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Keen About Keys? Keyboard Interaction in SAP Fiori

Good keyboard interaction design is essential to all software products. It helps you to get around the screen and reach UI elements with interaction devices other than a mouse or touch screen, such as … a keyboard.

Joking apart, all functions of the screen need to be operable by one input channel only. SAP Fiori’s SAPUI5 framework gives you keyboard navigation and control handling by default (SAPUI5 version 1.32 or higher). Find out in the infographic below about the how and why of keyboard interaction in SAP Fiori and some useful keys and key combinations – or alternatively listen to its description right under the infographic.

 

See SAP Fiori’s keyboard support as one of the most important accessibility aspects in action and learn how it can save you mouse clicks and time.

Following international standards makes keyboard interaction in SAP Fiori an intuitive experience. For efficient and effective usability, non-standard keyboard implementation should always be documented.

For more info about keyboard-only navigation in the SAP Fiori Launchpad, please look at the User Guide. For more info about accessibility, check out Nicole Windmann’s blog about SAP Fiori and Accessibility: Our Top 7.

Different user agents might influence the accessibility support and keyboard interaction presented in this blog post. All accessibility features described in this article refer to SAP Fiori Design realized with SAPUI5’s technical prerequisites for accessibility support. This article does not give a statement on the accessibility support of any SAP product. The realized implementation within an individual SAP Fiori application or an SAPUI5 control  might differ. Please contact accessibility@sap.com to learn about the accessibility support of a certain SAP application by requesting an Accessibility Status Document.

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