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Re: Sharepoint 2010 Accessibility


From: Margit Link-Rodrigue
Date: Feb 23, 2011 5:51AM

This is not an answer to your question, but an add-on since I already have a
very specific question regarding SP2010 accessibility. Microsoft advertises
that they adopted WCAG 2.0 in their latest version. Looking at a demo site
at www.wssdemo.com, I tabbed through the interface and got stuck in the
global site navigation. While the Site Actions menu in the top left corner
expands by clicking the Enter key, the same isn't true for the drop-down
menus in the navigation. For example, the fourth menu item "Sharepoint
Sites" has a drop-down submenu which I wasn't able to open with any key
combination. It shouldn't pose a problem to screen readers since the focus
is set correctly on the submenu item, it just doesn't display on the page.
Therefore calling the menu accessible is stretching it in my opinion. If
anyone has some insight to share, I would greatly appreciate it.


On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 9:08 AM, Joshue O Connor < <EMAIL REMOVED> >wrote:

> Hi y'all,
> Have any of you experience with 'Accessibility Mode' in Sharepoint 2010?
> I am interested in particular to hear from screen reader users who
> currently work with it.
> Any comments on it however are welcome, but I explicitly wanted to do a
> head check on exactly what 'Accessibility Mode' does. FWIW, it seems to
> me that the application performs better (is more accessible) with it off..
> Go Microsoft..
> Cheers
> Josh
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