As UNESCO celebrates the International Day of Universal Access to Information this year on September 28, Nicole Windmann, Head of SAP Accessibility Competence Center, reflects on what she's learned along the way, and what it really takes to successfully drive accessibility in the IT industry.
Good keyboard interaction design is essential to all software products. It helps you to get around the screen and reach UI elements with interaction devices other than a mouse or touch screen, such as … a keyboard. Joking apart, all functions of the screen need to be operable by one input channel only. SAP Fiori’s SAPUI5 framework […]
The podcast below accompanies the Beacon nugget 6 Insights about Color and Contrast in SAP Fiori. Color contrast looks good, works well Contrast as one of the key principles in design improves usability for everybody. Good and meaningful color contrast fulfills several needs: supporting readibility, giving feedback in response to user actions, and satisfying aesthetic needs. […]
Contrast is one of the most important principles in design. There are different kinds of contrasts: contrast between shapes, sizes, positions, and colors. Good and meaningful color contrast, the relationship of foreground and background color, improves usability for everybody. Find out below how color contrast in SAP Fiori supports users to perform their tasks easily. But first, […]
There’s a thin line between accessibility and usability: Accessibility means usability for any user, anywhere and anytime. True accessibility is about the technology as well as about the design, without loss of content, functionality and efficiency. We’ve counted down the top seven ways how SAP Fiori’s approach to simplicity achieves a beautifully accessible design. But before, quickly […]
In the previous part of this blog, we had a first look over SAP Accessibility Expert Nicole Windmann’s shoulder. In this second part, Nicole tells us about the work she and her colleagues do regarding SAP Fiori and accessibility. Nicole, how does accessibility play a role in design and user experience? On the design side, our team is part of […]
When you hear the word “accessibility,” you might at first think it affects few people. Consider though, for example, how many people you know who wear glasses or contact lenses. Without corrective lenses, it would be much more difficult for these people to access the content from the screen. This is just one point I […]
The first part of the article discussed the need for complex Web controls, presents various Web content types, and explains why there is a need for something better than current solutions offer – this is where ARIA comes in. This second part of the article introduces ARIA itself and describes its specifications, basic concepts and […]
When I first worked on the accessibility topic some years ago, I had a basic idea what “A11y” (short for Accessibility) stands for, but within 2 days, a customer message reaching my inbox titled: “I cannot access my system anymore because I forgot my password”. At least, you can learn from this what Accessibility is […]
Vision is our dominant sense. Computers and computer software make even more prominent use of the visual sense than human beings. Therefore, one should know that a considerable fraction of the human population has visual impairments and what the causes for the common impairments are.
SAP cares about the needs of its customers and communities and strives for making its products more accessible to people with disabilities. Regarding accessibility, the software development at SAP is based on clearly defined requirements and processes, which are described in the internal SAP Accessibility Standard. The SAP Accessibility Standard was first introduced in 2002. […]
This article gives some general information about High Contrast Black and explores the new High Contrast Black theme for SAP GUI for Windows in detail. It describes which principles have been considered in the design of this new High Contrast Black theme and how it can be activated.
Providing accessible products or applications is no longer seen as something optional in the recent years. In order to promote the awareness in the area of accessibility, a lot of activities have been introduced in many parts of the world and the turning point of this awareness is seen in the adoption of Convention on […]
This page provides a number of useful links in the context of accessibility. It is not an exhaustive list, but is meant to complement the articles on accessibility that were previously published on the SAP Design Guild. Laws & Regulations United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Section 508 Homepage (Section508.gov) […]
Note: This page is not intended to be a complete discussion of the complex issues on this topic, nor is this resource intended to be the “final word” regarding the changing regulatory and technological environment. This page should not be construed as legal advice or opinion on specific facts. Today, access to Internet and Intranet […]