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Eclipse Workbench User Guide
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Accessibility features in Eclipse

Accessibility features help people with a physical disability, such as restricted mobility or limited vision, or those with special needs to use software products successfully. These are the major accessibility features in Eclipse:

  • Eclipse uses Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) APIs to render user interface elements accessible to assistive technology.
  • You can operate all features using the keyboard instead of the mouse. See the related task.
  • You can use screen-reader software such as Freedom Scientific's JAWS TM and a digital speech synthesizer to hear what is displayed on the screen. You can also use voice recognition software, such as IBM ViaVoice TM to enter data and to navigate the user interface.
  • You can magnify what is displayed on your screen in the graphical views.
  • Fonts and colors defined by Eclipse can be set using the General > Appearance > Colors and Fonts preference page. See the related link.

Note: The Accessibility features mentioned in this document apply to the Windows operating system.

Related tasks
Navigating the user interface using the keyboard
Configuring accessibility features for textual editors

Related references
Font and color settings in Eclipse
Accessibility preference page

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