Accessibility and Keyboard Shortcuts

This topic provides information about the features that make Business Central readily available to people with disabilities. Business Central supports the following accessibility features:

  • Keyboard shortcuts

    For more information, see Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Navigation

  • Headings

  • Alternative text for images and links

  • Support for common assistive technologies

You can navigate between the tabs and actions in the ribbon, elements in the navigation bar, and other controls on Business Central pages and reports using the keyboard. To move the focus from one tab, action, or control to another, press the Tab key to move forward. Press Shift+Tab to move backward.

By using the tab order, you can also switch between the main browser page and dialogue boxes that request confirmation, for example, or the login page.


The HTML source for Business Central content uses tags to help users of assistive technology to understand the structure and content of the page. For example, on list pages, the columns are defined in TH tags and the column headings are set with TITLE attribute inside the tag. Captions for elements, such as FastTabs, FactBoxes, and fields are included in heading tags (H1, H2, H3, and H4).

Image and Links

A descriptive text for images is set with the ALT attribute inside the IMG tag. A descriptive text for hyperlinks is set with the title attribute inside the A tag.

Assistive Technologies

Business Central supports various assistive technologies, such as high contrast, screen readers, and voice recognition software. Some assistive technologies may not work well with certain elements in Business Central pages.

For more accessibility information

You can find additional information about accessibility with Microsoft products and assistive technologies on the Microsoft Accessibility site.

See Also

Getting Started
Working with Business Central
Frequently Asked Questions