RE: Oracle Meeting - community requests?

  • From: Øyvind Lode <oyvind.lode@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 20:54:49 +0100

Hmm, which Linux distro is marketed by Oracle?
I only know of OpenSolaris / Solaris based OS'es marketed by Oracle and
they're not Linux based.

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From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alex Midence
Sent: 18. januar 2011 19:48
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Oracle Meeting - community requests?

Hi, Stefik,

Don't know if you are still taking suggestions but, I'd like to
suggest that Oracle make sure their Ide is accessible on linux through
Gnome 2 and Gnome 3 using Orca.  I too think that oracle should take a
more active role in accessibility in Linux as Sun Microsystems before
them did.  It is in their interest to do so since they market an
Enterprise Linux distribution.  It would be a great selling point to
say that their operating system is 508 compliant across the board out
of the box.  Their coustomers would therefore not need to spend
additional money on buying their employees expensive assistive
technology since their oerating system would have such things built
in.  It is a good, sound business reason for them to fund improvements
to things like Orca and Speakup and, I  imagine, other things like
Simon, Dasher and Ghok.

Thank you for being willing to pass along our suggestions,
Alex M

On 1/18/11, Peter Quaiattini <Peter_Quaiattini@xxxxxx> wrote:
> Not that you need to hear another 'me too', however, I, for one wholly
> with Jamal's comments.
> Ever since Oracle changed away from Metalink to a JAVA-based presentation,
> access to support pages has been very, very painful.
> Peter Quaiattini | Information Technology, OPS - Data Hosting Services |
> peter_quaiattini@xxxxxx | (403) 319-6579
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> -----Original Message-----
> Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 12:02:13 -0500
> From: Jamal Mazrui <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: Oracle Meeting - community requests?
> My suggestions to convey to Oracle are as follows:
> * Update the Java Access Bridge so that it implements a more complete
> and modern accessibility API on Windows, such as IAccessible2 and/or
> UIA, and supports 64-bit as well as 32-bit Windows out of the box.
> * Implement a strong accessibility API in all non-Java-based GUI
> applications, including Oracle database management products.
> * Ensure that all web pages on,, and other company
> sites are compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0
> (AA conformance level), as published by the World Wide Web Consortium,
> * Renew the company accessibility team that was largely dismantled.
> Developer support of the Orca screen reader was a key contribution by
> Sun to the accessibility field.  Completely voluntary efforts cannot
> replace that support, so the future Viability of Orca under the
> uppcoming Gnone 3 is in jeopardy unless circumstances change
> significantly.  I believe that Orca has the corporate strength to
> support such an accessibility team, which will also aid the compliance
> of its products with Section 508 procurement requirements of the U.S.
> federal government.
> Regards,
> Jamal
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