QMF for Workstation accessibility features

QMF for Workstation includes several accessibility features.

Note: The QMF for Workstation application provides the best accessibility functionality. Users with physical disabilities who must make use of the QMF accessibility features should install and run QMF for Workstation, as opposed to QMF for WebSphere®.

Standard keyboard equivalents

The keyboard is the most frequently used alternative for performing mouse functions. Keyboard equivalents use keyboard keys to perform mouse actions instead of using a mouse. For example, QMF for Workstation supports the following keyboard equivalents:
  • Shortcut, or accelerator keys, to perform the most frequently used functions in pull-down menus without going to the menu. For example:
    • Ctrl+S to save
    • Ctrl+P to print
    • Ctrl+R to run a query

    Shortcuts display in the pull-down menu next to each function.

  • Mnemonics, or access keys, are available to perform each function on a menu or dialog box. A mnemonic for a function is the underlined character in the function name and is used in combination with the Alt key to execute the function. For example:
    • Press Alt then F to open the File menu
    • Press Alt then O to open the Open dialog box

For more information, refer to the documentation for your operating system for a complete list of standard keyboard equivalents.

Standard keyboard navigation

Keyboard navigation refers to using keys instead of a mouse to move from item to item on your screen. The movement is usually in the order specified by the operating system or your application.

QMF for Workstation follows the standards with regard to the typical keys used for keyboard navigation, such as using the Tab key and Shift+Tab to move between controls, as well as arrow keys to move up, down, and sideways between items.

Operating system accessibility

Each operating system has a set of accessibility options that enables individuals with disabilities to customize system-wide settings.

QMF for Workstation:
  • Inherits settings from the operating system.
  • Does not interfere with keyboard accessibility features built into the operating system.

Assistive technology products

QMF for Workstation supports assistive technology products, such as screen readers and voice synthesizers.

QMF for Workstation requires special navigation when using a screen reader with query results.

Keyboard shortcuts QMF for Workstation

The following table lists keyboard navigation aids available in QMF for Workstation.

Table 1. Keyboard navigation aids in QMF for Workstation
To... Do the following...
Obtain online help Press F1 or Alt+H.

In online help, use the Tab key to navigate from link to link, then press Enter to open the link.

Add object or condition
  1. Press the Tab key to navigate to the pane you need, such as in the Prompted Query dialog box.
  2. Press the Tab key again to get to the Add icon.
  3. Press the spacebar to display the Add dialog box.
Select multiple objects
  1. Press the Tab key to get to the list box.
  2. Press Shift+Arrow to select rows.
  3. Press Shift+Enter to add the objects.
View object properties in an object list
  1. Select the object from the object list.
  2. Press Alt+Enter.
Use screen reader for query results

- or -

Use browser to display query results in high-contrast mode for the visually impaired

Option 1:

  1. Run the query.
  2. Press Alt+R to open the Results menu.
  3. Select Save to File.
  4. Select HTML file (*.htm) for Save as type.
  5. Open the *.htm file in browser.

Option 2:

  1. Run the query.
  2. Press Alt+R to open the Results menu.
  3. Select Display Report.
  4. Select the form type.
  5. Press OK.
  6. Press Alt+O to open the Form menu.
  7. Select Convert to HTML form.
  8. Check the Include tabular data as HTML table check box.
  9. Press OK.
  10. Press Alt+O to open the Form menu.
  11. Select View in Web browser.

Option 3:

  1. Run the query.
  2. Press Alt+R to open the Results menu.
  3. Select Save to File.
  4. Select CSV file (*.csv) for Save as type.
  5. Open the *.csv file in Microsoft Explorer.
Edit (editable) rows in list box
  1. Tab to the list box, such as the Global Variables dialog box.
  2. Press the spacebar or move the arrow key to select the row.
  3. Press F2 to activate edit mode.
  4. Use the Tab key to move between columns and rows.
  5. Press Enter to accept edits.
  6. Press the Tab key to exit the listbox and move to the next control in the dialog.
Edit query results
  1. Press Alt+E for the Edit menu.
  2. Select Find. The Find dialog box opens.
  3. Type the search text.
  4. Press Enter.
  5. Press Esc to close the Find dialog box.
  6. Press Enter to edit the cell.
Change font for query results
  1. Run the query.
  2. Press Ctrl+A to select all.
  3. Press Alt+R to display the Results menu.
  4. Type F to display the Font dialog box.