1 Database Actions Accessibility Information

Oracle Database Actions provides features to support accessibility.

Keyboard Access

The following menu and toolbar functionality is provided through keyboard access:

  • Users can navigate to and start all menu items.

  • All toolbar functions are accessible through menu items.

  • All menus and menu items have unique and functioning mnemonic keys.

  • All context menus within the navigators and source editor can be called.

  • Frequently used menu items have unique accelerator keys.

The following functionality is available in windows:

  • Navigate between all open windows, to all nodes within a window or pane, and between tabs in a window.

  • Set focus in a window or pane.

  • Call all controls within a window or pane, and perform basic operations.

  • Navigate and update properties in the Property Inspector.

  • Use Completion Insight and Code Templates in the source editor.

  • Invoke context-sensitive help topics, navigate to and open all help topics, and navigate between the navigation and viewer tabs.

  • Open, close, dock, undock, minimize, restore, and maximize the applicable window.

  • You can press Escape to move the focus from the current dockable window to the last active editor. Press Shift+Escape to move the focus and also close the current window.

  • You can press Shift+F10 to open the context menu for any window. Use the Down Arrow and Up arrow keys to select a command and press Enter, or use the accelerators to start a command on the context menu.

The following functionality is available in dialogs and wizards:

  • Users can navigate to and start all controls within all wizards and dialogs.

  • The order in which the Tab key causes focus to flow is consistent and logical.

  • Mnemonic keys are provided for controls where appropriate.

 Screen Reader Readability

Here is a summary of screen readability in Database Actions, when it is used with a screen reader.

When used with menus and toolbars:

  • All menus and menu items are read.

  • All toolbar items, including the Navigator toolbar items, are read.

  • The hint text on all toolbar items is read.

When used with windows:

  • All open windows are read.

  • All components within each window, including tabs, are read.

  • Status text at the bottom of the IDE, and within the source editor, is read.

When used with dialogs and wizards:

  • All controls within all wizards and dialogs are read.

  • Hint text is read.

No Audio-only Feedback

In Database Actions, there is no situation in which the only feedback a user receives is audible feedback. All audible feedback is accompanied by a visual indicator. For example, a prompt accompanies the bell sound that occurs when an error or illegal action has taken place.

No Dependency on Blinking Cursor and Animation

Database Actions makes minimal use of a blinking cursor and animation:

  • No features use blinking indicators, with the exception of the cursor in the source editor.

  • No features rely on animated sequences.

Screen Magnifier Usability

The screen magnifier is dependent on the browser used. All features of the product can be magnified by a screen magnifier.

Highly Visual Features of Oracle Database Actions

Oracle Database Actions includes features that are highly visual such as:

  • Data Modeler diagramming

  • Widgets on the overview pages

  • Real Time SQL Monitor

  • DBA performance monitoring pages