Using Screen Reader Mode

  • When working with forms to enter data, disable Hide Selection. To select any shortcut menu option, you must first select the Show Selection checkbox and then the appropriate item or business artifact in order to be able to select the right context.

  • In rule launch windows, select the corresponding buttons to invoke the member selector for runtime prompts.

  • If, after you perform validations, cells contain errors, you must tab through each cell to locate those with errors. Clicking error messages in the Data Validation Summary does not place focus on the corresponding cell with errors.

  • If you launch a secondary dialog box such as the member selector while in screen reader mode, in the simplified interface you must exit the dialog box by pressing the Esc key or other control button. In the standard UI, press Alt+Z to switch focus from the main dialog box to the secondary dialog box. You can then tab to navigate the dialog box.

  • Use buttons, radio buttons, and check boxes for selection.

  • For information icons, click icons for additional information.

  • Popups appear in a new page. When a popup such as a confirmation message appears on save or rule launch, use the Down Arrow keys to read the message after the screen reader announces the popup. Use the same process for informational popups.

  • Graphs and charts do not display; everything is rendered in table format. Use Ctrl+ and Alt+ arrow keys to read the content of such tables.

  • Turn the PC Cursor Mode to ON when tabbing through read-only fields in a table. Turn the PC Cursor Mode to OFF when entering data in editable fields.

  • Use the Ctrl+ and Alt+ arrow keys to read the contents of both read-only and editable tables, such as user variables, across all applications.

  • In the simplified interface, when creating dashboards in screen reader mode, the links displayed in the left pane are not available for creating content in widgets. Instead, you can use the Chart, URL, and Commentary links within the widget to create content.

  • To read the content of a text area, select all text inside the text area by pressing Ctrl+A.

  • When the screen reader is on, to close any open dialog boxes, press Escape twice.

  • To exit a popup when the screen reader is on, press the Escape key. To exit informational messages when the screen reader is on, press Tab.


    In the left pane tree table, select the radio button adjacent to the items that are to be invoked, such as forms.