Eclipse Accessibility Features
Workshop for WebLogic is built on the Eclipse IDE framework, which provides accessibility features to help people with a physical disability, such as restricted mobility or limited vision, or those with special needs to use software products successfully. The major accessibility features in Eclipse are listed below. Note that these features apply only to Windows. The accessibility features of Eclipse are described in detail in the Workbench User Guide.
- Eclipse uses Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) APIs to render user interface elements accessible to assistive technology.
- You can operate all features using the keyboard instead of the mouse. Search for Navigating the user interface using the keyboard.
- You can use screen-reader software such as Freedom Scientific's JAWS TM and a digital speech synthesizer to hear what is displayed on the screen. You can also use voice recognition software, such as IBM ViaVoice TM to enter data and to navigate the user interface.
- You can magnify what is displayed on your screen in the graphical views.
- Any fonts or colors defined by Eclipse can be set using the Window > Preferences dialog. Search for Font and color settings in Eclipse.
- The function of the keyboard can be extensively customized in Eclipse.
Within Eclipse, key strokes and key sequences are assigned to invoke particular
commands. See the Eclipse help topic Keys.
Workshop for WebLogic Accessibility Features
In addition to the accessibility features of Eclipse, Workshop for WebLogic provides:
- All help documentation is provided online, in a frameless format that is more easily navigated without a mouse
- Page Flow Editor provides the keyboard shortcut
Shift-F10 to open the context menu of the selected object
- Page Flow Explorer adds the following keyboard shortcuts:
Shift-F10 gives you context menus for the selected object.
Up Arrow, Down Arrow to move up and down the tree
Right Arrow/Left Arrow to expand/collapse folders
- Page Flow Explorer can be used to manage all the objects
(create/rename/open/delete). The Page Flow Editor also allows
you to create/edit
forwards and invoke actions from pages via anchors or forms.
To create/edit forwards via the Annotations view, select a corresponding action in the Page Flow Explorer, or source editor, then use the property sheet to edit the forward annotations. Use the Page Flow Explorer (or source editor) to populate the Annotations view with the relevant annotations, then do the editing there.
Forms and anchors can be created in the JSP editor, and configured through the property sheet.
- Keyboard shortcuts for the Page Flow Overview are listed
in the topic Page
Flow Overview View.
- Keyboard shortcuts for the Web Service Design View are
listed in the topic Using
Design View to Create Web Services.