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Accessibility Features in Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Lync Release 8.5

Table Of Contents

Accessibility Features in Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Lync Release 8.5

General Controls and Display

Availability of Menus in Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Lync

Cisco UC Pane Integrated with Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Office Communicator

Cisco UC Pane Not Integrated with Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Office Communicator

Setting Input Indicators for the Display

Moving the Input Focus Between Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Office Communicator and the Cisco UC Pane

Modifying Your Cisco UC Pane Options

Phone Management

Switching Phone Modes and Selecting Your Phone Device

Viewing Your Conversation History

Placing and Answering Calls

Placing a Call

Answering a Call

Working with Conversations

Working with Conference Calls

Working with Voicemail

Viewing the Online Help

Important Notes

Getting More Information About Accessibility and This Product


Accessibility Features in Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Lync Release 8.5


Revised: December 13, 2010

This document lists keyboard shortcuts and accessibility procedures unique to Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Lync.

General Controls and Display

Phone Management

Placing and Answering Calls

Working with Conversations

Working with Conference Calls

Working with Voicemail

Viewing the Online Help

Important Notes

Getting More Information About Accessibility and This Product

General Controls and Display

Availability of Menus in Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Lync

Setting Input Indicators for the Display

Moving the Input Focus Between Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Office Communicator and the Cisco UC Pane

Modifying Your Cisco UC Pane Options

Availability of Menus in Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Lync

Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Lync can operate in two modes, as follows:

Integrated with Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Office Communicator: The Cisco UC pane is located at the bottom of the Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Office Communicator window.

Not integrated with Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Office Communicator: The Cisco UC pane runs independently of Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Office Communicator, and is displayed in a separate window.

Cisco UC Pane Integrated with Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Office Communicator

The following table describes how to access the menus that are available when the Cisco UC pane is integrated with Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Office Communicator:

Operation
Menu Text
Keyboard Shortcut

Open the Microsoft Lync Tools menu.

Select the Show menu arrow next to the Options button in the Microsoft Lync window, then select Tools.

When the focus is in Microsoft Lync, but not in the Cisco UC pane, press Tab to move input focus to the Options button, then press Spacebar. Then use the arrow keys to move focus to the Tools menu.

Open the Microsoft Office Communicator Tools menu.

Select the Menu button in the title bar, then select Tools.

When the focus is in Microsoft Office Communicator, but not in the Cisco UC pane, press Alt, then use the arrow keys to move focus to the Tools menu.

Open the conversations window menu.

Select the Menu button in the conversations window title bar.

When the focus is in the conversations window, press F10.


Cisco UC Pane Not Integrated with Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Office Communicator

The following table describes how to access the menus that are available when the Cisco UC pane runs independently and is not integrated with Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Office Communicator:

Operation
Menu Text
Keyboard Shortcut

Open the Cisco UC pane menu.

Select the Options button in the Cisco UC pane.

When the focus is in the Cisco UC pane, press Tab to move input focus to the Options button, then press Spacebar or Return.

Open the conversations window menu.

Select the Menu button in the conversations window title bar.

When the focus is in the conversations window, press F10.


Setting Input Indicators for the Display

Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Lync displays input indicators to assist users who have difficulty seeing objects on the screen. Input indicators are dotted rectangles around objects that show which screen object currently has focus. To display input indicators all of the time, perform the steps that are appropriate for your operating system, as described in the following table.

Operating System
Procedure

Windows XP

1. Open the Control Panel and select Display.

2. Select the Appearance tab.

3. Select Effects.

4. Uncheck Hide underlined letters for keyboard navigation until I press the Alt key.

Windows Vista
Windows 7

1. Open the Control Panel.

2. Select Ease of Access > Ease of Access Center > Make the keyboard easier to use.

3. Check Underline keyboard shortcuts and access keys.


Moving the Input Focus Between Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Office Communicator and the Cisco UC Pane

Operation
Menu Text
Keyboard Shortcut

Move the input focus from Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Office Communicator to the Cisco UC pane.

Not applicable

Press Alt-Tab and continue to hold the Alt key and press Tab to select the Cisco UC pane.

Move the input focus from the Cisco UC pane to Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Office Communicator.

Not applicable

Press Alt-Tab and continue to hold the Alt key and press Tab to select Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Office Communicator.


Modifying Your Cisco UC Pane Options

Operation
Menu Text
Keyboard Shortcut

Open the Cisco UC Options dialog box.

File > Options

Move the input focus to the Cisco UC pane, then press Ctrl-Shift-P.


Phone Management

Switching Phone Modes and Selecting Your Phone Device

Viewing Your Conversation History

Switching Phone Modes and Selecting Your Phone Device

Operation
Menu Text
Keyboard Shortcut

Set the Cisco UC pane to work with your desk phone or the phone on your computer.

Actions > Switch Phone Mode

Move the input focus to the Cisco UC pane, then press Ctrl-Shift-T.

If you are using your desk phone for calls, select which phone to use with the Cisco UC pane.

Actions > Select Phone

Move the input focus to the Cisco UC pane, then press Ctrl-Shift-S.


Viewing Your Conversation History

Operation
Menu Text
Keyboard Shortcut

Open the Conversation History dialog box.

Actions > Open Conversation History

Move the input focus to the Cisco UC pane, then press Ctrl-Shift-F3.

Navigate around the Conversation History dialog box.

Not applicable

Tab

Move the input focus to the next entry in the conversation history.

Not applicable

Down Arrow

Move the input focus to the previous entry in the conversation history.

Not applicable

Up Arrow

Open the shortcut menu for a conversation history entry.

Right-click on the entry.

Shift-F10

Delete an entry from the conversation history.

Right-click on the entry, then select Delete.

Delete


Placing and Answering Calls

Placing a Call

Answering a Call

Placing a Call

Operation
Menu Text
Keyboard Shortcut

Open the keypad to dial a number.

Actions > Open Dialpad/Close Dialpad

Move the input focus to the Cisco UC pane, then press Ctrl-D.


You can also place a call from the Conversation History dialog box, by opening the shortcut menu for a conversation history entry. For more information, see Viewing Your Conversation History.

Answering a Call

Operation
Menu Text
Keyboard Shortcut

Switch the focus to the incoming call notification window.

Not applicable

Ctrl-Shift-G

Answer a call with audio only.

Not applicable

Ctrl-Shift-A

Answer a call with audio and video.

Not applicable

Ctrl-Shift-V

Forward a call to your voice message service.

Not applicable

Ctrl-Shift-M



Note You might need to request your Cisco Unified Communications system administrator to increase the number of rings or the duration allowed for an incoming call before it is redirected to voicemail.


Working with Conversations

The keyboard shortcuts described in the table below apply to both phone calls and conference calls, when the conversations window is the active window. The keyboard shortcuts apply to the currently-selected conversation in the conversations window. All of the menu items listed in this section are available both when Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Lync is integrated with Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Office Communicator, and not integrated with Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Office Communicator.

Operation
Menu Text
Keyboard Shortcut

Open the menu in the conversations window.

Select the Menu button in the conversations window title bar.

F10.

You can use the arrow keys to navigate the menu.

Note When you press F10, you can also open the submenus and select options by pressing the letters on the keyboard that are underlined for each submenu and option. For example, press F10, c, k to open the Conversations submenu and select Open Keypad.

Close the conversations window.

File > Close

Alt-F4

Move the input focus to the next active call in the conversations window.

Not applicable

Down Arrow

Move the input focus to the previous active call in the conversations window.

Not applicable

Up Arrow

Move the input focus to the first active call in the conversations window.

Not applicable

Home

Move the input focus to the last active call in the conversations window.

Not applicable

End

Move the input focus to another active call in the conversations window, when a conference call is selected.

Not applicable

Ensure that the participant list does not have input focus. If it does, press Tab to move input focus to the conference call. Then use the Up Arrow and Down Arrow keys, or the Home and End keys to move the input focus.

Open or close a keypad to enter numbers or characters in the active call.

Conversation > Open Keypad/Close Keypad

Ctrl-K

Increase the volume at which you receive audio on the active call.

This feature only works when you are using the phone on your computer for calls.

Conversation > Volume Up

F9

Decrease the volume at which you receive audio.

This feature only works when you are using the phone on your computer for calls.

Conversation > Volume Down

F8

Set your microphone to mute, or switch mute mode off.

This feature only works when you are using the phone on your computer for calls.

Conversation > Mute Microphone

F7

Open the Select Contacts dialog box to select a contact to transfer the active call to.

Conversation > Transfer To > Contact

Ctrl-F

Complete the transfer of a call to a contact that you have selected.

Conversation > Complete Transfer

Ctrl-Shift-F

Put the active call on hold, or resume a call that is on hold.

Conversation > Hold Call/Resume Call

Ctrl-H

Add video to a call.

Conversation > Add Video to Call

Alt-Shift-V

Remove video from a call.

Conversation > Remove Video from Call

Alt-Shift-V

Temporarily stop or resume sending video with the active call.

Conversation > Mute Video

Ctrl-F7

Display the video in full screen mode.

Not applicable

Alt-Shift-F

Restore the display of video to the size of the conversations window.

Not applicable

Esc

Start an instant message conference with the person you are calling.

Conversation > Start an Instant Message Conference

Ctrl-Shift-3

Start a meeting and invite all participants on the active call.

Conversation > Start a Meeting

Ctrl-Shift-5

Park the active call.

Conversation > Park Call

Ctrl-P

Hold or resume the active call.

Conversation > Hold Call

Ctrl-H

End the active call.

Conversation > End Call

Ctrl-E


Working with Conference Calls

These keyboard shortcuts apply to conference calls only, when the conversations window is the active window. The menu items listed in this section are available both when Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Lync is integrated with Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Office Communicator, and not integrated with Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Office Communicator.

Operation
Menu Text
Keyboard Shortcut

Open or close the list of participants in a conference call.

Conversation > Open Participant List/Close Participant List

Ctrl-L

Move the input focus from the participants list to the conference call and vice versa.

Not applicable

Tab

Move the input focus to the next participant in the participants list.

Not applicable

Down Arrow

Move the input focus to the previous participant in the participants list.

Not applicable

Up Arrow

Move the input focus to the first participant in the participants list.

Not applicable

Home

Move the input focus to the last participant in the participants list.

Not applicable

End

Open the Select Contacts dialog box to select participants to add to the active conference call.

Conversation > Conference With > Contact

Ctrl-M

If you have two active calls, merge the calls into a conference call.

Note This keyboard shortcut only works when you have two active calls, giving you a conference call with three participants, including you. If you want more participants, you can call the next participant, then merge the call into your conference call.

Not applicable

Ctrl-Shift-M

Open the context menu for a participant in a conference call.

Not applicable

Select the participant, then press Shift-F10, or the Application key.

Place a call to a participant before adding them to a conference call.

Participant > Place a Call > <default-number-for-the-
participant>

or

Place a Call > <default-number-for-the-
participant>

Select the participant, then press Ctrl-1.

Open the Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Office Communicator instant message window to send an instant message to the selected conference call participant.

Participant > Send an Instant Message

Ctrl-3

Open the Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Office Communicator instant message window to send an instant message to all participants in a conference call.

Not applicable

Ctrl-Shift-3

Display the contact card for the selected conference call participant.

Participant > View Contact Card

Alt-Enter

Add the selected participant to a conference call.

Participant > Join to Conference

Select the participant, then press Ctrl-Shift-J.

Removes the selected participant from a conference call.

Participant > Remove from Conference

Select the participant, then press Ctrl-Shift-R.


Working with Voicemail

You can listen to your voice messages in one of the following ways:

Audio voicemail: Places a call to your audio voice message service.

Visual voicemail: Opens a window that displays a visual representation of your voice messages.

You select which voicemail format you want to use in the General tab of the Cisco UC Options dialog box. For more information about how to open the Cisco UC Options dialog box, see Viewing Your Conversation History.

For information about how to open a keypad to enter numbers or characters during the active call, see Working with Conversations.

Operation
Menu Text
Keyboard Shortcut

Call your voice message service.

(If Call my voicemail service is selected in the General tab of the Cisco UC Options dialog box.)

Actions > Call Voicemail

Move the input focus to the Cisco UC pane, then press Ctrl-Shift-F4.

Open a window that displays a visual representation of your voice messages.

(If Open the conversation history to show my voice messages is selected in the General tab of the Cisco UC Options dialog box.)

Actions > Open Voicemail History

Move the input focus to the Cisco UC pane, then press Ctrl-Shift-F4.

Play or pause the selected visual voicemail message.

Not applicable

Ctrl-P

Rewind the visual voicemail message by a predefined time interval.

Not applicable

Ctrl-B

Fast forward the visual voicemail message by a predefined time interval.

Not applicable

Ctrl-F

Stop listening to the visual voicemail message.

Not applicable

Ctrl-S

Increase the playback volume for listening to visual voicemail messages.

Not applicable

F9

Decrease the playback volume for listening to visual voicemail messages.

Not applicable

F8

Stop listening to the visual voicemail message, and remove the message from your cache of voice messages.

Not applicable

Ctrl-Shift-X


Viewing the Online Help

The menu item listed in this section is available both when Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Lync is integrated with Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Office Communicator, and not integrated with Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Office Communicator.

Operation
Menu Text
Keyboard Shortcut

Open the online help.

Help > Help Topics

F1


Important Notes

Screen readers do not announce the descriptive label for the phone handset icon that is located under the buttons on the Cisco UC pane. The descriptive label is: "To place a call, drag and drop contacts on this area." Instead, the screen readers announce this icon as "Button."

Screen readers do not announce the action that is taken when you move the input focus to the Cisco UC pane, then press Ctrl-Shift-T. This action sets the Cisco UC pane to work with either the desk phone, or to use the computer for phone calls.

It can be difficult to read Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Lync windows with the high contrast appearance scheme High Contrast #1.

You cannot use the keyboard to perform the following actions:

Expand or collapse the Cisco UC pane

Resize the Cisco UC pane in the Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Office Communicator window

Resize columns

Sort list items

Getting More Information About Accessibility and This Product

For more information about the accessibility of this product, see the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) for this product. The VPAT lists the requirements needed for this product to conform to Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act.

You can get the VPAT at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/web/about/responsibility/accessibility/legal_regulatory/vpats.html

Alternatively, contact the Cisco accessibility team at accessibility@cisco.com.