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4th European eAccessibility Forum

eAccessibility of Public Services in Europe

12/04/2010, 9:00 - 18:00
Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie - Paris, France

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Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 in the context of WCAG2.0 and RGAA

Philippe Beraud (Paris)
Microsoft France

Kurt A. Mueffelmann (Nashua, USA)
kam (at) hisoftware.com

Speaker's information

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Philippe Beraud is architectural consultant within the CTO cabinet of Microsoft France where it focuses its activity in favor of a technology for all.

In this role, he is the author of a number of white papers relating to accessibility and Microsoft technologies for the design of websites, applications or documents, and contributes to the definition of the resources made available online on the Microsoft France Accessibility Web site and the MSDN Developer Center on Accessibility. He also develops and animates seminars on these subjects. The evolution of technologies produces very quickly to new usages; accessibility aims at offering the benefits of these technologies to the greatest number of people and at reducing as much as possible obstacles and gaps in the various resulting user experiences.

Furthermore, he participated in the W3C/WAI WCAG 2.0 French Translation Committee, who has recently published the first authorized translation of the WCAG 2.0. As an AccessiWeb 2.0 referent expert, it also contributed to the development of the list of criteria "Office documents for download". Finally, Philippe Beraud is member of the AFNOR Accessibility Forum, the AFNOR/CGTI General Commission for the Information Technologies, the AFNOR Commission "Revisable Document Formats" and the AFNOR Commission "Accessibility and Communication and Information Technologies".

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Kurt A. Mueffelmann is president and chief executive officer of HiSoftware. Mueffelmann draws on over 15 years of experiences in helping high-tech companies reach their growth potential. He is responsible for defining and directing HiSoftware’s worldwide strategic and operational direction, product strategy, sales and market expansion and international growth activities. Additionally, Mueffelmann is a member of HiSoftware’s board of directors.



Notice : The short papers of this conference have been prepared by BrailleNet who accept any responsibility for them. But presentation materials provided for download (full-papers or slides) have been provided by the authors themselves.

The workshop presents the Accessibility investments in SharePoint 2010. As a starting point, we adopted the WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.0 and set a goal for AA conformance. Becoming a W3C recommendation on December 11th, 2008, WCAG 2.0 defines the expectations of and the techniques deployed in well-built, accessible Web sites. The SharePoint teams followed the spec’s developments, and we designed and tested SharePoint 2010 against the guidelines. WCAG 2.0 represents a modern, international standard that’s as valuable to developers as it is to Web users. In France, the RGAA (aka Référentiel Général d'Accessibilité pour les Administrations) constitutes a WCAG 2.0-based accessibility and evaluation methodology that is mandated by Law for French administrations.


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