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Accessibility for SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013
 

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Foundation 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2013-12-18

Summary:SharePoint 2013 supports the accessibility features of common browsers to help IT Pros administer deployments and access sites.

Administrators and other users who have administrative responsibilities typically use the SharePoint Central Administration web site and the SharePoint Management Shell to manage deployments. A mouse and keyboard are the typical devices that administrators use to interact with Central Administration.

Because SharePoint 2013 run as web sites in Internet Information Services (IIS), administrators and users depend on the accessibility features that browsers provide. SharePoint 2013 support the accessibility features of supported browsers. For more information, see Plan browser support in SharePoint 2013.

Users who don’t use a mouse can use a keyboard to navigate the user interface and complete actions. The ability to use the keyboard in this way is a result of support for keyboard interactions that a browser provides. For more information, see Accessibility features in SharePoint 2013 and Keyboard shortcuts.

Users who have devices that support touch can also use gestures to complete operations. For more information, see the “Touch Gestures” and “Touch Interactions” sections of the Touch article on MSDN Online and the Office Touch Guide on Office.com.

Administrators browse to the SharePoint Central Administration website to complete many administrative operations on a single farm.

To browse to the SharePoint Central Administration website in Windows Server 2008 R2
  1. On the Start menu, click All Programs.

  2. Click Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Products.

  3. Click SharePoint 2013 Central Administration.

To browse to the SharePoint Central Administration website in Windows Server 2012
  1. On the Start screen, click SharePoint 2013 Central Administration.

    If SharePoint 2013 Central Administration is not on the Start screen, complete the following steps:

    1. Right-click Computer.

    2. Click All apps.

    3. Click SharePoint 2013 Central Administration.

    NoteNote:
    For more information about how to interact with Windows Server 2012, see Common Management Tasks and Navigation in Windows Server 2012 (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831491.aspx).

Administrators can also use the SharePoint 2013 Management Shell to execute Windows PowerShell cmdlets to manage SharePoint deployments. For more information, see Use Windows PowerShell to administer SharePoint 2013.

To start the SharePoint 2013 Management Shell in Windows Server 2008 R2
  1. On the Start menu, click All Programs.

  2. Click Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Products.

  3. Click SharePoint 2013 Management Shell.

To start the SharePoint 2013 Management Shell in Windows Server 2012
  1. On the Start screen, click Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Products.

  2. Click SharePoint 2013 Management Shell.

    If SharePoint 2013 Management Shell is not on the Start screen, complete the following steps:

    1. Right-click Computer.

    2. Click All apps.

    3. Click SharePoint 2013 Management Shell.

    NoteNote:
    For more information about how to interact with Windows Server 2012, see Common Management Tasks and Navigation in Windows Server 2012 (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831491.aspx).

Administrators can also use the SharePoint Online Management Shell to execute Windows PowerShell cmdlets to manage SharePoint Online deployments. For more information, see Set up the SharePoint Online Management Shell environment.

To start the SharePoint Online Management Shell in Windows Server 2008 R2
  1. On the Start menu, choose All Programs.

  2. Select SharePoint Online Management Shell.

To start the SharePoint Online Management Shell in Windows Server 2012
  1. On the Start screen, click SharePoint Online Management Shell.

    If SharePoint Online Management Shell is not on the Start screen, complete the following steps:

    1. Right-click Computer.

    2. Click All apps.

    3. Click SharePoint Online Management Shell.

The following table includes links to resources that explain the accessibility features that typical browsers support.

 

Browser Documentation

Internet Explorer

Accessibility in Internet Explorer 9

Language Support and Accessibility Features

Firefox

Firefox Help

Safari

Safari Accessibility

Chrome

Chrome Accessibility Technical Documentation

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