SAP Web Accessibility Added to Priority Project List - 04/13/10

Aligning SAP with Purdue’s newly adopted Web Accessibility Policy is the latest RFS (request for service) that the OnePurdue Business Systems Project Management group has moved onto the prioritized projects list.

The University adopted the new Web Accessibility Policy effective March 15. The policy calls for all University Web pages to provide a contact method in plain text for users with disabilities who may have difficulty accessing content on the site. The policy also requires University Web pages to conform with Section 508 of the United States Access Board’s Electronic and Information Technologies Accessibility Standards by March 15, 2014.

Details of project include:
     -- Title: SAP Web Accessibility
     -- Requested by: Rob Campbell, senior SAP portal administrator/developer, IT Enterprise Applications
     -- Process owners: Mike Szczepanski, director, Business Services Computing; and Gary Yates, director, SAP Technical Competency Center, IT Enterprise Applications
     -- Contact: Mike Szczepanski
     -- Description of project:
        1. Indicate a plain text method of contact for users with disabilities in the OnePurdue Portal.
        2. Provide a method for users to enable “Accessibility Mode.”
        3. Investigate OnePurdue SAP Web servers’ level of compliance with USAB Section 508 (with and without Accessibility Mode enabled). Include applications developed by Purdue.
        4. Allow users to choose from the high-contrast themes provided by SAP.
        5. Enable other features that improve accessibility as they are found.
     -- Proposed project timeline: July 1, 2010
     -- Position on current priority list: Below No. 15

The Project Management group is composed of representatives of most central support areas for business systems. Details about the project prioritization process are available in the Request and Prioritization Process document posted to the Business Systems Advisory Committee Web site. A new prioritized project list is posted to the BSAC site monthly. The latest priority list is dated March 3 and does not reflect the above item.