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Hi Software and Microsoft recently released version 2.0 of the Accessibility Toolkit for SharePoint. The intent of this solution is to provide a accessible development framework for Office SharePoint Server environments.

Key features of AKS v2.0 include:

  • Smart Control adapters which greatly reduce the amount of custom configuration previously required for AKS control adapters.
  • The Web Part Zone Control Adapter, a special Smart Adapter that modifies the output of SharePoint so that it does not use tables for layout of the Web parts.
  • HiSoftware’s Compliant Code Engine (HCCE) to assist organizations in creating code that is compliant to standards-based HTML or XHTML.
  • Additional requirements under Canadian Common Look and Feel 2.0 (CLF 2.0) guidelines.
  • Examples of remediation to comply with WCAG 2.0 Level AA.
  • French language version of AKS components.

The toolkit is freely available through the Microsoft Public License through CodePlex and can be downloaded at https://aks.hisoftware.com.

-Lamont