Oracle’s Accessibility Program

For many reasons—legal, business, and ethical—Oracle recognizes the need for our applications, and our customers' and partners' products built with our tools, to be usable by the disabled community. The Oracle Accessibility Program Office, reporting to the office of the Chief Corporate Architect, is responsible for defining the corporate standards for accessibility, and developing materials to train all employees so that they can successfully create products that meet those standards.

“Oracle is committed to creating accessible technologies and products that enhance the overall workplace environment and contribute to the productivity of our employees, our customers, and our customers' customers.”

Safra Catz, Chief Executive Officer, Oracle

How to Configure and Use Oracle Products

Oracle has many whitepapers and demos to help you learn how to configure and operate certain Oracle products if you have a disability, and in the case of a tool, how to configure and operate the product to produce accessible output. We recommend that you refer to the complete documentation set of the respective product for more information.

The ultimate success of a user with a disability interacting with Oracle products depends on many factors besides just our software. To gain a better understanding of the elements that may contribute to a successful experience using the accessibility features of our products, read The Accessibility Puzzle.

“Oracle's business is information—how to manage it, use it, share it, protect it. Our commitment to create products that simplify, standardize and automate extends to all users, including users who are disabled.”

Edward Screven, Chief Corporate Architect, Oracle

Oracle Accessibility News

    • AI and ML Tools in OCI and their Potential Benefits for Greater Accessibility

      In honor of NDEAM and World Standards Day on Saturday, October 14, Oracle supports and celebrates the continuous progression of global accessibility standards. These standards empower all web users of any ability to access the world wide web. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the main international standards organization for the web, and Charles Adams, a member of the Accessibility Program Office at Oracle, serves as co-chair of the W3C Accessibility Guidelines Working Group. https://blogs.oracle.com/cloud-infrastructure/post/honor-disability-employment-month-standards-day

    • Oracle honors National Disability Employment Awareness Month and World Standards Day

      In honor of NDEAM and World Standards Day on Saturday, October 14, Oracle supports and celebrates the continuous progression of global accessibility standards. These standards empower all web users of any ability to access the world wide web. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the main international standards organization for the web, and Charles Adams, a member of the Accessibility Program Office at Oracle, serves as co-chair of the W3C Accessibility Guidelines Working Group. https://blogs.oracle.com/cloud-infrastructure/post/honor-disability-employment-month-standards-day

    • Oracle Sponsors 2023 National Convention of the National Federation of the Blind

      The 2023 National Convention of the National Federation of the Blind was held Saturday, July 1, 2023 through Thursday, July 7, 2023 at the Hilton Americas-Houston in Houston, Texas. Oracle is proud to be a long time supporter of the National Federation of the Blind and was a Gold Sponsor of the event, in addition to the sponsorship of the Oracle Scholarship for Excellence in a STEM Field and Oracle Scholarship for Excellence in Computer Science.
      https://nfb.org/get-involved/national-convention/past-conventions/2023-national-convention

    • March 2021: Oracle Presentation and Sponsorship of CSUN

      Oracle was a sponsor of the 2021 Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, hosted by California State University, Northridge, March 2021. Michele Van Doozer of the Oracle Accessibility Program Office co-presented Accessibility Conformance Reports Using the VPAT with IBM and HP. The presentation included introducing the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) Training courses available from Information Technology Industry Council (ITI).

    • February 2021: European Disability Forum and Oracle e-Accessibility Scholarship 2021

      Applications are being accepted for the Oracle and European Disability Forum (EDF) scholarship for students with disabilities studying in the field of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, User Experience, or related fields enrolled at a EU university for the academic year 2020-2021. Deadline to apply is March 6, 2020. The scholarship consists of 6,500€ to be awarded based on a project or research that will be conducted during the academic year. The Scholarship will be awarded primarily based on a project or thesis in which the needs of persons with disabilities in terms of accessibility to ICT (e-Accessibility) are taken into consideration and/or an innovative solution to enhance their access is proposed. The project must be an integral component of the educational program undertaken by the student (e.g. final year assignment or part of their Masters or PhD).

    • October 2020: European Disability Forum and Oracle e-Accessibility Scholarship Winner Announced

      Oracle and the European Disability Forum (EDF) announced Renata Deszo-Dinnyes as the winner of the 2019-2020 edition of the EDF-Oracle e-accessibility scholarship. This 6,500 euros award is to higher education students with disabilities in fields such as computer science, computer engineering, user experience and others. Renata's study focuses on user experience related to digitally manufactured objects, for example using a 3D printer to manufacture a prosthetic based on computer data. Full details of the scholarship and the awarding to Renata Deszo-Dinnyes can be found on Announcement - EDF and Oracle Award Scholarship to Researcher with Disability.

    • March 2020: Oracle Presentations and Sponsorship of CSUN

      Oracle was an Executive Sponsor of the 2020 Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, hosted by California State University, Northridge, March 10-13, 2020. Due to travel restrictions Oracle was unable to present at the conference this year. We look forward to the virtual conference next year.

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