ACCESSIBILITY CENTER: SAP GUI FOR WINDOWS 

An accessibility flag can be activated once logged in. The accessibility flag will provide additional support for the NVDA and other screen readers.

  1. Click the person icon in the upper left which displays your name
  2. Choose the "Settings" option
  3. Choose the "Accessibility" option
  4. Move the slider to the right, or activate the feature by setting it to true
    (If you have turned this on and are getting the tx.sap prompt, but do not use a screen reader, move the slider to the left so it is set to false)
  5. Click the "Save" button

Setting Accessibility

Setting the accessibility flag in the EBS Portal will cause the SAP GUI for Windows to be used for some applications.  See instructions below for installing the SAP GUI for Windows.

SAP GUI for Windows Instructions and Secure Download

Accessibility Mode in the SAP GUI for Windows

Accessibility mode needs to be set separately on the SAP GUI for Windows. Immediately following installation, have your desktop support set the following flag.

  1. From the Start Menu, type "SAPLOGON" to launch the logon pad.
  2. Press the F10 key to open the menu.
  3. Then arrow down to Options, or type "O".
  4. Under the "Accessibility & Scripting" node of the navigation tree, go to the "Accessibility" option.
  5. In the detail screen, select the "Use accessibility mode" check box.
  6. Click OK.

Additional Features in the SAP GUI for Windows

One accessibility is enabled, there are additional features that may be helpful and can be set using a screen reader.

How messages are communicated can also be changed. Once accessibility mode is set, making changes will be easier:

  1. From the Start Menu, type "SAPLOGON" to launch the logon pad.
  2. Press the F10 key to open the menu.
  3. Then arrow down to Options, or type "O."
  4. In the menu list, arrow down to "Interaction Design."
  5. Press the plus key to open the submenu.
  6. Arrow down to "Notifications."
  7. Use the tab key to enter the settings.
  8. There are three check boxes that will present success, warning, and error messages in a dialog box, rather than at the bottom of the page which may not be read. Use the spacebar to select them.
    1. Show success messages in a dialog box.
    2. Show warning messages in a dialog box.
    3. Show error messages in a dialog box.
  9. Tab to the "OK" button and use the spacebar or enter key to save.
  10. Close the SAP GUI for Windows window then restart the SAP Logon Pad for the changes to take effect.

 Associate a File Type

  1. Search for Default Programs
  2. Select "Choose default apps by file type"
  3. Scroll down to find ".sap" and choose "SAP GUI for Windows"

Windows Font Size

Windows must have the font size set properly.

From the Control Panel, choose Display (which must be 100% or 125% max)

Security Settings in the SAP GUI for Windows

The proper security must be set in the SAP Logon Pad.

  1. Under All Apps (or Programs), look for the SAP Front End folder, then the SAP Logon.
  2. Hit the F10 key, then select "Options".  Under Security, then Security Settings, set the value to "Disabled" or "Customized" (do not choose :"Strict Deny"). 

Virtual Private Network

When working off campus using the SAP GUI for Windows, log into the MSU Virtual Private Network (VPN) using the Pulse Secure.

VPN Pulse Secure instructions and secure download