[Athen] Microsoft O365

Sean J Keegan skeegan at stanford.edu
Thu Dec 26 15:20:32 PST 2013

While I believe the onus should be on Microsoft to fix the issues within the Office 365 platform, it may be necessary to find other solutions. At the Accessing Higher Ground conference, I had conversations with Discover Technologies around their Discover 508 for SharePoint solution (http://www.discovertechnologies.com/Pages/products/Discover508.aspx). Basically, their solution provides a more accessible view to the standard SharePoint environment. In the course of the conversation, the representative indicated they had an Office 365 solution that would be available soon. Nothing is on the Discover Technologies website at this time, but they may offer a solution if MS is "less than enthusiastic" with fixing their code.

Take care,

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter A. Bossley (Pete)" <bossley.5 at osu.edu>
To: "Access Technology Higher Education Network" <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Monday, December 23, 2013 7:22:16 PM
Subject: RE: [Athen] Microsoft O365

I’ve poked our campus rep again this evening as he had promised us some follow-up regarding this issue.

I too believe some collective action may be in order.

Currently we’ve added the following to our email launch page at https://email.osu.edu

* Attention Screen Reader Users: Due to a recent BuckeyeMail upgrade, screen reader users may have difficulty signing into BuckeyeMail. For assistance, please contact the IT Service Desk at 688-HELP (4357) or 8help at osu.edu .

A KB article is being drafted to document the JAWS workaround(s) we’ve found, and I’d be happy to share that with interested parties once it is finished.

Peter Bossley
OCIO Accessibility Analyst
Office of the Chief Information Officer Enterprise Applications
226 ADC, 2740 Airport Drive, Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 292-8571 Office
bossley.5 at osu.edu ocio.osu.edu

From: athen-list-bounces at mailman2.u.washington.edu [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman2.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Lissner, L S. (Scott )
Sent: Monday, December 23, 2013 3:25 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network
Subject: Re: [Athen] Microsoft O365

I am interested in collective action - did you have something in mind? everyone sending in a complaint the same day to the accessibility address, the general help address, and their campus representative.

L. Scott Lissner, Ohio State University ADA Coordinator, Office Of Diversity And Inclusion
Associate, John Glenn School of Public Affairs
Lecturer, Knowlton School of Architecture, Moritz College of Law & Disability Studies
President, Association on Higher Education And Disability
Appointed, Ohio Governor's Council For People With Disabilities, State HAVA Committee &
Columbus Advisory Council on Disability Issues

(614) 292-6207 (v); (614) 688-8605 (tty) (614) 688-3665 (fax); Http://ada.osu.edu
281 W. Lane Ave, Columbus, OH 43210-1266

On Dec 23, 2013, at 2:37 PM, "OSullivan, Abbie R." < osullivana at missouri.edu > wrote:

Hello everyone,

Happy Holidays!

I can’t stop thinking about the Microsoft O365 issues and how many of us are now using Microsoft for our student email option. I know that there has been a submission to Microsoft’s accessibility email address about this, but I am feeling that there is power in numbers.

I would like to know if other Universities, Colleges and other Higher Education entities would like to individually but collectively together address this with Microsoft?

Abbie O'Sullivan

Manager of Computing Sites, Adaptive Technology

University of Missouri Division of IT

Customer Service & Support

C242 Pershing

Columbia, MO 65211

office (573)882-6525

cell (573) 289-1245

osullivana at missouri.edu


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