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April 24th Priya Balapa- How to make SharePoint sites Usable and Accessible

San Antonio SharePoint User Group

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

San Antonio, TX

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Speaker: Priya Balapa

Topic: Design: How to make SharePoint sites usable and accessible

Session outline:

  1. A brief introduction to Usability and accessibility
  2. Myths and Debunks about Accessibility
  3. Content is the King. Using IA creating Site and Navigation structure for SP site. Creating Prototypes and Mockups.
  4. Creating Master page-
  5. Accessibility testing- How initial testing with free accessibility tools can save us effort and time.
  6. Creating Page layouts- key things to look out:
    • Site structure- navigation through Headers/ Content rollup/ Order and unordered list/html markup.
    • Site Appearance- Color contrast.
    • Alt tags- when do we need it and when we don’t need it.
    • Dynamic content- rolling banner / web 2.0, - Jquery and ARIA roles assignment.
  7. If I get the appropriate permission, I will show a Case Study of DARS- Migration of Legacy Sites to SP Moss 2007 Usable and Accessible Intranet site. Will discuss challenges faced and how we overcame usability and accessibility concerns.

Note: Please follow the Rackspace Visitor signs closely to find their new visitor entrance on the I-35 side of the complex.


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  • Welcome Time: 5:30 PM
  • User Group: 6:00 PM - 7:30PM
  • SharePint: 7:30-8:30PM

Location: Rackspace - Castle I-35 and Walzem

Food Sponsor: Robert Half Technology

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Presenter: Priya Balapa

Priya Balapa

 Company: DPS - Consultant
 Priya Balapa is UI developer/Information Architect Consultant, with the State Government sector. For the last three years, she is working in SharePoint creating usable and accessible intranet website/application. She was part of DARS A-Team that won first place in the formula one category for developing a fully accessible Web site for the Austin Daylily Society at the 2010 Austin Accessible Internet Rally (AIR) conducted by
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Rackspace Visitor Entrance
5000 Walzem
San Antonio, TX 78218

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

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San Antonio SharePoint User Group

The San Antonio SharePoint User Group (SASUG) was established by local, San Antonio professionals who are excited about Microsoft SharePoint. Our goals are to:

• Build a San Antonio community around SharePoint and related technologies
• Share information and ideas on SharePoint
• Allow for members and companies to share innovative programs and solutions based on and related to SharePoint.

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