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Archive for November, 2007

Accessibility Kit for SharePoint (AKS) 1.0

Posted by workerthread on November 29, 2007

This is now available here and is a toolkit for developers to use with SharePoint Server 2007 or Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 for creation of sites and applications which advance the accessibility of people with disabilities, especially those who are vision impaired.  Several clients have asked about this in the past months – I haven’t had a chance to look at it myself yet, but it is worth noting this from the SharePoint Team Blog

“To reiterate the approach that we’re taking with the AKS, it is being developed as a set of building blocks rather than an end-to-end solution. We expect many SharePoint partners to take various pieces of the kit and integrate them into their respective product or service offerings while some customers will integrate particular components of the kit into their SharePoint deployment processes”

So it won’t be a case of clicking on Setup and expecting everything to be compliant…

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Excellent Article on SharePoint User Management

Posted by workerthread on November 29, 2007

Bamboo Solutions have posted an excellent article explaining how users and security are managed and configured within SharePoint.  You can read it online here or download a PDF version here.

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Improving Excel Charts – Information Design Watch

Posted by workerthread on November 29, 2007

Via Sam Batterman, a nice post from Information Design Watch on options for making an Excel chart more readable.  Lots more examples to look at over on Perceptual Edge  – Stephen Few has written loads on this topic and is well worth reading.

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