Oracle Accessibility Conformance Report

VPAT® Version 2.0 - October 2017

Name of Product:

Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.4

Product Description:

This is a new version of Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.x, for Oracle Solaris 11.

Oracle Solaris Cluster provides two user interfaces. The principal UI is the command-line interface (CLI) which provides access to all features of the product including installation and configuration. Since version 4.2 the product includes a browser-based Graphical User Interface (GUI, also called Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager). The GUI provides access to most daily management operations of the core product, but not yet to the complete CLI feature set.  In version 4.4,  the Glassfish server is replaced with Weblogic server for GUI (Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager).


The 4.4 release also contains bug fixes and the following additional new features:

  • Solaris Cluster Scalable services which provides load balancing is now works with Exclusive-IP zone cluster (ip-type=exclusive). Please refer to configuring zone cluster for details.
  • Solaris Cluster now supports configuring ZFS filesystems as Proxy filesystem(PxFS). Please refer to configuring cluster filesystems for details.
  • Solaris cluster now supports deploying HA data services on 'immutable' zone-clusters in 'fixed-configuration' and 'flexible-configuration' profiles. Please refer to 'configuring zone cluster' and 'Configuring HA services on zone clusters' for details.
  • Solaris cluster commands,libraries and plugins  are now ported to LP64.
  • Support ZFS Snapshot replication for Global Zpools
  • Oracle Solaris Cluster Centralized installation
  • Solaris Cluster now supports Precision Time Protocol (PTP) to be configured on Solaris Cluster nodes which otherwise use Network Time Protocol (NTP) by default.

Date:

15-Aug-2018

Contact Information:

accessible_ww@oracle.com

Notes:

This VPAT does not cover the following product areas:

  • The optional Solaris parallel-console (pconsole) convenience command line tool. The Solaris cssh tool could be used as an alternative.
  • GUI pop-up wizards: some single-panel and some multi-panel popups are not fully keyboard navigable after an error message is presented to the user. Bug 21615203 - "Keyboard traversal issues" is on file for this problem. Everything that can be accomplished through the GUI can also be accomplished via the CLI.

For the CLI the normal Solaris/shell accessibility configuration steps are appropriate.

The 4.4 GUI (official name "Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager") allows turning on/off accessibility user modes for Screen Reader, High Contrast and Large Font at the session level by Clicking on "Accessibility" from the main screen's top menu bar. The accessibility information is documented in Chapter 12 of the "Administering an Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.4 Configuration" book.

Dependent Products


This product interacts with or is built with the other Oracle products listedin this section. Click below to view information about the accessibility ofthese dependent products. Products listed are the versions available at thetime of publication of this document; newer documents may be available that supersedethese versions.

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

CLI: the CLI is text-only.

  • No colors are used.
  • No ASCII graphics are used.
  • There is no time based media.

GUI: The product was tested for:

  • Images that convey information have meaningful alternative text using ALT
  • Images that are decorative are marked up using ALT=”” or CSS background images
  • Information shown in complex images such as charts is also available in an alternative textual form (e.g. a data table)
  • CAPTCHAs are not used
  • There is no time-based media.

Exceptions:

  • Bug ID 28457441 - Input text field is missing label or shortdesc in the login page.
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

The product was tested for:

CLI:

  • tabular and list data output conform to requirements for identifying headings and columns
  • list output appears as single column and does not require bullets

GUI:

  • User interface component labels are associated with the fields they are labeling
  • Headings are encoded with HTML heading tags
  • List markup is used for marking up lists
  • Table markup is used for marking up data tables, including row and column headers and table captions/summaries where appropriate
  • Data tables specify SUMMARY or CAPTION
  • Groups of components are marked up with their description
  • Style sheets are used only to change the layout and presentation on the screen
1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence(Level A)Supports

CLI: The product was tested for:

  • The product works with a dumb terminal (TERM=dumb).
  • The product does not use or require curses or ncurses.

GUI: The product was tested for:

  • The sequence of elements in the DOM matches a logical reading sequence.
1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics(Level A)Supports

CLI: The CLI presents information as a plain text stream only.

GUI: 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
  • Instructions provided which refer to graphics included a reference to the text alternative of the graphic
1.4.1 Use of Color(Level A)Supports

CLI: color is not used to convey information

GUI: 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 ApplicableThe product has no multimedia.
1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) (Level AA)Supports

The CLI does not have any color selection settings or contrast settings. This is a feature of the underlying choice of window system and manager.

The web-based GUI was tested for:

  • Text and images of text in non-disabled controls have a luminosity contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1. Large scale text has a minimum ratio of at least 3:1
  • Colors can be set by altering the associated style sheet.
1.4.4 Resize text(Level AA)Supports

CLI: Text display at all sizes is a function of the underlying OS and windowing system.

GUI: The product was tested for:

  • Text can be resized up to 200% without loss of content or functionality
1.4.5 Images of Text(Level AA)Supports

CLI: The CLI presents text only. No ASCII graphics are used.

GUI: The product was tested for:

  • Images of text are only used when the technology can't create the desired visual presentation, the image can be customized or the particular image is essential
2.1.1 Keyboard(Level A)Supports

CLI and GUI: The product was tested for:

  • Ability to perform functions from the keyboard only, and without requiring specific timings for individual keystrokes
  • The ability to use the product with OS keyboard aids: StickyKeys (feature names may be different on different platforms)
2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap (Level A)Supports

CLI: The CLI is a keyboard-only interface. The concept of moving focus does not apply to the CLI.

GUI: The product was tested for:

  • Movement of focus through all 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

CLI: There are no time constraints imposed by the CLI.

GUI: The product was tested for:

  • Session timeout is controlled by the application server. When timeout is impending the user can preempt it by making any gesture or by clicking "OK" on the warning popup dialog.
     
2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide (Level A)Supports with Exceptions

The product was tested for:

CLI:

  • There is no moving or blinking text. Output from query commands will scroll on the terminal. Duration is always less than 5 seconds and may be paused or rolled back using terminal capabilities.

GUI:

  • There is no moving, blinking text. In rare cases where output exceeds window height it is displayed in panes with scrollbars.
  • The polling component is used to poll for interval of 10 seconds on most pages. This polling is used to check if the model data has been modified due to cluster events. In case the model is modified, then only the appropriate data on the current page will be refreshed. This parameter is not configurable.
  • Multiple refreshes do not occur.  When the model associated with the current page is changed, then when next poll cycle happens, the current page displayed will be refreshed.

Exceptions:

  • Bug ID 19068226 Refresh poll event should be configurable
2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below Threshold(Level A)Supports

CLI and GUI: 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 with Exceptions

CLI: 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.

GUI: The product was tested for:

  • Navigation via headings

Exceptions:

  • Bug ID 21482138 GUI needs links to "Bypass Blocks": main app, wizards
2.4.2 Page Titled(Level A)Supports

CLI: The product was tested for:

  • Command names are meaningful.

GUI: The product was tested for:

  • Pages have a meaningful title specified in the TITLE element
2.4.3 Focus Order(Level A)Supports

CLI: The product was tested for:

  • The product operates normally from the keyboard.

GUI: 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

CLI: Hyperlinks are not used in CLI output.

GUI: The product was tested for:

  • The text of links and their surrounding paragraph, list, table cell (with marked up table headers), or preceding heading is sufficient to describe their purpose
2.4.5 Multiple Ways(Level AA)Not Applicable

CLI: 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.

GUI: Not applicable by design. The GUI uses a top-level navigation pane which allows navigation to major sections of the application.  Detail pages within a section are reached only by navigating to the main section then drilling into selected elements from that page and/or by selecting tabs which are visible only from that page. Some pages contain links to objects in other main sections.

2.4.6 Headings and Labels(Level AA)Supports

 The product was tested for:

CLI:

  • Tabular and list data output conform to requirements for identifying headings and columns
  •  List output appears as single column and does not require bullets

GUI:

  • 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

CLI: focus is indicated by the underlying OS, typically as a blinking caret.

GUI: The product was tested for:

  • Visual indication of the location of the focus
3.1.1 Language of Page(Level A)Supports

CLI: The CLI displays prompts and command output in the locale configured by the user for those locales for which Oracle provides translations.

GUI: The product was tested for:

  • Properly set lang attribute for each page
3.1.2 Language of Parts(Level AA)Supports

CLI: The product was tested for:

  • The product provides internationalization of command prompts and output and localization for a set of locales. Output does not contain mixed languages except when certain terms such as proper nouns are to be presented only in English.

GUI: The product was tested for:

  • There is no mixture of languages in any page; each page contains properly set lang attribute
3.2.1 On Focus(Level A)Supports

CLI: There is no focus traversal.

GUI: The product was tested for:

  • Clicking on a component does not initiate a change of context.
3.2.2 On Input(Level A)Supports

CLI: There are no user interface components in the CLI.

GUI: The product was tested for:

  • Changing the setting of any user interface component does not automatically cause a change of context.
3.2.3 Consistent Navigation(Level AA)Supports

CLI: 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.

GUI: The product was tested for:

  • Pages that are grouped together into sets with a common navigation mechanism utilize that navigation mechanism in the same fashion, with navigation elements appearing in the same relative order each time
3.2.4 Consistent Identification(Level AA)Supports

CLI: No images or controls are used.

GUI: 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:

CLI:

  • Error messages are provided if an action cannot be completed, either with a usage message or a failure message.

GUI:

  • Some validation is provided at the level of input fields and results in popup error messages near the specific field describing the error. Additional validation is provided when commands are executed. If a command cannot be executed a descriptive error message is presented at the top of the panel.
3.3.2 Labels or Instructions (Level A)Supports

CLI: The commands do not include labels and instructions.

GUI: The product was tested for:

  • Labels or instructions are provided when the product requires user input
3.3.3 Error Suggestion (Level AA)Supports

CLI: The product was tested for:

  • Error messages are provided if an action cannot be completed, either with a usage message or a failure message.

GUI: The product was tested for:

  • Input errors caught by validation on an individual screen are flagged with messages that indicate the nature of the error. Errors caught by back end processing of submitted input are indicated by the same error messages returned by the corresponding command in the CLI.
3.3.4 Error Prevention (Legal, Financial, Data)(Level AA)Supports

CLI: actions that alter data may be reversed by performing another command to restore the previous configuration. Illegal data submitted to commands is identified and rejected with error messages printed to the terminal.

GUI: Any action that adds, deletes, or alters system data is either preceded by a confirmation or is reversible by performing another action (delete, add, alter) that will restore the system to the original state. To the extent possible, user provided data is verified before submission to perform an action. In cases where pre-submission validation cannot be performed, if the data results in an illegal request the request is rejected with an appropriate error message.

4.1.1 Parsing(Level A)Supports

CLI: Markup languages aren't used to generate the user interface.

GUI: The product was tested for:

  • The only "contained" markup-language content is HTML embedded for online help.
  • Elements in HTML content have complete start and end tags, are properly nested, do not contain duplicate attributes, and have unique IDs
  • Pages validate to the HTML specification
4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (Level A)Supports

CLI: User interface components are not used.

GUI: The product was tested for:

  • standard HTML controls are used according to specification.

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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

CLI: the CLI is a shell-based keyboard-only interface. Operations are via the keyboard and usage of mouse is not required. Operations and their results are seen in a terminal window, in text format.

502.2.2 No Disruption of Accessibility FeaturesSupports

The product (CLI) was tested for:

  • Ability to perform functions from the keyboard only, and without requiring specific timings for individual keystrokes
  • The ability to use the product with OS keyboard aids such as StickyKeys (feature names may be different on different platforms)
 502.3 Accessibility ServicesHeading cell - no response requiredHeading cell - no response required
502.3.1 Object InformationSupports with Exceptions

The product (CLI) was tested for  programmatically determining the Cluster Objects (such as Resource, Resource Group, and few other cluster objects mentioned in the cluster documentation) properties, name, and description.

Exception:

The product has not been tested or evaluated for determining boundaries of cluster objects.
502.3.2 Modification of Object InformationSupports with Exceptions

The product (CLI) was tested for  programmatically setting Cluster Objects (such as Resource, Resource Group, and few other cluster objects mentioned in the cluster documentation) states and properties.

Exceptions:

The product has not been tested or evaluated for setting states and properties of cluster objects through assistive technology.

502.3.3 Row, Column, and HeadersNot Supported

The product has not been tested or evaluated for this requirement.

502.3.4 ValuesSupports  

The product (CLI) was tested for  programmatically setting Cluster Objects (such as Resource, Resource Group, and few other cluster objects mentioned in the cluster documentation) current value(s), and any set or range of allowable values associated with an object.

502.3.5 Modification of ValuesSupports with Exceptions

The product (CLI) was tested for  programmatically setting Cluster Objects (such as Resource, Resource Group, and few other cluster objects mentioned in the cluster documentation) values.

Exceptions:

The product has not been tested or evaluated for setting values of cluster objects through assistive technology.

502.3.6 Label RelationshipsNot Supported

The product has not been tested or evaluated for this requirement.

502.3.7 Hierarchical RelationshipsNot Supported

The product has not been tested or evaluated for this requirement.

502.3.8 TextNot Supported

The product has not been tested or evaluated for this requirement.

502.3.9 Modification of TextNot Supported

The product has not been tested or evaluated for this requirement.

502.3.10 List of ActionsSupports

The product (CLI) was tested for programmatically determining the list of actions that can be executed on cluster objects (such as Resource, Resource Group, and few other cluster objects mentioned in the cluster documentation) 

502.3.11 Actions on ObjectsNot Supported

The product has not been tested or evaluated for this requirement.

502.3.12 Focus CursorNot Supported

The product has not been tested or evaluated for this requirement.

502.3.13 Modification of Focus CursorNot Supported

The product has not been tested or evaluated for this requirement.

502.3.14 Event NotificationNot Supported

The product has not been tested or evaluated for this requirement.

502.4 Platform Accessibility FeaturesSupports with Exceptions

These requirements supports are inherited from dependent platform operating system Solaris 11.4.

Exceptions:

G. Section 10.7.1: Oracle Solaris Cluster does not provide system level support for displaying captions.

 

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

The product (CLI and GUI) was tested for user preferences from 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 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 ApplicableThe product is not an authoring tool.

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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 accessibility information documented in Chapter 12 of the "Administering an Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.4 Configuration" book provides detail on how to configure and use the accessibility features of the product.

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 provided in electronic formats.

 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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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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