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Re: Sharepoint frustrations


From: Chagnon | PubCom.com
Date: Nov 23, 2015 9:21AM

Birkir, I'd love for an overview and/or summary of Sharepoint's accessibility problems.
Or if you wanted to write a blog about them somewhere, that would be great.

We no longer work on Sharepoint projects so when my enterprise and government clients ask me about its accessibility, I'm at a loss. I'd like to direct them to some solid info about it and I appreciate your knowledge and expertise.


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-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Sent: Saturday, November 21, 2015 8:31 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Sharepoint frustrations

I have seen these issues, and they are due to the fact that accessibility of Sharepoint generated content is beyond horid!
Microsoft didn't just drop the ball on accessibility of Sharepoint generated content, they dug a 100-foot deep hole first.
This has something to do with the misuse of the application role I think. Then aria-hidden is used incorrectly which hides big portions of the content.
It has been a few months, and I will have to dig through my notes to be more specific.
I will try to email you something off-list, if there is still use for this information.

On 11/19/15, Ritz, Courtney L. (GSFC-7500) < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hi all,
> Apologies if I sent this twice, was having an Outlook issue.
> Is there anyone on the list who's had experience developing in
> Sharepoint
> 2010 or 2013, and or using it with a screen reader like JAWS?
> I'm at my wit's end, trying to help our developers figure out why JAWS
> keeps treating some of the page content as editable, speaking "edit
> has pop-up" on each line of text or hyperlink and trying to turn on Forms Mode.
> If anyone has any ideas as to what might cause this aggravating
> behavior and what the developers could maybe do to fix it, please let
> me know off-list, unless others here are interested in finding out.
> Unfortunately, for security reasons, the pages are behind a firewall.
> The folks at Microsoft and Freedom Scientific both couldn't help us
> much, since they couldn't see the Sharepoint pages themselves.
> Courtney
> > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> >

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