Oracle Accessibility Conformance Report

VPAT® Version 2.3 - April 2019

Name of Product:

System BIOS for Oracle X86 Servers (Updated)

Product Description:

System BIOS is firmware used to initialize hardware before the operating system boots. The BIOS contains hardware configuration options that can be accessed and configurable such as backed up, replicated, reverted, updated, and restored by using Oracle ILOM Web User Interface. The BIOS configuration is stored in a XML file.

A system administrator uses a web browser to login into system's IP address, backup/download BIOS setting XML file, change/update the settings, restore/upload the XML, then reboot the system for the changes to be applied. Oracle ILOM Web User Interface is used to upload, implement and download the BIOS XML file.

Date:

16-Mar-2018

Contact Information:

accessible_ww@oracle.com

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/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 2.1Level A - Yes
Level AA - Yes
Level AAA - No
Revised Section 508 standards published January 18, 2017 and corrected January 22, 2018Yes

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.
Partially Supports
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 2.1 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 2.1 Success Criteria, they are scoped for full pages, complete processes, and accessibility-supported ways of using technology as documented in the WCAG 2.1 Conformance Requirements.

Table 1: WCAG Conformance Criteria

Criteria
Conformance Level
Remarks and Explanations
1.1.1 Non-text Content (Level A)Supports   This product was tested for  
  • Images and media are not used
  • CAPTCHA is not used
 
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:
  • 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.
1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence(Level A)Supports The product was tested for:  
  • The correct reading sequence is discernible when output is rendered to a file.
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.
1.3.4 Orientation (Level AA)Not SupportedThis product has not yet been evaluated for this criteria
1.3.5 Identify Input Purpose (Level AA)Not SupportedThis product has not yet been evaluated for this criteria
1.4.1 Use of Color(Level A)Supports The product was tested for:  
  •     Information is not conveyed by color.
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:  
  • Text has a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1.
  • Text contrast ratio can be controlled by user by graphical terminal settings.
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 when rendered in a GUI-based terminal application that supports text rendering sizes up to 200 % larger than normal. 
1.4.5 Images of Text(Level AA)Supports The product was tested for:  
  •  Images of text are not used.
1.4.10 Reflow (Level AA)Not SupportedThis product has not yet been evaluated for this criteria
1.4.11 Non-text Contrast (Level AA)Not SupportedThis product has not yet been evaluated for this criteria
1.4.12 Text Spacing (Level AA)Not SupportedThis product has not yet been evaluated for this criteria
1.4.13 Content on Hover or Focus (Level AA)Not SupportedThis product has not yet been evaluated for this criteria
2.1.1 Keyboard(Level A)Supports The product is designed to be used entirely through a keyboard interface.   The product was tested for:  
  •     Ability to perform functions from the keyboard only
  •     Proper operation of unique keystrokes, including those listed in the product documentation
  •     The ability to use the product with OS keyboard aids
2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap (Level A)Supports The product was tested for:  
  •     Keyboard focus is not used.
2.1.4 Character Key Shortcuts (Level A)Not SupportedThis product has not yet been evaluated for this criteria
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:  
  •     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 more than three times in one second period
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 automatically met.
2.4.2 Page Titled(Level A)Supports The product was tested for:  
  •     The name of the configuration xml file is meaningful.
2.4.3 Focus Order(Level A)Supports The product was tested for:  
  •     Keyboard focus is not used.
2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context)(Level A)Supports The product was tested for:  
  •     Links are not used.
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 The product was tested for:  
  •     Keyboard focus is not used.
 
2.5.1 Pointer Gestures (Level A)Not SupportedThis product has not yet been evaluated for this criteria
2.5.2 Pointer Cancellation (Level A)Not SupportedThis product has not yet been evaluated for this criteria
2.5.3 Label in Name (Level A)Not SupportedThis product has not yet been evaluated for this criteria
2.5.4 Motion Actuation (Level A)Not SupportedThis product has not yet been evaluated for this criteria
3.1.1 Language of Page(Level A)Not Applicable

The Product was tested for:

  • The BIOS XML file is a markup language of structured data and is for storing hardware configuration data as described in product description.  Items in the BIOS XML file need specific pre-defined hardware terms in English for the system to understand it.
3.1.2 Language of Parts(Level AA)Not Applicable

The Product was tested for:

  • This application only runs in English, therefore it is expected that the user is also running their assistive technology in English,such as assistive text editors
3.2.1 On Focus(Level A)Supports

The product was tested for:   

  • Keyboard focus is not used.
3.2.2 On Input(Level A)Supports

The product was tested for:    

  • User interface components are not used.
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. T herefore this guideline is automatically met.
3.2.4 Consistent Identification(Level AA)Supports The product was tested for:  
  •     Images and controls are not used.
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.
3.3.4 Error Prevention (Legal, Financial, Data)(Level AA)Supports

The Product was tested for:

  • The BIOS XML file is checked for input errors and users will be able to correct them
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

The product was tested for:

  • User Interface components are not used
4.1.3 Status Messages (Level AA)Not SupportedThis product has not yet been evaluated for this criteria

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2018 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

This product was tested for:

  • The product does not disrupt platform accessibility features
 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:  
  •     Responding 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 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 FeaturesSupports

Accessibility-related instructions of how to configure BIOS settings can be found  at Oracle ILOM Configuration and Maintenance section of Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.1 Documentation Collection.  https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E24707_01/html/E24528/z40001541481533.html

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 such as HTML

 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 https://www.oracle.com/corporate/accessibility/policy.html#standards-tab) 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/corporate/accessibility or contact: accessible_ww@oracle.com.

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