Accessibility Kit for SharePoint (AKS) v2 and Accessible Rich Text Editor (aRTE™)

Microsoft’s immediate strategy around accessibility from a SharePoint platform perspective revolves around a joint venture with HiSoftware, a specialist accessibility partner. On Monday, March 9, 2009, HiSoftware announced the release of the Accessibility Kit for SharePoint (AKS) v2.0.  The AKS v2.0 incorporates feedback from customers and partners and follows on from the AKS v1.0 and…


Customising approval workflows for WCM in MOSS

At this years TechEd in Sydney, Paul Turner from SDM and myself presented a session on customising the approval workflow for web content management in MOSS. During the session we showed how to add a non-human element, particularly the HTML Tidy utility, to the workflow. Paul showed a wrapper class (tidy.cs) that he adapted from…


Accessibility in SharePoint using AKS

I have been really busy over the past few weeks and something I missed last week I thought was worth mentioning.  Lawrence Liu of the product team wrote an excellent article describing the difficulties on providing accessible web sites using MOSS.  It is no secret that Microsoft have been working with HiSoftware to create an…


Accessibility Kit for SharePoint (AKS) released

Just caught wind that Microsoft and HiSoftware have announced the official release of the Accessibility Kit for SharePoint (AKS) Version 1.0. Download