Last Reviewed 01/21/2014

Versions 5.5

Issue

This article describes the keyboard shortcuts available when accessing Mediasite content, as well as notes on how to use them properly with Window-Eyes and JAWS.

Solution

Mediasite Player keyboard shortcuts

The following keyboard shortcuts allow users to quickly navigate the Player and use the features and controls.

General keyboard shortcuts

The following keys are available for live, on-demand, and portable presentations:

Keyboard shortcut Command
Alt+F1 Open the Player Help Menu
A Ask a question
E Send e-mail invitation for presentation
L View links
P View polls
M Mute the presentation's audio
S Toggle between slide show and slide list views
Shift+S Toggle between slide image view and slide text description


On-demand keyboard shortcuts

The following keys are available for on-demand and portable presentations. Note: These keyboard shortcuts will not work in JAWS.

Keyboard shortcut Command
Space bar Play or pause the presentation
Left Arrow Skip back 3 seconds in the presentation
Right Arrow Skip forward 3 seconds in the presentation
Ctrl+Left Arrow Go to the previous slide
Ctrl+Right Arrow Go to the next slide
Up Arrow Increase the playback speed (Windows Media only)
Down Arrow Decrease the playback speed (Windows Media only)


Catalog keyboard shortcuts

The following keyboard shortcuts allow users to navigate the Catalog folder tree:

Keyboard shortcut Command
Ctrl+G Activate tree navigation
Right Arrow Expand folder
Left Arrow Collapse folder
Up Arrow Scroll up folder list
Down Arrow Scroll down folder list


Player navigation order

When a user navigates through the Player's controls they are presented in the following order:

1 Play/Pause 9 Slide Show
2 Skip Back 10 Slide List
3 Mute 11 Previous Slide
4 Full Screen 12 Next Slide
5 View Polls 13 Help
6 Ask a Question 14 Text Slide List*
7 Share Presentation 15 Small Thumbnails*
8 Presentation Links 16 Large Thumbnails*

Note: Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are read by the screen reader. However, they cannot be selected in the Player because they are hidden below another tab. After the Large Thumbnail control, the slide descriptions are listed sequentially. Slide descriptions also cannot be selected.

Catalog navigation order

When a user navigates through the Catalog's controls they are presented in the following order:

1 Folder tree 12 Search button
2 Banner 13 Name (sort) link
3 Edit Catalog (if write permission granted) 14 Date (sort) link
4 Display Properties (if write permission granted) 15 Presenter (sort) link
5 Help 16 Type (sort) link
6 Login/Logout link 17 Air Date input
7 Send Email invitation link (if enabled) 18 To input
8 RSS Feed link (if enabled) 19 Type dropdown
9 Page link (if results paginated) 20 Apply button
10 Page input (if results paginated) 21 Clear button
11 Search input 22 Presentation results for Catalog folder (by item)

Comments

When the Catalog or Player is launched, users will have to update the default settings for Window-Eyes and JAWS to use Mediasite's keyboard shortcuts. In Window-Eyes, users must turn Browse Mode off. In JAWS, users must turn Navigation Quick keys off.

Note: Users may have to turn off Navigation Quick Keys multiple times during a presentation.

For more information about Mediasite accessibility, please see the following articles:

Using screen readers with Mediasite

Tips for using Mediasite with Window-Eyes and JAWS

Mediasite Content Accessibility tech planner


Please note that the Silverlight players do not support keyboard shortcuts.

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