2019 November Release

AccessibilityPermanent link for this heading

Accessibility is an elementary concept of the Fabasoft Cloud. Users with visual impairment are supported with entry and visual display.

Notes on Keyboard OperationsPermanent link for this heading

The Fabasoft Cloud offers full access for users who work with the keyboard instead of the mouse. As you use shortcuts on your operation system, you can use default key operations as for example Ctrl + C in the Fabasoft Cloud. The supported shortcuts can be found in chapter “Keyboard Operations”.

Users who only use the keyboard should define following settings:

  1. Open the account menu (your user name) and choose “Basic Settings”.
  2. Switch to the “Accessibility” tab.
  3. Activate the Use Tabular Mode for Prescriptions option because the default displayed graphical process editor is not suitable for keyboard operation.
  4. If you do not see colors or see colors badly, activate the Show Alternative Text for Highlighted Fields option.
  5. If you find background images disturbing, deactivate the Show Background Images in Dashboards and Home option.
  6. Save the settings.

Reinforced Highlighting of the Focus With Keyboard OperationsPermanent link for this heading

When working with the keyboard the focus is highlighted increasingly (e.g. yellow margin). The reinforced highlighting is automatically activated by pressing Tab or Shift + Tab. The first mouse using deactivates the reinforced highlighting again.

ZoomingPermanent link for this heading

You can zoom text and graphics. The layout adapts itself optimally to the size. Use the web browser functionality for this.

Shortcuts

Actions

Ctrl + Plus (Internet Explorer/Firefox/Chrome)

Apple key + Plus (Safari)

Zoom in

Ctrl + Minus (Internet Explorer /Firefox/Chrome)

Apple key + Minus (Safari)

Zoom out

Ctrl + 0 (Internet Explorer /Firefox/Chrome)

Apple key + 0 (Safari)

Reset to normal size

Design in High ContrastPermanent link for this heading

The Fabasoft Cloud supports the design in high contrast. This mode works best with Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Note: If you have activated the high contrast, after you have loaded the Fabasoft Cloud, you have to reload the page.

Notes on Using Screen ReadersPermanent link for this heading

The Fabasoft Cloud supports the WAI-ARIA standard (Accessible Rich Internet Applications). WAI-ARIA is not fully supported by all screen reader programs.

The following screen reader programs are recommended for the use with the Fabasoft Cloud:

  • NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) with Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome
  • JAWS with Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

Users who use a screen reader should define following settings:

  1. Open the account menu (your user name) and choose “Basic Settings”.
  2. Switch to the “Accessibility” tab.
  3. Activate the Include All Fields in Tab Order option to include also read-only fields in the tab order.
    Note: If you are using Apple Safari, you additionally have to activate following option in the web browser: “Safari” > “Preferences” > “Advanced” > Press Tab to highlight each item on a webpage.
  4. Activate the Use Tabular Mode for Prescriptions option because the default displayed graphical process editor is not suitable for keyboard operation.
  5. Activate the Show Alternative Text for Highlighted Fields option.
  6. Activate the Prepare Foreign Language Expressions for Speech Output option. This way you can specify that well-known English terms are specially tagged to ensure correct pronunciation
  7. Save the settings.

Note:

  • The web client customizes itself automatically of the browser windows size. That means that some areas are blanked temporarily, if the space is not sufficient. When using screen reader programs the web browser window should be maximized (Windows key + Up), so that all elements are in the tabulator order.
  • If your screen reader offers a reading mode in the web browser (e.g. if you can use buttons for the quick navigation in the web), it might be possible that you have to switch the mode off and on again. Whether your screen reader requires your manual intervention, notice whether the keyboard shortcuts of the Fabasoft Cloud work or not.
  • If the Braille output of your screen reader makes a distinction between a level one and a structured representation, you must set the structured one.

Useful JAWS Settings

The following JAWS settings permit an optimum work with the Fabasoft Cloud. If these settings do not correspond to your habits when working with the Microsoft Internet Explorer, use personalized web settings for the Fabasoft Cloud.

Perform the steps below:

  1. Open the Fabasoft Cloud in your preferred web browser.
  2. Open the JAWS quick settings with the JAWS-key + V. All the necessary settings can be found in the last category “Personalize Web Settings”. This means that the settings only apply for the Fabasoft Cloud.
  3. Deactivate the setting “Document automatically reads”.
  4. Select for the setting “Document presentation mode” the value “Simple layout”
  5. If you have changed any other general JAWS web settings, you may have to restore the default settings.

Accessibility ExceptionsPermanent link for this heading

The following functionality is restricted or not accessible:

  • BPMN Editor
  • Document View
  • Content of Widgets
  • New Events in Teamrooms
  • Adjusting Images
  • Adjusting Screenshots (Support Button)
  • Menus in List Cells
  • Manual Sorting of Lists

BPMN Editor

The BPMN editor is used to graphically model business processes that can be executed directly. The BPMN editor is displayed when you open a BPMN process diagram, BPMN choreography diagram or BPMN conversation diagram.

Keyboard operation and screen readers are not supported (graphical modeling is only possible using the mouse).

Document View

The document view is used for the integrated PDF preview of documents. The document view is displayed in the content area when you navigate in a document.

Screen readers are not supported (document structure and navigation are not accessible).

Alternatively, documents can be opened in the corresponding third-party product (if permitted).

Content of Widgets

Widgets show preview lists or graphics and serve in dashboards as access points to the corresponding areas. For example, widgets are displayed directly on “Home” in the content view.

Keyboard operation and screen readers are not supported (access to preview lists is not possible and there are no text alternatives for graphics).

Alternatively, you can navigate into the widget to access the complete, accessible information.

New Events in Teamrooms

The new events are used to display changes in the Teamroom. The events are shown on tabs with different filter criteria. The events are displayed when you execute the “Show New Events” command.

Screen readers are not supported on the “New Events” and “Timeline” tabs.

Alternatively, the “History”, “By Objects”, “By Category”, and “By User” tabs can be used.

Adjusting Images

Images can be scaled and cropped. The integrated image processing is possible, for example, when defining logos or user images.

Screen readers are not supported (the image size cannot be determined when scaling via the slider).

Adjusting Screenshots (Support Button)

For support requests, a screenshot can be edited and transmitted. The support request opens when you use the “Support” button.

Keyboard operation and screen readers are not supported (cropping, highlighting and blackening is only possible with the mouse).

Menus in List Cells

Menus in list cells are used to execute commands directly in relation to the row. Menus in lists are used in the worklist to execute work steps of activities.

Keyboard operation and screen readers are not supported (the menu is not accessible).

Alternatively, you can navigate in an activity and execute the corresponding work step action or use the context menu.

Manual Sorting of Lists

Entries in lists can be arranged manually. Positioning is possible using drag-and-drop.

Keyboard operation and screen readers are not supported (manual sorting is only possible with the mouse).