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Managing accessibility settings

GitHub Enterprise Server's user interface can adapt to your vision, hearing, motor, cognitive, or learning needs.

About accessibility settings

To create an experience on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance that fits your needs, you can customize the user interface. Accessibility settings can be essential for people with disabilities, but can be useful to anyone. For example, customization of keyboard shortcuts is essential to people who navigate using voice control, but can be useful to anyone when a keyboard shortcut for GitHub Enterprise Server clashes with another application shortcut.

Managing accessibility settings

You can decide whether you want to use some or all keyboard shortcuts on the website for your GitHub Enterprise Server instance, and you can control the display of animated images.

Managing keyboard shortcuts

You can perform actions across the GitHub Enterprise Server website by using your keyboard alone. Keyboard shortcuts can be useful to save time, but can be activated accidentally or interfere with assistive technology.

By default, all keyboard shortcuts are enabled on GitHub Enterprise Server. For more information, see "Keyboard shortcuts."

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings.

    Settings icon in the user bar

  2. In the left sidebar, click Accessibility.

  3. Under "Keyboard shortcuts", manage settings for your keyboard shortcuts.

    • To disable shortcut keys that don't use modifiers keys like Control or Command, under "General", deselect Character keys.
      • If you disable character keys, you may still be able to trigger shortcuts for your web browser, and you can still trigger shortcuts for GitHub Enterprise Server that use a modifier key.

Managing motion

You can control how GitHub Enterprise Server displays animated .gif images.

By default, GitHub Enterprise Server syncs with your system-level preference for reduced motion. For more information, see the documentation or settings for your operating system.

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings.

    Settings icon in the user bar

  2. In the left sidebar, click Accessibility.

  3. Under "Motion", manage settings for motion.

    • To control how GitHub Enterprise Server displays animated images, under "Autoplay animated images", select Sync with system, Enabled, or Disabled.