Accessibility Features of SAS Web Report Studio


SAS Web Report Studio includes the following accessibility and compatibility features that improve usability of the product for users with disabilities. These features are related to accessibility standards for electronic information technology that were adopted by the U.S. Government under Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
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High-Contrast and Custom Color Styles

There is intermittent support for high-contrast and custom color styles in SAS Web Report Studio.

Keyboard Navigation

Standard Keyboard Navigation

SAS Web Report Studio can be navigated by using the keyboard. The following table includes some guidelines:
Standard Keyboard Navigation Controls
Keyboard Control
Move forward through controls
Move backward through controls
Display drop-down list contents
ALT+down arrow
Display menus when they have focus
down arrow
Activate buttons and menu selections when they have focus
Open a context menu

Exceptions to Standard Keyboard Navigation

In the Select Data Source dialog box, to display the contents of a subfolder, press CTRL+up/down arrow to select the subfolder and then press the right arrow key.
SAS Web Report Studio does not follow the Microsoft Windows standard for keyboard navigation of a tabbed window. When the focus is on a tab heading, pressing the TAB key, rather than moving focus into the content of the tab, moves it to the next tab heading. Once you have cycled through the tab headings, pressing the TAB key moves the focus to the content of the tab.

Skip Navigation

For ease of use with a screen reader, SAS Web Report Studio includes an invisible link that enables you to bypass navigation links and go directly to the unique content on the page. Navigation links that are skipped include the links for Preferences, Log Off, and Help.
When the screen reader announces that you are focused on the Skip Navigation link, press ENTER or the spacebar to activate the link.
When you select the Skip Navigation link in the Edit Report window, the page refreshes before the screen reader can focus on the focus point.

Using SAS Web Report Studio with JAWS

Tables Used for Screen Layout

When tables are used for screen layout in some dialog boxes, JAWS reads the table dimensional information. To ensure that all fields are read, set your JAWS reader to read one row at a time and use the standard JAWS keystrokes for reading a table.

The Edit Field

When using the keyboard to navigate to the Edit field, JAWS repeats the last valid item that it was able to read before a header or a footer.

The Select Data Dialog Box

When using the Standard tab on the Select Data dialog box, JAWS cannot read the title of the Available data items list or any of the data items in the list. JAWS also cannot read the title of the Selected data items list or any of the data items in the list.

Navigate the Layout Grid in the Edit Tab

The Edit tab contains a grid for arranging objects in the body of the report section. The layout grid consists of cells into which you place report objects (tables, graphs, geographical maps, stored processes, text, and images).
Here are some keyboard shortcuts for navigating the layout grid:
  • Press ALT+Y to move forward between the cells. When a cell has focus, press ENTER to select it.
  • Press ALT+Q to navigate between report objects. When an object has focus, a pop-up context menu is available for other actions.
In general, use TAB and SHIFT+TAB to move through the controls to perform actions on the selected cells and objects.