Accessibility guidelines in SharePoint Server 2016

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SharePoint Server supports the accessibility features of common browsers that help IT Pros administer deployments and access sites. For more information about supported features, see Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.

Administrators and other users who have administrative responsibilities typically use the SharePoint Central Administration website and the SharePoint 2016 Management Shell to manage deployments. The mouse and keyboard are typical devices that administrators use to interact with Central Administration.

Because SharePoint Server runs as web sites in Internet Information Services (IIS), administrators and users depend on the accessibility features that browsers provide. SharePoint Server supports the accessibility features of supported browsers. For more information, see Plan browser support in SharePoint Server 2016.

Users who don't use a mouse can use a keyboard to navigate the user interface and complete actions. The ability to use the keyboard in this way is a result of support for keyboard interactions that a browser provides. Users who have devices that support touch can also use gestures to complete operations. For more information, see Touch.

SharePoint Server 2016 conformance statement

The following SharePoint Server 2016 conformance statement, VPAT, and EN 301 549 reports are available at Microsoft Accessibility Conformance Reports You can download the WCAG Conformance Statement and the Section 508 VPAT for SharePoint Server 2016, click the provided link and search for SharePoint Server 2016.

Accessibility features in SharePoint Server

Many of the accessibility features in SharePoint in Microsoft 365 also apply to SharePoint Server 2016 and SharePoint 2013. For more information about these accessibility features, see the following topics:

See also

Other Resources

Microsoft accessibility

Accessibility features in SharePoint in Microsoft 365

Accessibility support for enterprise