Accessibility guidelines in SharePoint Server 2016

SharePoint Server 2016

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Applies to: SharePoint Server 2016

Topic Last Modified: 2017-01-20

Summary: Access and learn about the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Conformance Statement and Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) for SharePoint Server 2016.

SharePoint Server 2016 supports the accessibility features of common browsers that help IT Pros administer deployments and access sites. For more information about supported features, see Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.

Administrators and other users who have administrative responsibilities typically use the SharePoint Central Administration website and the SharePoint 2016 Management Shell to manage deployments. The mouse and keyboard are typical devices that administrators use to interact with Central Administration.

Because SharePoint Server 2016 runs as web sites in Internet Information Services (IIS), administrators and users depend on the accessibility features that browsers provide. SharePoint Server 2016 supports the accessibility features of supported browsers. For more information, see Plan browser support in SharePoint Server 2016.

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. Users who have devices that support touch can also use gestures to complete operations. For more information, see Touch.

The following SharePoint Server 2016 conformance statement, VPAT, and EN 301 549 reports are available on the Section 508 VPAT, WCAG conformance statement and EN 301 549 sites.

Many of the accessibility features in SharePoint Online also apply to SharePoint Server 2016. For more information about these accessibility features, see the following topics:

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