Accessibility features for IBM mail support for Microsoft Outlook

Accessibility features assist users who have a disability, such as restricted mobility or limited vision, to use information technology content successfully.

Overview

IBM® mail support for Microsoft™ Outlook includes the following major accessibility features:
  • Keyboard-only operation
  • Operations that use a screen reader
  • Support for high contrast mode.
  • The attachment of alternative output devices
Note: To use high contrast mode during installation, install silently from the command line. For more information, see Installing silently.

IBM mail support for Microsoft Outlook uses the latest W3C Standard, WAI-ARIA 1.0, to ensure compliance with US Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. To take advantage of accessibility features, use the latest release of your screen reader and the latest web browser that is supported by IBM mail support for Microsoft Outlook.

The IBM mail support for Microsoft Outlook online product documentation in IBM Knowledge Center is enabled for accessibility. The accessibility features of IBM Knowledge Center are described at https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/help#accessibility.

Keyboard navigation

IBM mail support for Microsoft Outlook uses the following unique keyboard shortcuts.

Table 1. IBM mail support for Microsoft Outlook unique keyboard shortcuts
Action Keyboard shortcuts
Use the IBM Mail Sync Configuration dialog box
  • Your Name: Alt+Y
  • Email Address: Alt+E
  • Server Type: Alt+T
  • IBM Connections Cloud: Alt+I
  • My Company's Mail Server: Alt+M
  • Server name: Alt+S
  • Next: Alt+N
  • Cancel: Alt+C
  • Advanced: Alt+S
Use the Password dialog box
  • Password: Alt+P
  • Save Password: Alt+S
  • Login: Alt+L (Shows the IBM Mail Sync dialog box.)
  • Cancel: Alt+C
Use the IBM Mail Sync dialog box
  • Back: Alt+B
  • Finish:Alt+F
Back button is shown if there is a connection failure. Finish button is shown if connection is successful.
Open the IBM Mail page. Alt+Y2
From the IBM Mail page, open the Automatic Replies dialog box. Alt+Y1
Use the Automatic Replies dialog box.
  • Do not send automatic replies: Alt+D
  • Send automatic replies: Alt+S
  • Only send during the time range: Alt+N
  • Start time: Alt+T
  • End time: Alt+E
  • Automatically reply once for each sender with the following message:Alt+A
  • Automatically reply to people outside my organization: Alt+U
  • OK button: Alt+O
  • Cancel button: Alt+C
From the IBM Mail page, open the Manage My Delegates dialog box. Alt+Y2
Use the Manage My Delegates dialog box.
  • OK: Alt+O
  • Cancel: Alt+C
From the IBM Mail page, open the Mail Quota dialog box. Alt+Y3
Use the Mail Quota dialog box. OK: Alt+O
From the IBM Mail page, open the IBM Mail Help drop down.
  • Alt+Y4 (If Change Address is not shown)
  • Alt+Y5 (If Change Address is shown)
Using the Diagnostics dialog box.
  • Trace Level: Alt+T
  • Include confidential data in logs: Alt+I
  • Report a problem: Alt+R
  • Save: Alt+S
  • Cancel: Alt+C
Use the Report a problem dialog box.
  • Describe the problem: Alt+D
  • Send: Alt+S
  • Cancel: Alt+C
Use the About dialog box.
  • To read: Tab
  • To close: Alt+O
From the Message tab of new message, encrypt the message. Alt+Y1
From the Message tab of a new message, sign the message. Alt+Y2
Notes password prompt dialog box. (Applies only to on-premises use and not to the cloud).
  • Enter your Notes ID password: Alt+E
  • OK: Alt+O
  • Cancel: Alt+C
From the Meeting tab of a new meeting invitation, find a room. Alt+Y
Use the Find Room dialog box.
  • Sites: Alt+S
  • Date: Alt+D
  • Until time: Alt+U
  • Length: Alt+L
  • Room size: Alt+R
  • Select room to reserve: Alt+E
  • OK: Alt+O
  • Cancel: Alt+C

From the Home ribbon, open in IBM iNotes®.

Alt+Y1

Interface information

The IBM mail support for Microsoft Outlook user interfaces do not have content that flashes 2 - 55 times per second.

Vendor software

IBM mail support for Microsoft Outlook includes certain vendor software that is not covered under the IBM license agreement. IBM makes no representation about the accessibility features of these products. Contact the vendor for accessibility information about its products.

Related accessibility information

In addition to standard IBM help desk and support websites, IBM has a TTY telephone service for use by deaf or hard of hearing customers to access sales and support services:

TTY service 800-IBM-3383 (800-426-3383) (within North America)

For more information about the commitment that IBM has to accessibility, see IBM Accessibility.