 20/70 shall be provided in audio and enlarged print output working together or independently, or support for assistive technology used by people who are visually impaired shall be provided. Yes Subject to the information provided in this document, this product has been developed to conform to the applicable technical provisions of the 508 standards. 
1194.31(c) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require user hearing shall be provided, or support for assistive technology used by people who are deaf or hard of hearing shall be provided. Yes Subject to the information provided in this document, this product has been developed to conform to the applicable technical provisions of the 508 standards. 
1194.31(d) Where audio information is important for the use of a product, at least one mode of operation and information retrieval shall be provided in an enhanced auditory fashion, or support for assistive hearing devices shall be provided. Yes Subject to the information provided in this document, this product has been developed to conform to the applicable technical provisions of the 508 standards. 
1194.31(e) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require user speech shall be provided, or support for assistive technology used by people with disabilities shall be provided. Yes Subject to the information provided in this document, this product has been developed to conform to the applicable technical provisions of the 508 standards. 
1194.31(f) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require fine motor control or simultaneous actions and that is operable with limited reach and strength shall be provided. Yes Subject to the information provided in this document, this product has been developed to conform to the applicable technical provisions of the 508 standards. 

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Section 1194.41 Information, Documentation and Support

Criteria
Supporting Features
Remarks (e.g., definition, equivalent facilitation, scope of support provided)
1194.41(a) Product support documentation provided to end-users shall be made available in alternate formats upon request, at no additional charge. Documentation for this product is available in accessible electronic format upon request.  
1194.41(b) End-users shall have access to a description of the accessibility and compatibility features of products in alternate formats or alternate methods upon request, at no additional charge. Documentation for this product is available in accessible electronic format upon request.  
1194.41(c) Support services for products shall accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities. Oracle customers have access to electronic support through My Oracle Support or by calling Oracle Support at 1.800.223.1711. Hearing-impaired customers in the U.S. who wish to speak to an Oracle Support representative may use a telecommunications relay service (TRS). Information about the TRS is available at http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/trs.html, and a list of telephone numbers is available at http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/dro/trsphonebk.html. International hearing-impaired customers should use the TRS at +1.605.224.1837. An Oracle Support engineer will respond to technical issues according to the standard service request process.   

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