Using PeopleTools to Build Accessible Applications
If you customize PeopleSoft applications, you should ensure that your customizations take advantage of all of the accessibility features that are available in PeopleTools so that your customized applications appear properly in Accessible Layout mode. PeopleTools applies many of the accessibility features automatically at runtime. However, in some cases the accessibility features rely on settings that you apply when creating or customizing applications in PeopleSoft Application Designer. Therefore, you must ensure that any changes or customizations that you make meet accessibility requirements. These topics discuss how to:
Determine whether users are in Accessible Layout mode using PeopleCode.
Enable users to complete tasks using the keyboard.
Maintain the focus.
Identify images and user interface elements.
Use images consistently.
Enable users to override contrast and color selections.
Provide alternatives to color coding to convey meaning.
Provide links to skip repetitive navigation.
Create HTML that is not generated by PeopleTools.
Test for accessibility.
Note: These topics assume that you have a basic understanding of how to use PeopleSoft Application Designer.
These topics list the main Section 508 standards to which they apply. However, not all Section 508 standards are covered, because most accessibility features are provided automatically with PeopleTools and do not require you to apply any settings when you customize applications. You can find a complete list of the Section 508 standards at http://www.section508.gov/.