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Accessibility in PeopleSoft Applications

Enterprise PeopleTools provides the underlying technology for PeopleSoft applications. All PeopleSoft applications, such as Human Capital Management and Customer Relationship Management, are built, deployed, and maintained using Enterprise PeopleTools. PeopleTools is designed to generate HTML content that meets the standards of Section 508. This HTML content includes several accessibility features to help people with disabilities. These features support the use of assistive technologies, such as screen readers. PeopleSoft accessibility features include:

To ensure that these accessibility features are available:

This accessibility guide provides details about how to develop, set up, and use the accessibility features in PeopleSoft applications.

Examples

The following example shows a typical transaction page that contains fields, buttons, scroll areas, and a grid:

Image: Example of a typical transaction page

Example of a typical transaction page.

Example of a typical transaction page

The following example shows how the same page appears when users have enabled Accessible Layout mode:

Image: Sample page with accessibility features enabled

Example of a page with accessibility features enabled.

Example of a page with accessibility features enabled

Notice that in the preceding example the controls in the scroll areas have been moved to appear inline with the other fields, and the Add row and Delete row columns in the grid have column headings (unlike the example of the standard page, which does not include headings for those columns). Because the purpose of this mode is to facilitate the use of assistive technologies, such as screen readers, the page layout may be quite different from how pages appear when Accessible Layout mode is not enabled.