This page is provided for persons using assistive technology with Sakai. Persons requiring accomodations should check out Disability-Related Information at the University of Delaware.
On this page:
Note: Suggested screen reader settings for JAWS and Window-Eyes follow each description.
used in the instructions below signifies to press the keys
Sakai contains a number of accessibility issues yet to be resolved:
Alt-up arrow or
Alt-down arrow to scroll through a menu instead.
Please notify the Sakai Accessibility
Team Lead at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you
find other problems. Use the subject line "Sakai Accessibility
Also, note that it is highly recommended to use JAWS version 8.0 and Window-Eyes version 5.5 or later, as performance will be significantly better.http://www.freedomscientific.com/fs_downloads/jaws.asp http://www.gwmicro.com/Window-Eyes/Upgrades/
Here are some tips for navigating:
Alt-down arrow to open the combo box. Then press the up or down arrow to view the choices.
Alt-cto return the focus to the top of the tool.
Cancel) on a page by pressing
Insert-F5to open the forms list dialog. Then press
h) to navigate. The worksite and tool sections, as well as page content, are marked with headings.
Insert-F6for a list, and then scroll using the up and down arrows.
Insert-down arrow to repeat the text.
Insert-F6to pull up the headings list, and navigate using headings.
You can execute most of the recommended settings in Internet
Explorer through the
Insert-v command, followed by
the relevant letter for MSAA commands (such as
h for headings), and then using the up
arrow or down arrow.
To access HTML settings within JAWS itself (for example, to change default settings for JAWS), follow the steps below:
JAWS Configuration Managerby pressing
Set Optionsby pressing
HTML Optionsby pressing
Ctrl-Tabto move between pages.
To access HTML settings within Window-Eyes:
Control panelby pressing
Global Menuby pressing
Verbosity Menuby pressing
Use headings to navigate. Links to worksites, tools, and content appear as headings to facilitate navigation. Content within tools is also structured hierarchically using <h1>, <h2>, and <h3> tags.
JAWS and Window-Eyes enable headings announced with level by default.
Because frame titles are frequently repeated, it is recommended that you do not have them announced by screen readers unnecessarily. The default setting for JAWS is not to say frame names.
If you wish to set JAWS to "Say Frame Name at Beginning and End" anyway:
Insert-vto go to the
f f, and then
Window-Eyes enables frame names by default.
Accesskeys follow the UK e-commerce standards wherever possible,
and are mnemonic otherwise. On a PC, use
Alt to invoke
accesskeys; on a Macintosh, use
Ctrl. Accesskeys are
announced in the title tag for each link.
Alt-0. (This must be set in Permissions by your institution. It is also available in the Help tool under
Accesskeys are available for most form-based tools.
Users control page refreshes. To refresh page content, press
To set JAWS to turn off page refresh:
Insert-vto go to the
r r, and then
To set Window-Eyes, press
Alt-Shift-m until you hear
Title tags help comprehension of action buttons and links by providing additional information.
To set JAWS to "Use Title":
Configuration Managerby pressing
Set Optionsby pressing
HTML Settingsby pressing
Graphics Verbosityby pressing
Tabonce, and then press the up arrow until you hear "Use title".
Window-Eyes enables title tags by default.
Forms contain common accessibility elements, including fieldset, legend, label for, and id tags.
The first column of the table below contains page elements, the second column provides suggested screen reader settings, and the third column contains shortcut keys in Internet Explorer to create settings.
|Element||Suggested screen reader setting||Shortcut keys in Internet Explorer|
|Headings||Headings with level||Press |
|Titles||Read title tag||Press |
|Frames||Announcement off||Default. Press
|Tables (JAWS)||Recognize data tables only||Press |
|Tables (Window-Eyes)||Recognize data tables only||Press |
|Refresh||Suppress refreshes||Press |
JSF (Java Server Faces) tools have not been revised to include all accessibility elements. These include the following:
Sakai has been tested with JAWS version 8.0 and Window-Eyes version 5.5. Compliance has been evaluated using A-Prompt, WebXACT, and W3C Validator, but is not guaranteed.