Accessibility features for IBM ConnectionsDescribes the accessibility features for IBM Connections
The major accessibility features in this product enable users to do the following tasks:
- Use assistive technologies, such as screen-reader software and digital speech synthesizer, to hear what is displayed on the screen. Consult the product documentation of the assistive technology for details about using those technologies with this product.
- Operate specific or equivalent features using only the keyboard.
- Customize display attributes such as color, contrast, and font size.
- Magnify what is displayed on the screen.
Note: The accessibility of IBM Connections is optimized when using a Microsoft™ Windows™ XP client, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or later, FireFox 3.6 or later, and JAWS 12 or later.
In addition, the documentation was modified to include the following features to aid accessibility:
- All documentation is available in HTML formats to give the maximum opportunity for users to apply screen-reader software technology.
- All images in the documentation are provided with alternative text so that users with vision impairments can understand the contents of the images.
IBM Connections user interfaceThis product uses standard Windows navigation keys. Refer to the Product accessibility topic in the Using section of this product documentation for information about any unique keys that are used by the individual applications.
To display the business card, hover over a person's name, and then press CNTL + Enter. The business card opens and focus is set to the first element in the business card.
For JAWS users: To activate buttons in the user interface, press the Enter key, even when JAWS announces to use the space bar.
For administrators installing the productFor optimal accessibility when installing IBM Connections, follow the instructions to install the product in console mode. See Accessibility applications for installing IBM Connections for more details.
IBM and accessibilitySee the IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center for more information about the commitment that IBM has to accessibility:
Accessibility applications for installing IBM Connections