Oracle Accessibility Conformance Report

VPAT® Version 2.0 - October 2017

Name of Product:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools (September 2017 revision) 8.57

Product Description:

This VPAT applies to the end-user content generated by the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture (PIA) for PeopleTools 8.57 while in Screen Reader mode.

Date:

30-Aug-2018

Contact Information:

accessible_ww@oracle.com

Notes:

This VPAT does not cover the following product areas:

  • The Administrative functions of PeopleSoft including but not limited to the Application Designer, Data Mover, Change Assistant, PeopleTools Test Framework (PTF), Change Impact Analyzer, and administrative SQR reports delivered with PeopleTools such as the Cross Reference reports, are not accessible products.
  • The PeopleTools online product – PeopleSoft Update Manager - is not accessible.
  • The Reporting tools delivered with PeopleTools, such as BI Publisher, SQR or nVision, are capable of generating code that meets the applicable provisions of WCAG 2.0 when used in accordance with their written documentation. Delivered application SQR and Crystal reports are considered to be samples.  These reports are intended for printing purposes only and therefore are not accessible.  The content contained within these delivered reports may be obtained and viewed through an alternative accessible means such as an online page or query. To create accessible reports, manually create an RTF layout following the guidance in the "Designing Accessible Reports" section of the BI Publisher Report Designer's Guide. HTML and PDF are the supported output types for consuming accessible reports.
  • Product Documentation in PDF format.

Screen Reader Mode is configured in PeopleSoft products on a per user basis. With PeopleTools, there are a variety of methods which can be used to enable Screen Reader mode. The first method is at sign-on, where the user can select a checkbox directly on the sign-on page to enable Screen Reader mode. The second method allows each individual user to configure the User Interface (UI) mode in which they operate, whether it is Standard User mode or Screen Reader user mode. The UI mode is set via the User Preferences in PeopleTools Personalizations. To set Screen Reader mode user preferences, the user navigates to 'My Preferences' and then selects 'General Settings.' The next step is to set the Accessibility Layout Option to 'Screen reader mode on'.

There is a section in the Peoplebooks- PeopleSoft Accessibility Guide titled "Setting Up PeopleSoft Accessibility Layout Features" that further explains the steps to configure Screen Reader(Accessibility) mode in the application.

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

The product was tested for:

  • Meaningful icon/image/object identification.
  • Meaningful images have alternative text.
  • Grids have a table summary.
  • PIA pages have meaningful page titles.
  • PDF reports that are generated using the appropriate SQR commands to support Table, List, Paragraph, Heading, etc conform to this requirement.
  • If an SQR is developed with the appropriate commands to embed tags to identify content such as Table, List, Paragraph, heading, Alternate text etc, a tagged PDF output can be  generated in a manner in which a screen reader can be utilized to read the content.

The product does not utilize the following:

  • Time-based media.
  • CAPTCHA.
  • Tests that contain non-textual content.
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:

  • Column and Row headers on data tables.
  • No information is solely conveyed through the style sheet.
  • Tables (Grids and Group Boxes) used for presentation are marked up correctly for layout purposes
  • 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
  • Data tables specify SUMMARY or CAPTION
  • Layout tables use appropriate markup
  • Groups of components are marked up with their description

There are two noted exception as follows:

Bug 28439831 - Classic Related Content Menu not read correctly by Screenreader.

Bug 28434381 - Search Uses Table for layout without proper ARIA tag

1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence(Level A)Supports

The product was tested to ensure that the sequence in which content is presented is in a logical tab order.

1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics(Level A)Supports

This product does not use color or shapes as the only means of providing information or guidance to the user.

1.4.1 Use of Color(Level A)Supports

This product does not use color as the only means of providing information.

 

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:

  • Visual presentation of text to ensure that  a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1.  
  • Large-scale text and images of large-scale text have a contrast ratio of at least 3:1.
  • Images of text are not utilized in the product.

An Application release is tied to a specific PeopleTool's stylesheet. The stylesheets "Tangerine" , Tangerine Fluid" and "Classic Plus" have been tested to conform to the Large text and contrast requirements.

Some areas of the older stylesheets do not meet high contrast mode or color contrast mode. The settings in these stylesheets can be changed and overridden by user, browser system or operating system.

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.
1.4.5 Images of Text(Level AA)Supports

The product was tested for:

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

The product was tested for:

  • Logical tab order through the product controls and selectable elements.
  • 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 and FilterKeys.
  • Proper and Consistent use of keyboard keys to perform selection and action.
    • Hotkeys/keyboard shortcuts available to skip elements
2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap (Level A)Supports

Movement of focus through each control can be done using only 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:

  • Inactivity timeout length is configurable by the Administrator.
  • Time limits in the product can be turned off before they are encountered.
  • Time limits in the product can be adjusted to at last 10 times longer than encountered.
  • Time limits in the product can be extended with at least 20 seconds warning up to 10 times.
  • Time limits are longer than 20 hours.
  • Time limits used are part of a real-time event, or a essential activity.
2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide (Level A)Supports

This product was tested for :

  • There is no moving, blinking or scrolling content.
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:

  • Skip repetitive navigation links.
  • Removal of duplicate links on pages to allow for easier navigation.
  • Table headers for widgets such as grids and group boxes.
  • Headers for page titles and scroll areas.
  • Skip Nav functionality.
2.4.2 Page Titled(Level A)Supports

The product has meaningful page titles specified in the TITLE element.

2.4.3 Focus Order(Level A)Supports with Exceptions

The default tab order is controlled by the order of the fields in the HTML. However applications can alter this order when they deem necessary.

The product was tested for:

  • Logical tab order through the product controls and selectable elements.
  • Consistent use of keyboard keys to perform selection and action.
  • Hotkeys/keyboard shortcuts available to skip elements.

There is one noted exception as follows :

Bug 28355411 Incorrect Navigation Bar Tab Order after hitting Escape Key.

2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context)(Level A)Supports

The product was tested to ensure that the purpose of delivered links can be understood, its labels are meaningful and that labels are not vaguely worded.

2.4.5 Multiple Ways(Level AA)Supports

The product provides multiple ways to navigate to a page including:

  • Drop down menu.
  • Navigation Menu or Navigation Bar( NavBar)
  • Related Actions.
  • Links on a page.
  • Tiles(buttons) on a homepage.
  • Button bars (radio buttons).
  • Global Search feature to find a page.
  • Favorites.
2.4.6 Headings and Labels(Level AA)Supports

The product was tested for:

  • Structure and hierarchy is conveyed using meaningful text in header elements on PIA and Fluid pages.
  • Column and Row headers on data tables.
  • Labels describe the purpose of the associated field.
2.4.7 Focus Visible(Level AA)Supports with Exceptions

The product was tested for:

  • Visual cues or feedback to the position of the cursor within the product.
  • Visual indication of the location of the focus.

There are two noted exceptions as follows :

1. Bug 25415603 - Screen reader reading problem in several popup page

2. Bug 28483229 - Help Page not being read correctly by Screen Reader

3.1.1 Language of Page(Level A)Supports

The product was tested for:

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

The product does not support multiple languages on the same page.

3.2.1 On Focus(Level A)Supports

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

Changes in the value of user interface components does not result in a substantial change to the page, an additional change of keyboard focus, or the spawning of a pop-up window.

If the application does program substantial changes to the page, PeopleTools provides the ability to issue warnings first.

3.2.3 Consistent Navigation(Level AA)Supports

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

This product has been tested to ensure a consistent UI.

PeopleTools has some inconsistencies between its classic UI compared to the new Fluid UI available from 8.54 onwards. The entire user experience is different with Fluid pages. A user can navigate between classic PIA and Fluid which can results in an inconsistent UI.

However the Fluid Header and Navigation Bar(NavBar) are available in both classic and Fluid to to help with a consistent UI.

3.3.1 Error Identification(Level A)Supports

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

This product was tested for meaningful Labels and ALT text.

3.3.3 Error Suggestion (Level AA)Supports

PeopleTools error messages allow the ability to provide instruction with the error on how a user can resolve the issue.

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

PeopleTools allow applications the ability to display

  • Error messages.
  • Confirmation pages where necessary.
  • Undo functionality.

PeopleTools provides the flexibility to the application to show these pages when the situation requires it.

4.1.1 Parsing(Level A)Supports with Exceptions

This product was tested for:

  • Elements in HTML have complete start and end tags, are properly nested, do not contain duplicate attributes, and have unique IDs.
  • Pages validate to the HTML specification.

There is one noted exception as follows:

 Bug 24322172 Duplicate ID Violations when Tiles generated with Tile Wizard.

4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (Level A)Supports with Exceptions

The product  was tested for:

  • HTML controls have a programmatically associated name, derived from the appropriate HTML elements and attributes including LABEL, TITLE, SUMMARY, CAPTION, etc.
  • Additional state information is programmatically exposed for HTML controls, such as whether a field is ‘required’.
  • Custom controls have appropriate roles specified using the role attribute.
  • Custom controls have appropriate state and property information conveyed using the relevant WAI-ARIA or HTML5 attributes.
  • Frames have a meaningful title specified in the title attribute.

There are two noted exceptions as follows :

Bug 28496391 -Navigation Bar(NavBar) Menuitems are not read correctly by a Screen Reader.

Bug 28508995 - Related Actions should be a Button. Not a Link

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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 FeaturesNot ApplicableThe product is designed to be isolated from the underlying platform.
 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 PreferencesNot ApplicableThe product is designed to be isolated from the underlying platform.
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 conversion preserves accessibility information.    

                  RTF  template format creates HTML accessible file format.

                  RTF template format creates PDF accessible file format.

504.2.2 PDF ExportSupports

PeopleTools uses Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher for PDF Export functionality. VPAT for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher Updated 12.2.4.0 has been linked in the Dependent Products section in this report.

504.3 PromptsNot Supported

PeopleTools uses BI Publisher as an authoring tool. BI Publisher does not prompt for Level  A and Level AA conformance. This lack of support has been called out in  Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher Updated 12.2.4.0.0 VPAT and is tracked in Bug 26626319 - As an authoring tool BI Publisher does not prompt user to create WCAG2.0 conforming accessible content.

504.4 TemplatesNot Supported

Peopletools delivers templates generated using BI Publisher. BI Publisher does not prompt for Level  A and Level AA conformance. This lack of support has been called out in  Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher Updated 12.2.4.0.0 VPAT and is tracked in Bug 26626319 - As an authoring tool BI Publisher does not prompt user to create WCAG2.0 conforming accessible content

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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

The product documentation includes:

  • Documentation on how to use accessibility features
  • Documentation on accessibility features that provide compatibility with assistive technology
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 available 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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