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Accessibility for People with Disabilities

Lync Server 2013
 

Topic Last Modified: 2012-10-18

Microsoft is committed to making its products and services easier for everyone to use. The following sections provide information about the features, products, and services that help make Lync Server 2013 more accessible for people with disabilities.

The following features in Lync Server 2013 help make it more accessible for people with disabilities:

In addition, some accessibility features and tools of Windows may benefit Lync Server users with disabilities. Windows PowerShell size and color changes provide accessibility options when using the Lync Server Management Shell. For details about Windows PowerShell accessibility options, see “Accessibility in Windows PowerShell 2.0” in the TechNet Library at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkId=98964.

You can use keyboard shortcuts to interact with the user interface in Lync Server administrative tools and other features.

By using keyboard shortcuts, you can quickly accomplish the following common tasks.

 

To do this Use this keyboard shortcut

Switch between elements in the user interface.

Tab

Perform the action for the selected element, such as Show All, Hide All, or open a hyperlink.

Enter

Change the selected element to the next element on the page or in a menu.

Tab

Change the selected element to the previous element on the page.

Shift+Tab

Change the selected element on the page or menu up, down, left, or right.

Arrow Keys

Expand the selected node in tree.

+ Key

Collapse the selected node in the tree.

- Key

Access the menu bar.

Alt

Access a menu bar command.

Alt+ the letter underlined in the shortcut menu.

Select the drop-down list in the Certificate Wizard.

Tab

Open the drop-down list in the Certificate Wizard.

Ctrl+Spacebar

Highlight an item in the drop-down list in the Certificate Wizard.

Tab, and then Ctrl+Arrow keys to move between items.

Select or clear an item in the drop-down list in the Certificate Wizard.

Ctrl+Spacebar

Every figure in Lync Server 2013 Help, including screenshots, diagrams, flow charts, and other figures, has associated alternate text. Users who have difficulty viewing figures can pause the cursor on the figure to read the alternate text. The alternate text describes what is shown in the figure.

The following sections provide information about the features, products, and services that make Windows more accessible for people with disabilities.

noteNote:
The information in this section applies only to users who license Microsoft products in the United States. If you obtained this product outside the United States, you can use the subsidiary information card that came with your software package or visit the Microsoft Accessibility website at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkId=18139 for a list of telephone numbers and addresses for Microsoft support services. You can contact your subsidiary to find out whether the type of products and services described in this section are available in your area. You can learn more about the accessibility features included in Microsoft products on the Accessibility in Microsoft Products website.

The Windows operating system has many built-in accessibility features that are useful for individuals who have difficulty typing or using a mouse, are blind or have low vision, or who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. The features are installed during Setup. For details about these features, see Windows Help or Microsoft Accessibility at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkId=18139.

  • Free step-by-step tutorials   Microsoft offers a series of step-by-step tutorials that provide detailed procedures for adjusting the accessibility options and settings on your computer. This information is presented in a side-by-side format so that you can learn how to use the mouse, the keyboard, or a combination of both.
    To find step-by-step tutorials for Microsoft products, see Microsoft Accessibility at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkId=18139.
  • Assistive technology products for Windows   A wide variety of assistive technology products are available to make computers easier to use for people with disabilities. You can search a catalog of assistive technology products that run on Windows on the Microsoft Accessibility website at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkId=18139.
    If you use assistive technology, be sure to contact your assistive technology vendor before you upgrade your software or hardware to check for possible compatibility issues.

If you have difficulty reading or handling printed materials, you can obtain the documentation for many Microsoft products in more accessible formats. You can obtain an index of accessible product documentation on the Microsoft Accessibility website at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkId=18139.

In addition, you can obtain additional Microsoft publications from Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, Inc (RFB&D). RFB&D distributes these documents to registered, eligible members of their distribution service. For information about the availability of Microsoft product documentation and books from Microsoft Press, contact RFB&D.

 

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, Inc.

20 Roszel Road

Princeton, NJ 08540

Telephone number from within the United States: (800) 221-4792

Website: Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic at http://www.rfbd.org/

If you're deaf or hard-of-hearing, complete access to Microsoft product and customer services is available through a text telephone (TTY/TDD) service:

  • For customer service, contact Microsoft Sales Information Center at (800) 892-5234 between 6:30 A.M. and 5:30 P.M. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
  • For technical assistance in the United States, contact Microsoft Product Support Services at (800) 892-5234 between 6:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. In Canada, dial (905) 568-9641 between 8:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Microsoft Support Services are subject to the prices, terms, and conditions in place at the time the service is used. For details, see Microsoft Support at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkId=18142.

For details about how accessible technology for computers helps to improve the lives of people with disabilities, see Microsoft Accessibility at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkId=18139.

 
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