Accessibility Center: SAP GUI for Windows

An accessibility flag can be activated once logged in. In the header of the portal, it is located under the Options link, then User Preferences.  Once set, the accessibility flag will remain set for future logins.  It can also be unchecked if desired.

The accessibility flag will provide additional support for the NVDA and other screen readers.

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 here for installing the SAP GUI for Windows.

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.
    - Show success messages in a dialog box.
    - Show warning messages in a dialog box.
    - 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 (Windows 7)

Set the file association so that it will open properly. Start> Default Programs> ”Associate a file type …” (.sap)

default programs link from the Windows start menu

associate a file type menu options screen shot

Associate a File Type (Windows 10)

  1. Search for Default Programs
     Search Windows 10 for Default Programs
  2. Select "Choose default apps by file type"
     Choose default programs by file type
  3. Scroll down to find ".sap" and choose "SAP GUI for Windows"
     SAP GUI for Windows file association

Windows Font Size

Windows must have the font size set properly. Control Panel> Display (must be 100% or 125% max) control panel link shown from the Windows start menu

Security Settings in the SAP GUI for Windows

The proper security must be set in the SAP Logon Pad.  Under All Apps (or Programs), look for the SAP Front End folder, then the SAP Logon.sap logon option from Windows start menu

Hit the F10 key, then select "Options".  Under Security, then Security Settings, set the value to "Disabled" or "Customized" (do not choose :"Strict Deny"). SAP GUI Logon Pad menu showing selection for options

SAP Security Setting Status equals Disabled

Virtual Private Network

When working off campus using the SAP GUI for Windows, log into the VPN using Pulse Secure.

 

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