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Re: Accessibility of Salesforce


From: Jonathan Avila
Date: Feb 27, 2015 8:10AM

> And Salesforce UX developed a new color contrast tool for accessibility compliance, ColorSafe, http://colorsafe.co/. More

Unfortunately the colors used on the main page (white on a green) do not meet the WCAG contrast requirements for sufficient contrast.

Also, the page lacks a vertical scrollbar and content runs off the bottom of the screen. For people who use lower resolution or who use browser zoom scrollbars should not be prevented from being displayed. The wheel on the mouse can't even be used to scroll.



-----Original Message-----
From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Caid, Lisa M.
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2015 6:07 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Accessibility of Salesforce

Hello Howard,

I have not worked with the Salesforce platform, but I've worked in a limited way with the Salesforce.com Lead Accessibility Specialist Jesse H to help us obtain a VPAT, and an updated VPAT for our use of Salesforce. Jesse was very helpful and knowledgeable. I think Jesse is a member of this list.

See Jesse's recent LinkedIn discussion on "Sticky Column in a data table" https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Sticky-Column-in-data-table-4512178.S.5934063171689013250?view=&item=5934063171689013250&type=member&gid=4512178&trk=eml-b2_anet_digest-group_discussions-13-grouppost-name-1&midToken=AQFhlbY-7QiJ9Q&fromEmail=fromEmail&ut=0hiZ_S2-D5p6E1.

And Salesforce UX developed a new color contrast tool for accessibility compliance, ColorSafe, http://colorsafe.co/. More about ColorSafe, Accessible Interface Design, https://medium.com/salesforce-ux/accessible-interface-design-d80e95cbb2c1. ColorSafe is useful to our staff for WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria (SC) 1.4.1, and 1.4.3 testing.

This level of commitment speaks well of Salesforce's accessibility culture, to me.


Lisa Caid
Accessibility Coordinator
Information Technology - Accessibility
(806) 651-1241
IT Service Center (806) 651-4357

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-----Original Message-----
From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Howard Kramer
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2015 12:41 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Accessibility of Salesforce

Hi Karl,

Thanks for that feedback. And I'll take a look at the VPAT.


On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 8:41 AM, Karl Groves < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Howard,
> I'd recommend taking a look at Salesforce's VPAT documents:
> http://www.salesforce.com/company/legal/508_accessibility.jsp
> On a personal level, I use Salesforce and Desk.com for Tenon.
> Salesforce itself is an incredibly complicated system. I have no data
> to support this but I imagine that the system's complexity may
> exacerbate any accessibility issues the system has.
> It appears that newer Salesforce products have better accessibility
> than stuff built on legacy code. Desk.com, for instance, is pretty
> good. That doesn't mean it is perfect, which is why Tenon also accepts
> support requests via email and telephone. Just the other day though I
> engaged in a chat over Desk.com with a user on NVDA.
> On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 9:47 AM, Howard Kramer < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> wrote:
> > Hello All,
> >
> > Has anyone had experience working with the Salesforce platform and
> > complementary tools such as Visualforce, Squid, etc.? I'm trying to
> > find out how intrinsically accessible it is and what, if any, types
> > of accessibility tools, checks, etc., it has?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Howard
> >
> >
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Accessing Higher Ground
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