Accessibility in Analysis Workspace

Learn about accessibility support in Analysis Workspace, the premier analysis tool for Adobe Analytics.

Accessibility refers to making products usable for people with visual, auditory, cognitive, motor, and other disabilities. Examples of accessibility features for software products include screen reader support, text equivalents for graphics, keyboard shortcuts, change of display colors to high contrast, and so on.

Analysis Workspace provides some tools that make it accessible to use, including:

Navigation in Analysis Workspace works top > down, and left > right. The following navigational elements facilitate accessibility:

  • The Tab key enables landmark shortcuts, moving between larger sections within Workspace. In the left rail, Tab also enables you to move from one draggable option to the next.

  • The left/right arrows move between individual elements after Tab has highlighted it.

  • The F6 navigates to the first panel in the project and moves between the visualizations within that panel. Then, it moves to the next panel in the project and repeats.

  • We apply focus indicators so that sighted keyboard users have a clear indication of which UI element currently has focus. The indicator is a blue border around the selected element.

    Focus Indicator

Keyboard navigation for the menu bar

  1. Tab until you have reached the menu bar.
  2. Use left/right arrow keys to navigate to the menu you want.
  3. Press Enter to select the menu and show its options.
  4. Use up/down arrow keys to navigate to the menu option you want.
  5. Press Enter to select the option.

Keyboard navigation for drag & drop interactions

Analysis Workspace is a drag & drop user interface. However, users can add components using the keyboard instead:

  1. Tab to a component in the left rail.
  2. Press Enter to select.
  3. Use arrow keys to navigate to the area where you want to drop the component.
  4. Press Enter to place the component.

Keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys)

Analysis Workspace offers a rich set of keyboard shortcuts for a more seamless workflow. Some common shortcuts for navigation, analysis creation, and insight democratization are listed below.

Shortcut Action
Alt + Shift + 1 / 2 / 3 Jump to different rails: Panels, Visualizations, or Components
Alt + Left/Right arrow Navigate between panels
Alt + M Collapse/expand all panels
Alt+ Ctrl + M Collapse/expand active panel
Ctrl + / Search left rail

Analysis creation

Shortcut Action
Alt + 1 New freeform table
Ctrl + Shift + C New calculated metric
Ctrl + Shift + D New date range
Ctrl + Shift + E New filter
Ctrl + Z Undo
Hold shift (in the panel filter dropzone) Create a dropdown filter

Democratization

Shortcut Action
Ctrl + S Save
Ctrl + Shift + G Curate
Ctrl + G Share
Alt + Shift + S Schedule
Alt + L Get link to project
Ctrl + Shift + B Download PDF

Support for screen readers and screen magnifiers

A screen reader reads text that appears on the computer screen. It also reads non-textual information, such as button labels or image descriptions in the application, provided in accessibility tags or attributes.

Color palettes & contrast

Analysis Workspace strives for WCAG 2.1 AA conformance, including requirements for color contrast.

In addition, users can set their own preferred color palette for a project under Project > Project settings > Project color palette.

Required field validation in component builders

When building a component, required fields are validated when you save. If a required field does not pass validation, it will be outlined in red with an error icon. A written description appears of the issue that needs to be fixed.

Once a component is fully validated, pressing Save closes the builder.

Error validation

Support for operating system accessibility features

Analysis Workspace supports built-in MS Windows and macOS accessibility features like high-contrast mode, sticky keys, and slow keys/filter keys. It also provides information about the user interface to the operating system to enable interaction with assistive technologies, including screen readers such as VoiceOver for macOS and NVDA on Windows.

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