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Replication Server version 12.6


The Replication Server product consists of two server applications: The actual Replication Server and the Replication Server Manager (RSM) server. The management interface for these two servers is either through a TSQL query utility such as isql, or through one of the two management utilities: the Replication Server Manager (RSM) plug-in for Sybase Central (C++ version 3.2), or the Replication Manager (RM) plug-in for Sybase Central Java edition (version 4.1.1).

Replication Server Manager (RSM) Plug-in

The RSM plug-in is a Microsoft Windows application. The assessment was performed on Windows 2000.

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems
Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
(a) When software is designed to run on a system that has a keyboard, product functions shall be executable from a keyboard where the function itself or the result of performing a function can be discerned textually. Supported with exceptions: Keyboard access is provided throughout the RSM plug-in. Keyboard shortcuts, tab order, shortcut keys, and menu commands are readily available in the RSM plug-in.

1. The user cannot activate the context menu of an item in a list box in any of the dialogs without using the mouse.
2. Connection Properties dialog, Table Properties dialog, RSM Server Events dialog: The user cannot make a selection in the list box without using the mouse.
3. Non-Sybase Properties dialog: The user cannot access the “Suspend DSI” checkbox without using the mouse.
4. Table Properties dialog: Page tabs cannot be access without using the mouse.
5. RSM Server Events: The user cannot select the “Perform Action” checkbox without using the mouse.
6. Create Publications dialog: The user cannot navigate the dialog without using the mouse.
7. Create Subscription dialog: The user cannot edit the “where clause” without using the mouse.

(b) Applications shall not disrupt or disable activated features of other products that are identified as accessibility features, where those features are developed and documented according to industry standards. Applications also shall not disrupt or disable activated features of any operating system that are identified as accessibility features where the application programming interface for those accessibility features has been documented by the manufacturer of the operating system and is available to the product developer. Fully Supported: RSM plug-in does not disrupt or disable any accessibility features of the operating system. RSM plug-in fully supports operating system accessibility features including StickyKeys, FilterKeys, MouseKeys, High Contrast and more. The Microsoft Windows magnifier application is available to magnify dialog text.  
(c) A well-defined on-screen indication of the current focus shall be provided that moves among interactive interface elements as the input focus changes. The focus shall be programmatically exposed so that Assistive Technology can track focus and focus changes. Supported with exceptions: Visual on-screen focus and tracking is provided throughout the RSM plug-in. Focus is not programmatically exposed for the Latency graph. The Windows magnifier does not follow the graph.
(d) Sufficient information about a user interface element including the identity, operation and state of the element shall be available to Assistive Technology. When an image represents a program element, the information conveyed by the image must also be available in text. Supported with exceptions:
Text is associated with each element and all images have an associated text description in the RSM plug-in.
List box controls on dialogs throughout the application do not have associated text labels.
(e) When bitmap images are used to identify controls, status indicators, or other programmatic elements, the meaning assigned to those images shall be consistent throughout an application's performance. Fully Supported: Standard and consistent images are utilized throughout the RSM plug-in.  
(f) Textual information shall be provided through operating system functions for displaying text. The minimum information that shall be made available is text content, text input caret location, and text attributes. Fully Supported: Operating system settings for text content, caret location, and text attributes are used by the RSM plug-in. Note text attributes such as font and font size cannot be changed on a standard Microsoft Window dialog.
(g) Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes. Supported with exceptions: RSM plug-in supports most system-wide color settings as identified in the operating system display properties. 1. Replication Definition Properties dialog, Table Properties dialog, RSM Server Events dialog, Generate DDL Edit window, and Function String Edit window do not use system settings for the font foreground color. Therefore, the text disappears when using the high contrast black screen setting.
2. Configure dialogs do not use system settings for the selection color in the configuration parameter table.
3. The Latency graph lines cannot be seen when using the high contrast black screen setting.
(h) When animation is displayed, the information shall be displayable in at least one non-animated presentation mode at the option of the user. Fully Supported: The Latency graph is the only animation in the RSM plug-in. The Latency graph displays each set of data points in a table at the bottom of the screen.
(i) Color coding shall not be used as the only means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element. Fully Supported: RSM plug-in does not use color-coding to convey any information.  
(j) When a product permits a user to adjust color and contrast settings, a variety of color selections capable of producing a range of contrast levels shall be provided. Fully Supported: RSM plug-in does not permit the user to adjust color and contrast settings. RSM plug-in supports operating system settings for high contrast color schemes that make the screen easier to view for some users by heightening screen contrast with alternate color combinations.  
(k) Software shall not use flashing or blinking text, objects, or other elements having a flash or blink frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. Fully Supported: RSM plug-in does not use flashing or blinking objects or text that falls within this frequency range.  
(l) When electronic forms are used, the form shall allow people using Assistive Technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues. Supported with exceptions: RSM plug-in electronic forms (dialogs) support all accessibility features with minor exceptions.

1. Microsoft Windows Narrator does not read non-editable text on dialogs and cannot read text in list box tables. The Narrator does not read help text displayed using the Microsoft on-line help application.
2. The Microsoft On-Screen Keyboard cannot activate menu items on the Sybase Central menu. The On-Screen Keyboard cannot activate links in context sensitive help.

Replication Manager (RM) Plug-in
The RM plug-in is a multi-platform Java application. The assessment was performed on Windows 2000.

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems
Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
(a) When software is designed to run on a system that has a keyboard, product functions shall be executable from a keyboard where the function itself or the result of performing a function can be discerned textually. Fully Supported: The Replication Server installation program does not disrupt or disable any accessibility features of the operating system.  
(b) Applications shall not disrupt or disable activated features of other products that are identified as accessibility features, where those features are developed and documented according to industry standards. Applications also shall not disrupt or disable activated features of any operating system that are identified as accessibility features where the application programming interface for those accessibility features has been documented by the manufacturer of the operating system and is available to the product developer.

Supported with exceptions: RM plug-in supports operating system accessibility features including StickyKeys, FilterKeys, MouseKeys, High Contrast and more. The Microsoft Windows magnifier application is available to magnify dialog text.

 1. The Windows Narrator does not read Java dialogs.
2. Alt sticky keys do not work.
3. Windows high contrast feature does not take affect until Sybase Central is restarted.
(c) A well-defined on-screen indication of the current focus shall be provided that moves among interactive interface elements as the input focus changes. The focus shall be programmatically exposed so that Assistive Technology can track focus and focus changes. Supported with exceptions: Visual on-screen focus and tracking is provided throughout the RM plug-in Windows screen magnifier does not follow the focus when moving between fields using the tab key.
(d) Sufficient information about a user interface element including the identity, operation and state of the element shall be available to Assistive Technology. When an image represents a program element, the information conveyed by the image must also be available in text. Supported with exceptions:
Text is associated with each element and all images have an associated text description in the RM plug-in.
 The edit field at the top of properties dialog is for entering the name of the new Database replication definition or subscription. There is no label preceding this field. Without the label, a screen reader will be unable to identify the purpose of the field.
(e) When bitmap images are used to identify controls, status indicators, or other programmatic elements, the meaning assigned to those images shall be consistent throughout an application's performance. Fully Supported: Standard and consistent images are utilized throughout the RM plug-in.  
(f) Textual information shall be provided through operating system functions for displaying text. The minimum information that shall be made available is text content, text input caret location, and text attributes. Supported with exceptions:
Operating system settings for text content, caret location, and text attributes are used by the RM plug-in.
Text attributes such as font and font size cannot be set on a dialog.
(g) Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes. Supported with exceptions:
RM plug-in supports most system-wide color settings as identified in the operating system display properties.
Changing the system color does not take affect until Sybase Central is restarted.
(h) When animation is displayed, the information shall be displayable in at least one non-animated presentation mode at the option of the user. Fully Supported: RM plug-in does not use any animation.  
(i) Color coding shall not be used as the only means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element. Fully Supported: RM plug-in does not use color-coding to convey any information.  
(j) When a product permits a user to adjust color and contrast settings, a variety of color selections capable of producing a range of contrast levels shall be provided. Fully Supported: RM plug-in does not permit the user to adjust color and contrast settings. RM plug-in supports operating system settings for high contrast color schemes that make the screen easier to view for some users by heightening screen contrast with alternate color combinations.  
(k) Software shall not use flashing or blinking text, objects, or other elements having a flash or blink frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. Fully Supported: RM plug-in does not use flashing or blinking objects or text that falls within this frequency range.  
(l) When electronic forms are used, the form shall allow people using Assistive Technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues. Supported with exceptions:
RM plug-in electronic forms (dialogs) support all accessibility features with minor exceptions.
The Windows Narrator does not read Java dialogs.

Replication Server Configuration Utility (rs_init)
The configuration utility for the Replication Server is called rs_init. The rs_init utility exists on all supported platforms and can be executed interactively, or in batch mode using a resource file. Neither the Microsoft Windows interactive mode nor the Unix command line mode is 508 compliant. However, a user can create a resource file using a 508 compliant text editor and then execute rs_init from an operating system command prompt..

Table Comparison Utility (rs_subcmp)
The Replication Server product provides a utility called rs_subcmp that compares a replicated table to the primary version of the table, finding and optionally reconciling missing, orphaned, and inconsistent rows. The rs_subcmp utility is a batch mode program that can be executed using a configuration file. To support accessibility, a user can create the configuration file using a 508 compliant text editor and then execute rs_subcmp from an operating system command prompt.

Replication Server Installation
The installation program used by Replication Server provides three execution modes: graphical user interface (GUI) interactive mode, console mode, and silent mode. See the Replication Server documentation for more details.

To invoke the console mode, the Replication Server is started with the following command: setup –console
This allows the resulting text in the command prompt to work with native Windows 2000 accessibility. Accessibility items such as screen readers, on screen keyboards, and magnifiers all function correctly using this mode. This provides an alternative to some small issues found in the (GUI) interactive mode, described below.

The following assessment is for the GUI interactive mode. The assessment was performed on Windows 2000.

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems
Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
(a) When software is designed to run on a system that has a keyboard, product functions shall be executable from a keyboard where the function itself or the result of performing a function can be discerned textually. Supported with exceptions: Keyboard access is provided throughout the Replication Server installation program. Keyboard shortcuts, tab order, shortcut keys, and menu commands are readily available in the installation program. 1. The user cannot regain focus on the Status page without using the mouse.
2. The user cannot scroll the summary area on the Summary page without using the mouse
(b) Applications shall not disrupt or disable activated features of other products that are identified as accessibility features, where those features are developed and documented according to industry standards. Applications also shall not disrupt or disable activated features of any operating system that are identified as accessibility features where the application programming interface for those accessibility features has been documented by the manufacturer of the operating system and is available to the product developer. Fully Supported: The Replication Server installation program does not disrupt or disable any accessibility features of the operating system.  
(c) A well-defined on-screen indication of the current focus shall be provided that moves among interactive interface elements as the input focus changes. The focus shall be programmatically exposed so that Assistive Technology can track focus and focus changes. Fully Supported: Visual on-screen focus and tracking is provided throughout the Replication Server installation program. The Component Selection page and the Language Module page do not provide visual focus for checkbox controls.
(d) Sufficient information about a user interface element including the identity, operation and state of the element shall be available to Assistive Technology. When an image represents a program element, the information conveyed by the image must also be available in text. Fully Supported: Text is associated with each element and all images have an associated text description in the Replication Server installation program.  
(e) When bitmap images are used to identify controls, status indicators, or other programmatic elements, the meaning assigned to those images shall be consistent throughout an application's performance. Fully Supported: Standard and consistent images are utilized throughout the Replication Server installation program.  
(f) Textual information shall be provided through operating system functions for displaying text. The minimum information that shall be made available is text content, text input caret location, and text attributes. Fully Supported: The Replication Server installation program uses operating system settings for text content, caret location, and text attributes. Text attributes such as font and font size cannot be changed on a standard Microsoft Window dialog.
(g) Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes. Fully Supported: The Replication Server installation program supports system-wide color settings as identified in the operating system display properties. The installation program does not use the system colors when displaying window background colors or font colors.
(h) When animation is displayed, the information shall be displayable in at least one non-animated presentation mode at the option of the user. Fully Supported: The Replication Server installation program does not contain any animation.  
(i) Color coding shall not be used as the only means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element. Fully Supported: The Replication Server installation program does not use color-coding to convey any information.  
(j) When a product permits a user to adjust color and contrast settings, a variety of color selections capable of producing a range of contrast levels shall be provided. Fully Supported: The Replication Server installation program does not permit the user to adjust color and contrast settings.  
(k) Software shall not use flashing or blinking text, objects, or other elements having a flash or blink frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. Fully Supported: The Replication Server installation program does not use flashing or blinking objects or text that falls within this frequency range.  
(l) When electronic forms are used, the form shall allow people using Assistive Technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues. Supported with exceptions:
The Replication Server installation program’s electronic forms (dialogs) support all accessibility features with minor exceptions.
1. The Microsoft Windows Magnifier does not follow the focus on the installation program’s dialogs. The dialogs do not automatically resize to fit under the magnification window.
2. Screen readers such as Windows Narrator and JAWS only read the title bar on the dialogs. Dialog text, including the license agreement, is not currently readable. If this is a serious issue, we recommend running the installer in console mode so the text will be announced.

RSM Server Configuration Utility
The configuration utility for the RSM Server on all Unix platforms is called rsmgen. The rsmgen utility is a command line shell script that is not 508 compliant.

The configuration utility for the RSM Server on the Microsoft Windows platform is called RSMSetup. The assessment was performed on Windows 2000.

Section 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems
Criteria Supporting Features Remarks and explanations
(a) When software is designed to run on a system that has a keyboard, product functions shall be executable from a keyboard where the function itself or the result of performing a function can be discerned textually. Supported with exceptions: Keyboard access is provided throughout RSMSetup. Keyboard shortcuts, tab order, shortcut keys, and menu commands are readily available in the installation program. The user cannot access the browse buttons without using the mouse.
(b) Applications shall not disrupt or disable activated features of other products that are identified as accessibility features, where those features are developed and documented according to industry standards. Applications also shall not disrupt or disable activated features of any operating system that are identified as accessibility features where the application programming interface for those accessibility features has been documented by the manufacturer of the operating system and is available to the product developer. Fully Supported: RSMSetup does not disrupt or disable any accessibility features of the operating system.  
(c) A well-defined on-screen indication of the current focus shall be provided that moves among interactive interface elements as the input focus changes. The focus shall be programmatically exposed so that Assistive Technology can track focus and focus changes. Fully Supported: Visual on-screen focus and tracking is provided throughout RSMSetup. The Component Selection page and the Language Module page do not provide visual focus for checkbox controls.
(d) Sufficient information about a user interface element including the identity, operation and state of the element shall be available to Assistive Technology. When an image represents a program element, the information conveyed by the image must also be available in text. Fully Supported: Text is associated with each element in RSMSetup.  
(e) When bitmap images are used to identify controls, status indicators, or other programmatic elements, the meaning assigned to those images shall be consistent throughout an application's performance. Fully Supported: RSMSetup does not display any images.  
(f) Textual information shall be provided through operating system functions for displaying text. The minimum information that shall be made available is text content, text input caret location, and text attributes. Fully Supported: RSMSetup uses operating system settings for text content, caret location, and text attributes. Note text attributes such as font and font size cannot be changed on a standard Microsoft Window dialog.
(g) Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes. Fully Supported: RSMSetup supports all system-wide color settings as identified in the operating system display properties. The installation program does not use the system colors when displaying window background colors or font colors.
(h) When animation is displayed, the information shall be displayable in at least one non-animated presentation mode at the option of the user. Fully Supported: RSMSetup does not contain any animation.  
(i) Color coding shall not be used as the only means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element. Fully Supported: RSMSetup does not use color-coding to convey any information.  
(j) When a product permits a user to adjust color and contrast settings, a variety of color selections capable of producing a range of contrast levels shall be provided. Fully Supported: RSMSetup does not permit the user to adjust color and contrast settings.  
(k) Software shall not use flashing or blinking text, objects, or other elements having a flash or blink frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. Fully Supported: RSMSetup does not use flashing or blinking objects or text that falls within this frequency range.  
(l) When electronic forms are used, the form shall allow people using Assistive Technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues. Fully Supported:
RSMSetup electronic form supports all accessibility features.
 

 



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