SharePoint Accessibility and 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. 

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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.

KeywordsSharePoint, SharePoint Resource Library, collaboration software, instructional technology, cloud file storage, accessibility, usability, Microsoft, 365   Doc ID107386
OwnerLeah B.GroupIT Accessibility and Usability
Created2020-11-24 14:53:36Updated2024-02-06 16:06:59
SitesDoIT Help Desk, IT Accessibility and Usability, Microsoft 365
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