Find the Attendees Panel with Assistive Technology

Find the Attendees panel

  1. From the Collaborate panel, go to the Attendees tab panel.
  2. Spacebar or select the Attendee tab panel to open.
  3. Find the # Attendees heading with heading keyboard short cuts, the Tab key, or visually.
  4. Continue to navigate the panel to find the following features:
    1. More options pop-up button
    2. List of attendees grouped by roles under the headings of Moderators (#), Presenters (#), and Participants (#)
    3. Attendee Controls pop-up button for each attendee
    4. Network Strength Indicator Tooltip for each attendee

More options pop-up button

  1. Go to the More options pop-up button.
  2. Spacebar or select More options pop-up button to open a menu.
  3. More options menu contains the following features:
    1. Find attendee button
    2. Detach panel button or Merge panel button
    3. Mute all button (Moderator role only)

Inactive attendees

When attendees have left or been removed from the session, a new list under the heading Inactive becomes available.

To interact with this list, you can do the following:

  1. Go to the Inactive heading.
  2. Go through the list to discover which attendees Left and those who were Removed.
    • Attendees who left voluntarily are Left: [name]
    • Attendees who were removed are Removed: [name]
  3. To hide the list, go to the Hide button. Spacebar or select Hide button to hide the list. 
    • Inactive heading text changes to Inactive (#)
  4. To view the list, go to the View button. Spacebar or select View button to view the list. 
    • Inactive (#) heading text changes to Inactive

Attendee panel basics with assistive technology


Detach or Merge panel

The Attendees panel functions the same whether it is detached from or merged into the Collaborate panel.

Detach panel

  1. In the More options menu, go to the Detach panel button.
  2. Spacebar or select Detach panel button.
    1. Attendees panel moves to the main page of the Collaborate session.
    2. Screen readers render that the Attendees panel has been detached.
    3. Focus is placed on the More options button in the detached Attendees panel.

Merge panel

  1. In the More options menu go to the Merge panel button.
  2. Spacebar or select Merge panel button.
    1. Attendees panel moves to the Collaborate panel.
    2. Screen readers render that the Attendees panel has been merged.
    3. Focus is placed on the Chat tab panel and the Chat panel is active.

Find attendee

  1. In the More options menu, go to the Find attendee button.
  2. Spacebar or select Find attendee button to open the Search for attendees edit field with the placeholder text Find attendee
    • Focus is placed in this edit field when opened.
  3. Start entering the name of another attendee into the field.
    • If no attendee is found, you receive the message 0 results for “name”
  4. Go to the Attendee controls [name] button for the attendee. 

Attendee Controls pop-up button

  1. In the Attendees panel, go to [name] Attendee controls pop-up button.
  2. Spacebar or select [name] Attendee controls button to open the [name] Attendee menu.
  3. Continue to navigate the Attendee control menu to find the following features: 
    1. Send a chat message button
    2. Make moderator button
    3. Make presenter button
    4. Make participant button
    5. Make captioner button
    6. Mute button

      The mute button only appears on attendees who have their audio active.

    7. Remove from session toggle button

Chat privately with assistive technology


Chat privately

Chat permissions must be turned on for you to chat privately.

  1. From the [name] Attendee controls pop-up button go to the Send a chat message button.
  2. Spacebar or select Send a chat message button.
  3. Focus is placed in the “Type a message and press Enter or Return to chat.” edit field with the placeholder text Say something on the Chat panel.

Network status indicator with assistive technology


Network status indicator tooltip

The Access list of attendees button is only visible when it receives keyboard focus.

  1. Tab to, then Spacebar or select Access list of attendees button.
    1. Focus automatically shifts to the Attendee controls button where the following information is displayed:
      • Status values have a value of excellent, good, fair, or poor
      • Your experience has a value of excellent, good, fair, or poor
      • Bitrate may have values for up and down
    2. Tab to each attendee to discover their network strength.

Mute attendees

  • Mute all attendees: In the More options menu go to the Mute all button. Spacebar or select Mute all button. 

    In small sessions, attendees are still be able to unmute and participate with audio.

  • Mute one attendee: Find the attendee speaking in the list of attendees.  Spacebar or select [name] Attendee controls button to open the [name] Attendee menu. Go to the Mute button. Spacebar or select the Mute button.


Promote attendees

You can promote attendees to moderators, presenters, and captioners.

  1. From the [name] Attendee controls pop-up button and go to one of the following buttons:
    • Make moderator button
    • Make presenter button
    • Make participant button
    • Make captioner button
  2. Spacebar or select the button to activate it.
    • Focus remains on the [name] Attendee controls.
    • There is no status message to confirm that the new role has been assigned. Some assistive technology users may want to go to the role heading then verify that the attendee has been moved to the correct role.

More on the different roles


Remove attendees

  1. From the [name] Attendee controls pop-up button go to the Remove from session toggle button.
  2. Spacebar or select Remove from session button.
    1. Status message with “[name] left session” is rendered/displayed
    2. Inactive list is added to the Attendees panel