ACCESSIBILITY CENTER: SCREEN READERS & SETTINGS

Screen Readers

On Windows, only the NVDA screen reader has been tested. Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) is the preferred browser with NVDA and the EBS Portal, however, it is not supported for Adobe Interactive Forms. Internet Explorer has also been tested and works with most functionality, but navigating the landing page with NVDA may be difficult; JAWS is the preferred screen reader to use with Internet Explorer.

Download the NVDA screen reader

Download Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR)

Turning on Screen Reader Support in the EBS Portal

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
    1. 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.
    2. Otherwise, associate tx.sap with the SAP GUI for Windows. Instructions are on the SAP GUI for Windows page.
  5. Click the "Save" button

Settings for NVDA

  1. Open the NVDA menu.
  2. Choose the menu item "Preferences" > "Object Presentation...".
  3. Check the "Report Tooltips" and "Report Balloon Help" settings.
  4. Confirm the dialog with OK.

Settings for JAWS

Although NVDA is the preferred screen reader, the following settings will help optimize JAWS for use with the EBS Portal and HR/Payroll System. If using JAWS, the preferred browser is Internet Explorer.

Virtual Cursor off

  1. Press Insert+6 in the active Internet Explorer Window.
  2. Navigate to "Miscellaneous", then "Use Virtual PC Cursor".
  3. Deselect the "Use Virtual PC Cursor".
  4. Exit the dialog box by choosing the "OK" button.

Speech Verbosity

  1. Press Insert+6 in the active Internet Explorer Window.
  2. Navigate to "Speech Verbosity"
  3. Choose the Beginner ....
  4. Select the "Tooltip" checkbox (at the end of the list).
  5. If you use "Intermediate" or "Advanced", activate the "Tooltip" as well.
  6. Exit the dialog box by choosing the "OK" button.

Reading Graphics

  1. Press Insert+6 in the active Internet Explorer Window.
  2. Navigate to "Web/HTML/PDF" and "Images/Graphics".
  3. In the "For an Image", go to "Speak" and choose the "First attribute found in the order list" option.
  4. The value "title|alt|src" should be entered in the "Order List" field.
  5. Exit the dialog box by choosing the "OK" button.