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Setting the Default Value for the Accessibility Features Personalization

When you install PeopleTools, accessibility features to support assistive technology are turned off, by default, and users who want to use the accessibility features must enable them in My Personalizations. You can change the default value of the Accessibility Features personalization if you want to make the accessibility features visible to all users by default. For example, if the majority of your users require accessibility features, you might make these features available to everyone by default so that individual users do not have to enable them.

Note: Keyboard-only navigation features are available to all users and do not require users to enable accessibility features.

To change the default value of the Accessibility Features personalization:

  1. Select PeopleTools, Personalization, Personalization Options to access the Define Personalizations page.

  2. Enter PPTL on the search page and click Search to open the PeopleTools personalization options.

    The Accessibility Features (ACCESS) personalization should appear at or near the top of the list.

  3. Select the Format tab.

    The current default value appears in the Option Default Value column.

  4. To change the default value, click the Set Option Default Value link.

  5. Select one of the following values:

    Accessibility features off

    Select this option to disable accessibility features, by default. Users who want to use the accessibility features must manually enable them in My Personalizations.

    Use accessible layout mode

    Select this option to enable all of the accessibility features that are available, by default. Users who do not want to use the accessibility features must manually disable them in My Personalizations.

    See Accessibility in PeopleSoft Applications.

    This option is designed for blind users who use assistive technology, such as screen readers.

    Use standard layout mode

    Select this option to enable accessibility features for users who need support for visibility impairment, such as those using screen magnifiers, but who do not rely solely on screen readers.

    This mode provides bold highlighting of page elements to indicate where you are on a page, but it does not alter the page layout or provide full accessibility features for screen readers. For example, this mode does not provide table summaries and column headings for every table column.

  6. Click OK to apply the change and return to the Define Personalizations page.

  7. Click Save.