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 uses Microsoft Active
Accessibility (MSAA) APIs to render user interface elements accessible to
- 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
- 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.
Navigating the user interface using the keyboard
Accessibility features in textual editors
Font and color settings in Eclipse
Accessibility preference page