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Accessibility Features

Accessibility Features
User Issue Accessibility Features
Low Vision and Blind Panels: Maximize panel sizes to make the viewing area larger.

Activity Window: Standalone window that reports various events that take place. Perform simple functions through a command-line interface.

Audible Notifications: System messages sent as sounds to notify users when certain important events occur in a session.

Keyboard Shortcuts: Press one or more keys in combination to perform a function.

Hot Keys: A type of keyboard shortcut that differs from standard keyboard shortcuts.

Keyboard Navigation: Use the keyboard to navigate in a session.

Chat Text Size: Set the size of text in the chat conversation pane.

Notes Text Size: Change the size of the text in the Notes editor.

Application Sharing Host Options: Determine how the application sharing window appears while you are hosting a session.

Chat Emoticon Text Strings: Type text to enter emoticons.

Color Blind Window Display Options: Customize the display of the closed-captioning window by changing the font, size, and color of the text and the color of the background.

Application Sharing Host Options: Determine the shared region and emphasized cursor colors.

Chat Emoticon Text Strings: Type text to enter emoticons.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Activity Window: Standalone window that reports various events that take place, such as reporting when the timer expiration sound occurs.

Visual Notifications: Enable and disable the notifications for various events.

Closed Captioning: Session attendees can transcribe audio information for deaf and hard of hearing attendees while a session is in progress.

Microphone Settings and Speaker Settings: Adjust your system settings.

Audio Setup Wizard: Verify that your microphone and speaker are set up correctly. You are guided through selecting the devices, and setting your speaker and microphone volumes.

Mobility Keyboard Shortcuts: Press one or more keys in combination to perform a function.

Hot Keys: A type of keyboard shortcut that differs from standard keyboard shortcuts.​

Mnemonics: An underlined letter or number that appears in a menu title or menu option. When you press it with the ALT key, you activate a command or navigate to an element in the user interface.

Keyboard Navigation: Use the keyboard to navigate in a session.​