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1.  Introduction to Accessibility

2.  Using Assistive Technologies

3.  Configuring the Mouse and Keyboard

4.  Using the Keyboard to Navigate the Desktop

5.  Customizing the Appearance of the Desktop

6.  System Administration



The Oracle Solaris 11 Accessibility Guide for the GNOME Desktop describes how to configure, customize, and use the accessibility features of the Oracle Solaris 11 Desktop. Most of the information in this guide is generic to all releases of the Oracle Solaris Desktop, see (need to link to Supported Systems section). Where the information is not generic, the platform is indicated.

Supported Systems

This release of the Oracle Solaris Desktop supports systems running the Oracle Solaris 11 operating system on SPARC and x86 platforms.

Who Should Read This Guide

This guide is for users, system administrators, and anyone who is interested to know how the Oracle Solaris Desktop supports people with disabilities.

How This Book Is Organized

This guide is structured in the following manner:

Access to Oracle Support

Oracle customers have access to electronic support through My Oracle Support. For information, visit or visit if you are hearing impaired.

Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P-1 Typographic Conventions

The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output
Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.

What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output
machine_name% su


Placeholder: replace with a real name or value
The command to remove a file is rm filename.
Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized
Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies depending on the Oracle Solaris release.

Table P-2 Shell Prompts

Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell
Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell for superuser
C shell
C shell for superuser