Oracle Accessibility Conformance Report

VPAT® Version 2.0 - October 2017

Name of Product:

Oracle Linux (OL) 7

Product Description:

Oracle Linux (OL) 7 is binary compatible to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.Oracle Linux also provides additional product entitlements as part of the Oracle Linux support subscriptions. Where applicable, these are listed as dependent VPATs. The following list provides an overview of the dependent products and their required support levels:Oracle Linux Premier Support: KspliceFor additional information on minimum subscription levels for dependent VPATs, please refer to the Oracle Linux Licensing Information User Manual in the Oracle Linux 7 document library.

Date:

21-Aug-2017

Contact Information:

accessible_ww@oracle.com

Evaluation Methods Used:

Oracle's policy is to design, develop and test both products and documentation to be accessible. The recommended styles of testing for accessibility include: (i) algorithmic automated tests, (ii) human judgement tests such as tool-assisted tests, visual inspection and manual operation, and (iii) testing with assistive technology by people with and without disabilities. Additional information about Oracle's accessibility program is available on http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/accessibility/index.html

Accessibility Standards/Guidelines

This report covers the degree of conformance for the following accessibility standard/guideline:

Standard/GuidelineIncluded In Report
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, at http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-WCAG20-20081211/Level A - Yes
Level AA - Yes
Level AAA - No
Section 508 as published in 2017, at http://www.Section508.govYes

Terms

The terms used in the Conformance Level information are defined as follows:

Supports
The functionality of the product has at least one method that meets the criteria without known defects or meets with equivalent facilitation.
Supports with Exceptions
Some functionality of the product does not meet the criteria.
Does Not Support
Majority of functionality of the product does not meet the criteria.
Not Applicable
The criteria are not relevant to the product.

WCAG 2.0 Report

Table 1 also documents conformance with:

  • Section 508: Chapter 5 - 501.1 Scope, 504.2 Content Creation or Editing, and Chapter 6 - 602.3 Electronic Support Documentation

Note: When reporting on conformance with the WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria, they are scoped for full pages, complete processes, and accessibility-supported ways of using technology as documented in the WCAG 2.0 Conformance Requirements.

Table 1: WCAG Conformance Criteria

Criteria
Conformance Level
Remarks and Explanations
1.1.1 Non-text Content (Level A)Supports with Exceptions

Images that convey information have meaningful alternative text using ALT with the exception of the installer which is missing text labels in the GUI installer.

Exception: The Graphical User Interface (GUI) installer is missing text labels resulting in not showing descriptions when mouse pointer hovers over them. BugID#: 26618728

Exception: The volume adjustment icon in the Gnome GUI does not have a text name.

 
1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded) (Level A)Not ApplicableThe product has no multimedia.
1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded) (Level A)Not ApplicableThe product has no multimedia.
1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded) (Level A)Not ApplicableThe product has no multimedia.
1.2.4 Captions (Live) (Level AA)Not ApplicableThe product has no multimedia.
1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded) (Level AA)Not ApplicableThe product has no multimedia.
1.3.1 Info and Relationships (Level A)Supports with Exceptions

The product was tested for:

  • Headings follow standard text patterns for rendering headings
  • Lists follow standard text patterns for rendering lists
  • Paragraphs follow standard text patterns for rendering paragraphs
  • Tables follow standard text patterns for rendering tables

Exception: The GUI installer is missing text labels resulting in not showing descriptions when mouse pointer hovers over them. BugID#: 26618728

Exception: The Gnome GUI shows thumbnails of workspaces and their contents.  This content is only in graphical form, it is not described in text nor is it programmatically determinable.  In addition, empty workspaces cannot be told apart - the user can only distinguish between them using visual location. BugId#:26618696

 
1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence(Level A)Supports with Exceptions

The product was tested for:

  • The correct reading sequence is discernible when output is rendered to a file

Exception: The GUI installer is missing text labels.

 

1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics(Level A)Supports with Exceptions

The product was tested for:

  • Instructions provided do not refer to things solely based on their sensory characteristics such as shape, size, visual location, orientation, color, or sound

Exception: The GUI installer is missing text labels resulting in not showing descriptions when mouse pointer hovers over them. BugID#: 26618728

Exception: The Gnome GUI shows thumbnails of workspaces and their contents.  This content is only in graphical form, it is not described in text nor is it programmatically determinable.  In addition, empty workspaces cannot be told apart - the user can only distinguish between them using visual location. BugId#:26618696

 
1.4.1 Use of Color(Level A)Supports with Exceptions

The product was tested for:

  • Information conveyed by color is available in text

Exception: When using system monitor tool - network history, CPU history, memory history and swap history graph data are distinguished by color only (blue line for receiving, red for sending).  BugID#26618699

1.4.2 Audio Control(Level A)Not ApplicableThe product has no multimedia.
1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) (Level AA)Supports

The product was tested for:

  • Large-scale text and images of large-scale text have a contrast ratio of at least 3:1
1.4.4 Resize text(Level AA)Supports with Exceptions

Text can be resized up to 200% without loss of content or functionality when rendered in a GUI-based terminal application that supports text rendering sizes up to 200% larger than normal

Exception: Installer lacks option to resize text BugID#: 26618733

1.4.5 Images of Text(Level AA)Supports

The product was tested for: 

  • Images of text are not used
2.1.1 Keyboard(Level A)Supports with Exceptions

The product was tested for: 

  • ability to perform functions from the keyboard only, and without requiring specific timings for individual keystrokes
  • proper operation of unique keystrokes, including those listed in the product documentation
  • The ability to use the product with OS keyboard aids: StickyKeys and FilterKeys (feature names may be different on different platforms)

Exception: It was observed that when the left meta key is pressed, the Gnome 3 GUI displays the choice of workspaces, open windows, and quickly reachable applications.  However it was impossible to switch between the groups using Ctl-Alt-Tab. BugID#26618701

2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap (Level A)Supports

The product was tested for:

  • Movement of focus through each control only using the keyboard, with no "keyboard trap" that prevents focus from moving away from any control
2.2.1 Timing Adjustable(Level A)Supports

The product was tested for:

  • Time limits are not used
2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide (Level A)Supports

The product was tested for: 

  • Moving, blinking, or scrolling content that isn't pure decoration is part of an essential activity.

 

2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below Threshold(Level A)Supports

The product was tested for:

  • No portion of the screen flickers or flashes with a frequency between 2 Hz and 55 Hz
2.4.1 Bypass Blocks(Level A)Supports

Oracle non-Web software products, including bundles and suites of software, do not behave as a set of software programs as the term is defined. Therefore this guideline is automatically met.

 

2.4.2 Page Titled(Level A)Supports

The product was tested for:

  • The name of the software application is meaningful
2.4.3 Focus Order(Level A)Supports

The product was tested for:

  • Logical movement through the focusable components using only the keyboard, in an order that follows a meaningful sequence
2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context)(Level A)Supports

The product was tested for: 

  • The text of links and their surrounding paragraph, list, table cell (with marked up table headers), is sufficient to describe their purpose
2.4.5 Multiple Ways(Level AA)Supports

Oracle non-Web software products, including bundles and suites of software, do not behave as a set of software programs as the term is defined. Therefore this guideline is automatically met.

2.4.6 Headings and Labels(Level AA)Supports

The product was tested for:

  • Headers describe the topic or purpose of the content below them
  • Labels describe the purpose of the associated field
2.4.7 Focus Visible(Level AA)Supports with Exceptions

The product was tested for:

  • Visual indication of the location of the focus

Exception: Firefox control elements do not always have clearly visible focus - for example it was recorded that in some instances of testing the keyboard focus is less visible than the those using the mouse. BugID#26618753

Exception: Installer issue - Installation Destination screen does not have focus clearly visible on all elements (example: Done button) making tracking the keyboard focus difficult. BugID# 26618737

3.1.1 Language of Page(Level A)Supports

The product was tested for:

  • Application is in the locale/language of the underlying platform
3.1.2 Language of Parts(Level AA)Supports

The product was tested for: 

  • Text passages generated by the application are in the locale/language of the underlying platform

 

3.2.1 On Focus(Level A)Supports

The product was tested for:

  • When an element receives focus, it does not result in a substantial change to the page, an additional change of keyboard focus, or the spawning of a pop-up window
3.2.2 On Input(Level A)Supports

The product was tested for:

  • In circumstances where changing the value of the components causes a substantial change to the user interface of the software, an additional change of keyboard focus, or the spawning of a new window, warning is given prior to the user interacting with those user-interface components
3.2.3 Consistent Navigation(Level AA)Supports

Oracle non-Web software products, including bundles and suites of software, do not behave as a set of software programs as the term is defined. Therefore this guideline is automatically met.

3.2.4 Consistent Identification(Level AA)Supports

The product was tested for:

  • Images and controls are used and identified consistently throughout the product
3.3.1 Error Identification(Level A)Supports

The product was tested for:

  • When input errors are detected, they are described to the user in text, including identifying the item where the error occurred
3.3.2 Labels or Instructions (Level A)Supports with Exceptions

The product was tested for:

  • Labels or instructions are provided when the product requires user input

Exception: The GUI installer is missing text labels resulting in not showing descriptions when mouse pointer hovers over them. BugID#: 26618728

Exception: Window manipulation icons lack labels. BugID#:26618707

3.3.3 Error Suggestion (Level AA)Supports

The product was tested for:

  • Where suggestions for fixing an input error are known, they are provided to the user
3.3.4 Error Prevention (Legal, Financial, Data)(Level AA)Supports

The product was tested for:

  • Data can be reviewed, corrected and confirmed by the user before they are finalized.

 

4.1.1 Parsing(Level A)Supports

The product was tested for:

  • Markup languages aren't used to generate the user interface
4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (Level A)Supports with Exceptions

Non-Web Graphical User Interfaces:

  • User interface components have a programmatically associated name and role
  • State information, properties, and values are programmatically exposed for user interface components

Exceptions:

  • Command line and terminal user interfaces, as no method is defined to provide such metadata.
  • BugID#26618708 - during installation when presented with information for selecting keyboard, defining network, hostname, selecting date time there is data provided when the mouse hovers over the option.

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2017 Section 508 Report

Chapter 3: Functional Performance Criteria (FPC)

Criteria
Conformance Level
Remarks and Explanations
302.1 Without VisionNot ApplicableThe product does not rely on equivalent functionality, and all aspects are addressed by the technical standards.
302.2 With Limited VisionNot ApplicableThe product does not rely on equivalent functionality, and all aspects are addressed by the technical standards.
302.3 Without Perception of ColorNot ApplicableThe product does not rely on equivalent functionality, and all aspects are addressed by the technical standards.
302.4 Without HearingNot ApplicableThe product does not rely on equivalent functionality, and all aspects are addressed by the technical standards.
302.5 With Limited HearingNot ApplicableThe product does not rely on equivalent functionality, and all aspects are addressed by the technical standards.
302.6 Without SpeechNot ApplicableThe product does not rely on equivalent functionality, and all aspects are addressed by the technical standards.
302.7 With Limited ManipulationNot ApplicableThe product does not rely on equivalent functionality, and all aspects are addressed by the technical standards.
302.8 With Limited Reach and StrengthNot ApplicableThe product does not rely on equivalent functionality, and all aspects are addressed by the technical standards.
302.9 With Limited Language, Cognitive, and Learning AbilitiesNot ApplicableThe product does not rely on equivalent functionality, and all aspects are addressed by the technical standards.

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Chapter 4: Hardware

These criteria are all Not Applicable because the product is not Hardware

Chapter 5: Software

Criteria
Conformance Level
Remarks and Explanations
501.1 Scope - Incorporation of WCAG 2.0 AASupportsSee the responses in the WCAG 2.0 section of this report.
 502 Interoperability with Assistive TechnologyHeading cell - no response requiredHeading cell - no response required
502.2.1 User Control of Accessibility FeaturesSupports with Exceptions

The GNOME Desktop and Firefox Browser are designed to allow users to configure the documented software-only accessibility features on their own.

Configuration of additional input device peripheral hardware which may be required for some accessibility features may require System Administrator privileges.

Exception: Oracle Linux does not provide an accessibility section in the product documentation - however those features found and documented by the upstream source (GNOME and Firefox) should operate as expected.

502.2.2 No Disruption of Accessibility FeaturesSupports

The product is designed to avoid disruption of documented platform accessibility features, but has not been tested for this.

 502.3 Accessibility ServicesHeading cell - no response requiredHeading cell - no response required
502.3.1 Object InformationNot Supported

This has not been tested and it is unclear whether OL meets this requirement.  Once testing is complete, this VPAT will be updated.

502.3.2 Modification of Object InformationNot Supported

This has not been tested and it is unclear whether OL meets this requirement.  Once testing is complete, this VPAT will be updated.

502.3.3 Row, Column, and HeadersNot Supported

This has not been tested and it is unclear whether OL meets this requirement.  Once testing is complete, this VPAT will be updated.

502.3.4 ValuesNot Supported

This has not been tested and it is unclear whether OL meets this requirement.  Once testing is complete, this VPAT will be updated.

502.3.5 Modification of ValuesNot Supported

This has not been tested and it is unclear whether OL meets this requirement.  Once testing is complete, this VPAT will be updated.

502.3.6 Label RelationshipsNot Supported

This has not been tested and it is unclear whether OL meets this requirement.  Once testing is complete, this VPAT will be updated.

502.3.7 Hierarchical RelationshipsNot Supported

This has not been tested and it is unclear whether OL meets this requirement.  Once testing is complete, this VPAT will be updated.

502.3.8 TextNot Supported

This has not been tested and it is unclear whether OL meets this requirement.  Once testing is complete, this VPAT will be updated.

502.3.9 Modification of TextNot Supported

This has not been tested and it is unclear whether OL meets this requirement.  Once testing is complete, this VPAT will be updated.

502.3.10 List of ActionsNot Supported

This has not been tested and it is unclear whether OL meets this requirement.  Once testing is complete, this VPAT will be updated.

502.3.11 Actions on ObjectsNot Supported

This has not been tested and it is unclear whether OL meets this requirement.  Once testing is complete, this VPAT will be updated.

502.3.12 Focus CursorNot Supported

This has not been tested and it is unclear whether OL meets this requirement.  Once testing is complete, this VPAT will be updated.

502.3.13 Modification of Focus CursorNot Supported

This has not been tested and it is unclear whether OL meets this requirement.  Once testing is complete, this VPAT will be updated.

502.3.14 Event NotificationNot Supported

This has not been tested and it is unclear whether OL meets this requirement.  Once testing is complete, this VPAT will be updated.

502.4 Platform Accessibility FeaturesSupports with Exceptions

The product is designed to support the AccessX features when using the X Window System.  No support for such features is provided in the text console.  When logged in over a network or serial connection, the client machine or terminal device is responsible for providing these features.

The AccessX features of the X Window System are designed and tested for this subset of requirements:

  • A. Section 9.3.3 - this is provided by enabling the Sticky Keys feature.
  • B. Section 9.3.4 - this is provided by enabling the Slow Keys feature.
  • C. Section 9.3.5 - this is provided by enabling the Bounce Keys feature.

D. Section 10.6.7: AccessX allows for accessibility software to intercept keyboard beeps/bells to provide alternate responses.  The GNOME Desktop has been designed and tested to show visual alternatives for these bells.   Other audio output is not covered by this feature.

E. Section 10.6.8: The X Window System is designed to allow software to synchronize audio & visual events via the XSync extension.  This support has not been tested in this Oracle Linux release.

F. Section 10.6.9: Speech output services are provided by GNOME speech.  This support has been tested by use of the Orca screen reader included in Oracle Linux.

G. Section 10.7.1: Oracle Linux does not provide system level support for displaying captions.  Applications are responsible for their own caption display.  No included applications have been tested for this.

 503 ApplicationsHeading cell - no response requiredHeading cell - no response required
503.2 User PreferencesSupports

The product was tested for: 

  • Responds to platform settings for color, contrast, font type, font size, and focus cursor
503.3 Alternative User InterfacesSupports

GNOME includes the Orca screen reader as an assistive technology.  The product is designed to avoid disruption of documented platform accessibility features, but has not been tested for this.  This would only be available when using the Server with GUI installation.

 503.4 User Controls for Captions and Audio DescriptionHeading cell - no response requiredHeading cell - no response required
503.4.1 Caption ControlsNot ApplicableThe product has no multimedia.
503.4.2 Audio Description ControlsNot ApplicableThe product has no multimedia.
 504 Authoring ToolsHeading cell - no response requiredHeading cell - no response required
504.2 Content Creation or EditingNot ApplicableThe product is not an authoring tool.
504.2.1 Preservation of Information Provided for Accessibility in Format ConversionNot ApplicableThe product is not an authoring tool.
504.2.2 PDF ExportNot ApplicableThe product is not an authoring tool.
504.3 PromptsNot ApplicableThe product is not an authoring tool.
504.4 TemplatesNot Supported

This has not been tested.  Once testing is complete, this VPAT will be updated.

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Chapter 6: Support Documentation and Services

Criteria
Conformance Level
Remarks and Explanations
 602 Support DocumentationHeading cell - no response requiredHeading cell - no response required
602.2 Accessibility and Compatibility FeaturesNot Supported

The Oracle Linux documentation does not currently have an Accessibility User Guide.  This is targeted for future release.

602.3 Scope - Incorporation of WCAG 2.0 AASupportsSee the responses in the WCAG 2.0 section of this report.
602.4 Alternate Formats for Non-Electronic Support DocumentationNot Applicable

All documentation is available electronically.

 603 Support ServicesHeading cell - no response requiredHeading cell - no response required
603.2 Information on Accessibility and Compatibility FeaturesSupportsOracle Global Customer Support can provide information about accessibility features of the product.
603.3 Accommodation of Communication NeedsSupportsOracle 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 https://www.fcc.gov/general/telecommunications-relay-services-directory. 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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Oracle Legal Disclaimer

The information above describes this product's ability to support the applicableStandards/Guidelines, subject to Oracle's interpretation of those standards(available at http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/accessibility/oracle-accessibility-program-173235.html) 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.

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