The following list includes the major accessibility features for IBM Sametime
- Keyboard-only operations
- Interfaces that are commonly used by screen readers
- Industry-standard devices for ports and connectors
To ensure that the client interface is optimized for accessibility, make sure that you turn on the accessibility features available in the accessibility preferences.
Table 1. Accessibility preference options
|If you are using:||Do this:|
|IBM Sametime Connect||Click -> Preferences. Then, click Accessibility and select all fields to optimize for accessibility.|
|IBM Notes®||Click -> Preferences. Then, expand the Sametime section in the navigator. Click Accessibility and select all fields to optimize for accessibility.|
For Macintosh, you should also set keyboard behavior. From the application toolbar, click System Preferences
-> Keyboard Shortcuts
-> Keyboard & Text Input
. Then, select Turn full keyboard on or off
and under Full keyboard access
, click All Controls.
This product uses standard Microsoft
™ navigation keys.
There are multiple ways to navigate the user interface using the keyboard. Use the Tab and arrow keys to navigate through the interface and move focus. You can also press Alt to activate keyboard shortcuts. Press Alt plus the corresponding keyboard shortcut to complete the action. For a list of detailed keyboard shortcuts and actions, see the following What are the keyboard shortcuts and other accessibility features
When the accessibility preference Optimize notification settings for screen reader
is selected, chat and other notifications will be in the form of a sound. You will not be notified of a new chat window or message, for example, by the window opening in front of your screen or flashing, or a flashing icon in your system tray. This allows screen readers to maintain a single, uninterrupted focus.
When you select Use arrow keys to place focus in contact search results
, you can use the arrow keys to move to a name that shows in the search results list when you type text in the Find a person or number
field. This keeps screen readers from reading text matches before you are finished typing in that field.
Related accessibility information
The accessible version of this product documentation is available on the IBM Sametime wiki (opens new window)
IBM and accessibility
See the IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center (opens new window)
for more information about the commitment that IBM
has to accessibility:
Parent topic: Basics