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Procedure documentation Configuring the Accessibility Mode  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

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To use the accessibility options when working with SAP products, you need to enable the accessibility mode and also make certain other settings. The following is a description of how to configure the accessibility mode for these products:

      SAP GUI for Windows

      Portal

      SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence (SAP BI)

SAP GUI for Windows

Overview

The following table shows you the recommended settings in SAP GUI for Windows according to the type of assistive technology used or the type of disability. The settings are described in more detail further below.

Recommended Settings in SAP GUI for Windows

Type of Setting

Screen reader users

Screen magnifier users

Users with visual impairments who do not use assistive technologies

Users with motor impairments

Accessibility mode

Switch on

Switch on

Switch on

Switch on

Notify when a script attaches to a running SAP GUI

Switch off

Not relevant

Not relevant

Not relevant

Include disabled elements in tab chain

Switch on

Switch on only if preferred

Switch off

Switch off

Display list symbols as letters

Switch on

Switch off

Switch off

Switch off

Dialog box for messages

Switch on

Switch on

Switch on only if preferred

Switch off

Set F4 help to modal dialog

Switch on

Switch on only if preferred

Switch on only if preferred

Switch off

Settings in the SAP Configuration

Note

Note for the system administrator: Before a user can enable or disable accessibility mode in the SAP configuration, he or she requires access authorization to the control panel of his or her Windows operating system.

Make the following settings in SAP Configuration:

       1.      In Windows Control Panel, choose SAP Configuration.

       2.      In the SAP Configuration dialog box, deselect the Use New Visual Design flag.

This enables Classic Design.

       3.      In the SAP Configuration dialog box, select the Use Accessibility Mode flag.

You can select accessibility mode only if you have disabled New Visual Design.

       4.      If your assistive technology uses a script, deselect the Notify when a script attaches to a running SAP GUI flag in the SAP Configuration dialog box. (This setting is not relevant if you do not use an assistive technology.)

More information about this option and about security is available in the Security Guide for SAP GUI Scripting on SAP Service Marketplace under http://service.sap.com/sapgui SAP GUI Scripting Security Considerations and Requirements.

Local Layout Settings in SAP GUI for Windows

Make the following settings in SAP GUI for Windows:

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       1.      Choose Local Layout Options in the menu. You can also use the key combination ALT + F12 (for Local Layout) and then press the key O (for Options).

Note

The text Local Layout is displayed in SAP GUI for Windows only if you have enabled the accessibility mode in the SAP configuration.

       2.      On the Options tab page, select Dialog box at error message and Dialog box at warning message. If you also want to display dialog boxes for success messages and play beeps for messages, set the appropriate options.

We recommend that users of screen readers or screen magnifiers use this setting. More information is available under Setting the Type of Message Notification in SAP GUI for Windows.

       3.      You can reset the following accessibility mode properties to their defaults by deselecting the appropriate options on the Accessibility tab page:

       Include disabled elements in tab chain

You use this flag to include inactive elements in the tab chain (which makes them accessible using the tab key).

       Display list symbols as letters

You use this flag to specify whether the SAP GUI list symbols (such as the symbol for opening or closing a tree node) are displayed as alphanumeric characters or as symbols. You only need to set this flag if you use an assistive technology that is not compatible with the SAP Symbol font.

Note

Deselect these two options only if you do not need the information they provide. More information is available in SAP Note 883706.

Input Help (F4 Help) Settings in SAP GUI for Windows

In SAP GUI for Windows, choose Help Settings. On the F4 Help tab page, set the F4 help display to Dialog (modal). This setting displays the input help in SAP GUI in a dialog box instead of in a search help UI element.

Font Settings and Color Customizing in SAP GUI for Windows

These settings may be relevant if you have a visual impairment and you do not use a screen reader or a screen magnifier. More information is available under Settings in SAP GUI for Windows for Users with Visual Impairments.

Using a Screen Reader

If your screen reader uses the SAP GUI scripting interface, switch SAP GUI scripting on on the application server. More information is available in SAP Note 480149. For more about SAP GUI scripting and about security, see SAP Service Marketplace at http://service.sap.com/sapgui SAP GUI Scripting.

You can find the recommended settings for screen readers when used with SAP GUI for Windows in SAP Note 1139953.

Portal

To activate accessibility functions in the Portal, proceed as follows:

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       1.      On the initial screen, choose the link Personalize.

       2.      In the next window, choose User Profile.

       3.      In the user profile, select the Activate Accessibilityflag.

This setting influences all Portal content, including any applications based on HTMLB, Business Server Pages (BSP), or Web Dynpro for Java/Web Dynpro for ABAP Frameworks. For applications that run without the Portal and which are based on HTMLB, BSP, or Web Dynpro for Java/Web Dynpro for ABAP Frameworks, you need to set the URL parameter SAP-ACCESSIBILITY=X(for example, yourAppPath/yourApp?sap-accessibility=x).

You can find the recommended settings for screen readers when used with HTML-based applications in SAP NetWeaver (Portal, Web Dynpro, BSP, or HTMLB-based applications) in SAP Note 1139953.

SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence

If SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence is running in the Portal, activate the functions for accessibility in the user profile in EP. In all other cases, you must set the URL parameter ACCESSIBILITY=X or SAP-ACCESSIBILITY=X.

 

 

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