2.5 Using Accessibility Features in LabArchives
Posted by Paul Cremin on 07 May 2018 04:13 PM
To maximize the accessibility features of LabArchives, we have the following recommendations.
After creating your account and logging into LabArchives, navigate to your name in the header to expand a drop-down menu that includes “Enable Accessibility Mode” and click on this.
This mode presents several features in a way that makes it easier to read, navigate, and access via screen readers and keyboard navigation.
We strongly recommend using the Plain Text entry for adding text to a page as it is the most straightforward tool available for the purpose. When you click on the Plain Text entry from the entry menu, the focus will go to the plain text area. Shift+Tab will take you out of edit to Cancel and then Shift+Tab again to the Save to Page button. You must click on (or activate with Enter or Space) Save to Page to save changes to the entry.
When a Rich Text Entry is in edit mode, the cursor will go immediately to the text area.
When a Heading Entry is in edit mode, the cursor will go immediately to the heading edit box; you can enter and change text until you get the heading as you want it. When you are done editing a heading, use Shift+Tab to exit the edit field to select Cancel or Save to Page buttons.
LabArchives integrates with tools that are owned and developed by other parties. Therefore, we cannot control the accessibility features of those tools. Such tools that are known exceptions to accessibility compliance:
LabArchives Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) explains how LabArchives' Research Notebook Platform conforms to the Revised 508 Standards for IT accessibility. VPATs help Federal agency contracting officials and government buyers to assess Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for accessibility when doing market research and evaluating proposals.
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