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1.1 About Assistive Technologies

Assistive technologies are those features in an operating system that you can enable and customize to provide functionality and accessibility to users with physical impairments. Assistive technologies promote accessibility by targeting users with specific impairments, such as vision or hearing impairments, or impaired motor skills.

Alternative presentations that are provided for users with physical impairments include some of the following:

  • Synthesized speech

  • Magnified content

  • Alternative input methods

  • Additional navigation methods

  • Content transformations

Oracle Linux provides several assistive features that enable users with physical impairments to use all of the functionality of the desktop. In addition, there are a variety of tools available in the desktop that enable you to customize its appearance and behavior.


The Anaconda installation software for Oracle Linux 6 does not provide any accessibility features.