Product accessibility

Accessibility features help users who have a physical disability, such as restricted mobility or limited vision, to use information technology products successfully.

Keyboard navigation

Table 1. Keyboard shortcuts
Action Keyboard shortcut
Display the business card Tab to highlight a person's name. After the Click here to view business card message is displayed, click Ctrl+Enter to display the card.
Move from one selectable item to the next* Tab
In this release of IBM® Connections, sections have been added to the page in which arrow key navigation is enabled, so you can navigate a page without having to press the Tab key as many times. Here's how it works: Pressing the Tab key gives focus to the first item in the section. You can then use the arrow keys to navigate between items, and press Enter to select an item. Pressing the Tab key again brings you out of that section and gives focus to the next selectable item on the page. The following sections of the product implement this new behavior:
Top menu
Press the Tab key until focus is given to the Home menu option. Use the arrow keys to move to another application menu option. Press Enter to display a submenu, and then use the arrow keys to move directly to the submenu option that you want to select. Press Enter to select a menu option.
Tabs menu
When focus is given to the Tabs menu within an application, only the first application tab is given focus. You must use the arrow keys to move between the different tabs. Pressing the Tab key again moves focus to the next area of the page.
Buttons menu
Press the Tab key until focus is given to the first button in a set of buttons. Use the arrow keys to move to the button you want to select, and then press Enter. Pressing the Tab key again moves focus to the next areas of the page.
Side menu
Press the Tab key until focus is given to the first item in the menu, and then use the arrow keys to move between the menu options. Press Enter to select a menu option.
Tag collection
When displayed as a cloud, pressing the Tab key gives focus to the first tag in the cloud. Use the arrow keys to move directly to the tag you want to select, and then press Enter. When displayed as a list, pressing the Tab key gives focus to the first tag in the list. Use the arrow keys to move down the list to the tag you want to select, and then press Enter.

If the application user interface contains a View Demo link, you can download the target video in accessible MP4 format by clicking View Demo and then clicking Download the video in accessible format.

IBM and accessibility

For more information about the commitment that IBM has to accessibility, go to the IBM Accessibility Center at http://www.ibm.com/able.



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