Describes the accessibility features for IBM
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.
The accessibility of IBM
Connections is optimized when using a Microsoft
® 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 interface
This 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 product
For 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 accessibility
See the IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center
for more information about the commitment that IBM
has to accessibility:
Parent topic: Accessibility
Accessibility applications for installing IBM Connections