Born Again Classic Metalink
Posted by Harald van Breederode on November 12, 2009
On November 6th MyOracleSupport went into production to replace Metalink. MyOracleSupport is build using Flash technology which isn’t totally accessible to visually impaired people who rely on screen-readers. Although Flash can be made accessible, it remains difficult to use in my opinion and I prefer using an HTML interface where available. When logging in to Metalink, one was offered a choice of using Flash or HTML interfaces and I believe most users preferred the HTML interface as did I.
When logging in to MyOracleSupport no choice is offered, but an HTML interface
is still available and is perfectly accessible to the blind and others who dislike using Flash.