Oracle Accessibility Conformance Report

VPAT® Version 2.0 - October 2017

Name of Product:

Oracle Forms 12c (updated3) 12.2.1.3.0

Product Description:

This VPAT covers the development and runtime environment of Oracle Forms.  Oracle Forms is used to create custom applications, and includes features to make information available to users of assistive technology. Oracle Forms is capable of rendering content as described within this VPAT, when an application developer uses it according to guidance provided in the reference manual, and follows all other applicable accessibility standards and guidelines.

Date:

10-Jul-2019

Contact Information:

accessible_ww@oracle.com

Notes:

Information about how to install and configure Oracle Forms to use with assistive technology can be found in the Forms Builder Help contents under "Oracle Forms Accessibility Information", in the Installation Guide, and at the following Oracle Accessibility Program web site document:

http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/accessibility/resources/forms-applications-accessibility-1358647.pdf

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 https://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-WCAG20-20081211/Level A - Yes
Level AA - Yes
Level AAA - No
Section 508 as published in 2017, at https://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

The product was tested for:

  • Images that convey information have meaningful alternative text
  • Contains no images that are decorative
  • Contains no complex images such as charts
  • Data tables include a summary or caption, programmatically connected with the table
  • Controls have an associated name
  • Contains no time-based media
  • Non-text characters are not used or have meaningful alternative text
  • CAPTCHAs are not used

NOTE: Toolbar buttons are not directly keyboard navigable, but their functionality is replicated using shortcut keys or menu entries.

 

1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded) (Level A)Not Applicable

The product was tested for:

  • Oracle Forms does not deliver any audio or video content.
1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded) (Level A)Not Applicable

The product was tested for:

  • Oracle Forms does not deliver any audio or video content.
1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded) (Level A)Not Applicable

The product was tested for:

  • Oracle Forms does not deliver any audio or video content.
1.2.4 Captions (Live) (Level AA)Not Applicable

The product was tested for:

  • Oracle Forms does not deliver any audio or video content, nor does it support live audio or video content.
1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded) (Level AA)Not Applicable

The product was tested for:

  • Oracle Forms does not deliver any audio or video content.
1.3.1 Info and Relationships (Level A)Supports

The product was tested for:

  • User interface component labels are associated with the fields they are labeling
  • Headings are marked as such
  • Lists are marked as such
  • Tables are marked as such, including row and column headers and table captions/summaries where appropriate
  • Groups of components are marked as such, with a description for the group
1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence(Level A)Supports

The product was tested for:

  • The platform's built-in AT reading/presentation sequence matches the logical reading sequence
1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics(Level A)Supports

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.
1.4.1 Use of Color(Level A)Supports

The product was tested for:

  • Information conveyed by color is available in alternative formats, such as shape, text, font weight
  • Information conveyed by color has a contrast ratio of at least 3:1
1.4.2 Audio Control(Level A)Not Applicable

The product was tested for:

  • No automatically played audio is used
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
  • All other text and images of text have a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1
1.4.4 Resize text(Level AA)Supports

The product was tested for:

  • Text can be resized up to 200% without loss of content or functionality by changing the operating system font size.
1.4.5 Images of Text(Level AA)Not Applicable

The product was tested for:

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

The product was tested for:

  • ability to perform functions from the keyboard only
  • logical movement of focus through the controls
  • proper operation of unique keystrokes, including those listed in the product documentation

The product is composed of components that have full keyboard operation.

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.

The “Keyboard Help” window displays the keystrokes to achieve normal Forms operations, such as ‘Close Window’. This window can be viewed at any time by pressing Ctrl+K.

2.2.1 Timing Adjustable(Level A)Not Applicable

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 is pure decoration can be stopped or hidden
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

The product was tested for:

  • 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 always 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 with Exceptions

The product was tested for:

  • Logical movement through the focusable components using only the keyboard, in an order that follows a meaningful sequence. 

Functions can be executed from the keyboard. Most controls can directly take focus; those that cannot either have access keys to invoke them or their functionality is replicated elsewhere (for example, on-screen iconic buttons are replicated in the pulldown menu which can take focus).

NOTE: Toolbar buttons are not directly keyboard navigable, but their functionality is replicated using shortcut keys or menu entries.

 

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

The product was tested for:

  • 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 always 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

NOTE: Toolbar buttons are not directly keyboard navigable, but their functionality is replicated using shortcut keys or menu entries.

 

3.1.1 Language of Page(Level A)Supports

The product was tested for:

  • Properly set language tag, where it differs from that of the underlying platform
3.1.2 Language of Parts(Level AA)Not Applicable

There is no assistive technology supported method for marking the language for the different passages or phrases in the non-web document or software, and it would not be possible to meet this success criterion with those technologies.

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 user interface of the software, an additional change of keyboard focus, or the spawning of a new window
3.2.2 On Input(Level A)Supports

The product was tested for:

  • Changes in the value of user interface components does not result in a substantial change to the user interface of the software, an additional change of keyboard focus, or the spawning of a new window
3.2.3 Consistent Navigation(Level AA)Supports

The product was tested for:

  • 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 always 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

The product was tested for:

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

The suggestions are provided to the user via a popup window or error message.

3.3.4 Error Prevention (Legal, Financial, Data)(Level AA)Supports

The product was tested for:

  • Data is checked for input errors with an opportunity for the user to correct them
4.1.1 Parsing(Level A)Not Applicable

The product was tested for:

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

The product was tested for:

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

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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 FeaturesNot ApplicableThe product is not a platform or does not have access to platform accessibility features.
502.2.2 No Disruption of Accessibility FeaturesSupports

The product was tested for:

  • Does not disrupt platform accessibility features such as Sticky Keys, High Contrast and Large Fonts
 502.3 Accessibility ServicesHeading cell - no response requiredHeading cell - no response required
502.3.1 Object InformationNot ApplicableThe product is not a platform or does not have access to platform accessibility features.
502.3.2 Modification of Object InformationNot ApplicableThe product is not a platform or does not have access to platform accessibility features.
502.3.3 Row, Column, and HeadersNot ApplicableThe product is not a platform or does not have access to platform accessibility features.
502.3.4 ValuesNot ApplicableThe product is not a platform or does not have access to platform accessibility features.
502.3.5 Modification of ValuesNot ApplicableThe product is not a platform or does not have access to platform accessibility features.
502.3.6 Label RelationshipsNot ApplicableThe product is not a platform or does not have access to platform accessibility features.
502.3.7 Hierarchical RelationshipsNot ApplicableThe product is not a platform or does not have access to platform accessibility features.
502.3.8 TextNot ApplicableThe product is not a platform or does not have access to platform accessibility features.
502.3.9 Modification of TextNot ApplicableThe product is not a platform or does not have access to platform accessibility features.
502.3.10 List of ActionsNot ApplicableThe product is not a platform or does not have access to platform accessibility features.
502.3.11 Actions on ObjectsNot ApplicableThe product is not a platform or does not have access to platform accessibility features.
502.3.12 Focus CursorNot ApplicableThe product is not a platform or does not have access to platform accessibility features.
502.3.13 Modification of Focus CursorNot ApplicableThe product is not a platform or does not have access to platform accessibility features.
502.3.14 Event NotificationNot ApplicableThe product is not a platform or does not have access to platform accessibility features.
502.4 Platform Accessibility FeaturesNot ApplicableThe product is not a platform or does not have access to platform accessibility features.
 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 InterfacesNot ApplicableThe product does not have assistive technology features.
 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 EditingSupports

See the responses in the WCAG 2.0 section of this report.

504.2.1 Preservation of Information Provided for Accessibility in Format ConversionSupports

The product was tested for:

  • File conversions preserve accessibility information
504.2.2 PDF ExportNot Applicable

Product does not use or create PDF content

504.3 PromptsNot Supported

The product does not prompt authors to create content that conforms to WCAG 2.0 AA

504.4 TemplatesNot Applicable

Product does not provide templates

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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 FeaturesSupports

Please refer to the Accessibility in Oracle Forms Applications White Paper at http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/accessibility/resources/forms-applications-accessibility-1358647.pdf

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

Product documentation is in electronic format.

 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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