Accessibility Features of SAS App Central


SAS App Central has been tested against the 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 (2008 draft proposal initiative update). It was also tested against Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 levels A and AA, part of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C). For detailed information about the accessibility of this product, send e-mail to or call SAS Technical Support.

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User Interface Layout

The SAS App Central interface includes several tabs that enable you to access different areas of functionality. The Home tab is available to all users, regardless of their assigned roles. Account administrators can also access the Account, Users, Environments, News, and Templates tabs.
The upper right corner displays the user name (e-mail address) of the user who is currently logged on. It also displays the Menu icon.
Here are features of the Home tab:
  • Alerts are created by SAS to inform SAS Cloud users about important upcoming events such as scheduled maintenance and the availability of new software releases.
  • The My Applications section contains icons for each SAS application that the current user can access, based on the user’s assigned roles. If the user can access multiple environments, a separate application group appears for each environment.
  • News items are created by your organization’s account administrators specifically for your users.
  • The Resources area is created and maintained by SAS. This area contains resources to help you use SAS effectively.
For more information about the user interface, see “Overview of SAS Cloud Administration” in the SAS Cloud: Account Administrator's Guide, which is available on the SAS Cloud documentation page.

Keyboard Shortcuts and Mnemonics

Keyboard Shortcut for Microsoft Windows
Keyboard Shortcut for Mac OS X
Zoom in
Ctrl+plus sign
Command+plus sign
Zoom out
Ctrl+minus sign
Command+minus sign
Reset the zoom state
Select all text in a text field
Copy text in a text field
Cut text in a text field
Undo an action in a text field
Redo an action in a text field
Find and replace text in a text field
Ensure that the focus is in the text field, and then press Ctrl+F.
Ensure that the focus is in the text field, and then press Control+F.

Exceptions to Accessibility Standards

Some exceptions to accessibility standards are documented in the following table.
Note: The JAWS issues occur when JAWS is used with Internet Explorer. Other browsers were not tested with JAWS, unless noted.
Exceptions to Accessibility Standards
Accessibility Issue
JAWS reads the main menu button on the right side of the banner as “number button” instead of “menu button.”
No workaround is available. Screen reader users can still access the menu, even though its name is read incorrectly.
When keyboard-only navigation is used in Internet Explorer or Firefox, a visual indication of focus is missing from the menu button on the right side of the banner.
No workaround is available. Keyboard-only users can still access the menu, although it is not easily discovered.
When you open the main menu, focus is not on the first menu item.
After opening the main menu, press the Tab key to focus on the first menu item.