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Configuring Siebel Server Component Parameters for Accessibility


You configure Siebel component parameters in the standard-interactivity client to enable accessibility. You must manually change the OverwriteConfig parameter in the siebel.ini file before you begin to configure a Siebel application for accessibility. The default value is No. You must set this parameter to Yes.

To configure Siebel Server component parameters for accessibility

  1. Set up a Siebel Server.

    For more information about how to set up a Siebel Server, see Siebel System Administration Guide.

  2. Modify the following server component parameters to the indicated values:
    Server Component Parameter
    Value

    HighInteractivity

    FALSE

    ApplicationStyle

    EmployeeFacing

    AccessibleEnhanced

    TRUE

    DisableSITabIndex

    TRUE

    EnableSIFocusTracking

    TRUE

    ExtendedKeyboard

    TRUE

    AppletSelectStyle

    Applet Select

    ListRowStyle

    Siebel List

    NOTE:  It is not necessary to modify the ApplicationStyle parameter for deployments of the standard-interactivity client with accessibility features enabled. The EnableSIBusyCursor parameter is required only for deployments in which users use Mozilla Firefox.

    Table 3 describes the server component parameter values. These parameters are located in the InfraUIFramework section of the configuration file for the Siebel application. (For example, the configuration file for Siebel Call Center is uagent.cfg.)

  3. If you deploy the standard-interactivity and high-interactivity clients on the same Siebel Server, then modify the parameters for Siebel Application Object Manager.
  4. Restart the Siebel Server and Siebel Gateway Name Server.
Table 3. Server Component Parameter Values for Standard-Interactivity Client
Configuration Parameter
Value
Comment

HighInteractivity

FALSE

Makes the Siebel application work in the standard-interactivity client with accessibility features enabled, instead of the high-interactivity client.

ApplicationStyle

Employeefacing

Disables the high-interactivity client, making the Siebel application work in the standard-interactivity client or the standard-interactivity client with accessibility features enabled.

AccessibleEnhanced

TRUE

Enables all features to increase accessibility, including directly associating labels with edit controls and tab order changes. If this parameter is FALSE, then screen reader users hear a message indicating that administrators must configure the server for accessibility.

DisableSITabIndex

TRUE

The default tab order is from left to right and from top to bottom.

EnableSIFocusTracking

TRUE

Allows keyboard shortcuts to work in Siebel Business Applications with the standard-interactivity client.

ExtendedKeyboard

TRUE

Allows the use of extended keyboard shortcuts.

Basic keyboard shortcuts apply to the standard-interactivity client. For these keyboard shortcuts, you can use only key sequences that the Siebel application browser does not use. You cannot use special keys in sequences, such as function and arrow keys.

Extended keyboard shortcuts apply to the standard-interactivity client with accessibility features enabled and to the high-interactivity client. For these keyboard shortcuts, no limitations exist on the keys to establish key sequences.

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