SharePoint - Accessibility & Usability Information
This document summarizes the accessibility and usability barriers identified in Microsoft SharePoint during testing, as well as how to get help.
SharePoint is a Microsoft file storage application available to UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff.
For UW-Madison Microsoft Sharepoint support documentation see Office 365 - Getting Started with SharePoint or go to the Office 365 Service page.
To contact the Help Desk, call (608) 264-4357 or see Help Desk information for further support.
Contact the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk for answers to questions regarding accessibility features, functionalities, and assistive technology with Microsoft products.
Review additional information about SharePoint accessibility features, and how to make your SharePoint site accessible.
Student accessibility & usability barriers
The following information is provided to help people with disabilities know what potential barriers may exist within the SharePoint Resource Library.
Some keyboard navigation barriers may be difficult for people with vision or motor disabilities
Some functionality is not reachable via keyboard navigation, for example when selecting items within the Recycle Bin page.
Magnification and interface barriers may be difficult for people with low vision
Some pages do not reflow when the page is magnified 200-400%, making it difficult for users with low vision who need to increase magnification for readability. When magnified, users are forced to horizontally scroll (scroll left and right) to see all page content instead of reflowing appropriately to the screen view.
Some screen reader barriers may be difficult for people with vision disabilities
Content has missing and skipped heading levels which makes it difficult for users with visual disabilities to navigate via a screen reader or other assistive technologies. For instance, table columns and rows are not labeled for access via screen reader. Some content, including checkboxes within the Recycle Bin, is missing auditory feedback which is necessary for users who are blind or have low vision and are using a screen reader or other assistive technology. Screen readers also do not have access to questions within the User Survey.
Color contrast barriers may be difficult for people with color blindness
Some icons, links, and buttons have low color contrast and may be difficult for some users to navigate and read if they have low vision or color blindness. Some examples include small and low contrast buttons on the homepage, as well as low contrast column headers.