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Re: SharePoint frustrations


From: Karlen Communications
Date: Nov 23, 2015 10:39AM

While there is "some" accessibility built into SharePoint out of the box, all bets are off once an organization begins customizing the portals for their own branding/use, especially if the developers are not familiar with accessible design.

Deque Systems has a SharePoint solution but it looks like it is integrated into the World Space tool. I tried to find stand alone content on the SharePoint tool and this is the only reference: http://www.deque.com/blog/deque-systems-a-microsoft-gold-certified-development-pertner-releases-a-first-of-its-kind-web-acessibility-solution-for-sharepoint/

HiSoft also has a tool to help with SharePoint accessibility, https://www.cryptzone.com/products/data-security/hisoftware-security-sheriff/hisoftware-solutions-for-sharepoint-and-office-365/office365/accessibility-foundation-module-afm
It looks like HiSoftware is now Cryptzone?

Other articles:

From Microsoft: Accessibility in SharePoint 2013, https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/jj841103.aspx
Accessibility features in SharePoint products (Microsoft), https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Accessibility-features-in-SharePoint-products-F291404A-DC7E-44DE-A31F-D81B3099C2B9
Microsoft (basics), Create an Accessible SharePoint site, https://support.office.com/en-ca/article/basics-create-an-accessible-sharepoint-site-53707eb5-b7b8-4ee0-ae82-9d4d916f7fe1
Cryptzone Insight newsletter, Making SharePoint Accessible, https://insight.cryptzone.com/content-security/sharepoint-security/make-sharepoint-accessible/

Cheers, Karen

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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Chagnon | PubCom.com
Sent: November 23, 2015 11:22 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Sharepoint frustrations

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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