Lotus Notes checklist

Checkpoint 4.1: Include views in the View menu

Include views in the View menu if the application uses navigators.

Applicable user interfaces

This checkpoint only applies to Lotus Notes applications viewed through the Notes client.

Note: Applications that support both the Notes client interface and the Web interface must complete both the Web checklist and the Lotus Notes checklist.


Views that can only be opened through navigators may not be accessible to someone using the keyboard or a screen reader. If the views are available from the View menu, they are always accessible. You do not need to include hidden views in the View menu since they are not accessed by end users.

If the application does not use navigators to display the list of views, this checkpoint does not apply. Applications that display views using outlines, the Folder pane or standard Notes Navigation pane are accessible from the keyboard.

Required development techniques

The following techniques are the minimum required to meet Checkpoint 4.1 from the Lotus Notes Application Accessibility Checklist:

  1. Select the view and open the View Properties box. Go to the Options tab. Check "Show in View menu".
  2. Do not include hidden views in the View menu.

Required test techniques

Test the application to ensure that it complies with accessibility requirements.


No tools are required to test this checkpoint.


The following techniques are required to verify this checkpoint:
Action Result
1. Using the Notes client, open the database and identify the views listed in the Navigator. Display the list of views using F10-View or F10-View-Goto. Verify all views in the Navigator are listed in the View menu with the same name. Pass:


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Last updated August 25, 2009.